South Hunterdon girls’ soccer held on to the River Cup with a 3-0 victory over host Solebury School on Saturday. Devon Nini had two goals and an assist for the Eagles; Kayla Marriott also scored. South Hunterdon deposited all three goals in the first half. “Vikki Rueda-Juarez enjoyed another outstanding game in goal, making an astounding 21 saves,” Spartans head coach Timothy Hall said. “Seventh-grader Kaitlyn Verhoest made her teammates proud as she provided solid backup goalkeeping when she volunteered to step in the net while Rueda-Juarez was off briefly due to injury.” Solebury will travel to Old Bridge, N.J., this Tuesday, when they will take on Calvary Christian Academy, at 4 p.m., in a Penn-Jersey League game.
Six teams competed at New Jersey United Christian Academy on Thursday for the Penn-Jersey League’s first cross country meet of the season. The Solebury School girls finished first with 40 points; Villa Victoria was second with 41. Top finishers for Solebury were seniors A.J. Bonneau and Alexandra Morrow, who were third and fourth, respectively, at 26:59 and 27:03; sophomore Cally Kerrigan, seventh; freshman Sarah Waldon, 12th; and sophomore Caitlin Miller, 14th. The Solebury boys also finished first with a combined total of 39 points; Doane Academy was second with 43. Top overall finisher for the second week in a row was junior London Green in a time of 19:35. Senior Nick Lavery was third in 20:06, senior Curtis Thompson was 10th, sophomore Devin Brewster was 11th and senior Devon Matchett was 14th.
Solebury School girls’ soccer fell to Life Center Academy, 7-0, on Thursday. “Although the final score suggests a frustrating day, the girls focused on the positives: their continued development possessing and moving the ball, their greater discipline on defense and, of course, their excellent spirit,” head coach Timothy Hall said. “Vikki Rueda-Juarez was again strong in the goal, recording 17 saves and coming out aggressively to snuff out numerous threatening situations. We also enjoyed the debut of junior Chrissy Storero, who had missed the previous two games while rehabbing a leg injury.” Solebury will be back in action at noon on Saturday, Sept. 26, when it hosts South Hunterdon.
Solebury School boys’ soccer went down to Life Center Academy, 8-0, on Wednesday. Life Center led, 3-0, at the half. David Alexander scored a pair of goals. The Spartans were outshot, 17-3. Ben Weil had four saves for Solebury.
Visiting Solebury School field hockey lost to West-Mont Christian Academy, 4-1, on Tuesday. West-Mont led, 2-0, at halftime. However, early in the second half, Solebury pulled to within one when Emma Salerno scored, assisted by Denia Campbell. West-Mont later scored two more to take the game. Despite the loss, Solebury head coach Peter Schuyler said, “Junior defensive back Alex Babicki played an outstanding game limiting the opponents’ scoring opportunities with aggressive tackling.”
Solebury School girls’ soccer fell to visiting Abington Friends School, 6-0, on Monday. “Although the result was a loss, there were a number of bright spots for Solebury,” head coach Timothy Hall said. “Junior ’keeper Vikki Rueda-Juarez had another strong game in goal, making 15 saves; right back Nicole Cosner continued to show she has a bright future in front of her as she did well to deny pressure and distribute the ball confidently; Helen Jin brought excellent energy to her position at right half; and Addie Groth-Tuft, Max Brewington, Jess Randolph and Olivia Lutz did well, particularly in the second half, to possess the ball and begin to link passes. We also enjoyed the debut of our two seventh-grade players, Kaitlyn Verhoest and Kelly Hochenberger; both did an excellent job.” The Spartan girls will be back in action this Thursday as they play host to Life Center Academy at 4 p.m.
Solebury School girls’ soccer fell to Foundation Collegiate Academy, 2-1, in overtime on Thursday. “Led by captains Max Brewington, Carol Wright and Vikki Rueda-Juarez, Solebury controlled play for much of the game, but could not unlock Foundation Collegiate’s defense,” head coach Timothy Hall said. “Foundation Collegiate struck first in the 7th minute, but Solebury evened the score late in the first half when Brewington played a through ball that Helen Jin drove home for her first career goal. Although Solebury created a number of excellent opportunities in the second half, the game remained tied and went to overtime. Late in the second 10-minute overtime period, Foundation Collegiate took advantage on a counterattack and ended the game on a strong half volley. Junior captain and goalkeeper Rueda-Juarez, supported ably by center backs Wright and Abbie Rains, did an outstanding job limiting Foundation Collegiate’s opportunities. Addie Groth-Tuft, Olivia Lutz and Fiona Bauman worked hard to create many of Solebury’s scoring chances. Eighth-grader Nicole Cosner had a strong debut, playing an excellent outside back, providing long, powerful throw-ins from the right side and working aggressively to contribute to the offense.” Solebury will be back in action Monday, Sept. 21 when it hosts Abington Friends School at 4 p.m.
Solebury School boys’ soccer was tripped up by Academy of the New Church (ANC), 8-0, on Thursday. The Spartans trailed, 4-0, at the half. ANC had seven different goal-scorers. ANC also benefited from a Solebury own goal. The Spartans were outshot, 22-3. Taylor Goldberg made 11 saves in goal for Solebury.
Solebury School cross country performed exceptionally well at Thursday’s Penn-Jersey League Invitational. The girls and boys both grabbed the championship. “Coming into the race for 2015 was a bit unnerving having to follow such a successful year, but the teams did not disappoint,” head coach Terri Miller said. “The girls, having lost four of their six runners from last year, pulled out another win, finishing with a total of 34 points, just ahead of Villa Victoria, which finished with 43 points.” Top finishers for the Spartan girls were senior Charlotte Martin (second overall), senior veteran and captain Alexandra Morrow (fourth), senior A.J. Bonneau (fifth), and sophomores Cally Kerrigan (eighth) and Caitlin Miller (15th). The Spartan boys had 37 points. Top finishers were junior London Green (first overall), in his first cross country race; freshman Devon Brewster (second); and seniors Nick Lavery, Curtis Thompson and Devin Matchett, placing 10th, 11th and 13th, respectively.
Solebury School boys’ soccer fell to Abington Friends School (AFS), 6-1, in its opener on Wednesday. AFS led, 4-1, at the half. Jongwook Jeon, assisted by Adam Sherman, scored for the Spartans in the 9th minute. AFS followed with four goals in 10 minutes to put away Solebury. Michael Sadowski deposited a pair. The Spartans were outshot, 23-9. Ben Weil saved five shots for Solebury; Taylor Goldberg finished with two saves.