SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School girls and boys sports teams enjoyed a successful week, highlighted by win streaks from Girls Varsity Soccer and Boys Varsity Soccer, and triumphs by Gymnastics, Volleyball, and Girls Cross Country..
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After dropping a tight 1-0 decision at Westfield in which Callie Humphrey made 11 saves, the Hilltoppers defeated Elizabeth 4-0 behind two goals from Helen Johnson, and then got a Cecily Stabler goal in the second half to beat Rahway, 1-0, in the opening round of the Union County Tournament.
Summit reached the third round of the Union County Tournament by thrashing Roselle Park, 7-0. Two goals by Thomas Gilbert contributed to the comprehensive win. Earlier in the week, the Hilltoppers edged Chatham and Livingston, both by 1-0 scores. Against the Cougars, Gilbert scored in OT and, versus the Lancers, Dylan Meneses tallied the match winner. Alex Dadourian, supported by Malcolm Feeney against Roselle Park, notched three clean sheets in the victories..
The Hilltoppers dropped a 5-1 decision to Oak Knoll, followed by a tough 1-0 OT loss at home to Kent Place. They bounced back, courtesy of two goals from Sophie Pollinger, to ease past Westfield, 5-0, before concluding the week with a 2-0 setback, again to Kent Place, in the Union County Tournament semifinals.
A shining star in the two defeats to KPS was goalie Maddie Gaeta, who made 28 saves combined in the two games.
Summit defeated Ridge,104.575 - 96.95, led by strong performances from Abby Claus, Nora Efron, Emily Donohue, Alysia Lopez, Emily Donohue, and Kaitlin Stewart.
Girls Cross Country
The Hilltoppers split their meet, beating Rahway, 15-50, and finishing just behind Cranford 30-25. Lauren Diaz and Hannah Russo finished 1-2 for Summit.
Summit exited the NJSIAA tournament via a 4-1 loss to Mendham. The doubles team of Kendall Blomfield and Danielle Del Rosso captured the lone point.
After a tough start to the week saw straight-set losses to neighbors Chatham and New Providence, the Hilltoppers bounced back with straight set wins over Plainfield and Roselle.
Against the Rams, Val Guzman led the way with six aces, five kills, and two digs, while Angela Scott added five aces, three kills, and two digs. Other top performers were Rauany Soares with four digs, and Grace Galuppo with four assists.
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