Solebury School girls’ soccer was blanked by Life Center Academy, 7-0, on Tuesday. “Solebury had a few chances to score today, the first came from junior Lydia DeBevoise when she drilled a high-flying shot from outside the 18-yard box that had such a hard spin on it, when it reached the ground it spun just left of the goal post,” Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “The second chance came from a sophomore, Fiona Bauman, as she stole the ball from Life Center at the top of the 18-yard box, turned it and took a powerful shot, but the Life Center goalie made a good save. The third chance came from a great cross into the box and there was a scramble for the ball, as Solebury didn’t let it out for a minute, continuing to put it forward towards the goal, but couldn’t get enough of a foot on it to get a good shot off. Although the score doesn’t exactly illustrate it, this was a good match for both teams that fought hard, including Life Center which played down one player the entire game.”
South Hunterdon boys’ soccer took possession of the River Cup with a 3-2 victory over visiting Solebury School on Saturday night. The Eagles led, 2-0, at halftime, behind goals from Jacob Von Giebel (Marcos Delcid assist) in the 6th minute and Antonio Gasparro, courtesy of a penalty kick, in the 9th minute. Matt Ludak assisted on both Spartan goals, which went to Milo Luciano and Dylan Foley, in the second half. Brandon Panetta scored the game-winner for South Hunterdon in the 56th minute. South Hunterdon held a 17-9 advantage in shots. Gabe Kass made 11 saves for Solebury.
Solebury School boys’ soccer rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to nip Friends Select, 3-2, on Friday. Milo Luciano scored a pair in the second half for the Spartans and Matt Ludak deposited a goal, as well, as Solebury won its first game of the season. “Gabe Kass recorded eight saves in net for Solebury, while Carlos Lewis-Miller paced the defense with an incredible game. Josh Zolkewitz put in a tremendous effort and had two scoring opportunities,” Spartans head coach Eric Soroka said.
Solebury School girls’ soccer lost to Villa Victoria Academy, 6-0, on Friday. The Spartans lost by the same score the following night at South Hunterdon.
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.