Moorestown 8 - Ridge 7 (Reg Season)
Details of Game #5: Apr 05, 2018
Moorestown made the 90 minute trek to Basking Ridge and inspite of being out drawn 12-5 and having the most turnovers of the season, still came away with an 8-7 victory.
The Quakers had more shots on goal than Ridge inspite of losing possessions and draw control but could not convert and seize any momentum. Ridge, a very talented and well coached team from Somerset County will be heard from in the North Jersey Group 4 tournament come May. Yesterday, they did a great job of forcing the Quakers into uncomfortable situations in frigid and windy conditions.
Moorestown had built up a 6-3 halftime lead but never seemed to get untracked as they continually made the game hard on themselves. The play was very physical which resulted in numerous cards for both teams. Seven Quakers recorded goals led by Kacey Knobloch's two. Delaney Lawler had a strong game on defense with an interception, two ground balls and critical transitions. Isa Arvelo had a very productive game with four ground balls and numerous jaunts bringing the ball upfield in transition against Ridge's midfield double. Julia Dalmass had three gbs and Kayla Frank collected three dcs. Emily Toft was key, making several saves to stem the Red Devils from getting any momentum, especially in the first half.
Moorestown has played the most games of any school in the early NJ schedule. Five games in nine days against some formidable competition and in less than ideal weather. The Quakers don't get a breather as they play next week against three more ranked opponents. No rest for Moorestown as they have a target on their back when they play everyone.