Friday, September 17, 2004
By Susan Hall
On Friday afternoon at Bishop Eustace, the girl's soccer match-up between the Crusaders hosting Washington Township took center stage. Both of these teams were undefeated in their first 4 games of the early season, but both teams are expected to go a long way into the post season. It wasn't until the second half of this game that the first goal was scored. Maria Fasolino put Washington Township ahead and then Andrea March scored the eventually game winner to advance their record to 3-0-1 with their 2-1 victory over the Lady Crusaders.
The game started out as most games do with the strategy of field position. The defense and offense were just feeling each other out looking for the right moment to attack. Bishop Eustace had the first real scoring chance in the first half when Lauren Petruzzelli's header hit the crossbar and back into play.
Early in the second half, the Minutemaids began to control the momentum and given them more scoring chances. It paid off when Petruzzelli's goal gave Township the one goal advantage. Building on their success, March was able to find the back of the net and Township had a comfortable 2-0 lead. Later in the half, Kathleen Lawer gave Eustace their first and only goal of the game.