Kate Ryan, Melanie Naeris and Christina Colon all had hits yesterday for Verona High School softball in the quarterfinals of the Greater Newark Tournament, but it wasn’t enough for the Hillbillies to move to the next round. Verona fell to Mount Saint Dominic Academy 3-0. Colon struck out 10 MSDA batters while allowing five hits.
While the GNT was playing out on VHS’ Doc Goeltz Field, VHS baseball was away at West Essex High School and battled through 11 innings before the Knights clinched the win. Verona had gotten off to a fast start, scoring three runs in the top of the first, but the Knights came back strong in the fifth and got five players home. Nick Coppola and Kyle Jacobsen split the pitching duties for Verona in the marathon.
Meanwhile, over in Maplewood, boys lacrosse continued its dominance with a 13-6 win over Columbia High School. Jarrod Keating and Jack Lonsinger had three goals apiece, and Steven Luehs and Mike Matarazzo each had two. The conference champion Hillbillies are now 13-5 on the season.
There was even more high scoring in girls lacrosse’s 13-6 victory over Morris Catholic. Jenika Ying led the scoring for Verona with four goals, while Julia Mackey and Maggie Lonsinger had three apiece. The win improved the Lady Hillbillies’ record to 8-8.
Photos copyright Kathleen Seubert. Used by permission.