Girls Soccer – VOTE: Week 9 Surf Taco Player of the Week
The penultimate Surf Taco Player of the Week Vote of the 2019 girls soccer season features 11 of the Shore's top performers during the first two rounds of the state tournament, which produced a whopping 16 sectional semifinalists from Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Read about the 11 nominees from last week's state-playoff action and vote for your favorite to be the latest Surf Taco Girls Soccer Player of the Week. Vote once per hour through Wednesday's deadline 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the nominee(s) and a brief summary of her performance over the past week.
Katie Aglione, Rumson Fair Haven
The Bulldogs have recaptured some of their Shore Conference Tournament magic with Aglione finding the back of the net against Manasquan in the first round to advance No. 3 RFH. Aglione scored twice with one assist in the following round vs. Matawan, setting up a semifinal match up at Governor Livingston.
Lauren Bruno, Manalapan
Déjà vu all over again from Bruno has No. 4 Manalapan into the Central Jersey Group 4 semifinals. The senior has produced identical box scores of two goals and two assists in 7-1 victories over Sayreville and North Brunswick.
Morgan Cupo, Red Bank Catholic
Playing her best on the biggest stages, RBC was ready for Paul VI off a bye in South Jersey Non-Public A play. Cupo recorded a hat trick to advance the Caseys to Monday’s semifinal against Mount Saint Mary. It was Cupo’s teammate Emma Bruther who took home this award last week, as she assisted a Cupo goal in the SCT championship.
Sunni DiElmo, Pinelands
Another Shore team relying on penalty kicks to punch their ticket to the state semifinals, DiElmo assisted the lone regulation goal for the Wildcats in the quarterfinals against Delran. She also scored twice and assisted two Pinelands goals to knock off Barnegat in the opening round.
Julia Eichenbaum, Shore
Eichenbaum’s scoring prowess has top-seeded Shore rolling through the Central Jersey Group 1 tournament, as she netted yet another hat trick while handing out three assists of her own in the quarterfinals against Palmyra.
Emma Laudisi, Middletown South
The top seeded Eagles are into the semifinals of the North Jersey, Group 3 tournament, as Laudisi’s filled the stat sheet with a pair of goals most recently against Red Bank in the quarterfinals. She also scored twice with one assist against Irvington in a convincing opening round win.
Addy McCarthy, Red Bank
In an upset win against Woodbridge, the Bucs goalkeeper stopped 12 shots for a 5-0 shutout in North Jersey Group 3 play. Though her team couldn’t advance past Middletown South, McCarthy again kept them in the game with 15 saves in the quarterfinal loss.
Eva Roros, Colts Neck
It took penalty kicks for Colts Neck to escape the quarterfinals of Central Jersey Group 3, with Roros converting her attempt in a 4-2 decision. In the opening round, she also assisted one of two Jordana Golove scores against Lawrence.
Shayla Scully, Toms River South
The Indians’ defense has carried them through the South Jersey Group 3 tournament thus far, with Scully sparking the offense in a first round win over Central – scoring three times for a TRS side that has yet to concede a goal this tournament.
Sarah Shwahla, Point Beach
Upset-minded Point Beach will get their shot at Shore thanks to Shwala’s hat trick against Riverside in the first round, followed by a two goal outing at Spotswood.
Mackenzie Tranberg, Wall
Wall is the No. 1 seed in Central Jersey Group 2, advancing to the semifinals with a pair of shutout wins over Rahway and North Plainfield. Tranberg provided plenty of offense for the Knights in both contests, scoring four times in the quarterfinals with one assist.