Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Eagles head down to Atlantic County to open the South Jersey, Group 2 tournament Monday.
A late tiebreaker revision has flipped around a pair of seeds in the lower half of the South Jersey, Group 2 baseball tournament, and West Deptford's road trip just got a bit longer. Instead of a 10-minute drive to GCIT, the Eagles, now seeded No. 15, will make the hike down to Buena, the No. 2 seed, for an opening-round game Monday afternoon. West Deptford will enter the playoffs on the heels of a doubleheader sweep over Woodbury (7-0) and Lindenwold (11-1) Thursday.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Eagles are co-champs with Haddonfield after beating Audubon Thursday.
West Deptford’s golfers have their first conference championship in a decade, sharing the title with Haddonfield after a 175-205 win over Audubon at Beckett Golf Club Thursday. Kevin Brockway paced the Eagles with a 41, Matt Santarelli and Ritchie Stolz each shot 44 and Ryan Henry fired a 46 as West Deptford got back-to-back wins on back-to-back days at the Swedesboro course. It was only a week ago the Eagles beat Haddonfield for the first time in at least six years, 171-178, on a blustery day at RiverWinds. The team has been led by a core of seniors—Brockway, Santarelli, Henry, John Meagher and Zach Vorndran—who head coach John Cobb has called a special group, and the ones most likely to unseat Haddonfield. Check back with West Deptford …
The Eagles couldn't match the Redbirds' offensive firepower.
The good news is West Deptford High School’s girls’ lacrosse team held the state’s leading scorer to one of her lowest-scoring games of the season. The bad news is that Allentown’s Alex Moore still scored five goals and dished out four assists, as the Eagles fell in the second round of the South Jersey, Group 2 playoffs Thursday, 15-5. For West Deptford, Maddie Waschko (2 goals) and Jess Hill (3) provided the offensive effort, with Emily Whalin adding three assists. It wasn’t enough to contain Allentown’s jet-fueled offense, however; the Redbirds leaped out to an 8-2 lead at the break and didn’t slow down much in the second half on the way to the win.
The Eagles are round-bound in the playoffs this year.
A handful of losses before the playoff cutoff date means the West Deptford High School baseball team faces an arduous route through the playoffs, with no shot at a home game at any point in the postseason. The Eagles, the defending sectional champs, drew the No. 16 seed in Group 2 and will take on top seed GCIT in the opening round Monday. If the Eagles can pull off the upset, they’ll have to hop on the bus in each subsequent round. Some familiar foes could lurk in the second and third round—Delran, who the Eagles beat on the road in the playoffs last year, could be a second-round opponent, and No. 4 Haddonfield looks like a lock to be around in the semifinals, should the Eagles manage a pair of wins.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The golfers got a preview of a potentially conference-clinching match in their win over Kingsway.
West Deptford's golfers got a win over Kingsway Wednesday in what could be a preview match against a key Colonial Conference match, edging the Dragons, 168-174 at Beckett Golf Club. Matt Santarelli led the Eagles with a 41, while Ritchie Stolz (41), Kevin Brockway (42) and Ryan Henry (45) rounded out the scoring. West Deptford will be back at Beckett Thursday to face Audubon in the final conference match of the season, with a potential split of the Colonial title with Haddonfield on the line. Softball Sydney Ponto and Marissa Linquist were a fearsome one-two punch, as the Eagles mercy-ruled Lindenwold, 12-0. Linquist pitched the shutout, striking out five and allowing just a single hit, while also going 4-for-4 at the plate, falling only a…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Eagles will open against Red Bank Thursday.
The West Deptford boys’ lacrosse team drew a seed in the top half of the New Jersey Group 1 tournament, and will host a playoff opener Thursday at the football stadium. The Eagles drew the No. 13 spot in the 31-team tournament, which, due to a smaller number of schools fielding lacrosse teams, features squads from across the state, eliminating any sectional play. They’ll play host to Red Bank Regional High School (10-6), which plays in the Shore Conference, Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. The winner of that game will advance to play either Rumson, another Shore Conference power, or Newton in the second round.
The Eagles got their first-ever playoff win Monday, beating Lower, 18-6.
The Eagles finished in the top half of the draw Monday.
West Deptford scored a fifth-place finish and placed a pair of golfers in the individual top 15 in the Central/South Group 2 sectional tournament at Wildwood Country Club Monday. Battling thick rough and talented competition, senior Kevin Brockway and freshman Ritchie Stolz led the Eagles, shooting 84 and 86, respectively, as the team combined for a 366 on the day. Matt Santarelli (95), Ryan Henry (101) and John Meagher (102) rounded out the scoring for the Eagles, who finished well off the pace set by champion Middle Township, which had two golfers finish in the 70s. Brockway was 10th overall and Stolz finished 13th, as Middle’s David Hicks fired a 71 to win the individual title. West Deptford coach John Cobb said the team did respectably…
The Eagles dismantled Lower Cape May, 18-6, in a home playoff game Monday.
The West Deptford girls’ lacrosse team put together an offensive showcase, dominating Lower Cape May from the opening whistle in an 18-6 blowout victory in the opening round of the South Jersey, Group 2 playoffs Monday, in just the second-ever playoff win for the team. The Eagles, who were led by Emily Whalin’s four goals and five assists, jumped out to a 2-0 lead early, and eventually built it to 7-1 with a little over nine minutes left in the first half, when Lower Cape May finally called a timeout to stop the bleeding. While it was effective for a moment—the Caper Tigers pulled to within four goals after a quick flurry of offense coming off the timeout—it didn’t keep the Eagles down for long. West Deptford would go on to score four more…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The boys' lacrosse team defeated Haddonfield to win an Olympic Conference title, while the golf team topped the Bulldawgs to inch closer to gaining a share of the Colonial Conference crown.
The past seven days saw plenty of action around the West Deptford athletic fields, as teams looked to make their final moves before the playoff cutoff date arrived. Last week saw the boys’ lacrosse team take down Haddonfield to claim an Olympic Conference title, and the golf team take down the Bulldawgs to claim a piece of the Colonial Conference crown. Also, another lacrosse player joined the 100-goal club. Below is a look back at the week that was in local athletics, as well as a glimpse at this week’s schedule. GOLF If it seems like history is happening an awful lot at West Deptford these days, that’s because it is. The golf team was the latest squad to move closer to a conference championship, as the Eagles defeated rival Haddonfield, …