Jason Bohrod, Jess Heifetz and Gabby Pagkalinawan make first teams.
Watchung Hills Regional Girls Soccer
Friday, November 30, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Despite Warriors' control of much of the action, Red Devils advance to soccer finals.
Ridge goalkeeper Rachel Axt held off six shots to keep Watchung Hills from scoring in the regional semi-final game at Tozier Field Friday, helping Ridge hold onto an early score to win 1-0. The loss came even as the Warriors controlled nearly every aspect of the game. "They played a great game—they couldn't have done anything better, they just didn't get the ball through," Ridge Head Coach Katie Donahue said. The Warriors controlled the midfield through most of the game, and when not advancing the ball towards the goal, the Warriors kept the pressure on Axt and Ridge's defense. "I'm really glad I have a really great defense because they back me up," Axt said. Ridge scored early, with team captain Nicole Bates scoring at 3:25 in the first …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Girls soccer team improves to 7-3 on the season.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Team record rise to 4-2 on the season.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Watchung Hills Regional girls soccer team stays perfect after two games.
Watchung Hills Regional girls soccer won 4-1 over Somerville on their home field Saturday to improve their record to 2-0. Somerville forward Emily Millar scored the first goal of the game early in the first half, then 13 minutes into the game freshman forward Ally Grunstein evened the score with a volley off the cross from junior Rachel Marino. The first half ended 1-1, but senior Jess Heifetz scored right at the start of the second half off a cross from Grunstein. Heifetz added another goal 20 minutes later after a great pass from senior forward Jess Soldiviero. Soldiviero also scored the final goal of the game, as Heifetz returned the favor with an assist to her fellow captain. Watchung Hills stats: Next game: 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at North …
Monday, August 27, 2012
First-year head girls soccer coach Sean Mealy sees Warriors' potential this season.
The Watchung Hills Regional girls soccer team is used to battling its way through a tough division, but this year the season will be tougher. Soccer powerhouse East Brunswick will be the Warriors' first opponent when the season starts, giving first-year Head Coach Sean Mealy plenty to be concerned about—one thing he won't have to worry about, though, is how his players will react. "I've been coaching these kids since they were in the seventh-grade," Mealy said, adding he worked with the core players on the team when the girls soccer program at Warren Middle School was launched. And after a rebuilding year, follwing the team's state championship 2010 season, his players are ready for the big games. Mealy said most of team's opponents will …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Questionable penalty costs girls soccer team a shot a repeating state title.
The top-seeded Watchung Hills Regional girls soccer team lost to fourth-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan Regional 1-0 Monday in the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 state semifinals. The lone goal of the game came in the second half, on a questionable penalty against Watchung's Jessica Soldiviero. In Short Despite playing aggressively, and controlling most of the action, the Warriors couldn't get the ball in the goal. The Warriors dominated the action, intercepting and disrupting the Panthers' attempts at setting up their offense. A series of penalties against the Warriors, however, led to the downfall for the team's hopes of repeating as state champs. Soldiviero was called for a foul after kicking the ball away from a Bridgewater player. The …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Montgomery's conversions of corner kicks doom Watchung Hills.
The Watchung Hills Regional High School girls soccer team fell in the semifinals in the Somerset County Tournament to Montgomery High School in Skillman on Thursday evening, losing 4-0. In Short The Warriors were bounced in the semifinals of the Somerset County Tournament, in a rainy, windy, and cold evening at Montgomery High School, dropping the game 4-0. During halftime of the quarterfinals against Bridgewater, the Warriors spoke about a chance to get back at Montgomery, a team that beat them 4-1 about a month earlier. On this Thursday night, however, the story remained unchanged. Montgomery notched a pair of goals in each half, including three of them on corner kicks. After scoring 25 minutes into the first half, Montgomery added a…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Goal in the closing seconds of double overtime gives the Warriors a dramatic victory.
The Watchung Hills Regional High School girls soccer team took down Franklin High School in Warren on Monday afternoon, winning 2-1 in double overtime. After dominating the first half, the Warriors got a goal midway through the second half only to see Franklin equalize the game less than two minutes later. On the verge of a tie in double overtime, Watchung scored the game winning goal right before the final whistle blew. It moved the Warriors record to 4-2. Samantha DePinho—The sophomore notched the game winner in the closing seconds of double overtime. After the Warriors pushed the ball forward, DePinho pulled the trigger on a shot from 35 yards away with her right foot. The ball sailed right towards the crossbar and ducked under it …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Watchung Hills managed just one shot on goal to drop to 1-2 in the Skyland Conference Delaware Division.
The Watchung Hills Regional High School girls soccer team turned in its flattest effort of the young season Saturday, as the Warriors could not capitalize on a first-half possession advantage and managed just one shot on goal for the contest as they fell to Ridge 1-0 at Lee Field in Bernards Township. IN SHORT The Warriors controlled the ball for the large majority of the game, and absolutely dominated in the first half, as Watchung Hills managed several runs into Ridge territory. But the Warriors couldn’t sustain inside the offensive third and managed just three shots on the day, including just one on goal. Watchung Hills was also turned aside on five corner kicks, as it was shutout for the first time this season. Senior co-captain Amy …