Courier News girls soccer roundup: Watchung Hills advances with shootout win

Courier News girls soccer roundup: Watchung Hills advances with shootout win


Courier News girls soccer roundup: Watchung Hills advances with shootout win


Sophomore keeper Lindsey Carroll finished with 11 saves Monday and all four shooters hit penalty kicks during the shootout and the 15th-seeded Watchung Hills High School girls soccer team shocked third-seeded and defending champ Ridge 1-0 with a 4-2 shootout advantage in the semifinals of the NJSIAA North 2 Group IV Tournament.

Scoreless after two overtimes, Carroll made a save on Ridge’s first attempt, before Remy Borinsky hit to give the Warriors the advantage. The teams traded goals during the next two rounds, with Erin Convery and Alex Weyrauch hitting for the Red Devils and Sam DePinho and Amanda Marques connecting for Watchung Hills. After Ridge’s fourth attempt hit the post, Melissa George buried her attempt to clinch it for the Warriors, who will face fourth-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan in Thursday’s final.

Samantha Carney finished with two saves for the Red Devils.

West Essex 4, Governor Livingston 1: Lauren Jankowski scored one a first-half penalty kick, but that was all fourth-seeded Governor Livingston could muster as the Highlanders fell to the No. 8 seed in North 2 Group III.

Bernards 3, Caldwell 0: Montana Sutton, Emily Maheras and Laura Galli scored goals as fifth-seeded Bernards advanced to the North 2 Group II final. The Mountaineers will play host to sixth-seeded Parsippany at 2 p.m. Thursday.

New Providence 2, Brearley 0: Maggie Roughley and Casey Trezza scored goals, while Jen Maluso made five saves as fourth-seeded New Providence advanced past the No. 1 seed and into its fifth sectional final in the past six seasons. The Pioneers will visit second-seeded Glen Ridge at 2 p.m Thursday for the North 2 Group I title.

Montgomery 4, Manalapan 0: Senior Colby Ciarrocca posted three goals and an assist, and Helen Sluder added a goal, as fifth-seeded Montgomery cruised into its third straight sectional final. Rebecca Ravitz made three saves for the defending Group IV champion Cougars, who will face third-seeded Hunterdon Central for the CJ IV crown.

Somerville 3, Northern Burlington 1: Maxine Blackwood and Emily Lockwood each posted a goal and an assist, while Alexis Williams added a goal and top-seeded Somerville rolled into the Central Group III final. Sarah Coulson and Lindsay Werner combined on the shutout for the Pioneers, who will play host to seventh-seeded Wall in Thursday’s final.

Bishop Ahr 2, Pingry 1 (7-6 in shootout): Reilly Mullin scored the game-winning goal in the seventh round of a sudden-death shootout to lift top-seeded Bishop Ahr in the a shootout over fifth-seeded Pingry in the Non-Public South A semifinals.

After all five players from each side made their penalty shots, the game moved into sudden death where after both teams connected in the sixth round for goals, Bishop Ahr keeper Brianna Foster, who made 12 saves, stepped up for the Trojans. Foster dived to her left to save the shot, which set up Mullin, a reserve defender who has been an offensive weapon in the late season for Bishop Ahr. Mullin beat the Pingry goalkeeper to the lower left corner for the game winner.

Sarah Harmon scored in the 55th minute for Bishop Ahr and Rachel Corboz scored 11 minutes later for fifth-seeded Pingry. Bishop Ahr will play second-seeded Holy Cross for the title on Thursday.


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