S. Jersey Girls: Thurs. S.J. girls: McNeil scores first goal, but West Deptford wins

Kadene McNeil's excitement was clear.

"It's my first game," she said when Lindenwold coach Christine Jones told her she'd play in the girls' soccer season finale at West Deptford on Thursday.

McNeil, a junior in Lindenwold's special-education program, played in the first soccer game of her life during West Deptford's 6-1 Colonial Conference victory.

She also scored her first goal.

With a comfortable lead, the Eagles pulled their goalie late. McNeil, who regularly practices with the Lions, dribbled down the field and scored.

"It was cool to see a group of high school girls come together for a good cause," Jones said.

Olympic American. Amirah Ali had a goal and an assist as host Eastern beat Cherry Hill West, 3-1, to clinch the Olympic Conference American Division for the third consecutive year.

Olympic National. Tziarra King netted a hat trick for Winslow Township, which beat visiting Bishop Eustace, 3-1.

Tri-County Royal. Ashley Engler, Alexa Giagunto, and Gabbi Kirsch scored in Williamstown's 3-1 victory at Hammonton.

Burlington County. Kellyn Weist struck twice, and Cinnaminson beat New Egypt, 7-0, on the road in an interdivision game.

C.J. 3 Field Hockey

Maria DiCoccio scored two goals, including the eventual winner, as the Burlington Township field hockey team won at Toms River South, 3-2, in the Central Jersey Group 3 quarterfinals.

Megan Currier added a goal for the fifth-seeded Falcons, who upset the No. 4 Indians. DiCoccio and Gracyn Banks each had an assist.

Moorestown 7, Hamilton 0 - Paige Powell recorded a hat trick as the top-seeded Quakers shut out the No. 9 Hornets at home.

Susan Orth collected a goal and two assists.

Avery Powell and Erin McIlhenny each had a goal and an assist.

S.J. 4 Field Hockey

Sabrina Solomen picked up two goals and an assist in fifth-seeded Shawnee's 4-2 quarterfinal victory at No. 4 Egg Harbor Township. Olivia Drea and Gianna Mancini also scored. Gianna Glatz stopped 16 shots.

S.J. 3 Field Hockey

Michaela Hitchner knocked in two goals as fourth-seeded Cumberland blanked No. 5 Lacey at home, 3-0, in the quarterfinals. Gillian Nardelli put in the other goal. Abigail DiJoseph had two assists.

In other quarterfinals:

Hammonton 10, GCIT 1 - Jane Donio-Enscoe deposited four goals for the top-seeded Blue Devils, who rolled at home against the No. 8 Cheetahs.

Giana Mortellite scored twice. Madison Mathes made six saves.

Ocean City 8, Mainland 0 - Lauren McNally had a hat trick as the second-seeded Red Raiders blanked the visiting Mustangs, who were seeded seventh.


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