ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT - Week of October 2, 2022
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
BOYS’ VARSITY SOCCER
On Monday, 10/3/22, the Eagles hosted the Fighting Clan of Vineland under the lights. Mother Nature was angry, regardless of the elements the game was played in the wind and rain. The Eagles dominated play and controlled the pace of the game. Despite 90% of possession, the Clan made it difficult for EHTHS to penetrate the defensive line. The game remained nil nil into the 79th minute when Freshman Lucas Cross entered the game. Waiting to enter the game, Coach Heenan called to Cross, “you know what to do,” Cross responded with a head nod and a smile. One minute later, Lucas Cross received the ball from Andres Garces and Lucas did not hesitate to let it fly. Cross’ shot screamed past the keeper and into the back of the rain soaked net. His first varsity goal proved to be the game winner. Senior Captain, Nathan Biersbach, secured the insurance goal off a set piece from 22 yards out. Biersbach calmly striked his free kick with an attitude avoiding Vinelands wall and into the left panel. The Eagles prevailed 2-0 in a big Divisional game.
In a huge Divisional game, the Eagles traveled to MIllville on Wednesday, 10/5/22. Expecting to play the game on a rain soaked field, it seemed as though Mother Nature turned the dryer on. EHTHS game up an early foul and PK, down 1 nil only 8 minutes into the game. With a lot of time left and huge implications on the line, the Eagles dug deep and never looked back. Ryan Evenson fired a shot that traveled through the hands of the keeper and off Millville’s defender into the back of the net, Eagles tied the game at one. Shortly after, Millville’s defender mis hit a clearing attempt and the ball fell onto the foot of Senior Captain, Nathan Biersbach. Biersbach seized the moment and fired the ball past the keeper and into the right panel. Nate turned to his teammates and simply said, “Carpe Diem!” The game was a physical contest, each team knowing what was on the line. EHTHS goalie, Brett Barnes made a huge save late into the second half preventing a Thunderbolt tying goal. Quickly after his save, Barnes fired a ball down the field which landed on the foot of Senior Gilmer Mendoza. Mendoza received the ball calmly, took a step and sealed the deal with a third goal. The Eagles won 3-1.
On Friday, the Eagles hosted ACIT and won 4-1. Nate Biersbach had 2 goals, Gilmer Mendoza added a header, and Matt Sanchez added one. The team improves to 11-3 overall.
GIRLS’ VARSITY SOCCER
EHT suffered a tough loss 2-0 versus undefeated Ocean City on Friday. EHT played them close, keeping the score to 1-0 nearly the entire game before moving some players up in an attempt to tie up the game. OC was able to capitalize with a second goal in the final three minutes of the game. Sophomore Abby Lyon played outstanding in net, while the back line of Gabby Piantadosi, Ava Kraybill, Lona Dillhoff, Kira Jolly, Dakota Gorman, and Talia DeNafo did all they could to slow the OC offense.
EHT rebounded in the rain with a dominate 4-0 victory over Millville. This was the largest margin of victory against Millville in school history! Junior captain Gabby Piantadosi netted two while freshman standout Brielle VonColln also put two in the back of the net. Strong midfield play from freshmen Ava Ferrara and Abby Mathis along with senior captain Maddie Eye and senior Jailynn Mulhern set the tone early with intense pressure and possession. Up next, @ ACIT on Friday.
On Friday, the team beat ACIT by a score of 7-0. Goals by Kim Calix, Talia DeNafo, Peyton DeVivo, Maddie Eye, Gabriella Piantadosi, Brielle VonColln, and Ava Ferrara. EHT moves to 5-5 in the CAL American Conference. Go Eagles!
The boys and Girls Cross Country Team traveled to historic Holmdel Park for the Shore Coaches Invitational. Over 200 schools competed. On the boys side Senior Ryan Taylor finished 48th out of 968 runners and on the girls side Junior Kiki Schlemo finished 16th out of 998 runners.
On Friday, The girls beat ACIT and Hammonton to improve to 6-2 on the season the boys lost to ACIT and Hammonton to fall to 3-4 on the season.
The Eagles lost 36-8 to Atlantic City High School. Ke’mun Council scored a rushing touchdown. Bradley Smith connected with T.J. Biglam for a successful two point try.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS
FERNWOOD CROSS COUNTRY
A little bit of mud didn’t stop the Fernwood Cross Country team from running a great race against Galloway Thursday.
The Girls lost a close one 30 to 27
Top finishers: Molly Rooney with her best time of the year and a second-place finish, followed by Ady Elko, Emma Baird, Callie Kowaleski, Lily Lawas, Julia Dioguardo, and Jasmin Halim.
The Boys continued their winning streak 17 to 43.
Top finishers: Getting his first 1st place finish of the season Caleb Ziegler, Erik Dolbow and Miguel Casiano took 2nd and 3rd, then Blake Wenzel and Ryan Cooke secured the 5th and 6th spots.
The whole team continues to improve, and they show great sportsmanship cheering on all the runners from both teams. Keep up the great work!
FERNWOOD GIRLS’ SOCCER
Vs Galloway MS: L2-1
Goal scored by Jackie Brownlee
Vs Upper Twp: L6-2
1 goal by Evyln Brown
1 goal by Jackie Brownlee
FERNWOOD BOYS’ SOCCER
The Fernwood boys’ soccer team defeated Northfield on Thursday by a score of 4-0, improving their overall record to 3 wins, 1 tie and no loses.
Scoring for the Eagles were Josh Reyes, Noah Heritage, Marco Markosa and Abraham Leonardo de Castro all with one goal a piece.
Defensively, fullbacks Ralph Mac Inkoom and CJ Beswisk led the way to keep Northfield’s attacks away from the net. Goalkeeper Nick Cruse recorded his third shut out of the season.
FERNWOOD FIELD HOCKEY
The field hockey team got their second win of the season on Thursday by beating Northfield 1-0! Ella Caputo scored the lone goal for Fernwood. While the defense of Jamie Decker, Emily O’Brien, Quinn Cherenack, Kayli McNulty, and Addie Scoppa did not allow the other team to get a shot off.
ALDER GIRLS SOCCER
ALDER BOYS’ SOCCER
The team lost a battle to the rain this week, but last Friday they beat Brigantine 6-2.
Jon Espichan had 2 goals
Liam Fox, Gavin theiss, Tyler Wood, Zackary Simon with a goal.
Zackary Simon (pictured) is the first 6th grader to score a Varsity goal!
ALDER FIELD HOCKEY
ALDER CROSS COUNTRY
On Friday, the boys beat Margate. Steven Slusarski took first place for the boys, followed by Ben Gettings (4th) and Derrick Dougherty (5th). The girls fell short, but top finishers were Madelyn Farkas (2nd) and Carly Jo Steet (3rd).
Middle School Winter 1 sport registration will open on October 1, and will begin on Dec. 12.
Winter 1 sports include Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Wrestling, and Unified Bowling.
Winter 2 sports includes Co-ed Volleyball and Unified Basketball. Registration will open Dec. 1 and practices will begin February 21.
REGISTRATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS IS NOW OPEN!
All registrations for EHT Athletic programs must be completed online through the Family ID Program. https://ehtnjathletics.com/main/otherad/contentID/54216658
· Physical Exams
· All Exams must be submitted digitally though your online registration.
· No hard copies, emails or faxes will be accepted.
· Re-Cert packets and COVID Forms are now part of the registration question/process. No hard copies needed.
· For help uploading your exam – Click here
· Registration Dates
· Please review the appropriate registration dates for your interested season found on the registration page. · You do not need a physical to register, but must have an exam uploaded seven days prior to your first tryout.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING FOR WINTER SPORTS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL IS NOVEMBER 15TH
NJSIAA: For the most up to date information from the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) visit their website at https://www.njsiaa.org/
NCAA: Thinking about participating in athletics after high school? Then visit the following link from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to prepare: https://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future