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Buck leads Moorestown to 11-6 win over Cherokee in Tournament of Champions semifinals

Thursday, 17th June 2021

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 6/17/21
Staff Report

Katie Buck collected six goals, an assist and seven draw controls to lead host Moorestown to an 11-6 victory today over Cherokee in the New Jersey Tournament of Champions semifinals.

The win vaults the Group 3 champion and second-seeded Quakers (18-2) into Saturday’s title game vs. top-seeded Oak Knoll at Mount Olive at 4 p.m. Moorestown fell to Oak Knoll in the 2019 TofC final and also fell to Oak Knoll, 15-8, on May 10.

Buck, a junior, and Dylan Silar (seven draw controls) helped the Quakers win 15 of 19 draws. Emma Dengler added three goals and Hayley Kowalczyk had five saves.

Group 4 champion Cherokee (21-2) was held to a season-low six goals and was unable to hold a 4-3 lead. Moorestown took a 5-4 lead when Buck scored on an 8-meter with 32 seconds left in the first half.

Cherokee got three three goals from Alex Kulinski and two goals from Erin St. John.

NJ Tournament of Champions Semifinals

Moorestown 11, Cherokee 6
Cherokee (21-2) 4 2 -6
Moorestown (18-2) 5 6 -11

Margaret Lawler 2gb, 1dc
Caroline Tone 2gb
Emma Dengler 3g
Libby Hock 2a
Dylan Silar 1g, 1gb, 7dc
Katie Buck 6g, 1gb, 7dc
Caroline Button 2gb
Grace Lynch 1g, 2a, 1gb
Hayley Kowalczyk 5 saves

Aly Mascolo 1g, 1dc
Alex Kulinski 3g, 1dc
Katie Montenero 1dc
Erin St. John 2g
Delaney Jackson 1dc
Natalie Roesch 4 saves

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