|South Jersey Soccer:
Banshees Hold Two Opponents Scoreless, Gain Tie and Win in W-League Action!
Saturday, May 19, 2001
By Peter C. Boggs
The South Jersey Banshees battled the Northern Virginia Majestics to a scoreless tie at home Friday night, then found the net three times to win 3-0 on the road against the New Jersey Lady Stallions Saturday evening.
South Jersey missed several great scoring chances against the Majestics at Cherokee High School Stadium, here. Forward Theresa Irwin hit the post with a shot in the 58th minute, and Adrienne Dugandzic's shot in the 71st was saved on the goal line by Majestics goalkeeper Riki-Ann Serrins. The best chance of all came in the 79th minute, however, when Dugandzic was awarded a penalty shot after being tripped in the box by Serrins. Serrins made a diving save on the shot, going to her left to keep the Banshees off the board.
Banshees goalkeeper Janel Shillig recorded three saves to preserve the shut-out in her first appearance for the team. Serrins finished the match with seven saves, as South Jersey outshot the Majestics 13 to seven. The tie, played before 888 in attendance, was some measure of revenge against the Majestics, who had defeated South Jersey 3-0 in Northern Virginia the week-end before.
South Jersey finally broke out of its scoring drought (276 scoreless minutes, stretching back to the season opener) in the 29th minute of its game against New Jersey, played at Kean University in Union. Dugandzic headed home an Irwin cross from six yards out to give South Jersey all it would need against the Lady Stallions.
Katie Taylor added an insurance goal in the 53rd, converting an Irwin through-ball with a shot which beat Lady Stallions goalkeeper Heather Hinton from 10 yards out. Dugandzic completed the scoring in the 89th minute, assisted by Sarah Giacomarra.
Shillig recorded eight saves for her second consecutive shut-out, as New Jersey outshot the Banshees 10 to six. Hinton finished with two saves on the night. South Jersey, which plays in the W-2 League, improved to 2-1-1 after beating the higher level W-1 League Lady Stallions.
South Jersey is back in action on Saturday at the New Jersey Wildcats. For more information, or for South Jersey Barons/Banshees season tickets, fans can call (856) 753-7608. Fans can also follow the Barons and Banshees season on the web at www.sjbarons.com.
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