Solebury School

Behind Costello, Lions blitz Spartans

New Hope-Solebury girls’ lacrosse defeated visiting Solebury School, 13-6, on Thursday night. Cameron Costello and Kelly Hayden each finished with a hat trick for the Lions. Taylor Wittman had two goals for the victors. For the Spartans, Stasia Babicki scored a hat trick, while Shannon Foley netted a pair. Bailey Jaronski managed three assists for New Hope; Maggie Dougherty added two.

Spartans break into win column

Solebury School girls’ lacrosse won for the first time in nearly two years Monday. The Spartans sent back Barrack Hebrew Academy, 5-4. Solebury got on the board first with a goal from Stasia Babicki, but Barrack would answer with two goals in a row to make the score 2-1. By halftime, the score was 2-2 after a late first-half goal by Cassidy Patterson. The second half was a fight to the finish as Barrack scored first, but that goal was followed up by a speedy one-on-one run to the goal by Shannon Foley to tie it up, 3-3. Barrack scored one last time to gain the lead at 4-3, but Babicki would answer to tie the game at 4-4 with 5:30 left in the second half. Solebury was able to win the draw and Solebury’s offense hung on to the ball for five minutes, passing it around, cutting and getting open for each other. With time ticking down, Barrack’s defense started to pressure more to try and get the ball back, but Babicki found herself one on one with a defender, saw an opening and with 34 seconds left in the game, took it around the crease to the front of the goal and found the back of the net to give Solebury the win.

Spartans fall to Abington Friends

Solebury School girls’ lacrosse lost to Abington Friends School, 17-2, on Wednesday. “We played our first game today after only a week and a half of practice … so it was a learning game, but a good one for the beginners to see what lacrosse is all about,” Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “Our goalie had nine saves, as well. She did a great job. Onward and upward from here.”

Spartans bow out of playoffs

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.

Spartans blast Morrisville in quarters

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.”

Eagles take possession of cup

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.

Spartans retain River Cup

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.

Spartans take second, first at meet

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.)

De Weever puts in game-winner

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.

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