This Week in Union High School Sports

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Girls Soccer


Union:  0 – Ridge:  5

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Five different players scored for Ridge, No. 5 in the state Top 20, in a 5-0 win over Union in Basking Ridge.  Bailey Aaron, Amanda Cox, Molly Mahoney, Olivia Mahoney and Samantha Weyrauch had the goals for Ridge, and Cox, Elizabeth Perna and Heather Cortese each had an assist.  Ally Lindsey made three saves for her third shutout of the season. 


Oak Knoll: 3 – Union: 1

Ashley Ferry scored one goal and had two assists as Oak Knoll defeated Union, 3-1, at Union.  Meagan O'Callahan netted two goals and Shannon McDermott recorded six saves for Oak Knoll, which had a total of 19 shots and outscored its opponent, 3-0, in the first half. Nicole Githens added one assist.  Kayla Miller-People scored one goal off an assist from Alyssa Caggiano and Caitlyn Finnerty recorded five saves for Union. Brianna Aguiar added three saves.

Field Hockey


Union:  1 – Franklin:  3

Emma Richter scored two second-half goals and Arianna Brody had a first-half goal to lead Franklin to a 3-1 victory over Union at Somerset.  Sindhu Gowda had two assists, Shanice Bailey added another, and Tara Weniger made seven saves for Franklin.  Sydney Santiago had a second-half goal and Melanie Krupa made 11 saves for Union.


Cranford:  1 – Union:  0

Laura Feeney had a goal to lift Cranford to a 1-0 win over Union at Union.  Sophia McMullan made four saves to earn the shutout.


Union:  0 -  Westfield: 3


Koinonia: 0 – Union: 1

Portia Enaohwo scored a second half goal to lead eighth-seeded Union to a 1-0 win over ninth-seeded Koinonia in the Play-in round of the Union County Tournament in Union.  Melanie Krupa made five saves for Union in the shutout.  Union will travel to fifth-seeded Westfield in the first round on Oct. 5.

Boys Soccer


Union:  0 -  Gov. Livingston: 3


New Brunswick:  6 – Union:  2

William Rojas and Rodney Fernandez both scored two goals for New Brunswick in a 6-2 win over Union in Union.  Kelvin Ortiz and Carlos Figueroa each had a goal, and Felix Rojas-Martinez led New Brunswick with two assists.  Dalber Inestroza and Jomar Vizcaino combined for eight saves, with Inestroza leading with six.  Tiago Veloso-Lima and Andre Vieira had the two Union goals and Manuel Melendez had 14 saves.


Union:  1 – Elizabeth: 7

Michael Guzman scored three goals and had two assists as Elizabeth defeated Union, 7-1, in Elizabeth. Daniel Guillen had one goal and two assists and Christopher Mathurin had one goal and one assist for Elizabeth. Jossier Amaya, Kevin Patino and Miguel Reis each scored one goal and Youkendly Pacius recorded three saves. Edgar Rivera added one assist.

Girls Gymnastics


Johnson:  100.1 – Union:  89.5 


Union:  89.375 – Westfield: 104.925

Union won the all-round with a score of 31.8.

Girls Volleyball


Summit:  0 – Union:  2

Union Girls Volleyball win the first set 25 to 17 and the second set 25 to 15 to win the Match.  Lauren Trindell had  kills and Val Guzman had 8 digs in the victory.


Plainfield: 0 – Union: 2

Union won the first set 25 to 17 and Union the second set 25 to 11 to win the match.

Union Yaniyah Dickerson had 8 service points.

Girls Tennis


Union: 5 – Irvington:  0

Union’s Briana Young won her match 6 to 3.  Kiara Hernandez of Union won her match 6 to.   T. Cummings/G. Opoku and C. Ozurumba/K. Silva won their double matches for the victory over Irvington.

Next Week

Boys Soccer - Plainfield at Union

Tue, Oct. 4, 4:00 p.m. - Union

Westfield at Union

Thu, Oct. 6,, 4:00 p.m. - Union

Girls Soccer - Union Catholic at Union

Thu, Oct. 6, 4:00 p.m. - Union

Field Hockey - Union at Johnson

Thu, Oct. 6, 4:00 p.m. - Johnson (Clark NJ)

Girls Gymnastics -Union at Old Bridge

Wed, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. - Old Bridge (Matawan NJ)

Rahway at Union

Thu, Oct. 6, 4:00 p.m. - Union

Union at Dayton

Thu, Oct. 6, 6:00 p.m. - Dayton (Springfield NJ)


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