Girls Lacrosse: New Providence Pioneers Show Good Balance in Victory Over Kent Place

New Providence girls lacrosse advance in the UCT by defeating Kent Place 13-8 on Monday at home. They will face Oak Knoll in the semifinal round on Wednesday at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark. Credits: Bobbie Peer

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  On Monday, the No. 3 seeded New Providence Pioneers girls lacrosse team defeated the No. 7 seeded Kent Place Dragons, 13-8 to advance to the semifinal round of the Union County Tournament. With the win, the Pioneers improved to 7-2 while Kent Place fell to 3-10.

Kaitlyn Cumiskey paced the Pioneers with four goals while Samantha Scott and Iris Kaloshi chipped in with three goals apiece. New Providence goalie Sarah Zeto (12 saves) led a defensive effort that held the Dragons to just three second half goals.

New Providence head coach Jennifer Henry was happy to see her team finally break through against an always-pesky Kent Place team.

Sign Up for E-News

“It was great to see all the girls having fun against a good team like Kent Place,” Henry said. “We always struggle against them, so this win was important because it gives us a good feeling going forward that this program is improving.”

Cumiskey’s three early goals, thanks to assists from Scott and Alanna DelDuca, got things rolling offensively for the Pioneers.

The Dragons would respond with two consecutive goals of their own to pull to within one before Scott’s goal via Sadie Miller’s assist made it 4-2 Pioneers with 12:24 remaining in the first half.

Even though the Dragons fought back to tie the game at five all going into the half, it could’ve actually been worse for the Pioneers. But when you have one of the county’s top goalies in Sarah Zeto, what could happen rarely happens.

Colleen McAlloon led Kent Place's efforts with three goals and one assist. Megan Sanford added two goals while Victoria Blundin, Natalie Gilfilan, and Isabelle Perry chipped in with one apiece.

Zeto blocked a number of Dragon shots late in the half to squash any hopes of momentum from the Dragons.

Despite Monday’s contest being one of her better performances of the season, Zeto was not as satisfied with her play as one would think.

”I didn’t think it was my best performance today,” Zeto said. “But basically I told my teammates I’d have their back and I knew they would have mine.”

The Pioneers opened the second half on a 3-0 run thanks to a pair of goals from Scott and one from DelDuca.

After the Dragons went on a quick 2-1 run to pull to within two, the Pioneers clamped down on defense the remainder of the contest and held the Dragons to just one goal over the final 15 minutes.

“The girls work seamlessly together and you saw that today,” Henry said. “They know they can rely on one another which is key.”

“But I’m so proud of them in how they worked hard until the end,” she said.

The No. 3 seeded Pioneers will face No. 2 seed Oak Knoll on Wednesday in the semifinal round of the UCT at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark.  

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives Overwhelming Support from Community to Help Mothers this Mother’s Day

June 20, 2018

Mother’s Day is often celebrated by showering the women in our lives with beautiful flowers, heartfelt cards, and taking them on special outings to show them how much they mean to us. Yet, for many low-income mothers living in our community, they struggle each day to provide the basics for their babies.

Diapers are a necessity yet one in three families in the United States lack an ...

New Providence Recreation Offers Adult Summer Programs

New Providence Recreation is accepting registrations for adult evening and daytime programs that run June 25th – August 31st.  Most of the eight to nine-week sessions are under $65; several programs are free for NP residents!  All levels of fitness and those returning to exercise are welcome.

Programs are offered starting at 6 a.m.. If you are seeking weight loss, core body ...

Summit Community Blood Drive is Sunday; First 50 donors Will Get a Free Union Theater Movie Pass

The weather may have just started to warm up, but New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is already urging the public to donate blood as we head into the summer months.  With schools closing and vacations scheduled, less people donate blood from June through August but transfusions are still needed for local patients.   

“We’re especially thankful to our dedicated donors ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

June 9, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 19, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Attends Gun Safety Bills Signing Ceremony with Gov. Murphy in Trenton

June 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union County, at the event. 

“As a leader in Sandy Hook Promise, I was happy to accept the ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, June 20, 7:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Pet Supply Drive at the Summit YMCA to Benefit ...

Giving Back


Wed, June 20, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness , New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness


Wed, June 20, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Mat Pilates

Health & Wellness


Wed, June 20, 9:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Lean, Cardio, Strength, Tone and Stretch

Health & Wellness


Wed, June 20, 9:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Cardio Sculpt Express

Health & Wellness


Wed, June 20, 10:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

What's Hot and What's Not

Summer is a great time to take a step back, sip a cool beverage, and take a look at what’s going on in the world of college admissions.  Departments use the summer to evaluate how their year went and plan on any changes they want to make for the fall.  Did they over-enroll? Under-enroll?  What application materials were useful to them?  Which were redundant or time ...