Junior midfielder Aaron Seubert struck for two goals — one in each half — and sophomore striker Troy Carrington provided two more as Verona High School’s boys soccer team improved its record to 9-0 with a 8-1 defeat of Orange at Centennial Field on Monday afternoon. Coach Wayne Looney’s crew–which faces a critical test in a home match against Nutley at 4 p.m. Thursday–jumped out to a 4-0 first-half advantage. The scoring came from several players: seniors Chris Ohlweiler and Nick Looney each recorded one goal, and sophomore Matt Braschi scored a goal and provided two assists. Midfielder/forward Connor Waldron also knocked in a goal.
Senior goalkeeper Joey Festa stopped two shots for the Hillbillies, who play at Newark East Side in the first round of the Essex County Tournament on Monday, October 11, at 4 p.m.
Verona volleyball dropped two close matches to Morris Knolls 25-23 and 25-20 Tuesday at VHS. Junior Amanda Langan led the Hillbillies with five kills, four digs and two blocks. Molly Cummings had four digs and an ace and Katie Eagan chipped in with an ace and two digs. Verona’s’ record is 7-4 as they travel to Nutley today for a 4 p.m. match-up with the Raiders.
The girls’ tennis team won 4.5 to .5 over Caldwell High School on a rare draw in the second doubles match between Jasmine Okafor/Allie Vaccaro and Caldwell’s Alyssa Bernstein/Samantha DeBollonia 6-2, 4-6. Verona junior Jackie Noyes continues to dominate her opponents by taking her singles match 6-2, 6-3 over Rosalinda Boronat. Second singles proved to be a closer match when Verona senior Ashley Stockwell was able to take the rubber match against Sara Lobdell 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Sophomore Hillbilly Ciarra Davison swept her match against Paige Mitsfier 6-3, 6-2 and the first doubles team of Caroline Chivily/Briana Tedesco dropped the first set 3-6 but battled back with 6-3, 6-3 victories to win their match-up. The tennis team’s record stands at 7-4 .
The girls’ soccer team suffered a tough loss at the hands of neighboring West Orange High School 3-0 on Monday. The Mountaineers did all their scoring in the first half as Raven Edwards knocked in two goals and Ariel Almodovar added one. Alison Sprong had seven saves in net for the Hillbillies.