Sydney Rosa had two goals and Victoria Constantin had two assists to lead East Brunswick to a 6-0 victory over J.P. Stevens in East Brunswick.
Kaitlin Roughan scored a goal and had an assist for East Brunswick, Gina Morrison and Carla LaRocca both scored one goal. Sarah Schnayder, Michelle Popovski and Melissa Ciaccio each had one assist and Gabrielle Benzillo had one save.
J.P. Stevens goalie Sarah Zimmer recorded 18 saves.
Katrina Nguyen-Demary had two assists as three different players scored for East Brunswick in a 3-0 victory over West Windsor-Plainsboro South in East Brunswick.
Sydney Rosa had a goal and an assist while Lauren Ortado and Carla LaRocca each added a goal for East Brunswick. Alexandra Kalafor made two saves for the shutout.
Sydney Rosa and Carla LaRocca had two goals apiece as East Brunswick scored four goals in a span of six minutes in the first half to defeat Old Bridge, 4-0, in East Brunswick.
Sarah Schnayder had two assists for East Brunswick, which got goals in the 29th, 31st, 34th and 35th minutes. Alexandra Kalafor (four saves) and Gabrielle Benzillo (one save) combined on the shutout. Old Bridge’s Nicole Carbone made four saves.
MONROE – Coming off a slow start, the East Brunswick High School girls soccer team was looking to make a statement and senior forward Sydney Rosa was able to do just that.
Rosa recorded a hat trick as the Bears went on the road and defeated Monroe 4-0 on Tuesday.
After scoring just one goal in four contests, Rosa dominated the Monroe defense with technical finishes and nifty moves. On her last goal, the senior was able to split between two defenders before placing a perfect ball into the top right corner. Rosa took some big steps towards accomplishing one of her goals.
“My biggest thing this season is to make it my best season so I have to make sure I finish all opportunities,” said Rosa.
The senior will need more games like this one to make it her best season. Last year, Rosa had seven goals in the first five games and 20 on the season. She has some catching up to do, but Rosa is starting to get into a rhythm. It could spell trouble for the GMC Red Division.
“I had a surgery over the summer and I am starting to get my stamina back,” said Rosa. “As the games progress, I’m getting back my ability to play longer and just getting the feel for the ball again. Hopefully, I’ll just keep aggressive and get more goals.
The Bears came out strong and were able to control the tempo of the game and their success came from excellent direction from the midfield. Senior Margaret Lee and Jill Joseph were able to get players in position and make strong passes to open up the entire field.
East Brunswick defeated Union at home on a beautiful September day driven by 2 goals from Carla LaRocca with assists from Victoria Constantin and Margaret Lee. The Bears got six saves from Alex Kalafor in goal. Unions goal was scored by Alyssa Caggiano with an assist from Natalie Caggiano. Union got 8 saves from Stephanie Rivero. With the win, East Brunswick improves to 1-1 for the season.
East Brunswick lost to South Brunswick 1-0 despite four saves by Alexandra Kalafor. Scoring for South Brunswick was Michaela Knoblock with an assist from Damali Simon-Pointe. Unfortunately for the Bears, the game was called at 7:27 into the second half because of lightening.
"Honestly, I just knew that I had to pick my team up," Tack said. "I felt like that was a great way to get us all going again. In that moment, I was like, ‘Just keep your head over the ball, stay in and hit it as hard as you can.’"
Tack volleyed it home with her left foot, the first of two goals for Hunterdon Central, No. 6 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, in the first three minutes of the second half on the way to a 3-1 victory over No. 19 East Brunswick in the NJSIAA/Sports Authority Central Jersey Group 4 semifinals in East Brunswick.
Walking off the field at halftime, East Brunswick coach Kevin Brady could see the disappointment.
His team faced a one-goal deficit, it had not recorded a shot on goal and Old Bridge had controlled just about every aspect of the game.
"When we walked off the field, there was a lot of dejection," Brady said. "I just told them, ‘This is going to be the best 40 minutes of our lives. You’re going to remember these 40 minutes for the rest of your life.’ "
Top-seeded East Brunswick then turned in a much-improved second half with two goals from junior Sydney Rosa to capture its 26th Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament title by defeating second-seeded Old Bridge, No. 12 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, 2-1, yesterday at Woodbridge High.
No one on the East Brunswick bench was exactly sure who exactly had sent the ball into the goal with just six minutes left in regulation. But when the dust settled after the cluttered play, it was Gabrielle DiLiberto who had made the play.The senior netted the lone score in the 1-0 victory for top-seeded East Brunswick over fourth-seeded Bishop Ahr in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament semifinals in East Brunswick. The goal assured East Brunswick a chance to defend its title against second-seeded Old Bridge, No. 12 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, which topped third-seeded South Brunswick, 2-1, in the other semifinal