Linzi Wolfe scored two goals in a 32-second span midway through the first half to lead Quakertown girls’ soccer to a 2-1 victory over Central Bucks South on Wednesday. The game was the first for girls’ soccer on the newly renovated Alumni Field turf. The Panthers’ Katie Crouthamel assisted on the second goal. Quakertown was led by a strong performance from midfielder Jami Soriano and ’keeper Erinne Finlayson (11 saves). Courtney Taylor tallied a goal for CB South, while Krysta Reading anchored the defense.
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.”
Central Bucks East girls’ soccer used an Emma Loving goal at the 29:27 mark of the first half to squeeze by Quakertown, 1-0, on Monday. Erinne Finlayson had 11 saves for the Panthers.
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.
Quakertown girls’ soccer knocked off Hatboro-Horsham, 2-1 in overtime, on Thursday. Katie Crouthamel scored both goals for the Panthers, including the game-winner in OT. Linzi Wolfe and Becah Fox assisted on the goals. Wolfe beat two players down the flank and found Crouthamel streaking down the middle for the game-winner 4:10 into overtime. Rachel Kaplan scored for Hatboro from 25 yards out. Sara Kemp played outstanding in goal for Hatboro, and Erica Paluszak and Marissa Portelli were strong in the midfield. Lauren Pursel and Julia Taylor led the Quakertown charge.
Solebury School boys’ soccer lost to Academy of the New Church (ANC), 5-0, on Tuesday. The Spartans trailed at the half, 4-0. Brennen McCurdy and Zach Brock each netted two goals for ANC. Solebury was outshot, 26-6. Gabe Kass stopped 13 shots for the Spartans.
Central Bucks West and Quakertown girls’ soccer battled 100 minutes to a 0-0 tie on Thursday afternoon. Panthers ’keeper Erinne Finlayson and CB West’s Grace Bendon both made several outstanding saves. Quakertown was led by Carley Peacher and Because Fox; CB West was led by Shea McCarty and Carmen Telesco.