Solebury School boys’ soccer’s season ended Tuesday in the semifinals of the Penn-Jersey playoffs. The Spartans lost at Life Center Academy, 2-1. Jiri Valtr scored the lone goal for Solebury in the 72nd minute. The Spartans were outshot, 16-5. Dakota Morrow had nine saves for Solebury. The Spartans concluded their campaign 7-9 overall and 3-5 in the Penn-Jersey.
Solebury School cross country lost a pair Tuesday to George School. The boys stumbled, 21-40, and the girls lost, 17-42.
Solebury School boys’ soccer kicked off its postseason campaign with a 6-1 demolition of Morrisville on Monday in the Penn-Jersey quarterfinals. The Spartans will next head to Life Center Academy for the semis. Against Morrisville, Milo Luciano netted a hat trick. Also scoring were: Daniel Sheriff, Cornelius de Weever and Matt Ludak. Adding assists were: Sheriff (two), Ludak (two) and de Weever (two). Solebury took more shots, 20-7. “Matt Keefe, Ben Slattery and Sam Benson thwarted the Morrisville attack all afternoon,” head coach Eric Soroka said. “Dakota Morrow added three saves in goal.”
South Hunterdon girls’ soccer won the first River Cup game at Solebury School, 2-0, on Saturday evening. Senior Lauren Wendeborn, the Eagles’ leading scorer, netted a goal in the 38th minute and assisted on freshman Cady Trelstad’s tally in the 57th minute. South Hunterdon attempted 17 shots. Of those, nine were stopped by Spartans senior goalkeeper Tavorsia Talley. Eagles senior ’keeper Megan Donnelly had four saves.
Solebury School boys’ soccer held on to nip visiting South Hunterdon, 3-2, Saturday night in the second annual River Cup game. The Spartans went up, 3-0, behind two Cornelius de Weever tallies and a Matt Ludak score. Macio Sexton, Matt Keefe and Ludak had the assists. The Eagles scored both of their goals late. Sophomore captain Jacob Von Giebel found freshman Eric Huesca in the 73rd minute and five minutes later, Von Giebel poked in a feed from junior Brandon Panetta to cut the lead to one. Solebury outshot South Hunterdon, 17-12. Dakota Morrow and Sam Benson managed seven and two saves, respectively, for the Spartans. Robert Tomenchock had 10 stops for the Eagles.
Solebury School cross country competed with Doane, Kohelet, Life Center Academy, Girard College and Villa Victoria at Life Center Academy on Thursday. The Doane boys finished first, with Solebury second and Kohelet third. (The other teams didn’t have five runners to count as a team). The Spartan girls finished first with Villa Victoria second in their heat. (The other teams didn’t have five runners to count as a team.)
Cornelius de Weever took a pass from Matt Ludak and scored in the 67th minute as Solebury School boys’ soccer got by N.J. United, 2-1, on Wednesday. The game was tied at the half, 1-1. Milo Luciano assisted Ludak in the 7th minute for the Spartans’ first goal. Solebury held a 19-5 advantage in shots. Dakota Morrow registered three saves for the Spartans (5-8, 3-5 Penn Jersey). “Ben Slattery and Matt Keefe paced the defense for the Spartans,” head coach Eric Soroka said.
Calvary Christian scored three goals in the first half to silence Solebury School girls’ soccer, 3-0, on Thursday. “Solebury’s best chance [to score] came from tri-captain Cassidy Patterson, as she took a shot from outside the 18-yard box that was saved by Cavalry’s ’keeper,” Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “The second half was better for Solebury, keeping Cavalry from scoring any more goals. Solebury had first chances to score, but couldn’t convert. Solebury’s ’keeper, Tavorsia Talley, made a couple great, athletic saves to deny goals from Cavalry. This was Solebury’s last regular season league game.”
Solebury School boys’ soccer lost between the raindrops Thursday, falling 4-3 to Doane Academy. The game was tied at 2-2 at halftime. Matt Ludak scored on a pair of free kicks for the Spartans. Ludak also assisted on Milo Luciano’s tally in the 10th minute. Doane won the game in the 79th minute. Doane outshot Solebury, 14-12. Dakota Morrow had nine saves for the Spartans.
Solebury School boys’ soccer was handed a 7-0 setback to Life Center on Wednesday. Life Center poured it on in the second half, outscoring the Spartans, 5-0. Life Center also took 15 more shots than Solebury, 19-4. Dakota Morrow had 10 saves for the Spartans, who are 4-7 overall and 2-4 in the Penn-Jersey.