Thursday, November 10, 2005
By Joyce Sagerty
Fresh from their win earlier in the week, the Lady Quakers were back on the field this time in the finals looking to defend their South Jersey Group III title. Clearview would be their next opponent trying to take the title away from the Quakers. On this very windy day where Moorestown had the advantage during the first half, Clearview's valiant effort during the second half would come up short. The seventh seeded Lady Pioneers would cut their deficit in half, but Moorestown would hold off Clearview's late run and claim the crown.
The wind played a major factor during the first half with Moorestown taking full advantage of it early in this game. With the strong wind at their backs, the Quakers were able to send the ball deep into Clearview's end of the field setting up their chances. Clearview on the other hand would watch their kicks get hung up in the air and sail well short. Moorestown would score the only goal of the first half when Jess Davis scored with 32:45 showing on the game clock and that's the way the first half would end. The Quakers would keep Clearview from attempting any shots on goal.
By the time the second half started, the strong winds had subsided giving Clearview now only a slight advantage. Brooke Cantwell would give Moorestown a 2-0 lead early in the period and that goal seem to have put the Pioneers in a since of urgency. Michele Tumolo would score with just under a minute remaining in the game. But that goal would be the last one scored and Moorestown would celebrate their second straight sectional title.