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High School Field Hockey:
Moorestown Clinch Tenth Straight Title

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

By Crystal Parker
SJSports Staff Writer

Each game that the Lady Falcons from Burlington Township’s field hockey team has played has been an uphill battle. But that hasn’t stopped them from putting on the uniform and giving their best effort on the field. It would another steep hill to climb as they would travel to Moorestown High School to take on the Lady Quakers. Moorestown had started out the week with a tough win over Cherokee and were looking to keep up their finesse on the field. Burlington Township would keep the game close in the first half, but the Quakers were able to break this game open in the second half. Moorestown would pick up their eighth victory of the season by defeating the Falcons by a 9-0 margin.

Moorestown had started out the 2005 season by winning the first four games on their schedule before losing their first game of the season. Before that loss to Holy Cross, the Lady Quakers had won twenty straight games last season without losing a single game. With the Burlington County Liberty Division title in their possession and a Group 3 Title added to their resume from last year, Moorestown has learned to play their game and not worry about the opponent, and that’s the reason for their success and winning tenth straight titles.

It wasn’t until just over midway through the first half that Moorestown deposited the first goal of the game. The Quakers kept most of the play in Township territory keeping the pressure on Falcons defense. But the shot just kept coming and Giulia Giordano scored with 24:38 showing on the game clock. Moorestown would push the score to 2-0 when Giordano scored again five minutes later and that’s how the first half ended. The scoring would pick up during the second half as Giordano would score her third goal of the game. Six other players would score for the Lady Quakers. Kelly Casey would preserve the shutout.

Photos by Art Redd

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