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South Jersey Soccer:
Elizabethtown Soccer Opens Against Rutgers-Camden With 3-0 Shutout

Saturday, August 30, 2003

By Boog Williams
SJSports Staff Writer

Camden, N.J. Rutgers-Camden Community Park is a great place to view a soccer game!! It’s located right at the bottom of the Ben Franklin Bridge, with a view of Campbell’s Field and the skyline of Philadelphia. But it was the Blue Jays of Elizabethtown, lead by sophomore forward Brian Zalasky’s two goals in the first half that defeated the Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers-Camden 3-0.

Just 1:36 into the match, Zalasky scored his first of two goals with an assist from senior Ryan Wattenschaidt. His second came at the 17:55 into the match on an assist from Senior Steve Custer. The very physical half ended 2-0.

In the second half, junior defender John Aronowicz, scored at 56:17 by going to the net on a great cross from the right side by sophomore midfielder Zach Eddinger. Zalasky had a chance to record a hat trick, but he shot high to the right on a PK kick. One of South Jersey’s own, Freshmen Owen Friedrich #25 from Haddon Township High School, got some playing time in the midfield for the Blue Jays. Another South Jersey player, Tim Filewicz from Deptford High School and local coach at Star Soccer Academy, is recovering from knee surgery. Tim said that he started to run for the first time this week and hopes to be back playing in a month.

The game ended 3-0 Blue Jays as senior goaltender Michael Ciattei records a shutout. Etown outshot Rutgers-Camden 15-8. Skip Roderick recorded his 346th win in his 22nd year as head coach of the Blue Jays.

Photos by Boog Williams

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