Sports

Girls Soccer: Two Late Goals Propel Gov. Livingston Past New Providence

4cc4cf8e86f9673dcc73_DSC_0157.JPG
Julia Stirpe and Isabella Bjorkeson scored two late goals to give Gov. Livingston the 3-2 victory. Credits: Mike Emanuel
283233553f0737d60da4_DSC_0127.JPG
Credits: Mike Emanuel
49baf93398f165b7e515_DSC_0133.JPG
Credits: Mike Emanuel
dddfd62a6ee416b507b5_DSC_0150.JPG
Credits: Mike Emanuel
540ebc34aec9b0a5604d_DSC_0176.JPG
Credits: Mike Emanuel
54953d6f9ba15e1f9b56_DSC_0187.JPG
Credits: Mike Emanuel
2619b48df8ed49455867_DSC_0203.JPG
Credits: Mike Emanuel
4cc4cf8e86f9673dcc73_DSC_0157.JPG

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team got outworked for most of their match on Thursday against New Providence.

Still, with their backs against the walls, the Highlanders scored twice in the final 15 minutes to beat the Pioneers, 3-2, at Gov. Livingston High School.

“I didn’t really see it from the kids today,” Gov. Livingston head coach Mike Roof said. “We were outworked for long, long stretches today. There’s enough quality here where we can get ourselves back in a positive result, and we did that.”

Sign Up for E-News

Facing a one-goal deficit in the final 15 minutes, Julia Stirpe led the Gov. Livingston charge with the game-tying tally in the 65th minute.

A little more than 5 minutes later, Stirpe found the ball again, this team towards the right corner, where she served the ball to a waiting Isabella Bjorkeson, who headed in the game-winner.

After seeing how the clinching goal came to be, Roof hopes to see more movement, both on and off the ball.

“Its moving without the ball, moving into the positive spaces,” Roof said. “We got the ball into a wide, servable area. Isa got separation from her mark. That was a strong cross and she just buried it with her head. You can serve another kid in her place and I don’t know if we finish it. She left no doubt.”

Stirpe and Bjorkeson’s late heroics erased a very strong start for the Pioneers, who controlled the pace for the majority of the game.

After falling down a goal early, Erin Fay and Lexi Everton both scored off one-on-ones with the goalkeeper.

Pioneers head coach Scott Murphy said he wasn’t worried about going down a goal, because they’ve showed they can be resilient all year.

“Because we play some tough teams, we’ve gotten down before and we always talk about how to play with a one-goal lead and a one goal-deficit,” Murphy said. “Its always the same, just keep plugging away and keep trying and hopefully you get the breakthrough. We got that at the end of the half. To get the second one to go up, was great.”

With big games still to come for the Highlanders and Pioneers, both head coaches hope to use this game as a stepping-stone for the future.

Gov. Livingston has a match with Millburn on Thursday as a final tune-up before facing Union in the Union County Tournament semifinal at Arthur L. Johnson High School on Saturday, while New Providence continues their final week of the regular season play on Thursday at Elizabeth.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Honoring Sacrifice and Service on Memorial Day

May 25, 2018

On Monday, May 28, 2018, our Nation celebrates our most solemn event, Memorial Day.  In Berkeley Heights tradition, we will honor those who sacrificed themselves so that we may continue to live in the greatest country on earth.  I invite all residents to join us for the parade festivities and, most importantly, gather at our Veteran’s Park for a brief ceremony.

America has ...

Logic and Sensible Spending Take Priority

Logic.  It's what people use when endeavoring to complete things in the most sensible order.  Everyone knows that "logic" means sequencing events in a formulaic, predictable manner.  We learned this at a young age, as we observed Star Trek on TV and came to understand why Captain James T. Kirk relied on Spock as his first officer because his strategic plans were ...

I will draw on my experience to deliver a great future for Berkeley Heights

I am impressed with the day-to-day leadership of our Mayor and Town Council and I hope to help them continue to do great work. As I have been doing my research since deciding to run for a seat on our Town Council, I have learned a few things about all the work that has been happening in recent years.  For example, while plans for the Stratton House development were recently announced, our ...

How the Holi Color Festival Came to Summit; Event Planner Shares Her Story

May 21, 2018

Back in India, Holi was a holiday observed by almost all states. The holiday would be declared at all educational institutes and offices. It's a two day spring festival also known as the festival of colors. The festival signifies the victory of good over bad, the arrival of spring with the fragrance of flowers in the air and aura of warmth and happiness.

Holi festival is the time ...

Rain Didn't Dampen Our Vision for Art in the Park

The rain did not dampen our vision for Art in the Park!! Columbia Middle School was transformed into an art paradise, filled with an array of artists whose talents are nothing short of magical! The Peppertown Park Art in the Park Committee would like to thank all of the artists who came to our very first Art in the Park event. We are in awe of your creativity and immeasurable talents! You all ...

Union County College President Received Prestigious Award from Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

May 26, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was one of 35 college presidents from throughout the nation to receive a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during PTK Catalyst 2018, the Society’s annual convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, held from April 19-21.

The award honors college presidents who have demonstrated ...

A Better Summer with the Y: Join by May 31 and Have Your Joiner Fee Waiver!

From now through the end of May, new members joining the Berkeley Heights YMCA will have their joiners fee waived, because at the Y we believe that everyone deserves to reach their health and wellness goals. With a savings of up to $95, you can focus on the perks of being a Berkeley Heights YMCA member:

Unlimited attendance to more than 100 group fitness classes a week
• State of ...

The New Providence 2018 Memorial Day Parade Begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28

The Borough of New Providence and American Legion Post #433 invite all to attend this year’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018.   The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine, at Springfield and Central avenues. Post 433 and the New Providence Community Activities Department have co-sponsored the town’s Memorial Day Parade for more than 65 years. The parade, ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Cycling Champ Laura Van Gilder Returns to Somerville Memorial Day to Defend Race Title

May 26, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Van Gilder, 54-year-old cycling champion from Cresco, Pa., will return to defend her title at the 75th annual Tour of Somerville on Memorial Day, attempting an unprecedented fifth win in the 25-mile women's race, just one of several races that begin at 10:30 a.m..

The Kugler-Anderson Tour of Somerville, often referred to as the Kentucky Derby of ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 26, 9:00 AM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Aunt Carrie's Attic Sale

Giving Back Other

Sat, May 26, 11:00 AM

Home For Good Dog Recue, Berkeley Heights,

Dog Adoption

Other

Sat, May 26, 2:00 PM

New Providence

Memoir Writing Workshops @ NPML

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, May 31, 11:30 AM

Canoe Brook Country Club, Summit

Fortnightly Club Scholarship Luncheon

Food & Drink Giving Back

Thu, May 31, 1:30 PM

Coppola Ristorante, New Providence

Lunch and Learn: Dental Implants and the ...

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_69a5db118db45d8f5de0_cabaret

Thu, May 31, 7:00 PM

Gov. Livingston Cafeteria, Berkeley Heights

Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players Host Annual Relay ...

The Evaluation of the College Search

It’s is a bizarre time of year as a college counselor as I find myself at both the beginning and end of this process.  Sophomores and juniors are excitedly and idealistically starting to consider what will be important to them in a school.  At the same time, while only separated by a year or two, my seniors have all committed within the past month to a school and have spent the ...

How to Design Your Ideal Retirement

Would you like to design your ideal retirement? Where do you begin? First of all, what does retirement mean to you? If you’re in a relationship, does retirement mean the same to you as it does to your partner? Do you know if your “ideal retirement” is affordable or just a pipe dream?

In past generations, retirement planning didn’t involve very much. You stopped work ...

Don’t Make These Three Mistakes About Social Security

Social Security has been around for decades and it’s not about to disappear. Why? Social Security is not an entitlement ("gift") that can be taken away - it’s a forced savings scheme that Americans pay into in their working years in order to secure a pension for life. Ideally, Social Security should not be your sole source of income in retirement but even comfortable ...