BLOOMFIELD, NJ--After a slow start, the Bloomfield High girls' soccer team has been playing very well. The Bengals started the season 0-5-1, but have won five of its last six games through Oct. 9.
The team was scheduled to play at Mount. St. Dominic Academy, on Oct. 10, in an Essex County Tournament contest, and then will start a 3-game home stand on Oct. 14, when Bergen Tech comes to town. On Oct. 16, West Essex visits and on Oct. 18, Whippany Park is the opponent. All three of those games begin at 4 p.m.
On Oct. 8, the Bengals blanked East Orange, 7-0, as Dayelen Guimaraes scored two goals and Kayla Silva, Emily Haracka, Claudia Penafiel, Gina Perrotta and Franchesca Vargas scored once each for Bloomfield and Stella Schmidt assisted on two goals.
Gianna Feliciano and Rachel Maldonado each scored twice for Bloomfield in an 8-1 victory over Newark East Side on Oct. 2 and Perrotta had a pair of assists.
Feliciano, Maldonado, Silva and Perrotta each scored a goal in a 4-0 victory for Bloomfield over Linden on Sept. 30 while goaltender Gwen Reoch turned back 14 shots to preserve the shutout.
Silva scored twice and Lucy Heyman had 12 saves as Bloomfield edged Belleville, 3-2, on Sept. 24.
FOOTBALL: The Bengals lost a tough game to Orange, 13-7, on Oct. 4 to fall to 0-5 on the season. Bloomfield is back in action on Oct. 11, with a game at Livingston, before returning home on Oct. 18 to play Montclair. Both of those games start at 7 p.m.
BOYS SOCCER: The Bengals edged Irvington, 3-2, on Oct. 3 as JeanPierre Carrion, Anthony Rizzi and Marco Colasurdo each scored a goal and Matthew Kelly had five saves in goal.
The Bengals were 4-8 heading into a game at Wayne Valley, on Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.
in a 6-0 win against Columbia, on Sept. 28, Bloomfield was led by Rizzi, who scored twice and had an assist while Vincenzo DiGiano, Colasurdo, Carrion and Jayson Argueta scored one goal each and Michael Hoovler had seven saves in goal.
TENNIS: In a Sept. 17 match with Belleville, the Bengals won, 3-2, as Aira Abalos won at first singles, Vanessa Chin prevailed at third singles and the first doubles team of Diorella Cortez and Priyal Gajera wrapped up the team's first win of the season.
In a 3-2 setback to Elizabeth on Oct. 7, Abalos won at first singles and the second doubles team of Shanna Fletcher and Katiana Guillaume was victorious at second doubles.
Abalos has played very well at first singles, which is the toughest position to play on a varsity tennis team.