Girls' soccer

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

    Vernon 6 - Jefferson 0 Vernon 2 - Sparta 1 Elise Fugowski played key roles as Vernon blanked Jefferson 6-0 and defeated Sparta 2-1 in SCIL girls soccer matches. Fugowski was chosen the Propane Player of the Week after dishing off three assists in the win over the Falcons and netting both goals in the victory over the Spartans. Mandy Costello, Jackie McGrath and Nicole Piela scored two goals apiece as the Vikings surged to a four-goal advantage by the halftime break in the victory over Jefferson. Amy Buffalino and Jerico Lavooy picked up assists while Alicia Yaccarino and Ale Potosnik combined to come up with five saves in sharing credit for the shutout Fugowski gave the Vikings a 1-0 lead just before halftime in Sparta and tallied the game-winner 15 minutes into the second half when she converted a penalty kick. Yaccarino stopped a dozen shots on goal. High Point 1 - Pope John 0 Jessica Lain scored on a breakaway with five seconds remaining before intermission as Elise McEvoy picked up an assist to spur High Point to a 1-0 win over Pope John. Keeper Ashley Enste stopped a dozen shots on goal to record the shutout. Hopatcong 3 - Kittatinny 0 Cindy LaRosa snapped a scoreless stalemate 26 minutes into the second half, and Jessie Castillo followed with a pair of insurance goals as Hopatcong blanked Kittatinny 3-0. Justine Karinja was busy between the posts as she came up with 16 saves to preserve the shutout. Pope John 3 - Newton 1 Pope John defeated Newton 3-1, as the Lions won for the fifteenth time against one loss. Courtney Flanagan tallied the only goal of the first half with an assist from Emily Carrollo, who scored the game-winner with six minutes remaining off an assist from Alex Cumello. Less than two minutes later, Cumello added an insurance goal off an assist from Katie Bigay.