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High School Soccer:
Moorestown Second Half Goal Pushes Quakers Past Vineland

Thursday, October 24, 2002

By Crystal Parker
SJSports Staff Writer

Moorestown High School was the place to be as not only were the girl's soccer team hosting Vineland in the Coaches Tournament, Shawnee and the Lady Quakers were also battling it out in a big field hockey competition. On this day, the main focus in the soccer arena was on this quarterfinals game. The sixteen-seeded Lady Clan from Vineland were looking to get a little respect as they were looking to record another upset against the eight-seeded Moorestown Quakers. Both of these teams matched each other's intensity as Moorestown scored the lone to advance to the next round.

The excitement of this South Jersey Coaches Tournament started early when Vineland entered this tournament as the lowest seed. That meant they had the task of going up against the number one seeded Washington Township. The Fighting Clan not only held Township scored during regulation, they also won this game on penalty kicks 4-3 to advance. Moorestown had a bit of an easy first round match as they shout out Paul VI 2-0 to host another round.

As for today's game, Moorestown and Vineland played a close game as neither team could score in the first half. Both teams played solid defense for over two-thirds of this game. It wasn't until 6:03 showing on the game clock that the first and only goal was scored. Freshman Brooke Cantwell put her team into the next round when she gave the home crowd something to cheer about on this cold early evening victory. Next up for the Quakers are the Pirates from Cinnaminson.

Photos by Art Redd

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