|High School Soccer:
Lady Chiefs edge Cherry Hill East
Friday, October 13, 2000
By Forrest Robleto
SJSports Staff Writer
Cherry Hill was hoping that Friday 13th might bring some bad luck to the Chief's, but there wasn't much in the way of luck to it. Cherry Hill played a good game but Cherokee played a better one. Cherokee were having a good strong season and today was no exception. The Lady Chiefs won this game by a score of 2-1.
The teams battled evenly until with less than six minutes left in the half, East got caught deep and the ball ping-ponged around the box. Magen Curran finally got a good cross to Becki Salamon who drove the ball home behind Emily Brenner. The Lady Cougars were visibly disappointed and slowed a bit. Cherokee took advantage and scored again two minutes and thirty-four seconds later as Kelli Langran got a good shot off that Emily Brennan stopped. But Emily couldn't control the rebound and Melissa Apostolidis put it away.
Cherry Hill looked stronger in the second half and at 33:16 in the second half, Dana DiBruno finally got East on the board with a strong shot against Cherokee's Christi Schillig to make it 2-1. That would be the end of the scoring in this game, but don't let that fool you. It was a very good
Cherokee improved to 8-2-1 on the season while Cherry Hill East falls to five hundred at 3-3-2. East hasn't seemed to be able to put it together this season. Amanda Kravitz looked tentative coming back from a broken nose and Nicole Thurston appeared to get hurt while simply running. East needs these girls to play strong. Mary Daly looks stronger every game and Lauren Houck played a strong game in the middle. Dana DiBruno who scored East's only goal has three on the season (out of a total of ten for East) and she is only a freshman. Maybe their luck is improving.
Photos by Forrest Robleto