Weyrauch, Axt spark Ridge girls to win over Bridgewater-Raritan

Weyrauch, Axt spark Ridge girls to win over Bridgewater-Raritan

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Weyrauch, Axt spark Ridge girls to win over Bridgewater-Raritan

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Junior Alex Weyrauch scored in the fourth minute and senior keeper Rachel Axt posted six saves Tuesday as the Ridge High School girls soccer team notched a 1-0 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan.

The second-ranked Red Devils improved to 11-2-2, while the fifth-ranked Panthers, who got eight saves from junior keeper Casey Murphy, fell to 8-4-2.

Montgomery
3, Watchung Hills 2: Colby Ciarocca scored with eight minutes left in regulation to snap a 2-2 tie and lift Montgomery (12-1-2). Ciarocca and Catrina Atanda scored first-half goals for the top-ranked Cougars. Gabby Pagkalinawan and Ally Grunstein scored for the third-seeded Warriors (9-4-1).

Pingry 1, Hunterdon Central 0: Junior Drew Topor scored off a pass from Lexi Chang with 5:43 left in regulation to lift sixth-ranked Pingry. Danielle Sedillo made four saves for the Big Blue (9-3-2), while Paige Dillard stopped seven shots for Hunterdon Central (9-7).

New Providence 3, Oak Knoll 1: Lisa Caprara scored two goals and Ashley Evangelos added another to power New Providence (7-8). Anna Crisafi and Kelly Carroll distributed assists for the Pioneers, while Katie Vigilante made four stops.

Hillsborough 2, Franklin 0: Tessa Mayhew and Michelle McEnroe scored goals and Kat Albanese made three saves as Hillsborough improved to 6-8-1. Veronica Acevedo made four saves for Franklin (6-8).

Delaware Valley 1, Voorhees 1: Katherine Ziegler scored five minutes into the second half to tie for Delaware Valley before the Terriers (0-11-1) held on to earn their first points. Madison Gavornik scored a first-half goal for Voorhees (4-8-2).

North Plainfield 1, Highland Park 0: Caitlin Gugliotta scored a first-half goal and Kendra Egbert posted 12 saves to lead North Plainfield (7-5).

Somerset Tech 7, Purnell 1: Harleen Singh and Ariel Conner each scored two goals, and Julia Heller added a goal and an assist as Somerset Tech (9-6) won its seventh straight. Kaycie Sconda, who made five saves in goal during the first half, played forward in the second and scored a goal for the Jags.

Piscataway 2, Wall 1: Amber Adams and Vedika Bandhi each scored second-half goals as seventh-ranked Piscataway rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to improve to 13-2-1. Alanna Van Ness and Daija Griffin picked up assists for the Chiefs, while Kristyn Shea made five saves.

Somerville 1, Immaculata 0 (OT): Julie Johnstonbaugh scored three minutes into the first overtime as Somerville (11-3) escaped. Immaculata fell to 3-7-3.

Union Catholic 4, Rahway 0: Courtney McGovern tallied a goal and an assist and Molly O’Halloran made eight saves to lead Union Catholic (4-10).

Roselle Park 3, Plainfield 2: Keyanna Bagley and Aslin Cabrera scored goals for Plainfield (5-8).

Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament play-in round

Dunellen 1, Middlesex 0 (2-1 in shootout): Haily Badolato and Jackie Von Itter converted their shots during the shootout for Dunellen, and Kerry Johnson followed up her 11-save performance during the run of play with two saves during the shootout and the 22nd-seeded Destroyers advanced to the second round of the GMC Tournament. Corrine Jones struck for the 23rd-seeded Blue Jays during the shootout, while keeper Stephanie Martinez finished with four saves during regulation and overtime for the Blue Jays (3-12-1). Dunellen (4-9-1) will face 11th-seeded Carteret on Thursday.

Timothy Christian 3, J.F. Kennedy 2 (3-2 in shootout): Karen Baretto converted Timothy Christian’s first attempt in the sudden-death portion of the shootout to send the 20th-seeded Tigers into the second round. Sabrina Solorzano and Jenna Collier scored first-half goals for Timothy Christian (6-5-2) before Taylor Freeman struck twice in the second half for the 25th-seeded Mustangs (2-13-1). Timothy Christian will face 13th-seeded Highland Park on Thursday.

Boys Soccer

Watchung Hills 6, Montomgery 1: Athos Martins netted a hat trick, Jaysen Bohrod scored two goals, Spencer Silverstein had one goals and one assist and Greggory Ricci dished out three assists to lead Watchung Hills (8-3-1). Montgomery fell to 0-15-1.

Hillsborough 1, Franklin 0: Sean Nemec scored a goal off a feed from Derek Stiles, while Jimmy Mazich and Brian Yaskowski combined to make seven saves for Hillsbrough (11-2-1). Franklin fell to 4-9.

Voorhees 1, Delaware Valley 0: Chris Bonavito scored a goal in the 30th minute off a Gus Ortega corner kick to power Voorhees (7-5-2). Will Passera made four saves for the shutout. Ben Breines made seven saves for Delaware Valley (4-8-2).

Somerville 1, Immaculata 1: Pablo Benegas scored off a feed from Brandon Bellina and Dan Drill made 12 saves for Somerville (6-5-3). Chris Cella scored for Immaculata and Ryan Papp made 11 saves for Immaculata (5-7-1).

Bernards 2, Manville 0: Sammy Fazel and Eddy Solis scored goals, while Dylan Kahn made three saves for his ninth shutout for Bernards (9-2-3). Ariel Rodriquez had three saves for Manville (8-6).

Belvidere 3, Bound Brook 2: Robert Fittipaldi and Reiner Delgado scored second-half goals but it wasn’t enough for Bound Brook (3-8-2).

Somerset Tech 6, West Caldwell Tech 1: Brandon Malbranche netted two goals, while Darius Devitt, Brandon Leal and Diego Martinez scored one goal apiece to power Somerset Tech (7-8). Chris Geissler made nine saves for the Jags.

Timothy Christian 5, Middlesex Academy 1: Brandon McDougal recorded a hat trick and David Figueroa added one goal and two assists for Timothy Christian (12-0-1). Evan Waldron made 14 saves for the Tigers. Matt Persing scored a goal, while Anthony Ferrentino made nine saves for Middlesex Academy (7-7).

Plainfield 2, Governor Livingston 1: Oliver Korngor and Miguel Hernandez scored one goal each to lift Plainfield (7-4-2). Julian Light scored a goal for Governor Livingston (13-3).

A.L. Johnson 5, New Providence 0: New Providence fell to 1-12-2.

Field Hockey

Pingry 7, Watchung Hills 1: Katie Ruesterholz posted two goals and an assist and Erin Butrico added two goals to send Pingry (11-3). Claudia Emmanuel struck for Watchung Hills (7-8).

Warren
Hills
4, Hunterdon Central 2: Kendall Nickel and Carissa Benedickson scored goals, but Hunterdon Central fell to 9-7.

Cross Country

The Westfield boys and girls swept the Watchung Division titles at the Union County Conference meet. In the boys’ race, junior Matt Luppino broke the tape in 16:45 to lead the Blue Devils to 19 points and an average of 16:57 at Warinanco Park. In the girls’ race, Plainfield sophomore Caitlin Glynn placed first in 20:11 as Westfield scored 25 points and averaged 20:57. Union Catholic won the Mountain Division boys race with a 17:13 average. New Providence captured the Valley Division girls title with a 21:39 average.

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