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High School Soccer:
New Egypt Keeps Divisional Race Close as Warriors Shutout Riverside

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

There is a serious battle going on in the Burlington County Freedom Division between Riverside, Palmyra and New Egypt. With only a handful of games remaining in the regular season, each one of these teams has just one divisional match-up left on their schedule. Last night, New Egypt (9-4-0, 5-3-0) played host to the division leading Riverside Rams in a classic boy's soccer game. The Warriors were up to the challenge as they scored two goals in each half and prevent their opponents from clinching the division. Keeper Jason Britton recorded the shutout for New Egypt as he saved 11 shots.

Riverside is in the driver's seat sitting in first place in their division. With only 5 games remaining to their regular scheduled season, they only have one more divisional contest and that's against Palmyra (10-3-0, 7-2-0). Palmyra will meet the Rams this Thursday at home in their attempt to clinch a share of the title or the outright title. Meanwhile New Egypt has just one other divisional game scheduled against Florence.

New Egypt would strike first late in the first half when Fred Weingart scored the first and eventually the game-winning goal with 3:27 remaining in the half. Matt Lee would add another goal with fewer than forty ticks left. Both teams went into the locker room at the half to warm up and prepare for the second half. Things did change for the Warriors as they kept the pressure and the momentum in their favor especially when Tyler Sorchik nailed his shot with 23:22 showing on the second half game clock. Scott Stiles would record the last goal of this game and New Egypt walked away with a 4-0 win.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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