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High School Soccer:
Second Half Comeback Gives Lenape Title

Thursday, November 11, 2004

By Crystal Parker
SJSports Staff Writer

It was an emotional title game for both teams. Washington Township and Lenape were very familiar opponents and it was no secret who the scorers were on the team. Lenape has been successful coming away with the victory against the Minutemaids during the regular season, but it was Washington Township who took an early lead in this South Jersey Group 4 girl’s soccer title game. Lenape quickly swung the momentum in their favor in the second half when two quick goals pushed them in the lead for good. Allison Williams and Lindsay Walsh provided all of the scoring needed to capture the 3-1 victory.

During the half time intermission, both coaches were emphasizing to keep a close mark on their player and continue to play solid defense. Washington Township took the 1-0 lead in the first half on Colleen Tovinsky’s goal late in the first half. Keeper Danielle Nettleton was in perfect position to stop the ball, but the ball trickled through her legs and into the net giving the Minutemaids the lead. The third seeded Minutemaids gave their visiting supporting fans a reason to celebrate up until the break.

When the second half whistle was blown, Lenape went right to work in getting back into this group final soccer game. The top seeded Indians worked their way down the field and Williams had an open shot at the net with her aggressive play. Launching a shot just inside the box, keeper Lyndsey Reeve was unable to jump up and deflect Williams’ shot that went just over her reach and into the top right corner of the net. That goal was only the beginning as Walsh put Lenape ahead moments later that Washington Township was unable to respond. Williams’ second goal of the game allowed the celebrations to begin for the Lenape’s girl’s soccer team.

Photos by Art Redd

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