Hillary Allen ensured that


's quest for the Central Jersey Group 2 softball title remained on course, pitching and hitting the top-seeded Scotties to a 2-1 victory over ninth-seeded


yesterday in the NJSIAA sectional quarterfinals.

Allen struck out 11, walked two, and allowed just two singles - while holding the Rockets hitless over the first five innings. The senior also delivered the key hit of the game - a bases-loaded, two-run single that scored Cheyenne Sylvester and Vicki Villalba in the third inning.

Bordentown (22-2) advances to Tuesday's semifinals, with a home game against 12th-seeded

Governor Livingston


Burlington County.

Morgan Knigge batted 3 for 4, scored twice, and drove in five runs for

New Egypt

, which blitzed host

Burlington City

, 15-0, to clinch at least a share of the Freedom Division crown.


Sophomore Arielle Bruno set the

Sacred Heart

single-season record with her 44th hit, and the Lions used a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to trim


, 4-3.

Janelle Rodriguez singled with the bases loaded to cut the deficit to 3-2. After Ashley Sedeyn tied it with a base hit, Rodriguez came around to score the game-winner on an error.


Sam Soprano tossed a two-hitter and Michelle Pezzato came through with two singles and a pair of RBIs, as


wrapped up the Patriot Division title with a 12-1 win at

Cherry Hill West


Christine Watson batted 4 for 4 with four RBIs, including a home run over the center-field fence, highlighting an 18-hit attack that powered host



Winslow Township

, 14-4.


Kellen Burke slapped a two-run single, igniting a five-run sixth-inning outburst that ended

Haddon Township

's 13-1 romp at

Haddon Heights


Winning pitcher Kiley McGoldrick batted 4 for 4 and Stephanie Hulme delivered a bases-loaded double, allowing


to pull away to a 13-2 triumph at




Brooke Favinger's two-run single fueled a four-run fourth inning, and Krysti Maronski pitched a two-hit shutout to send

Gloucester County Institute of Technology

to its 11th consecutive victory, 4-0, at




A two-run single by Kristen Collins in the third inning was all the offensive support Nicole Hagerty would need in pitching host

Gloucester Catholic


Camden Catholic

, 2-1.

Track and Field

Michelle Brown of


won the 400-meter run in 55.25 seconds, and


's Chelsea Ley took the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 0.24 seconds to highlight the opening action of the two-day NJSIAA South Jersey sectional championships at


. Competition in Groups 2 and 3 concludes today at Buena.