Milo Luciano scored two goals as Solebury School boys’ soccer tripped up Abington Friends, 4-1, on Wednesday. Also scoring for the Spartans were Matt Ludak (from Quan Le) and Matt Keefe (on a penalty kick in the 68th minute). Lucas Santiago and Cornelius de Weever assisted on Luciano’s tallies. Abington Friends finished with more shots, 14-12, but Solebury goalkeeper Dakota Morrow repeatedly came up with huge saves, finishing with 10. The Spartans are 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the Penn Jersey league. “Ben Slattery and Carlos Lewis-Miller anchored the defense for Solebury,” head coach Eric Soroka said.
Shannon Gibat ended a double-overtime classic in the 93rd minute Tuesday as Quakertown girls’ soccer slipped by Hatboro-Horsham, 3-2. Gibat was assisted on the game-winner by Linzi Wolfe and Sam Ramsden. It was Gibat’s second goal of the game; she also scored in the 64th minute, assisted by Jami Soriano. Wolfe had a hand in Marissa King’s tally in the first half. Panthers goalkeeper Erinne Finlayson stopped eight shots. Quakertown moves to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the SOL Continental Conference.
Anna Vidakovic scored two goals as New Hope-Solebury girls’ soccer blasted Faith Christian, 6-1, Tuesday in New Hope. Meredith Crilley, Bailey Jaronski, Chanel D’Angelo and Isabella DeVito also scored for New Hope. Senior Sarah Doelp netted the lone goal for Faith Christian.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer returned to the win column with a 5-2 triumph Monday over Lower Moreland. Senior Matt Barile scored a pair of goals for the Lions. Classmates Christian Oliveira and Alan Smith and sophomore Riley Smith also found the back of the net. Abel Flores handed out two assists.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer lost a tough one Saturday to Moravian Academy, 2-1. Junior captain Jack McCambridge connected twice in the second half for Moravian. Collin Curran fed Riley Smith at the 3:29 mark of the second half for New Hope’s lone goal. Both teams managed five shots.
Solebury School girls’ soccer fell to Villa Victoria Academy, 4-1, Friday. Captain Hadiyyah Graves scored Solebury’s lone goal with a midfield assist by fellow captain Cassidy Patterson. Graves touched the ball upfield and finished it with a hard shot from the outside. Patterson created several opportunities by dribbling up the field and taking shots, but was unable to build the score. Villa Victoria senior Katie Hager netted a hat trick. The Spartans will have a chance against Villa again in their next away game on Sept. 26.
Emma Loving, Shaun Kane and Miranda Meehan all scored for Central Bucks East as the Patriots girls’ soccer team shut out Quakertown, 3-0, on Friday. Emily Horn and Holly Moyer added assists. In net, CB East’s Paige Marcinkowski had six saves and Katy Dolf two. Quakertown’s Erinne Finlayson stopped 15 shots. The Patriots held an 18-8 advantage in shots.
Isaac Rosenthal scored in the 51st minute as Princeton Day School edged Solebury School boys’ soccer, 1-0, on Thursday. PDS outshot the Spartans, 24-2. Goalkeeper Dakota Morrow kept Solebury in the game with 14 saves. “Solebury implemented a disciplined defensive game plan that frustrated the hosts for most of the game,” head coach Eric Soroka said. “A total team effort was needed from Solebury to keep the talented PDS squad from getting its offense going. Jiri Valtr, Matt Keefe, Lucas Santiago and Carlos Lewis-Miller played exceptionally well for Solebury.”
Solebury School girls’ soccer fell in overtime Thursday to Life Center Academy, 1-0. Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini offered: “Great defense play on both ends. Solebury’s defensive line was a strong force today; they are getting tighter as a unit every game by detesting breakaways, crosses and through balls, as well as working together and covering each other. The midfielders and forwards put a lot of great passes together, including give and gos, passes to feet and perfect through balls. Tavorsia Talley stepped up once again and made some amazing saves. She has been doing a great job of deciding when to leave the goal and go out to grab the ball, whether she’s being pressured by the opponents or not.”
New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer succumbed to Pennington, 3-1, on Thursday. Pennington made its four shots on goal count, with one goal in the first half and two in the second. Riley Smith deposited the Lions’ lone goal in the 32nd minute.