√ Rumson ousts Hopewell Valley in NJSIAA tournament – Reviews

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RUMSON – The Rumson-Fair Haven girls lacrosse team keeps extending streaks.

This year, the Bulldogs extended their Shore Conference Tournament Final winning streak to eight years and now they’ve added to another impressive postseason streak.

With Seniors Ava Poupard (five goals, two assists) and Chase Boyle (four goals, three assists) leading the offense, No. 1 seed Rumson-Fair Haven cruised past No. 4 seed Hopewell Valley, 19-4, in an NJSIAA South Group 2 Semifinal Round game at Rumson-Fair Haven High School.

The Bulldogs (18-2) have advanced to an NJSIAA sectional final every year that a season was played since 2013. It is the longest known streak among Shore Conference girls lacrosse teams.  

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Teammates Mia James (four goals), Elliot Van Nice (one goal, two assists) and Kayse Kiernan (five saves) also had big performances against the Bulldogs (10-6), who were led by Peyton Branagh (two goals), Anderson Cappucci (two goals) and Grace Suter (seven saves).

Rumson-Fair Haven will host the NJSIAA South Group 2 Final on Thursday against the winner of No. 2 seed Allentown and No. 3 seed Manasquan.

In other NJSIAA Sectional Semifinals:

West Deptford 14, Shore 4: Ryan Malfa (two goals) spearheaded the No. 3 Blue Devils’ (12-5) response to the No. 2 seed Eagles (15-6) in the NJSIAA South Group 1 game. Also, Maddie Grella and Ellie Brouwer each added one goal and one assist. West Deptford’s Krista Yarusso (five goals), Kassidy Yarusso (three goals, one assist) and Isabella Gismondi (five saves).

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Suspended game in the second half: Due to inclement weather, the Manasquan and Allentown girls lacrosse game will resume on Wednesday with Allentown leading, 8-7, with 14:32 left in the second half. The Warriors trailed, 7-2, at halftime and rallied in the second half. So far, Ava Chiarella (two goals, two assists), Tara Blum (two goals), Sarah Barnes (two goals) and Maci Black (one goal) have accounted for the Warriors scoring.

Sherlon Christie is a sports reporter at the Asbury Park Press and has covered sports at the Jersey Shore since 2004. Don’t miss any of his coverage by subscribing at https://subscribe.app.com/. You can contact him via e-mail at schristie@gannettnj.com, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sherlonapp, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sherlonapp and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sherlon_christie 

√ Rumson ousts Hopewell Valley in NJSIAA tournament – Reviews
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