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High School Soccer:
Highland Edges Cumberland

Thursday, October 5, 2006

By Joyce Sagerty
SJSports Special Correspondent

The month of October is that time of the year where high school students are getting ready for cooler temperatures, school dances and homecoming events. It's also that time when soccer teams know that less than two weeks is the cutoff date to qualify for the state tournament. Hovering around the requirements to make it into the playoffs were the Lady Tartans from Highland soccer team. In an important Tri-County Conference Royal Division game against Cumberland, Highland would post a 2-1 victory and pull within one game of evening their record to the five hundred level.

Not to be looking ahead at their schedule, the Lady Tartans will have their hands full next week as they will play a divisional match up against Delsea and then a very tough game against Gloucester Catholic who has been considered as one of the best teams in the area. That’s enough about the future because today Highland would be able to get their first goal of the game when Alyssa Bellofatto scored giving them a 1-0 lead. Tiffany Bledsoe would add the second goal for Highland and they were able to maintain their momentum for the remainder of the game. Christina Riley would score a goal for Cumberland to avoid the shutout. Stephanie Kinney recorded 10 saves for Highland while Cumberland’s Kayla Erianne had 16 saves.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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