Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A $2,000 donation by RK Chevrolet will help pay for the cost of the scoreboard.
West Deptford High School will install a new scoreboard for the girls' soccer and lacrosse field in time for the spring season, Superintendent Kevin Kitchenman confirmed at Monday's school board meeting. A $2,000 donation from RK Chevrolet, a car dealer located in Vineland, will cover one-third of the scoreboard's cost. The school board approved the donation at its Nov. 26 meeting. Winter weather will determine the timetable for the scoreboard construction. Kitchenman said the plan is to install the scoreboard sometime in March and to have it operational by the early spring, just in time for lacrosse season. However, the plan will be in flux based on how soon the ground thaws out after the winter to allow for underground digging and wiring…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
West Deptford dominated play but couldn't find the net in a 1-0 loss to Cinnaminson in the Group 2 semifinals.
Rarely are South Jersey semifinal soccer games as one-sided as the contest between the West Deptford High School girls’ soccer team and Cinnaminson, Tuesday afternoon. No. 4 West Deptford possessed the ball throughout the entire game, kept the ball on Cinnaminson’s side of the field for about 75 of the 80 minutes, and limited the Pirates to one shot on goal. If it were a boxing match, Cinnaminson would not have been awarded a single round. But soccer can be cruel at times and the sport issued the harshest of lessons to the Eagles, ending their season. Janea Dockins scored on Cinnaminson’s only shot on target and the Pirates bunkered down the rest of the way, recording a 1-0 victory in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. No. 8 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The West Deptford boys' and girls' soccer teams moved on to the Group 2 semifinals.
The West Deptford High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams rose to the occasion Tuesday afternoon, each winning a South Jersey group 2 playoff game to advance. The boys team will now head to the sectional championship game, while the girls' team advanced to the semifinals. Unfortunately, the field hockey team could not make it a perfect three-for-three, as the Eagles dropped their Group 2 semifinal against Camden Catholic. The girls’ soccer team was led by Megan Sullivan, who scored two goals while assisting on the third goal. Paige Paratore also found the back of the net and Anna Kipp made five saves to preserve the shutout. The Eagles now have a chance to earn their way to the South Jersey finals on their home field after the Group 2 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Both soccer teams and field hockey are playing the waiting game as they wait to hear when their next playoff games will take place.
As many schools in the area return to class today, focus is shifting to making up NJSIAA state playoff games washed out earlier this week by superstorm Sandy. This has resulted in a major shuffle in the schedule for football, boys' and girls' soccer and field hockey. For West Deptford's teams, it could make for a long wait. The boys' soccer team was able to get in its first round playoff game at Lower Cape May on Saturday morning. They won that match 1-0, allowing them to continue on to play Haddonfield in the second round. The NJSIAA is hoping to complete first round action for boys' soccer by Thursday and the second round by Saturday, according to press release sent out earlier this week. West Deptford athletic director Tim Cammarota …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The West Deptford girls' team got a No. 4 seed, while the boys' team earned a No. 8 seed in the Group 2 playoffs.
The NJSIAA released its playoff brackets for boys’ and girls’ soccer Thursday, giving the teams at West Deptford High School a glimpse of what lies ahead. The West Deptford girls’ team earned a No. 4 seed in the South Jersey group 2 playoffs and opens at home, Tuesday, against No. 13 Atlantic Tech. The Eagles (12-5) have won four-of-five entering today’s contest with Haddon Heights. Atlantic Tech figures to be of little threat, entering the postseason at 5-13-1. With a victory, West Deptford would advance to the quarterfinals and take on the winner of No. 5 Middle Township/No. 12 Buena. While the Eagles cannot afford to look ahead of anyone, they may be hard-pressed not to think about a semifinal matchup with No.1 Haddonfield. The …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Varsity girls' soccer earns its 11th win against Haddon Township.
West Deptford girls' varsity soccer delivered a one-two punch as they defeated Haddon Township Thursday night. The Eagles now stand with a 11-4 record after beating Haddon Township in a 2-1 victory. Samantha Budd proved to be a playmaker for her team as she went on to score the two goals with an assist from both Paige Paratore and Megan Sullivan. Goalkeepers Anna Kipp and Maggie Davis displayed exceptional coverage, allowing only one of five attempts on the goal to pass them. Each was able to save two goals from entering the net. From here, the girls will go on to play the Sterling Knight at their own field on Monday, Oct. 22. Sterling is currently eighth in the conference with a 8-7 record.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Haddon Heights scored with just 35 seconds left in a 1-0 win over West Deptford.
After going back and forth for over 79 minutes it seemed only fitting that the Colonial Conference girls' soccer showdown between West Deptford High School and Haddon Heights was about to head to overtime. However, when the final whistle blew, the Eagles were left not preparing for an extra session, but trying to figure out what just happened. Haddon Heights’ Ally Glickman scored with 35 seconds left to send the Garnets to a 1-0 win at Webber Field, Wednesday night. Haddon Heights received a direct kick from about 35 yards out with under a minute left. The ball was sent in the box where it found Glickman, who fired in a shot that West Deptford keeper Anna Kipp had no chance at stopping. The goal sparked off a celebration for the Garnets …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Megan Sullivan and Tina Furfari have combined to score 15 goals in eight games this season.
After losing a handful of talented seniors to graduation, the West Deptford High School girls' soccer team needed a player to step up to fill the void. Fortunately for the Eagles, two girls stepped up early in the season and haven't stopped scoring since. Megan Sullivan and Tina Furfari have combined to score 15 goals in eight games, helping West Deptford to a 6-2 record. “Everybody has been contributing,” said Sullivan, who has a team-high eight tallies. “We have a lot of different goal scorers but we needed somebody to step up and score so I feel like as I move forward it’s my responsibility to put the ball in the back of the neck.” Sullivan sensed scoring could be an issue for the team early in the preseason and figured it would be up …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Eagles score a 9-0 win over the Red Raiders.
Ashleigh Peterson scored two goals and assisted on three others as West Deptford built a 6-0 halftime lead en route to a 9-0 win over Paulsboro Friday. Tina Furfari and Payton McGinniss also had two goals each, and Furfari added an assist. Karen Knoblock, Sam Budd and Nicole Pinto each scored a goal, and Megan Knoblock (1), Makenna Moreno (1) and Jordan Stanek (2) added assists. The Eagles improved to 4-1 with the win, and hit the road against Bishop Eustace Saturday morning.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The girls win, 7-0, while the boys win, 3-1.
Behind a hat trick from Megan Sullivan and contributions from nine other players, the West Deptford girls' soccer team peppered Woodbury with 20 shots in a 7-0 road win Wednesday. The Eagles got goals from Sullivan, Sam Budd, Liz Douglas, Crystal Forkey and Paige Paratore. Assists came from Budd, Tina Furfari, Makenna Moreno, Rita Prinz, Jordan Stanek and Megan Knoblock, who had a pair. On the defensive side, Maggie Davis made three saves and Anna Kipp stopped a fourth shot. On the boys' side, Joe Mingrino, Kevin Keane and Lew Hunter all scored, as the Eagles staked themselves to a 2-0 lead on the way to a 3-1 win.