South Hunterdon boys’ soccer took possession of the River Cup with a 3-2 victory over visiting Solebury School on Saturday night. The Eagles led, 2-0, at halftime, behind goals from Jacob Von Giebel (Marcos Delcid assist) in the 6th minute and Antonio Gasparro, courtesy of a penalty kick, in the 9th minute. Matt Ludak assisted on both Spartan goals, which went to Milo Luciano and Dylan Foley, in the second half. Brandon Panetta scored the game-winner for South Hunterdon in the 56th minute. South Hunterdon held a 17-9 advantage in shots. Gabe Kass made 11 saves for Solebury.
Solebury School boys’ soccer rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to nip Friends Select, 3-2, on Friday. Milo Luciano scored a pair in the second half for the Spartans and Matt Ludak deposited a goal, as well, as Solebury won its first game of the season. “Gabe Kass recorded eight saves in net for Solebury, while Carlos Lewis-Miller paced the defense with an incredible game. Josh Zolkewitz put in a tremendous effort and had two scoring opportunities,” Spartans head coach Eric Soroka said.
Solebury School girls’ soccer lost to Villa Victoria Academy, 6-0, on Friday. The Spartans lost by the same score the following night at South Hunterdon.
Solebury School field hockey made it interesting, outscoring Friends Select, 3-1, in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as Friends pulled out a 5-3 victory on Friday. Friends Select led, 4-0, at intermission.
Solebury School cross country ran a hard course against Hun and Rutgers Prep on Tuesday at Greenway Meadows Park in Princeton. The Lady Spartans beat Hun, 21-34, but lost to Rutgers Prep, 30-26. Top finishers were: Ilona Wilde, finishing first for the team and first for all female runners in 23:19; Jessie Forest, finishing second for the team and third overall; Lina Freudenberg, finishing third for the team and seventh overall; Emma Black, finishing fourth for the team; and Alexis Molgat, finishing fifth for the team. The Solebury School boys lost to Rutgers Prep, 48-15, and to Hun, 33-18. Top finishers for the Spartans were: Nick Lavery, finishing ninth overall in 20:12; Curtis Thompson, finishing 14th overall; Devon Matchett, finishing 23rd; and freshmen Andrei Benolieil and Matt Monihan, rounding out the top five in 29th and 32nd, respectively.
Solebury School girls’ soccer came up short to George School, 8-0, on Tuesday. Solebury started off strong on defense in the first half, keeping the score 2-0 for about 20 minutes, head coach Lisa Bernardini reported. Spartans sophomore Vikki Rueda-Juarez, who started in goal the last two games and played the whole game on Tuesday, made 17 saves. “She was jumping as high as the crossbar to hit the ball over the net, and catching some strong kicks by George School,” Bernardini said. George School scored five goals in the first half and three in the second. “They stuck together strong as a team and stayed positive throughout,” Bernardini said. “On to the next one.”
Solebury School field hockey lost to George School, 5-1, on Tuesday. Jill Kirk notched a hat trick for George School. Denia Campbell scored the only goal for the Spartans.
The Solebury School cross country teams were in action Tuesday at Friends Central School where they competed against Friends Central, Abington Friends and Moorestown Friends. The Spartan girls lost to Friends Central, 50-15, but beat Abington Friends, 26-29, and Moorestown Friends, 28-29. Top runners for Solebury were: Ilona Wilde, Jessie Forest, Emma Black, Lina Fruedenberg and Alexandra Morrow. The Solebury boys lost to Friends Central, 42-15; Abington Friends, 45-16; and Moorestown Friends, 28-27. Top finishers for Solebury were: Nick Lavery, Rob Lagay, Curtis Thompson, Devin Matchett and Matt Moynihan.
Abington Friends School (AFS) defeated Solebury School boys’ soccer, 4-0, on Thursday. Alaxander Graul scored a pair for AFS, which outshot the Spartans, 25-4. Gabe Kass had 12 saves for Solebury; Corey Naitove stopped two for AFS. The Spartans fell to 0-2 overall. “Carlos Lewis-Miller played brilliantly on defense for Solebury,” Spartans head coach Eric Soroka said.
Solebury School field hockey fell to Perkiomen, 6-0, on Thursday. Spartans goalie Afra Boateng managed 10 saves. Megan McIntyre stopped seven shots for Perkiomen.