Glassboro kept its Tri-County Conference boys’ soccer game at Pennsville alive yesterday on a tying goal off a defender with just 30 seconds to go in regulation, and claimed a 2-1 win with an overtime goal.
Justin Alvarado scored the goal in the extra period as George Ozturk assisted the game-winner. Pennsville got an early goal by Jordan Brank.
Northern Burlington battled host Cinnaminson to a 2-2 standoff. Northern took a 2-1 lead on goals by Nico Belardo and Erik Csontos, but the Pirates’ Max DiLeo knotted the score with 15 minutes left.
Mentioned: Rancocas Valley Regional High School | Glassboro High School | Holy Cross High School | Cinnaminson High School | Lower Cape May Regional High School | Moorestown High School | Mainland Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Atlantic City | Bishop Eustace | Burlington Township | Collingswood | Hammonton | Northern Burlington | Palmyra | Pennsville | Seneca | Sterling | Timber Creek | West Deptford | Wildwood | Winslow Township
This is the South Jersey boys' soccer roundup:
Cherokee rebounded from losing its first two Olympic Conference American Division boys’ soccer games this season with a 2-0 upset over visiting Cherry Hill East. The Chiefs (2-2) beat the No. 4 team in The Inquirer’s South Jersey Top 10 with first-half goals from Ryan Lynch and Mike Ryan.
Lynch scored Cherokee’s first goal in the game’s 13th minute off an assist from Tom Meenan. Ryan added some insurance off a rebound at 30 minutes.
Despite a combined total of 28 shots on goal in the game, Cherokee goaltender Barry Fitzgerald made 11 saves for the shutout, while Cherry Hill East (3-1) keeper Mike Randall stopped 17 shots.
In other Olympic action, Lenape edged Washington Township, 1-0, in double overtime with a goal from Giovanni Tacconelli. The win gives Lenape sole possession of first place in the American Division.
Mentioned: Camden Catholic High School | Lenape High School | Glassboro High School | Cherry Hill High School East | Lower Cape May Regional High School | Cherokee High School | Shawnee High School | Pennsauken High School | Buena | Cumberland | Delsea | Millville | Penns Grove | Pennsville | Seneca | St. Joseph | Triton | Wildwood | Winslow Township | Woodstown | Washington Twp.
Senior midfielder Chelsea Duffy displayed her offensive talents, totaling four points, and seventh-ranked Gloucester Catholic showed why it is the Tri-County Conference’s defending Diamond Division girls’ soccer champion yesterday by handing host Pennsville its first loss of the season, 5-0.
Duffy, who is headed to the University of Delaware, had two goals and a pair of assists against an Eagles squad that had outscored opponents by 12-0 in winning its first four matches.
Kelly Kane, Karen Thomas, and Abby Zweigle each had a goal for the Rams (3-0-1 overall, 3-0 conference).
In other Tri-County action:
Briana Molino converted a corner kick from Joanna Schneck for the go-ahead goal late in the first half and sixth-ranked Williamstown held on to edge host Cumberland, 2-1.
Shea Levi, with an assist by Jessica Martinez, opened the scoring for the Braves, who improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Royal Division.
Darian Patitucci set up Lauren Whelan for the lone goal by the Colts (2-2, 0-2), who elevated their play but couldn’t put the tying score past Williamstown keeper Ashley Winkelspecht (seven saves).
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Deptford Township High School | Camden Catholic High School | Lenape High School | Cherry Hill High School East | Cherry Hill High School West | Cherokee High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Pennsauken High School | Clayton | Cumberland | Delsea | Gloucester Catholic | Paul VI | Pennsville | Triton | Wildwood | Williamstown
Erica Mecchella set up a first-half goal and converted a penalty stroke early in the second half, helping host Gloucester hold off Glassboro, 3-1, in a Tri-County Conference match.
Angela Harris and Johanna James also scored for the Lions, while Glassboro’s goal came off the stick of Alexis Mazzeo.
In other Tri-County Conference matches:
Gabby D’Amico put in a pair of first-half goals and Alyssa Wileczek made the lead stand up, stopping four shots, to make host Clearview a 2-0 winner over Williamstown.
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Rancocas Valley Regional High School | Camden Catholic High School | Glassboro High School | Cinnaminson High School | Haddonfield Memorial High School | Audubon Jr./Sr. High School | Bishop Eustace | Bridgeton | Buena | Burlington City | Collingswood | Cumberland | Florence | Gateway | Gloucester | Haddon Heights | Highland | Maple Shade | Middle Township | Moorestown Friends | New Egypt | Paulsboro | Pemberton | Pennington | Seneca | Sterling | Timber Creek | Triton | West Deptford | Wildwood | Williamstown | Winslow Township | Woodbury | Overbrook (NJ)
Trevor Sharpe’s natural hat trick, including two goals on penalty kicks, provided most of the offense for Cherry Hill West in a 5-0 Olympic Conference boys’ soccer win over visiting Pennsauken yesterday.
Sharpe’s goals staked West to a 3-0 advantage, and the Lions, who added goals by Rory Watkins and Charlie Wilmer, held off a late comeback bid by the Indians.
Also in the Olympic, Seneca goalie Sean Gray stopped all 10 shots he faced and earned a 1-0 triumph over visiting Bishop Eustace when Andrew Lux got loose for an unassisted goal 14 minutes into the second half.
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Camden Catholic High School | Glassboro High School | Cherry Hill High School West | Pitman High School | Cherokee High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Pennsauken High School | Bishop Eustace | Buena | Clayton | Eastern | Gloucester | Gloucester Catholic | Highland | Pennsville | Salem | Schalick | Seneca | Timber Creek | Triton | Wildwood | Williamstown | Winslow Township | Woodstown | Sacred Heart NJ | Washington Twp.