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NJ Group championships: Moorestown, Haddonfield win state titles; TOC schedule announced

Sunday, 2nd June 2019

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/2/19
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Moorestown scored four straight goals to seize a 6-5 halftime lead and claimed a 9-8 victory Saturday over Mendham to claim its second straight New Jersey Group 3 state championship at Kean University.

The Quakers (19-5) seek to defend their Tournament of Champions title when it meets Group 4 champion Ridgewood on Wednesday at Middletown South at 5 p.m. Moorestown has won 23 overall state titles.

The win also Quakers gave their first year-coach, Colleen Hancox, her first state crown.

This win Saturday did not come easy for for the Quakers, who went down 5-2 after Mendham (19-4) scored four unanswered goals itself in the first half.

Ashley Nutt and Rylee Brown paced the Quakers with three goals each. Brown’s third tally made it 9-7 with 16 minutes to play and senior goalie Logan Lillie (six saves) was clutch with several key stops in the final minutes.

Nutt scored three of her goals in the 4-0 run to end the first half for the Quakers. Kayla Frank added two goals for Moorestown.

Group 2 – Haddonfield 18, Madison 7

The Bulldawgs (19-3) won a second straight Group 2 championship at Kean University.

Ashley Campo and Caroline Beckett had five goals and two assists each, and Brooke Fiannaca added four goals and an assist for Haddonfield. Gabi Connor contributed three goals and four assists.

Haddonfield will face top-seeded Oak Knoll in the TOC semis Wednesday at Middletown South at 7 p.m.

Tournament of Champion SEEDS
1-Oak Knoll (Group 1)
2-Moorestown (Group 3)
3-Ridgewood (Group 4)
4-Haddonfield (Group 2)

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 AT MIDDLETOWN SOUTH
2-Moorestown vs. 3-Ridgewood, 5 PM
1-Oak Knoll vs. 4-Haddonfield, 7 PM

CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, June 8, Kean University

NJ Group 3 championship
Moorestown 9, Mendham
8
Mendham 6 2 -8
Moorestown 7 2 -9

Mendham
Jessica Beneducci 2a
Megan Graziano 1g
Regan Hakes 1g, 1a
Carleigh Mahoney 3g
Kelly McIntyre 1g
Ashley Peck 2g
Jackie Egerter 7 saves

Moorestown
Rylee Brown 3g
Kayla Frank 2g, 1a
Janey Galski 1g
Avery Jaffe 1a
Ashley Nutt 3g
Logan Lillie 6 saves

NJ Group 2 championship
Haddonfield 18, Madison 7

Madison 4 3 -7
Haddonfield 7 11 -18

Madison
Shea Baggett 2g
Clare Culligan 1g
Leah Rutland 2g
Ginny Taylor 1g
Emma Torkelson 1g
Jula Tully 10 saves

Haddonfield
Wayden Ay 2a
Caroline Beckett 5g, 2a
Ashley Campo 5g, 2a
Gabi Connor 3g, 4a
Sasha Feinstein 1g
Brooke Fiannaca 4g, 1a
Emily Smart 1a
Maya Feinstein 7 saves

NJ Group 4 championship
Ridgewood 9, Eastern 4

Ridgewood 2 7 -9
Eastern 3 1 -4

Eastern
Tori Accardo 1g
Kelsey Barratt 2g
Jenna Casole 1g
Ryleigh Heck 1a
Kelli McGroarty 10 saves

Ridgewood
Keely Bennett 1g
Cailin Bracken 1a
Sara Ellinghaus 2g
Annie McCarthy 1g
Katie McCarthy 1a
Marley Scala 3g
Jackie Wolak 2g, 2a
Kara Rahaim 7 saves

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