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High School Soccer:
Highland and Schalick Finishes in a Tie

Friday, October 22, 2004

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

For those teams that have qualified for the playoffs by finishing with a record above five hundred before the cutoff date, it's now time to refocus on improving on the areas that needs some work. The seeding for the soccer postseason brackets will be out soon and teams can begin the preparation against their opponent. Both Schalick and Highland's girls soccer teams were coming off of wins and had earn a shutout in that victory. In this Tri-County Conference interdivision game, the Lady Tartans would watch their opponents score twice in the second half to earn the tie.

Now that the cutoff date has expired and teams that have qualified for the playoffs can now begin to re-focus their efforts some where else, there are still games to be played and division titles to win. Schalick is in the full control of their own destiny in looking to capture the Classic Division title from the Tri-County Conference. For the very successful Lady Cougars, they are also looking to repeat as the South Jersey Group 1 champions. Highland has been surprising teams with their play and they continued to do so against the Cougars.

Highland was the team to strike first in the first half. Dani Allizzo gave the Tartans the one goal lead and then Melissa Scully doubled it and Highland lead at the break. As they have been doing all season long, Schalick found a way to battle back. Katie Nelson cut the deficit in half with her goal and it looked as if Highland had everything under control. Lena Cannon would tie this game sending this game into overtime. A small victory goes to the Lady Tartans for showing they could compete with success soccer programs. Neither team was able to score in overtime.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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