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Delicious Heights Highlander Sports Highlights for Week of April 2--9

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - An undefeated start to the Girls Varsity Softball and Boys Varsity Tennis seasons, and top finish from Leah and Lauren Saifi in Pole Vault at Summit Relays were showcased as Gov. Livingston student athletes entered into Highlander spring sports season for the week of April 2-9: 
 
Among the highlights:

Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Girls Varsity Lacrosse (2-1) exploded at their season home opener with an 18-5 victory over Academy of St. Elizabeth behind six goals by Stephanie Dowling (and five assists) and five goals by Lindsay Gerrato (and three assists). 
 
 
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
After Boys Varsity Lacrosse (1-2) opened their season with a pair of defeats, they beat Lenape Valley at home, 8-6. Jon Wong scored four goals, two assists and 8 recorded ground balls. 
 
Varsity Baseball
Nick Cocchia grabbed the season's first varsity baseball win pitching 5 1/3 innings, striking out five, walking one and allowing seven hits in the 6-5 victory over Elizabeth. Junior catcher Dan Baroff was 2-for-3 on the day with two RBI and junior Jase Tweeten added two hits and two runs.

 
They opened their season to two rain delayed tie games and losing to a talented 4-0 Scotch Plains-Fanwood team. In the 17-7 loss, senior center fielder Josh Katz went 3-for-3 with a double and senior Brendan Lake went 2-for-3 with two doubles, and Tweeten went 2-for-3.
 
Varsity Softball:
Varsity Softball (3-0) defeated Elizabeth (6-1) and Benedictine (7-6). 
 
Junior Madison Phillips pitched a four hitter with six strikeouts and one walk in the 6-1 victory over Elizabeth. Sophomore Jamie Belfer went 2-for-4 with a triple.  
 
Junior Alanna Namit pitched a full game against Benedictine in the 7-6 victory. Junior Aislinn O'Keefe hit a two-run home run and junior Christine Pacheco hit a walk-off single for the victory. 
 
Varsity Track and Field
Lauren and Leah Saifi placed first in Pole Vault with a combined height of 20-06 in the Summit Relays. 
 
Varsity Boys Tennis
Varsity Boys tennis opened 2-0 behind wins against Scotch Plains-Fanwood (3-2) and Union Catholic (5-0).
 
Sophomore Harrison Joseph and senior Lenny Collins won in straight sets in first and third singles, respectively against Scotch Plains-Fanwood. A. Hong and P. McNamara won second doubles.
 
Varsity Golf
Boys opened the season 1-1 with a loss to Westfield (162-171) and a win against Union Catholic (165-195). 
 
Coming up this week: 
Click here for latest updates to the Gov. Livingston Athletic Calendar. 
Home schedule:
Monday: Varsity Girls Lacrosse plays at home against Passaic Valley at 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Varsity Boys Lacrosse plays at home against Newark Academy at 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Varsity Boys Baseball plays at home against Cranford at 4 p.m.
Friday: Varsity Softball plays at home against Union at 4 p.m.
Saturday: Varsity Girls Lacrosse plays at home against Lenape Regional at 11 a.m.
 
Delicious Heights Highlander Highlights is sponsored by Delicious Heights, a family restaurant with 3 locations; Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge, where it is part of the Basking Ridge Country Club operating a public restaurant with outdoor dining, and acting as the banquet caterer, boasting a facility with panoramic views of the sprawling golf course.   Visit our website, www.deliciousheights.com for weekly specials including Wine & Whiskey Wednesdays, 1/2 Price Apps on Tuesday and daily featured dinner and lunch specials.  Delicious Heights….where our only limitations are yours! 
Delicious Heights is located at 428 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. 908.464.3287

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