Senior Alan Smith netted a hat trick as New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer blanked Conwell-Egan, 4-0, in the opening round of states Tuesday. Senior Michael Lewis also scored for the Lions, who outshot Egan, 9-4.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer will move on to the district championship game Thursday evening at CR North. The Lions knocked off Plumstead Christian, 5-2, in the district semifinals on Tuesday at Souderton. New Hope outshot the Panthers, 11-2. Christian Oliveira and Matt Barile each deposited two goals; Alex Lotier had the other. Alan Smith and Lotier had assists. Andrew Johnson scored both of Plumstead’s goals.
Central Bucks West boys’ soccer lost in its bid to advance to the District One Class AAA semifinals with a 2-1 setback to Downingtown West in the quarterfinals Saturday at Doylestown’s War Memorial Field. Joel Klapper scored for the Bucks in the 15th minute. But the Whippets’ Luke Maruca connected in the 49th minute and teammate Cameron Young found the back of the net in the 76th to push CB West into the playback round for the fifth and final spot in states.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer crushed Calvary Christian, 7-1, Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the District One Class A tournament. Riley Smith and Daniel Doolan each netted a pair of goals for the Lions. Alex Lotier, Collin Curran and Jack Natale also found the back of the net. Contributing assists were: Christian Oliveira (three) and Matt Barile.
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 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.
Shannon Gibat, Linzi Wolfe and Jess Minnichbach all found the back of the net as Quakertown girls’ soccer rolled over Christopher Dock, 3-0, on Saturday. Jami Soriano had two assists for the Panthers, while Victoria Sturgess and Jenna Joseph each had one. Erinne Finlayson made three saves for Quakertown.
Faith Christian boys’ soccer stopped New Hope-Solebury, 3-1, on Friday night in Sellersville. Faith held a 6-5 advantage in shots. Jack Henley scored twice for Faith; the second goal was assisted by Dylan Papiernik. Zach Hambelton also tallied a goal for Faith. Senior Matt Barile scored New Hope’s lone goal in the 26th minute.