Herricanes Storm into Piscataway

South Plainfield 10U Herricanes participate in Piscataway Fall Classic Tournament. Credits: Michele Raber

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The South Plainfield Herricanes girls U10 travel soccer team, kicked off their fall season playing in the Piscataway Fall Classic Tournament coming away with a record of 3-1.

The first tournament game played by the team began with goalies Sydney Loiacono and Jenna Sacco keeping their opponents off the scoreboard allowing the team to shut out the Cranford Crush.  Ball control and passing maneuvers from midfielders Caroline Parker and Brianna Harris enabled Jordan Sacco, Isabella Mont, Grace Raber and Rebecca Hollo to each secure a goal achieving a 4-0 final score.  In addition, the defense of Jenna Sacco, Natalie Leonardis, Sydney Loiacono and Jordan Sacco defined determination by keeping the competition off the scoreboard throughout the game.

A tough game played against the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Blaze, provided the second victory of the tournament.  Answering each goal scored by the opposing team, the Herricanes achieved a 3-2 victory ending the first day of the tournament with a 2-0 record. Forward Amanda Senatore used nimble footwork to put constant pressure on the defense, allowing Grace Raber and Isabella Mont to record goals.

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Day Two of the tournament began with yet another victory for the Herricanes in their matchup against the Berkeley Heights Boomers. After allowing an early goal, South Plainfield notched four consecutive scores for a final score of 4-1. After spotting the opponents to first goal the Herricanes got on the scoreboard when Kirstyn Surowiec finished off a corner kick. Jordan Sacco kicked off the second half with another goal and Kaileigh Bickunas scored her first goal as a member of the Herricanes when she finished a fastbreak opportunity.  South Plainfield solidified the lead with the final goal by Isabella Mont (with an incredible assist from defender Natalie Leonardis from Herricane territory).

Although the girls showed tremendous teamwork and tenacity in their final game, the score was 3-0 in favor of the Bloomfield Bobcats. Jordan Sacco, Brianna Harris, Grace Raber and Caroline Parker were instrumental to the Herricanes throughout the tournament demonstrating excellent soccer skills while serving in classic utility roles.

Players receiving Sportsmanship Awards, which were presented to South Plainfield by the opposing teams, were Rebecca Hollo, Isabella Mont, Amanda Senatore and Jenna Sacco. Coaches Michele Raber and Jim Parker credit goalies Sydney Loiacono and Jenna Sacco for their strong play in all four games allowing minimal scores to happen. The team is looking forward to starting the regular season playing Westfield Spirit next weekend.


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