Up-and-down Highlanders’ soccer season continues

West Milford. While the girls’ soccer team added a couple of wins this week, the bous’ team dropped three.

| 16 Oct 2019 | 03:10

The West Milford High School girls’ soccer team added a couple more wins to its record this past week, while the boys’ squad dropped its last three matches.

The Lady Highlanders bounced back from a loss to Lakeland High School on Oct. 12 with a 3-0 shutout win over Wayne Hills on Tuesday.

Senior Sera Agostinelli scored two of the team’s goals in Tuesday’s match, while fellow senior Riley McGill either scored or assisted on all three goals with her goal and two assists.

West Milford goalie Gabrielle Soreco had 10 saves in the win.

Soreco also had eight saves in the Lady Highlanders’ other win of the past week, which came against Clifton at home on Oct. 10, by a final score of 1-0.

The two victories sandwiched a home loss to Lakeland in the quarterfinal round of the Passaic County Tournament that came down to a penalty kick shootout.

Lakeland won the shootout by a final score of 4-1.

West Milford entered the tournament as the third seed, while Lakeland entered as the sixth.

The boys’ soccer team, meanwhile, has dropped its last three matches after losing to Wayne Hills on Tuesday by a final score of 4-3.

Junior Luke Milko scored scored two of the team’s goals in the loss, while also recording an assist on another.

Tuesday’s match followed an away loss to Clifton on Oct. 10, in which the Highlanders were shut out 8-0.

That was the second consecutive road contest for West Milford, as the team was coming off of another away loss to Lenape Valley going into the match.

Before the current losing streak began, the Highlanders beat Passaic Charter at home by a final score of 4-1.

Milko scored scored two goals and recorded an assist in that match as well.

On Thursday, the boy’s team (4-11) was scheduled to travel to Paterson Kennedy High School where it was looking to snap its three-game losing streak against the Knights, while the Lady Highlanders (7-3-2) were set to take on Paterson Kennedy at home.