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Bill Iezzi: Haddonfield's Soccer Lament

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10:40 AM
Haddonfield coach Glenn Gess and his players stayed with a good game plan Nov. 12 in the South Jersey Group 2 girls' soccer final with Middle Township. As a result, the Bulldogs had plenty of chances to score in regulation and in two overtimes. However, Township beat them in penalty kicks, 3-1. "We... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Field Hockey Site Change

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 11:32 AM
When I heard that Camden Catholic no longer was the site for the Shawnee-Eastern Group 4 state semifinal, I called Kim Cole, an NJSIAA assistant director who oversees field hockey. Cole said the site was moved to Robbinsville because Camden Catholic had a function planned at the school Thursday and... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Rancocas Valley's Brynn Gitt

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 10:04 PM
Brynn Gitt, Rancocas Valley's star field hockey player, was just as perplexed as co-coaches Julie Thornton and Jean Marie Seal at the end. When RV bowed to Shawnee, 6-0, in the Central Jersey Group 4 final on Nov. 9, it was because the team as a whole didn't give 100 percent. Gitt, an all-South Jersey... Read more


Sunday, November 7, 2010, 5:57 PM
Weekend of Nov. 12-13 District 1 Class AAAA Quarterfinals Friday night. No. 16 West Chester Henderson (7-3) at No. 1 Ridley (10-0), 7. No. 9 Boyertown (9-1) vs. No. 8 West Chester Rustin (9-1), at West Chester Henderson, 7. No. 13 Upper Dublin (8-2) at No. 4 Neshaminy (9-1), 7. No. 12 Cheltenham... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Agony of Defeat

Saturday, November 6, 2010, 5:42 PM
After watching her field hockey team let two leads slip away to Eastern and lose the game, 4-3, Saturday afternoon, Washington Township coach Jeannine O’Connor summed it up this way: “I’ve never been part of a more devastating loss in all my years of coaching, to be this close to beating... Read more

S.J. Field Hockey: West Deptford beats Collingswood to make Group 2 final

Friday, November 5, 2010, 4:36 PM
Amanda Hojonowski, Lauren Boegly and Jamie Robinson scored goals as West Deptford beat Collingswood, 3-0, Friday in the semifinals of the South Jersey Grop 2 field hockey tournament. The top-seeded Eagles (18-2-1), the defending champions, advance to face Colonial Conference rival Haddonfield in Monday's... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Township's Daunting Task

Friday, November 5, 2010, 1:32 PM
The Washington Township field hockey team has a daunting task ahead. The Minutemaids will try to upset host Eastern on Nov. 6 in a South Jersey Group 4 semifinal. Eastern is ranked third in the nation, behind Emmaus (Pa.) and Fredericksburg Stafford (Va.). The Vikings’ record is 21-0 with... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Field Hockey Goal Rush

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 3:48 PM
When Florence lost to Pingry, 2-1, in double overtime in the North Jersey Group 2 quarterfinals on Nov. 1, Lexi Smith’s stick was silenced. The Flashes finished the season with a 15-4 record after going 15-1. Smith, a sophomore, leads the area in goals scored with 43. However, on her heels is... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Collingswood's Injured Center Midfielder

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 5:56 PM
Collingswood's center midfielder, Beth LaBar, a senior, took a stick to the head 17 minutes, 15 seconds into the action with visiting Holy Spirit Tuesday afternoon. A Holy Spirit player accidentally struck LaBar about an inch-and-a-half above the right eye on a back swing. LaBar was taken to Cooper... Read more

S.J. Girls' Soccer: Cherokee stuns Williamstown

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 5:44 PM
Freshman Sarah Jackson scored in the first overtime to lift 14th-seeded Cherokee to a 2-1 victory over 3rd-seeded Williamstown Tuesday in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 girls' soccer tournament. Jackson scored on a 30-yard shot from the left side with one minute, six seconds remaining... Read more
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