The third time was the charm for the Clearview High School field hockey team as the Pioneers edged host Kingsway 1-0 in a South Jersey Group 4 Quarterfinal game on Friday.
Clearview (13-3-3), the No. 5 seed, will face top-seeded Eastern in the semifinals.
The Tri-County Conference Royal Division foes tied twice during the regular season with both outcomes ending with the same 2-2 result.
The rubber match was decided when Jill Verrelle scored her second goal of the season with 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Verrelle battled from a scrum in front of the goal to bang home the decisive score.
The No. 4-seeded Dragons (13-3-3) had a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal, but were unable to put a ball past Clearview goalkeeper Nicoletta Feldman.
S.J. Grp. 1
• Woodstown 1, Overbrook 0: The top-seeded Wolverines needed a goal by Caroline Woodside, assisted by Lauren Major, with seven minutes left in overtime to escape the upset bid by No. 9 Salem. Maddie Richie had four saves for the shutout as the Woodstown improved to 13-3-2.
• Pitman 5, Schalick 0: Corinne Merlino had a pair of goals and two assists to guide the third-seeded Panthers (12-6-1). Brenna Linder assisted on two goals, while Olivia Amwake, Hannah Cressman and Madison Gillespie each contributed a goal. Annie Beato stopped both of the Cougars’ shots to register the shutout.
• Glassboro 2, Overbrook 1: Second-half goals by Destiny Nesmith and Dyone Payne brought the No. 5-seeded Bulldogs (11-5-1) back from a 1-0 halftime deficit.
• Middle Township 6, Gateway 0: The No. 2-seeded Panthers rolled behind a Jenna Herlihy hat trick and assist, while Abby Thompson chipped in with a pair of goals. Annie Mallett stopped seven shots to record the shutout.
C.J. Group 1
• Cinnaminson 1, Gloucester 1 (OT): No. 4-seeded Cinnaminson advanced on penalty strokes over the fifth-seeded Lions.
After the teams battled through a scoreless 7-v-7 overtime period, stellar goaltending by the Pirates’ Lauren Friedrich was the key. Friedrich stopped seven consecutive penalty strokes before Nikki Teague slid a penalty stroke past Gloucester goalkeeper Sara Deetz in sudden death.
Cinnaminson took 1-0 first half lead on a Becca Shinn goal with 18:58 left. Kyler Coughlin, with an assist from Myranda McCabe, put in equalizer for the Lions with 10:27 remaining in game.
• Haddon Township 1, Collingswood 0: Regan Dougherty deposited the only goal of game and Jillian Caputo turned away eight shots to lead the No. 3-seeded Hawks. Morgan Mondile had three saves in a strong effort for No. 6 Collingswood.
• Audubon 1, Haddon Heights 0: The No. 7-seeded Green Wave surprised second-seeded Haddon Heights as Nicole Herner’s first-half goal was the difference. Audubon avenged a 6-1 loss to the Garnets in a regular-season game, to advance to the semifinals.
Haddonfield 8, Paulsboro 1: Caroline Bickel, Sophie Popp and Emma Feldhake each put in a pair of goals, while Popp, Meghan Smart and Jamie McCormick all had two assists as the top-seeded Bulldawgs (18-1-1) rolled to an 8-0 lead at the break. Smart added a goal and Bickel had an assist as Haddonfield outshot the Red Raiders 29-7.
N.J. II Group 1
Johnson 2, Bordentown 1: Sydney Wieczkowski with assist from Abby Gunther wasn’t enough to lead the No. 4 seeded Scotties. Natalie Pratt had five saves for Bordentown.