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Spotswood Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Team Concludes Successful Season

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The Spotswood High School junior varsity girls soccer team finished the season with a 17-4-1 record. Credits: SHS JV Soccer
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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It was an extremely successful season on the soccer field for the Spotswood High School junior varsity squad. While the varsity team was racking up 12 consecutive wins earlier this fall, so was the junior varsity team.

This week the girls concluded their winning season with a record of 17-4-1. Their 17 wins tied a program record at Spotswood High School for most victories.

Freshman Alexa Reilly led the team in goals with 20. Chloe Rampersad, Kimi Wright, Megan McCook, Gabby Meola and Alessia Tavella all led the team in assists with six. Goaltender Hope Kraszewski backstopped the team to 9.5 shutouts. However, Kraszewski's most impressive stat is her goals against average. Kraszewski's GAA average was .786, which averages out to allowing less than one goal a game.

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The junior varsity squad is coached by Memorial Middle School physical education teacher, Meaghan Koppel. Koppel has been involved with the district's soccer program for 10 years and has coached the junior varsity team for six.

"I think this has definitely been the most successful JV team I've coached," Koppel said via email. "We tied the program record of 17 wins. We made it to the County Tournament semi-finals for the first time ever. We compiled 12 shutouts on the season and scored 76 goals."
 
On Monday, the girls faced off against Monore in the semi-finals of the Greater Middlesex County Tournament. They came up short in their quest to make the finals.
 
However, the loss to Monroe didn't put a damper on the team's accomplishments this year.

 
"I think the highlight of the season would be reaching the county semi's because we've never been that far before," Koppel continued. "We beat North Brunswick to get there and played our best game of the season."
 
When asked why she felt the girls flourished on the field this year, Koppel noted how well the ladies gelled into a team early on.
 
"I think we were successful because these girls really bought in to the team concept," Koppel explained. "They constantly supported each other and they wanted to win for each other. There was never any drama. Everyone really got along and I think that just made for a great atmosphere."
 
Their success certainly bodes well for the future of the Chargers girls soccer program as eight members of the varsity will be graduating in June.
 
 
 

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