Girls Soccer – VOTE: Week 7 Surf Taco Player of the Week
The Shore Conference Conference Girls Soccer Tournament is in the books and the there were a number of standout performances over the final three rounds of action.
Read about the seven nominees from the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game, and vote for your favorite to be the latest Surf Taco Girls Soccer Player of the Week. Vote once per hour through the extended deadline, which will be Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. The top vote-getter will win a $25 gift card to Surf Taco.
Attention Coaches: Want to nominate a player for next week's contest? You can email email@example.com with the name of the nominee(s) and a brief summary of her performance over the past week.
Katie Aglione, Rumson Fair Haven
Though the clock struck midnight for the 17th-seeded Bulldogs in the Shore Conference quarterfinals, Aglione did her best to power Rumson to another upset over Freehold Township by scoring in the second half of a 2-1 loss.
Emma Bruther, Red Bank Catholic
The Caseys won their seventh Shore Conference Tournament title and first in six years behind a stable of standouts during the four-game run. Bruther was the hero in the championship game, assisting sophomore Morgan Cupo’s fifth goal of the tournament to open the scoring in the 28th minute and scoring one of her own five minutes later on a left-footed, side-netting strike from a difficult angle.
Katie Coyle, Middletown South
Coyle assisted two of the three Eagles’ goals against Wall to set up their semifinal matchup with RBC. The Eagles couldn’t find the same firepower and lost to the eventual champion Caseys, 2-0, for their first loss of the season.
Paige Farley, Toms River North
Toms River North reached the SCT championship game for the second straight year thanks to a penalty-kicks win over Freehold Township in the semifinals. Farley was a big reason Toms River North made it to penalties, as the senior outside back buried a 35-yard shot to open the scoring in the 62nd minute before Freehold Township rallied for the equalizer in the final 20 seconds of regulation.
Grace Gisoldi, Wall
The second double-digit seed looking to create another upset in the SCT quarters, Wall played Middletown South to a 3-2 contest behind a goal from Gisoldi and Alex Hummel.
Ryann Leohner, Freehold Township
With Freehold Township’s SCT championship hopes hanging on by a thread in the semifinals against Toms River North, Leohner broke free of the Mariners back line, ran down a pass from senior teammate Athena Giannakouros, and finished off the equalizer with 20 seconds to go in regulation. Leohner threatened to score throughout regulation before finally shaking free when her team needed it most.
Chloe Wollman, Shore
With her team playing RBC much closer than a previous 8-1 loss, Wollman and teammate Julia Eichenbaum were the goal scorers against the Caseys in a 3-2 quarterfinal game that went down to the wire.