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Woodstown Remain On Top By Defeating Gloucester

Friday, November 1, 2002

By Crystal Parker
SJSports Staff Writer

It was a day that most wanted to stay at home and keep warm under your favorite blanket. All week long, Mother Nature has reminded us that winter was not too far away with wind chill temperatures holding around the freezing mark. Despite the conditions, the Woodstown Wolverines (14-4-1) traveled to Gloucester City to take on the Lady Lions in a battle between two of the top field hockey teams in the Tri-County Conference Classic Division. Woodstown's Jamie Toy scored the winning goal in their 3-1 victory to all but seal the division title.

Those attending this game braved the high winds and cold weather to see these two successful field hockey programs compete late in their regular season. With the playoffs starting next week, Woodstown had a good hold of first place in the division with Gloucester City right behind them in the standings. The Lady Wolverines were currently on a six game winning streak only allowing just 2 goals. Sarah Mutter has been spectacular in goal for Woodstown. She would be tested today as Gloucester (13-2-2) also had a successful goaltender in Melissa Zuccarelli.

Woodstown would set the tone early as they scored the first goal right at the beginning of this game. Catherine Toy scored on a penalty corner to give her team the early edge. That goal not only broke the ice in this game, for both teams, the game picked up its intensity warming the blood of all who attended this interdivision battle. As expected, Gloucester responded with a goal of their own when Ashley Boulden tied the game at one apiece. Jamie Toy would take advantage of yet another penalty corner and give Woodstown a 2-1 lead before the half. Colleen McGowan added a last second goal to complete the scoring in this game.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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