Katie Crouthamel scored three straight goals to lead Quakertown girls’ soccer to a come-from-behind, 3-2 overtime victory over Plymouth Whitemarsh on Monday. PW scored twice in the first half on goals by Victoria Betterly and Ali Diamond. Crouthamel scored 10 minutes into the second half off an assist by Sam Ramsden to cut the deficit in half. She deposited the equalizer with 2:44 remaining in the game off an assist by Haley Pursel and the game-winner 5:55 into overtime. Kyra Handel had the assist in OT. The Panthers improved to 7-0-1.
South Hunterdon boys’ soccer retained the River Cup by defeating visiting Solebury School, 4-1, on Saturday. The Eagles led 2-0 at the half on a Joe Armstrong goal in the 1st minute and a Chris Romano tally in the 35th. The Spartans cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 62nd minute on a Navarrow Wright score off a Sam Benson throw-in; however, Marcos Delcid put two into the net in the 63rd and 66th minutes to seal the victory. South Hunterdon held a 19-7 advantage in shots. Brad Greer stopped 11 shots for the visitors.
Quakertown girls’ soccer keeps on winning. On Thursday, the Panthers blanked Springfield, 2-0. Sam Ramsden, assisted by Kyra Handel and Cassidy Owens, and Vic Sturgess, assisted by Haley Pursel, had the goals. It was the sixth straight shutout for Morgan Small.
Faith Christian girls’ soccer was downed by Dock Mennonite, 2-1, on Thursday in Sellersville. Megan Swintosky and Sierra Shore scored for the Pioneers; Kayla Buckman had the Lions’ tally. Erin Mikula made 18 saves for Faith. The Lions were outshot 20-4.
Solebury School boys’ soccer lost a tough one to Calvary, 2-1, in overtime on Thursday. After trailing 1-0 at the half, the Spartans rallied to tie it at 1 on a Sam Benson score in the 58th minute. Solebury was outshot 20-11, and goalkeeper Brad Greer made 12 saves for the Spartans, who fell to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the Penn-Jersey League.
Solebury School boys’ soccer was shut out by Princeton Day School, 5-0, on Tuesday. The Spartans trailed 3-0 at the half. Solebury was outshot 25-3, and Spartans goalkeeper Brad Greer made 13 saves. Solebury fell to 0-2 on the young season.
Quakertown girls’ soccer moved to 5-0-1 with a 4-0 victory over Upper Moreland on Tuesday. Katie Crouthamel (one goal, two assists), Sam Barkholz (one goal, one assist), Vic Sturgess (one goal, one assist) and Lauren Pursel (one goal) scored for Quakertown. Morgan Small pitched her fifth straight shutout in goal, and Sam Ramsden and Kyra Handel played “great” in the midfield, head coach Mike Koch said. “Kim Benge was strong in goal for Upper Moreland, and Maggie Finn and Madison Pisut played well in the field.”
Faith Christian girls’ soccer lost to The Christian Academy, 7-2, on Tuesday in Sellersville. Lindsay Haseltime had four goals and Hannah Sareyka three for the visitors. Brianna Hoover and Karleigh Garber each found the back of the net for the Lions. Goalkeeper Erin Mikula made eight saves for Faith. The Christian Academy outshot the Lions 15-7.
Solebury School girls’ soccer stormed past Cristo Rey School of Philadelphia, 3-1, on Tuesday. After several missed chances, Cristo Rey found a crack in the Solebury defense in the 26th minute and struck home the first goal of the match. While the Solebury girls were surprised to find themselves down, they didn’t let that slow their attack, and a few minutes after Cristo Rey opened the scoring, Solebury knotted things at 1 with an Ashley Wang strike in the 33rd minute. When the girls returned to the pitch for the second half, there was no doubt that the Solebury girls were playing with renewed purpose, head coach Tim Hall reported, and just two minutes into the period, Kelly Hochenberger managed to find some space just inside the 18 to the Cristo Rey ’keeper’s left. “She struck a beautiful shot to the far post and put Solebury ahead 2-1,” Hall said. “After another period of sustained Solebury pressure on the Cristo Rey defense, Solebury was awarded a direct kick in the 68th minute from just outside the 18, again to the Cristo Rey ’keeper’s left. This time, Nicole Cosner delivered the blast that found the back of the net. One other noteworthy moment in the game came when Allie Levene was subbed in for goalkeeper Vikki Rueda-Juarez. Rueda-Juarez played every minute in goal last season and had been pushing for some time for an opportunity to play the field. Although Solebury had things largely under control, Levene ended up being called on to come out and cut off several dangerous through balls that could have created serious goal-scoring opportunities for Cristo Rey. Levene was cool and calm under pressure and seemed to enjoy her time in the net; something Rueda-Juarez must have been happy to see.”
Quakertown girls’ soccer has yet to lose, improving to 4-0-1 overall with Saturday’s 1-0 triumph over nonleague Saucon Valley. Haley Pursel scored in the 55th minute. “Morgan Small had an incredible save in the first half, and Vic Sturgess and Ashley Gluck were instrumental in creating the goal-scoring opportunity,” head coach Mike Koch said. “Quakertown has surrendered only one goal this season. Center backs Carley Peacher and Melina Jagiello have commanded a strong presence for Quakertown.”