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High School Field Hockey:
Moorestown Gets it Going During Second Half

Friday, September 8, 2006

By Joyce Sagerty
SJSports Special Correspondent

With last year's group of leadership now taking on new challenges, a new group has accepted the role of a leader looking to continue on their school’s success. The Lady Quakers from Moorestown were hosting the Falcons from Burlington Township to start off the new field hockey season. Moorestown’s offense, traditionally known to score goals in bunches, took awhile in getting their first score of the season. Just over twelve minutes into this game, the Lady Quakers would score their first of four first half goals. Moorestown’s defense would highlight this game as Kari Tobin and Marissa Toniatti each finished the game with two goals apiece. The Lady Quakers would pick up their opening day win with their 7-0 victory.

The start of another high school sports season allows the players to finally get put what they have learned during all of those practice sessions to use. Burlington Township knew they were in for a battle against the Quakers and had to remain competitive for two halves. The Falcons’ defense would tighten up everytime Moorestown were putting pressure on their keeper. With 18:25 showing on the scoreboard clock, Tobin’s shot on the cage finally crossed the goal line giving the Quakers a 1-0 lead. About two minutes later, Cornelia Duffin expanded their advantage. Moorestown would dominate this game for both halves and their efforts would be rewarded with the opening day win.

Photos by Art Redd

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