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High School Field Hockey:
Moorestown's Supremacy Continues

Friday, November 11, 2005

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

This time it would be Wall looking to dethrone Moorestown’s field hockey team from capturing their fifth straight sectional title. With that much success, opposing teams send out their scouts looking for some kind of weakness to exploit in order to gain an edge. It’s close to impossible to defend speed, talent and the awesome skill of the game the Lady Quakers possess. Seventh seeded Wall continued to impress by cutting Moorestown’s two goal lead in half in the second half. But the home team quickly turned this very competitive game back into their favor. Cassie Grossman had other plans as her third straight goal gave Moorestown the lead for good and capture the victory 4-1. Moorestown will now be looking to add their 16th state title in their school’s history.

The Quakers early on kept most of the action on Wall’s end of the field determine to score the first goal of the game. Several shots at the cage went just wide of the cage or off a Wall player. Their efforts would be rewarded when Grossman was in position to put the ball inside the cage. Grossman was not done as she deposited her second goal giving Moorestown a 2-0 advantage. Wall, who defeated second seeded Ocean Township and third seeded Red Bank Catholic, got back into this game when Jen Balka scored halfway through the second half. Grossman would add her third goal of the game and Cornelia Duffin rounded out the scoring for Moorestown and captured the Central Jersey Group III title.

Photos by Art Redd

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