S. Jersey Girls: Cherokee edges Lenape for sectional lacrosse title
A balanced attack enabled fourth-seeded Cherokee to upend No. 2 seed Lenape, 11-10, yesterday in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 girls' lacrosse championship.
A balanced attack enabled fourth-seeded
to upend No. 2 seed
, 11-10, yesterday in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 girls' lacrosse championship.
Liz Fox, Kelsey Overbeck, Kristin Thompson and Melissa Arthur scored two goals apiece for the Chiefs, who will meet North Jersey champ Bridgewater-Raritan for the state crown on Saturday at Robbinsville High.
Katie Duffy had a game-high four goals for Lenape.
South Jersey Group 2.
Breana Kilpatrick scored four goals and Kathleen Notos contributed two goals and three assists, but second-seeded
didn't have enough firepower to keep from falling in the title game, 16-11, at top-seeded
Jasmine James scored twice and Celenia Rivera turned in a clutch pitching performance, helping
to win its first New Jersey Vocational Tournament championship, 2-0, over
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
in a game played at East Brunswick Tech.
Rivera, who scattered six singles and one walk, worked out of a second-and-third, one-out jam in the bottom of the seventh by recording her third strikeout and then fielding a comebacker to throw out the final batter.
Nadia Hamied drove in James twice with sacrifice bunts, and Westampton Tech finished its season with an 11-10 record.
Shannon Hutchinson drove in two runs with a triple and a single, and host
, 9-4, to clinch at least a share of the American Division crown.
Rachel Knable and Laura Pierce hit two-run homers and Kristen Rienstra tossed a two-hit shutout in
Cherry Hill West
's 11-0 triumph at
Cherry Hill East
Devin Burris pitched shutout ball over the final five innings and Fran Nicoletti had two hits and two RBIs, highlighting host
's 7-1 win over
Lauren Easterday doubled and homered for
, which banged out 16 hits in a 12-1 romp at