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“0”. Two huge cracks occurred. On the kickoff, Raider special teams man Mike Wilson made a crushing tackle on the 13. A few plays later, Finklestein created another huge echo as Knight fell. The result was a punt which was fielded by Kyle Adams on a fair catch at the 37. Five plays later, with 1: 38 left in the quarter, Freshwater smashed forward two yards, upping the score to 420.
Commenting on the cracking defensive plays, Ciccotelli said, “We’re playing harder now. I think early in the year, we weren’t playing hard. We got that across to them and they are playing hard every snap. If you play hard every snap, good things
will happen.” The remainder of the game was played by the Raiders’ reserves. During that time, halfback Rowland Adeyemo rolled off 45 yards on seven carries. The Blue Knights finally scored a TD with 3: 43 remaining when Andre Francis pushed in from the two. Then a twopoint conversion was fumbled in the endzone but recovered by the Knights.
“We got all of our young kids in the game,” said Raider Head Coach Steve Ciccotelli. “and they played well.”
The Raiders will host Kearny Saturday at 1: 30.
Irvington 0 0 0 8 8 Sc PlnFanwood 0 21 21 0 42
MORONEY NETS THREE TDS, FINDLAY GETS TWO
Rahway Indians Hold Back G. L. Highlanders, 3432 By FRED LECOMTE
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
In one of the most exciting and hold your breath type of games, the Governor Livingston Highlander football team went home somewhat disappointed as they failed to tie the game on the very last play in Rahway on October 13. The 22 Indians survived and won 3432. The Indians rolled off 402 yards on the ground. The 14 Highlanders amassed 187 rushing yards including 76 yards through the air.
Junior Marty Moroney was outstanding, accounting for three finalquarter touchdowns. Sophomore Marcello Cavallero had an outstanding kicking game, forcing the Indians to operate from deep in their
territory all evening. The Highlanders, possessed with intensity and determination, drove 76 yards on three plays to the 17. Then senior quarterback Rob Findlay, with excellent blocking, blasted his way on a keeper for the touchdown with 10: 15 left in the first quarter.
Rahway senior back Freddy Carr battered his way deep into Highlander territory. Then with the ball resting on the five, Carr swept left for the with 2: 06 left. The twopoint conversion was good.
Early in the second quarter, Findlay marched the Highlanders downfield highlighted by 20 yard pass reception to Mike Fullowan. Two plays later, Finday scored on a keeper, pushing GL’s lead to 126.
The Indians wasted no time, as senior Luidgi Pierre scampered untouched for a 29yard TD. Less than three minutes later, Carr smoked through a host of Highlander defenders for a 63yard TD to give Rahway a 2012 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, Carr sprinted 28yards in the end zone for his third TD. Ray Matthews’ twopoint conversion upped the score to 2812.
The Highlanders made a remarkable and memorable comeback in the fourth quarter as they rallied for three touchdowns, all scored by Moroney. Behind the excellent blocking of Mark Felezzola, Shawn
Coughlin, Tom Robina and company, the Highlanders marched to the Indian 10 where Moroney glided for the TD. The twopoint conversion pass from Findlay to Moroney was perfect.
With a 2820 game and a victory still in sight, containment was the word, as the Highlander defenders dug in and executed to perfection. Junior defensive end Dan Legiec stripped the ball away and Moroney recovered it and dashed 10yards for the touchdown.
With the score 2826 and 1: 12 remaining, Indian Dan Garay romped 32 yards for a TD, virtually insuring a Rahway victory. But it was not over. With 58 ticks remaining, a personal foul by the Indians gave the Highlanders possession on the Indian 13. A few plays later, Findlay passed complete to Moroney for an eightyard TD. The twopoint conversion failed.
After the game Moroney commented, “Our entire offensive line was just awesome, running back Brian Dressel made things happen for us. They kept their focus on him, but could not contain him, as he opened up the holes for us at will.”
The Highlanders will travel to 05 Jonathan Dayton on Saturday, October 21.
Gov Livingston 6 6 0 20 32 Rahway 8 12 8 6 34
Lady Devils Paralyze Columbia Gymnasts
Victory came quite easy for the Westfield High School gymnastics girls as they grabbed their 30thstraight dual meet victory by paralyzing Columbia, 104.6588.95, in Westfield on October 11. Junior Jessica Caravello led the Blue Devils by winning the allaround with a total of 35.7.
The Blue Devils captured the topthree spots in every event and Jessica took top honors in the vault with an 8,8 and in the floor exercises with a superb 9.4, tied for first with her sister Lauren in the uneven bars with scores of 8.75 and placed second to Lauren, who scored 8.8, on the balance bean with a score of 8.75.
Lauren was second on the vault with a mark of 8.6 followed by senior Christina Massa at 8.4. Freshman Kristen Valla scored an 8.8 on the floor to take second and scored an 8.55 on the beam to finish third. Sophomore Rachel Skolnick placed third on the floor with an 8.3.
Vault. — 1. Jessica Caravello, 8.8, 2.
L. Caravello, 8.6, 3. Massa, 8.4
Bars — 1. J. and L. Caravello, 8.75, 3.
Beam — 1. L. Caravello, 8.8, 2. J. Caravello, 8.75, 3. Valla, 8.55
Floor — 1. J. Caravello, 9.4, 2. Valla, 8.8, 3. R. Skolnick, 8.3
AllAround — 1. J. Caravello, 35.7
Lady Soccer Vikings Tie Crusaders, 22, Ridge, 11
The seventhranked Union Catholic High School girls soccer team received a bit of a shock from the A. L. Johnson girls as they dueled to a 22 overtime tie in Scotch Plains on October 10. Then on October 12 in Basking Ridge, the Vikings battled to a 11 tie with the eighthranked Ridge Red Devils.
After being down 20, the Crusaders scored two secondhalf goals to send the game into overtime. The two Jessicas, Ballweg and Cardenas each netted a goal to give the Vikings a 20 lead at the half. Crusader Lindsay Spagnoli scored first on an assist from Caitlin Brennan, then Gabby White assisted Brennan on the tying goal. Keeper Katie Donnan had 12 saves for the 1101 Vikings.
At Ridge, Ballweg alertly tapped in a loose ball to give the Vikings a 1
0 lead in the first half but Red Devil Ashley Hawkins on an assist from Katie Finazzo tied the score to send the game into overtime. Donnan had 14 saves. Ridge’s record shifted to 1111.
Johnson (442) 0 2 0 0 2 Union Catholic 2 0 0 0 2
Union Catholic 1 0 0 0 1 Ridge 0 1 0 0 1
H. S. Boys Soccer County Tourney:
OCTOBER 14: Westfield 1, Brearley 0
The seventhseeded Blue Devils got the wining goal from Dave Santoriello.
Brearley (641) 0 0 0 Westfield (681) 0 1 1
Scotch PlainsFanwood 4, Jonathan Dayton 0
Andrew Babicz rippled the net three times for the topseeded Raiders. Mike Zotti had a goal and two assists and Ryan Breznitsky and Ray DiNizo each added an assist.
Dayton (571) 0 0 0 Sc PlnsFnwd (1111) 1 3 4
Governor Livingston 5, Union Catholic 1
Matt Sidie had two goals for the fifthseeded, 103, Highlanders. Bryan Smith netted a goal for the Vikings.
Union Catholic 1 0 1 Gov. Livingston 2 3 5
A. L. Johnson 4, Roselle Park 0
Matt Andrews had two goals for the thirdseeded Crusaders.
HS Field Hockey: OCTOBER 10: Ridge 4, Governor Livingston 1
Allison DeVito scored the lone Highlander goal.
Ridge (711) 1 3 4 Gov. Livingston 0 1 1
OCTOBER 12: Mount St. Mary 5, Governor Livingston 0
Gov Livingston (281) 0 0 0 Mt. S. Mary (55) 1 4 5
Blue Devil V’ballers Ace Elizabeth
The Westfield High School girls volleyball team boosted its record to 102 with a, 154, 157, victory over Elizabeth in Westfield on October 13. Senior Patty Oslislo was on the mark as she had 10 service points with three aces.
Oddly, the Lady Minutemen jumped out to a 30 lead in game one, but the door was soon slammed by the Blue Devils. Kelly Masterson, who finished with a teamleading five kills, went on a killing rampage and Oslislo served up the final five points.
The opposite occurred in game two where the Blue Devils surged to a 70 lead but lost intensity and allowed the Lady Minutemen to creep somewhat back into the game. Once the score reached 117, the Blue Devils rattled off the final four points.
Lisa Vinesia finished with six service points and three kills. Westfield received the third seed for the upcoming Union County Tournament and look forward to a rematch with secondseeded Cranford in the semifinals.
H. S. Girls Soccer Regular Season:
OCTOBER 11: Scotch PlainsFanwood (64) 8, Irvington (19) 0
Jill Koscielecki had a big day with two goals and four assists. Eryn Bushinger had flickered the net twice and Stephanie Heath, Rene Zidonik, Lauren Bianco and Jodi Fiorino scored one goal apiece. Also Heath had two assists and Zidonik and Belford added one each.
Sc PlnsFanwood 4 4 8 East Brunswick 0 0 0
H. S. Boys Soccer Regular Season:
OCTOBER 10: Governor Livingston 1, Hillside 0
Highlander Jake DiIorio struck gold in the second half to ice the 65 Comets. Keeper Brent Heyden notched his fifth shutout for 83 G. L.
A. L. Johnson 3, Union Catholic 0
Matt Andrews had a goal and an assist and brothers Ryan and Jason Best both nailed a goal for the 821 Crusaders. The Vikings slipped to 26.
OCTOBER 11: Scotch PlainsFanwood 5, Irvington 0
Mike Zotti netted the hat trick – 3 goals – and Dan Gaetano and Brett Bushinger each added a goal. Zotti, Dave Sigmon and Ryan Breznitsky each had an assist. Keeper Brad Lowyns picked up his 10th shutout.
Irvington (65) 0 0 0 Sc PlnsFanwood 3 2 5
Union 3, Westfield 2
Doug Minarik and Anthony Tomaso both scored for the 58 Blue Devils but Mike Fernandes scored in the final two minutes to give the 83 Farmers the win.
Westfield 0 2 2 East Brunswick 1 2 3
OCTOBER 12: Governor Livingston 5, Roselle Catholic 2
The Highlanders upped its record to 93 and were led by forward Dan Drake who netted two goals.
Roselle Cath (262) 0 2 2 Gov. Livingston 5 0 5
Ridge 3, Union Catholic 1
Mike Gudzy scored the Vikings’ only goal.
Ridge (84) 2 1 3 Union Catholic 0 1 1
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times SETTING UP THE RETURN… Raider Katie Church, No. 14, prepares to set up the volleyball in the game against Union on October 12. After winning the first game, 159, the Raiders dropped the next two games, 1511, 159.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times IN FOR THE TOUCHDOWN… Brian Schiller, No. 15, scores his second touchdown of the game on a keeper against the Blue Knights. The Raiders felled the Blue Knights 428.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times NOTCHING ANOTHER KILL… Blue Devil Kelly Masterson notches another kill en route to five kills against the Lady Minutemen.
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