Sports

Girls Soccer: Bridgewater-Raritan Stays Undefeated, Edges Ridge, 1-0, in OT

4d1d73e77d04d9b09585_IMG_2605__2_.JPG
Credits: Guy Kipp
4d3cc7ad5ef895e180df_IMG_2632__2_.JPG
Ally Lindsey of Ridge about to save a direct kick from Bridgewater-Raritan Credits: Guy Kipp
dbc277f4db999d26b201_erin_keefe.JPG
Erin Keefe Credits: Guy Kipp
a544e60c8f6c7a9b4de2_Cheyenna_Cook.JPG
Cheyenna Cook Credits: Guy Kipp
ea71e02db08ef8e042bc_IMG_2582__2_.JPG
Credits: Guy Kipp
56fd0d5373c1c2102579_Bridgewater_goalie.JPG
Credits: Guy Kipp
5ee81554ff7da04165cb_IMG_2602_2_.jpg
Credits: Guy Kipp
d80c2fcf3dc334973fa4_IMG_2585__2_.JPG
Caroline McEnroe (24) vs. Jill Ferrante (16) Credits: Guy Kipp
6764e5703e560e524c5b_Sammy_Weyrauch__2_.jpg
Sam Weyrauch Credits: Guy Kipp
4d1d73e77d04d9b09585_IMG_2605__2_.JPG

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Samantha Vail's goal 6:38 into the first overtime gave unbeaten Bridgewater-Raritan a 1-0 girls soccer victory over Ridge in a meeting of two of the premier teams not only in Somerset County, but in all of New Jersey.

By the time regulation had concluded with a scoreless deadlock, Ridge was in far from optimum shape to face extra time. Not only were the Red Devils down a key player who missed the game for a family obligation, but during the final 10 minutes of regulation, Ridge lost three players to injury and went into overtime on the steamy, 80-degree afternoon without its customary depth.

Bridgewater-Raritan (8-0) had the better of play for much of the opening half, and the early stages of the second half. Ridge keeper Ally Lindsey saved a point-blank shot just three minutes into the second half, then stopped a Panther direct kick on frame with 24:00 left in regulation.

Sign Up for E-News

Erin Keefe nearly gave Ridge (5-2) a 1-0 lead off a corner kick with nine minutes left that was saved by Elena Tanga. Ridge lost three players to injury during a rugged seven-minute stretch late in the second half.
Less than three minutes into OT, Lindsey saved a shot by Vail. But with 3:22 showing in the first (and only) OT, Allison Lowrey passed to Vail, who deftly worked her way to clear space just inside the left side of the box and then booted a left-footer into the extreme upper right corner of the net for the decider.

Lindsey turned in an admirable effort in goal for Ridge, stopping seven shots. Tanga had four saves and Mia Phillip one as they split time in goal for BRHS.

The spate of injuries didn't just come at a bad time in the game for Ridge, but also during a stern scheduling week that sees the Red Devils take on three teams ranked among the state's top 15 in a six -day span. Ridge defeated Livingston, 5-0, on Saturday, but now must face top-ranked Northern Highlands of Bergen County Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Basking Ridge.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

July 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, July 23, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Tue, July 24, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Hickory Tree Chorus Announces 2018 Scholarship Winner

July 22, 2018

The Hickory Tree Chorus (HTC) was proud to present its annual $1000 scholarship to Christina Freeman of West Morris Mendham High School and thrilled to welcome her to perform for our group. 

Each year HTC awards a scholarship to a female high school senior with exceptional vocal talent who will pursue a degree in music.  Christina fit that bill with flying colors.  Recipient of ...

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...