Roundup: Heifetz goal in second OT lifts Watchung Hills to victory

Roundup: Heifetz goal in second OT lifts Watchung Hills to victory


Roundup: Heifetz goal in second OT lifts Watchung Hills to victory


Senior Jessica Heifetz scored 1:22 into the second overtime Saturday to give the eighth-ranked Watchung Hills High School girls soccer team a 4-3 road victory over No. 3 Pingry at Buglieri ’52 World Cup Field.

Amanda Marques passed the pass inside to Sam DePinho at the top of the 18. DePinho then flicked it to Heifetz, who was making a run toward the net down the left side, and the senior gained possession and a one on one with the keeper, took two touches, and beat her to the far corner.

“When she (Heifetz) gets the ball one on one, she’s so relaxed and you know it’s going in,” Watchung Hills coach Sean Mealy said. “She’s just a different kind player.”

Pingry (3-2) took a 2-0 lead early in the first half on goals by Tanika Roach and Drew Toper. The Warriors (4-2) made it 2-1 on DePinho goal off a corner kick by Ally Grunstein with 6:53 left in the first half, before Jess Soldiviero tied it for Watchung Hills early in the second period.

Roach scored again to give the Big Blue a 3-2 lead with 18:10 left, before Soldiviero tied it with 11:07 remaining in regulation on a free kick.

BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN 3, IMMACULATA HEART 2: Junior Alison Morgan buried a cross from Brianna Petro with 1:15 left in regulation to lift fifth-ranked Bridgewater-Raritan. The Petro-to-Morgan connection accounted for the Panthers’ first tally, which came in the 23rd minute, and after IHA tied it, Bridgewater-Raritan (4-2-1) made it 2-1 when Erin Sullivan converted a penalty kick.

RIDGE 2, SUMMIT 0: Juniors Kaitlin Ardiff and Alex Weyrauch scored second-half goals and senior keeper Rachel Axt made four saves as Ridge (4-1-2) won a non-conference game. Brittany Sheehan and Kenny Haskel tallied assists for the sixth-ranked Red Devils.

MONTGOMERY 6, BLAIR 1: Senior Andre Niper tallied two goals and an assist, as second-ranked Montgomery improved to 5-1-1. Junior Colby Ciarocca added a goal and an assist for the Cougars.

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD 2, UNION 0: Katherine Cunningham and Lead Salituro scored goals, and Christy Monroy posted both assists to power top-ranked Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Taylor Sebalao made four saves for the Raiders (7-0).

HILLSBOROUGH 4, VOORHEES 2: Alyssa Giarusso scored two goals and Julie DiAlfonso chipped in a goal and an assist, as Hillsborough erased a 2-0 halftime deficit to improve to 4-2. Erica Buckley and Felicia Silveira struck for Voorhees (1-5).

NEW PROVIDENCE 2, DELAWARE VALLEY 0: Erin Fay and Marissa Jankow scored goals and Katie Vigilante and Ken Meluso combined for five saves as New Providence improved to 2-5. Rebecca Kullman made 15 saves for Delaware Vlaley (0-5).

HUNTERDON CENTRAL 4, WARREN HILLS 0: Sophomore Christine Tack posted her first varsity hat trick and Emily Pizzuto got Hunterdon Central going with its lone first-half goal, as the Red Devils improved to 4-2. Paige Dillard made two saves to notch the shutout.

SPOTSWOOD 3, MIDDLESEX 0: Stephanie Martinez made 11 saves for Middlesex (1-5).

Boys Soccer

SOMERVILLE 2, IMMACULATA 1: Justin Heins scored with 15 minutes left in the second half to lift Somerville against its cross-town rival. Prince Doku scored a goal and goalkeeper Dan Drill made 10 saves for the Pioneers, who improved to 3-3-1. For Immaculata (2-2), Danny Rielly notched the game’s first goal on a penalty kick.

HILLSBOROUGH 1, BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN 0: Derek Stiles scored a second-half goal and goalkeeper Jimmy Mazich made nine saves for Hillsborough, which improved to 6-1. Bridgewater-Raritan fell to 3-3.

HUNTERDON CENTRAL 4, GOVERNOR LIVINGSTON 1: Jake Schenk, Steven Collins, Jeremy Levine and Michael Amaya scored for Central (5-0), and goalkeeper Trevor Fuller made eight saves. For Governor Livingston (4-2), Dylan Weitz found the net.

PINGRY 1, WATCHUNG HILLS 1: With Pingry trailing 1-0, Big Blue senior Henry Flugstad-Clarke headed the ball into the back of the net with an assist from senior Christian Fechter to even the score.

GILL ST. BERNARD’S 3, MORRISTOWN BEARD 1: Tim DiBisceglie racked up two assists and Justin Dorcan, Tyler Kwaak and Bijan Eizadkhah found the net as Gill improved to 6-0-1.

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD 4, KEARNY 2: The Raiders improved to 6-0-1 after toppling previously unbeaten Kearny. Senior Andrew Leischner recored a hat trick for the Raiders, the No. 1 team in the Courier News Top 10. Senior Colin Stripling had the Raiders’ other goal.

WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO NORTH 1, NORTH HUNTERDON 0: Jon Scott made five saves in goal as North Hunterdon fell to 1-4-1.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD 4, WOODBRIDGE 4: Nick Polizzano, Italo Cardoso and Jesse Deffler scored for South Plainfield (2-2-3), which also cashed in on an own goal.

SPOTSWOOD 4, MIDDLESEX 0: Goalkeeper John Castrillo made seven saves as Middlesex fell to 2-4-1.

Field Hockey

HILLSBOROUGH 4, FRANKLIN 1: Lauren Gross compiled two goals and an assist and Ashley Shumaker and Lauren Belskie also found the net for Hillsborough, which improved to 2-4. For Franklin (3-4), Salonika Muhammad scored a second-half goal.

BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN 3, WARREN HILLS 1: Catherine Caro tallied a goal and an assist and Jeanine Karnila and Lindsay Alvarez also scored for the Panthers (6-0). Christen Piersanti made five saves in goal.

PINGRY 4, HIGH POINT 0: Brigid Bruno posted a goal and an assist and goalie Stephanie Yeh made six saves as Pingry improved to 5-0 and handed High Point its first loss.

LAWRENCEVILLE 2, HUNTERDON CENTRAL 0: Goalkeeper Fran Orella made 11 saves as the Red Devils fell to 4-3.

8, SAYERVILLE 0: Shannon Hughes, Jesse Bishop, and Danielle Butrico scored two goals apiece for the Tigers (7-0).

SOUTH BRUNSWICK 3, PISCATAWAY 0: Hannah Isaacs made 11 saves in goal for Piscataway (1-7).


35, WESTFIELD 7: Christian Menares Brown completed 12 of 26 passes for 116 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass to Sean Elliott, as Westfield fell to 0-3.


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