The Moorestown field hockey team passed its first test in a taut season opener on Friday, when senior forward Nikki Shapiro scored in sudden-death overtime to secure a 1-0 win at Rancocas Valley.
The Burlington County League Liberty Division match featured standout goaltending on both sides, with senior Taylor Varga making 10 saves for Moorestown while senior Sara Lemyre stopped 14 shots for the Red Devils.
The scoreless battle ended 55 seconds into overtime, as Shapiro deflected in a cross from sophomore Mary Flick.
In other Burlco action:
Lindsey Treptow assisted on two goals and scored the game-winner with one minute, 42 seconds left in overtime, as Bordentown rallied to edge host Delran, 4-3. Nicole Adirato of Delran and the Scotties' Melanie Hazlett each finished with two goals.
Lexi Smith pumped in four goals to key Florence's 7-0 romp at Medford Tech.
Olympic. Senior Becky Stiles debuted with a hat trick and junior Nicole Troost came through with a goal and an assist, as host Shawnee built an early five-goal lead in easing past Lenape, 6-1.
Washington Township made quick work of visiting Winslow Township, 10-0. Kelli Margiotta (three goals), Lindsey Hatch (two goals), Nicole Tiernan (one goal, three assists), Devin Muracco (one goal, two assists) and Jill Wanielista (one goal, two assists) led the onslaught.
Colonial. Megan Johnston and Alex Marshall scored two goals apiece, while Sarah Neeteer and Maura Trotman split time in the cage to guide host Haddonfield past Overbrook, 7-0. Maddie Betley, Carolynn Clark and Shannon Riley rounded out the scoring.
Rachel Krott (three goals), Jamie Robinson (two goals, three assists), Lauren Boegly (two goals) and Amy Kinkler (two assists) shared the offensive spotlight for West Deptford in a 9-0 rout of visiting Haddon Heights.
A hat trick by Jordan Calderone and stifling defense helped host Collingswood smother Sterling, 4-0.
Haddon Township received two goals apiece from Gina Brown and Kim Flacco in coasting to a 7-1 win at Woodbury.
Tri-County. Kendall Fokin scored twice in the first half - on a breakaway and off a pass from Alexis Mazzeo, and Mazzeo also had a pair of goals in sparking Glassboro's 4-0 victory at Penns Grove.
Nonleague. Kelsey DiBenedetto made 18 saves and Rachel Giordano scored with 1 minute, 9 seconds left in regulation, making Delsea a 2-1 winner at Buena.
Shannon Reardigan's goal midway through the second half gave Glassboro a 1-0 victory over Pennsville in the championship of the Highland Kick Start Tournament.
Both goalies turned in strong performances, with Veronica Mora making seven saves in posting the shutout and Dani Cornman taking the loss despite stopping 14 shots.
In the consolation game, senior center forward Nicole Bryan orchestrated the attack as host Highland prevailed, 4-2, over Deptford.
Bryan dealt three assists for the Tartans, who received single goals from Michelle Barbone, Melissa Blevins, Mercedes Gonzalez and Morgan Ruth. Despite yielding second-half goals to Rachel Tolomeo and Katherine Yung, Highland keeper Courtney Scharinger stopped a half-dozen shots to pick up the win.
Clayton Tournament. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Reed opened and closed the scoring, and junior midfielder Morgan Durham chipped in a goal and two assists to carry host Clayton past Woodbury, 4-0, and into Saturday's final against Haddon Township.
Williamstown Tournament. Olivia McEachern's second-half goal gave Timber Creek a 1-0 victory over Kingsway, and earned the Chargers a date with Williamstown in Saturday's title match. The host Braves qualified by nipping Haddonfield, 1-0.
Cape-Atlantic. Megan Young's first varsity goal, off a pass from Jillian Baltz with three minutes to go in regulation, completed Ocean City's 2-1 come-from-behind victory over visiting Vineland. Taylor Hennessey also scored in the second half against Clan keeper Claire DuBois, who finished with a dozen saves.
Millville rode goals by a pair of Courtneys - Cain and Porch - to a 2-1 win at Mainland.
Burlington County. Abby Romano and Julie Spracklin found the net in the second half, as the Rancocas Valley offense awoke in time to defeat host Burlington Township, 2-0. Goalie Dana Feuerhammer took the loss, despite keeping the Falcons close with a 12-save effort.
Clare McAdam and Ashley Shackelford combined for five goals and two assists for host Holy Cross, which ran out to a 5-0 first-half lead en route to an 8-2 win over Northern Burlington.
Madeline Cachoun had a goal in each half and Aubrey Babb stopped 10 shots, sending Palmyra to a 4-1 triumph at Westampton Tech.
Isis Young scored four times and Ashlie Walker contributed three goals and one assist to fuel Trenton Catholic's 8-1 rout at Medford Tech.
Olympic. An own goal midway through the second half, coupled with a dozen stops by Cherokee keeper Gina McCool, enabled the Chiefs to scratch out a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Paul VI. The Eagles opened the scoring earlier in the second half when Chelsea Phillips set up Erica Graziosi.
Shannon Dennehey scored twice and set up Erin Smith's goal, as host Shawnee turned back Seneca, 3-1. Renegades goalie Julia Brown allowed just one of seven shots to get past her - on a penalty kick by Shelby Lyon with six minutes left in regulation.
Tri-County. Nikki Adams converted a feed from Kendall Bernardini 10 minutes into the match, and goalie Leanne Greenlane (two saves) made the lead stand up as host Schalick shaded Pitman, 1-0.
Korrie Harkins contributed a goal and two assists, Eryn Gervasi notched her first career goal and Jessie Kupcha (two saves) supplied shutout goaltending, as Gloucester Catholic rolled, 4-0, at GCIT.
Alexa DiGregorio scored twice, Bonnell Reynolds and Kelly O'Kane each added a goal and an assist, and Sarah Gensel notched the shutout to pave the way for Woodstown's 6-0 win at Penns Grove.
Colonial. Junior midfielder Danielle McKeown took a pass from Megan Kirschling and deposited a shot from 20 yards out with 18 minutes to go in the second half, and Alicha Barger (five saves) made the lead stand up for West Deptford's 1-0 win at Haddon Heights.
Gabi Gagliardi, Marie Sechuck, Tori Shinkowitz and Taylor Straub scored for host Sterling in a 4-0 whitewash of Collingswood.
Nonleague. Erin Calderon's unassisted goal with 15 minutes left in the second half pushed visiting Pennsauken past Overbrook, 2-1.
Apryle Panyi drilled home a feed from Alex Gravinese in the 25th minute, and Audubon held on to nip visiting Hammonton, 1-0.
Melissa Mackey's hat trick highlighted a wide-open offensive display that saw host Gloucester level Lindenwold, 7-1. Irene Grimanis made 13 saves to earn the win, while her counterpart - Pamela Cardenas - stopped 17 shots.
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