Boys Soccer: The Scotch Plains- Fanwood (SPF) soccer team played at St. Josephs on Wednesday before they played in the Union County Tournament Final. The Raiders won 1-0 with Devin Glover scoring the only goal of the game off an assist from Christian Zazzali. Then, SPF played the biggest game of the season on Sunday, the Union County Tournament Final against Elizabeth. SPF put the pressure on Elizabeth right at the start of the game when Glover had a great scoring opportunity and let one rip but was denied by the goalie. Unfortunately for Elizabeth the barrage of shots continued. Brian Rubin scored the first goal of the game giving SPF a 1-0 lead. James Murphy scored the next goal for the Raiders which broke the game open for the Raiders. Mike Walsh and Zazzali each had a goal in the second half of the game giving SPF a commanding 4-0 lead. After two goals by Elizabeth, the game was over and the celebration began. The Raiders claimed their third straight Union County Championship beating Elizabeth 4-2. Now the Raiders will look ahead to Sectionals when they host Perth Amboy on November 5th.
Girls Soccer: The Scotch Plains Girls Soccer team went 2-1 this week. The team suffered their first loss of the season at Gov. Livingston on Tuesday. Gov. Livingston scored a goal in the first and second half of the game giving them the 2-0 victory over SPF. Friday, the team traveled to New Providence and won 2-1. Katie Harper and Kelly Yeager each had a goal in the game. Jodie Cornwell and Paige Heiden each chipped in an assist. Monday the team hosted Franklin in their first game of the NJSIAA North 2, Group 4 Tournament. The Raiders won 4-0 with Yeager leading the game in goals scored with two. Erin Connors, Jodie Cornwell each scored a goal. Tori Baliatico, Sarah DiIorio, Annie Pierce and Alyssa Riporti all had one assist in the game. The girls’ soccer team moves on into the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA North 2, Group 4 Tournament and will play Millburn on November 7th.
Football: The Raiders lost at Warren Hills on Friday 47-27, giving the team a 2-6 record this season. Warren Hills opened up a 14-0 lead on SPF at the end of the first quarter. Quarterback Emendo Thomas scored the first touchdown for the Scotch Plains on a 12 yard run in the second quarter. Warren Hills answered with two more touchdowns to put SPF at a 28-7 deficit at halftime. Warren Hills scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter to make the score 41-7. Running Back Kobe White found the end zone on a two yard run and a six yard run in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Markel Taylor scored on a nine yard run as well for SPF making the final score 27-47. The football team will look to bounce back and end the losing streak at rival Westfield on November 9th.
Girls Gymnastics: The girls’ gymnastics team did not compete this past week. The team will compete on November 9th in the NJSIAA Sectional Meet.
Girls Volleyball: The Raiders went 1-2 this past week. The team lost in the Union County Tournament Semifinals on Tuesday to Roselle Catholic 2-0. Brooke Enners led the team in kills with eight and in digs with 18. Isabella Krempa led the team in service points with nine. SPF bounced back after being eliminated in the Union Country Tournament with a win over Plainfield in straight sets on Wednesday. Krempa led the team in aces with 13 and in service points with 20. The volleyball team then lost at New Providence on Friday 1-2. The team now has a record of 17-4 and will look to win at Passaic Valley in the first round of the NJSIAA Sectionals on November 6th.
Boys Cross Country: The boys cross country team did not compete this week. The team will next compete at the NJSIAA Sectional Championship Meet on November 9th.
Girls Cross Country: Scotch Plains did not compete this week. The team will compete at the NJSIAA Sectional Championship Meet on November 9th.
Trevor Skanes is a senior at Scotch Plains Fanwood High School and has a passion for the field of journalism. This is his third year on staff at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s newspaper, The Fanscotian. Trevor was the sports editor last year and now is one of the editors-in-chiefs for the newspaper. Last year, Trevor won an award from GSSPA, for best news story in division B in the state of New Jersey. For the school year 2013-2014, Trevor will be the sports editor of the Scotch Plains Edition of the Alternative Press and will write the SPFHS Sports Wrap Up every week.
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