BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston's weekly Varsity Highlander Highlights for the week of April 24-30:
Ryan Davis took home the Union County Conference - Watchung Division Tournamnet crown shooting a 1 under par 70 at Galloping Hills. The team finished 5th in the challenging field.
The baseball team improved their record to 12-5 on the season and advanced to the semi finals of the UCT. They will be meeting Westfield next Saturday afternoon hoping to advance to the UCT final for the third season in a row, but first they will be hosting the Blue Devils in a big regular season game on Thursday. The bats came alive this week as the Highlanders score 10 or more runs in three of 4 games led by Katz, Baroff, and Compton. Pitchers Sean Savage, DJ Gonnelli, and John Colendenski combined on a 1 hit shutout of Rahway.
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Boys Lacrosse (2-9)
Boys Lax opened week with a tough loss to Oratory in OT, surrendering the tying goal with 3 seconds left in regulation. The boys were then eliminated by Cranford in the Union County Tournament on Friday. They will look to get back in the win column when they host Hanover Park on Thursday.
Big week from Jaime Belfer (8-13,.615,5 RBI) at the plate combined with outstanding pitching performances from Alanna Namit (3 wins, 19 inn., 5 runs, 35 so) and Madison Phillips (1-0, 9 inn. 3 hits, 1 run) made the Lady Highlanders a perfect 4-0 on the week. They also advanced to their 7th consecutive UCT final after first eliminating Roselle Park and then Cranford. They will meet number 1 seed Clark in the UCT final on May 14th. Catch them at Deerfield School in Mountainside on Thursday night when they host Cranford at 7pm.
Girls Lacrosse (6-4)
Opened the week with a loss to undefeated Mount Olive followed by a good win against North Warren, but were eliminated in the UCT by Cranford on Friday. For the week Lindsay Gerrato scored 12 goals, Steph Dowling posted 6 scores and Riley Jankowski added 4 goals. Hosting Newark Academy on Tuesday at 4p.m. for Senior Day game.
Track and Field:
Athletes competed at the Penn Relays and Leah Saifi placed fifth in Pole Vault. Eight relay teams placed first at the Millburn Relays. Individual firsts include: Leah Saifi in Pole Vault; Brian Rubenstein in Pole Vault; Andrew Aguilera in 400 Meter Hurdles; Kenedi Facey in Girls Triple Jump; Michelle Almeida in Girls Discus and Girls Shot Put.
Coming up this week:
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Monday: Varsity Tennis plays at home against Millburn at Columbia Park Tennis Courts at 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Varsity Girls Lacrosse plays at home against Newark Academy at 4 p.m. Senior Game
Tuesday: Varsity Softball plays at home against Elizabeth at 4 p.m.
Thursday: Varsity Baseball plays at home against Westfield at 4 p.m.
Thursday: Varsity Boys Lacrosse plays at home against Hanover Park at 4 p.m.
Thursday: Varsity Softball plays against Cranford at Deerfield Middle School at 7 p.m.
Friday: Varsity Boys Lacrosse plays at home against Passaic Valley at 5:30 p.m. Senior Night Game
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