Monday, November 7, 2005
By Susan Hall
Time and time again the coaches send their players onto the field with the expectation of following every set of guidelines they must execute to coming away victorious. The relationship between player and coach is one that some would not agree with, but it is necessary for eleven players to work as one to complete their objective. West Deptford hosting Collingswood were two teams that have demonstrated their ability to win because of their relationship with their coaching staff. But sometimes it’s those individual performances that can change a game. Katie Feeley and Stefanie Bucholski were two players highlighting this team effort in defeating West Deptford 5-1 in a South Jersey Group II semi-finals game.
There were signs all around the field indicating support for their team. In support of their school, Collingswood would look around and feel right at home as many traveled to West Deptford. This would be the third time this season that the two have met with the Lady Eagles holding a slight edge winning the last game during the regular season. West Deptford was the number two seed in the tournament picking up a win over Haddon Heights to advance to today’s game. Collingswood would also receive a first round bye as the third seed and defeated Haddonfield to advance.
Collingswood, who dominated most of the first half, struck first midway through the half when Kristin Willey scored with the assist going to Feeley. Off of a corner, Kacey Ehret nailed her shot into the back of the cage and the Lady Panthers would jump out to a 2-0 lead. West Deptford would respond when Marlee Schramm scored and right back into this game the Eagles had found themselves. Collingswood would go back to their most dominate player today as Feeley worked the ball deep into the Eagles end of the field and scored on a Amy Corbitt assisting and the Panthers lead would not be threaten again. Stefanie Bucholski would account for the other two goals scored and Collingswood would advance to another group championship game.