The Williamstown girls’ soccer team has received a scare from Tri-County Conference rival Highland twice this season — and survived both times, thanks to the scoring of Briana Molino.
Yesterday, the seventh-ranked Braves (11-1) needed a pair of second-half goals from Molino, including the go-ahead score off a pass from Danielle Spinuzza with 10 minutes remaining in regulation, to rally for a 2-1 home win.
Williamstown goalie Ashley Winkelspecht gave up a first-half goal, but went on to stop nine shots to make the comeback possible. Tartans’ keeper Leighanna Milby also turned in a strong effort, making 11 saves.
The teams’ initial meeting last month saw the Braves use two goals by Molino to claim a 2-1 overtime victory.
In other Tri-County action:
Third-ranked Gloucester Catholic turned up its attack in the second half to pull away from visiting Glassboro, 4-0. Chelsea Duffy scored twice, with Paige Maloney and Abby Zweigle adding one goal each.
Missy Trafton and Mackenzie Landon struck for second-half goals to make fifth-ranked Clearview a 2-1 winner over visiting Kingsway.
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Glassboro High School | Camden County Technical Schools | Cherokee High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Bishop Eustace | Eastern | Gloucester Catholic | Highland | Ocean City | Pemberton | Seneca | Williamstown | Willingboro | Doane Academy
Palmyra goalie Aubrie Babb turned aside 20 shots and Angela Federico came through with 10 saves for host Florence, as the Burlington County League rivals played through two overtime periods to a scoreless draw.
In other Burlco matches:
Jaime Viggiano, who set up Alysa Pacheco’s goal in the first half, scored the game-winner in overtime as Maple Shade outlasted host Riverside, 2-1. Cristina Martins had the Rams’ goal.
Shannon Grogan and Clare MacAdams teamed up for four goals and three assists, powering host Holy Cross to a 7-0 romp past Burlington City.
Mentioned: Holy Cross High School | Haddon Township High School | Mainland Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Audubon Jr./Sr. High School | Pennsauken High School | Absegami | Burlington City | Collingswood | Florence | Gateway | Lindenwold | Maple Shade | Mercy Vocational | Moorestown Friends | Palmyra | Paulsboro | Pemberton | Riverside | Sterling | Timber Creek | Triton | West Deptford | Willingboro | Woodbury | Doane Academy | Overbrook (NJ)