McNamara delivers pair of goals for Bears

McNamara delivers pair of goals for Bears

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McNamara delivers pair of goals for Bears

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Taylor McNamara scored two goals, including the game winner with one second remaining, as the East Brunswick High School field hockey team rallied for a 3-2 non-conference victory.

Nikki Marzella opened the scoring midway through the half off a pass from McNamara, before McNamara made it 2-0 Bears halfway through the second period, with Meagan Costello providing the assist. Westfield got even, with Alexa Stiles scoring with 9:16 left before Colleen Kelly tied it on a penalty corner with 45 seconds remaining. Both goals were assisted by Bridget McLasker. McNamara then buried the winner off a penalty corner of her own, with Costello assisting.

Franklin 5, Koinonia 1: Kierra Copperthwaite scored two goals and Kristen Paladino added a goal and two assists to propel Franklin. Jada Foster and Ebun Osuntuyi chipped in with goals for the Warriors (8-9).

South Plainfield 2, A.L. Johnson 1: Charlotte Macchia scored twice, with Shannon Hughes and Jess Bishop providing assistance for South Plainfield (18-2).

Piscataway 3, North Plainfield 1: Freshman Imanni Reeves scored two goals – the first multi-goal game for her varsity career – and Piscataway improved to 2-16-2. Maya Gulliksen added a goal and an assist for the Chiefs, while Alisa Dickson hit for North Plainfield (0-15-1).

Boys soccer

Metuchen 2, Bishop Ahr 2: Cameron O’Connell and Ryan Josell first-half goals for Metuchen (8-9-3). Gerald Demby netted a first-half goal for Bishop Ahr (8-9-1) before Pat Hartman scored the tying goal in the 70th minute for the Trojans.

Wardlaw-Hartridge 2, J.F. Kennedy 1: Matt Nader scored a pair of goals for Wardlaw-Hartridge while Jason Carvalho scored the only Kennedy goal.

Woodbridge Academy 3, Warren Tech 0: Ali Ben- Saad converted two penalty kicks and Ruchit Patel scored off a free kick to lead Woodbridge Academy (4-11-1). Kyle Kopcho had four saves for the shutout.

Rutgers Prep 3, Franklin 2: Ezer Browne, Ali Makhdoom, and Tom Smith each scored a goal to lead Rutgers Prep (6-6-2), as Smith scored the game-winner off a cross from Zach Perez. Andrew Echeverria scored both Franklin (3-15) goals.

Girls soccer

Perth Amboy 6, Perth Amboy Tech 0: Nicole Luna had two goals and an assist and Jaquelin Ruiz and Glendoly Cepeda added a goal and an assist apiece to power Perth Amboy Tech. Tanaysia Brown made four saves for Perth Amboy Tech.

North Plainfield 3, Dunellen 0: Caitlin Gugliotta, Gabby Spencer and Dannia Ledezma scored for North Plainfield. Ashley Marshall made one save for the Canucks (7-9-1). Dunellen (4-13) got nine saves from Casey Olsommer.

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