NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence weekly Varsity Pioneer Highlights for the week ending April 21 showcases the baseball team improving to 5-5 on the season with wins over Johnson, Bound Brook and Dunellen; boys lacrosse won two of three games played; girls lacrosse dropped a close matchup against Roxbury; and boys tennis improved to 3-3 behind 4-1 victories over Gov. Livingston and Oratory Prep.

Among the highlights:

Girls Varsity Lacrosse (4-2)

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The Lady Pioneers were outplayed in the second half after leading Roxbury 4-2 at halftime. Freshman Kaitlin Cumiskey scored a hat-trick and Sarah Zeto recorded 19 saves in the loss.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse (4-5)

Boys lacrosse dropped a tight battle to Montville, 6-5 on Saturday. The Pioneers were trailing 3-1 at halftime and were just short of a comeback. Thomas McGrath led the Pioneers with two goals. Tyler Lawton, Joe D'Anna, and Michael Garrity each scored one apiece. 

They capped the week with back to back wins with a 10-5 victory over Voorhees and defeated Cranford, 7-5. Trailing in the first quarter against Voorhees, the Pioneers came back to lead 5-3 at halftime. They continued to dominate behind two goals by McGrath and Lawton, with three assists apiece. Jack Barletta tallied three goals while Ryan Pope tacked on two goals. Patrick Trezza recorded 10 saves in the win.

Varsity Baseball (5-5)

Michael Magnani recorded three RBIs, William Faucher went 4-four-4, scoring two runs in the 5-2 victory over Arthur L. Johnson. Ryan Sherman pitched six innings giving up two runs on seven hits and three strike outs.

After a tough 7-0 loss to Union, the Pioneers returned to the field with back to back wins against Bound Brook and Dunellen. Chris Kubas went 2-for-3 for two RBI's in the 4-3 win over Bound Brook. Dylan Bedder pitched 5.2 innings giving up three runs on six hits and striking out five. The team finished out the week with a 6-2 victory over Dunellen. Tyler DeGeorge went 3-for-3 scoring twice and Tommy Jankowski went 2-for-3. Max Rivkees, Brendan Farley and Dylan Bedder drove in one run each. Rivkees pitched four innings striking out two and Faucher pitched 2.2 innings giving up two runs on one hit and walking four. 

Varsity Softball (2-3)

The Lady Pioneers defeated Hillside 16-1 in a mercy rule victory. Megan Mahon pitched four innings allowing one run on one hit and striking out 8. Katie Harris went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, driving in three RBIs.  

Boys Tennis (3-3) won both of their matches this week, defeating Gov. Livingston (4-1) and Oratory Prep (4-1). Christopher Kang in first singles, Cristiano Hocken in second singles,  B. Kelly / Z. Niedich in first doubles won both week's matches. The duo of P. McNamara / A. Luo defeated GL in second doubles and A. Anand / E. Neidich defeated Oratory in second doubles.

Coming up this week: 

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Home Varsity schedule:

Tuesday: Varsity Baseball plays at home against Linden at 4 p.m.

Tuesday: Varsity Softball plays at home against Linden at 4 p.m.

Tuesday: Varsity Girls Lacrosse at home against Scotch Plains-Fanwood at 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Track and Field at home against Jonathan Dayton at 4 p.m.

Thursday: Varsity Softball plays at home against Oak Knoll at 4 p.m.

Thursday: Varsity Boys Tennis plays at home against Summit at 4 p.m.

Thursday: Varsity Girls Lacrosse plays at GL at 6 p.m.

Friday: Varsity Softball plays at home against Belleville at 4:15 p.m.