West Milford girls’ soccer team wins, boys’ lose weekly matches

West Milford. It was a good week for the Lady Highlanders soccer team, but not as good for the boys' squad.

23 Oct 2019 | 03:02

The West Milford High School girls’ soccer team won all of its matches this past week, while the boys have lost its last two.

Tuesday’s away win over Passaic made it three for the week and four in a row for the Lady Highlanders, going back to the team’s Oct. 15 win over Wayne Hills.

West Milford scored four goals in the first half of Tuesday’s match against Passaic before adding one more in the second for the 5-0 shutout win.

Senior Marisa Ehrmann had a hat trick with three goals as well as an assist, while fellow senior Riley McGill recorded a goal and two assists.

Going into Tuesday’s match, the team was coming off of another shutout away win, this one over Mount St. Mary.

Both teams were held scoreless through the first half in that match before the Lady Highlanders were able to score two unanswered goals in the second for the win.

Senior Sera Agostinelli scored one of those goals and assisted on the other, while goalie Gabrielle Soreco had five saves.

Junior Natalie Hamblin scored the team’s other goal in the match.

Both of those recent away victories followed a monster 8-0 home win over Paterson Kennedy on Oct. 17.

West Milford scored six goals in the first half of that match before adding another two in the second.

Perhaps the most impressive part was that eight different players scored the team’s eight goals, with Agostinelli also assisting on three of them.

Meanwhile, the boys’ soccer squad dropped its two matches this week, with Tuesday’s 2-1 away loss to Passaic making it five losses in a row.

The Highlanders got on the board first on Tuesday, but Passaic was able to even it up before the end of regulation and then go on to win it in overtime.

West Milford goalie Matt Lombardi had 22 saves in the losing effort.

That loss came after a 5-1 home loss to Paterson Kennedy last Thursday in which the Highlanders went down 3-0 in the first half and were never able to recover.

The boy’s squad (4-13) was looking to get back on track on Thursday, when the team was scheduled to take on River Dell at home, while the Lady Highlanders (10-3-2) were looking to keep its winning streak alive away against River Dell on Thursday.