【N.J】 Robbinsville off to quick begin; different early musings – US News Network – New Jersey News

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The season is simply underway and it has already proven indicators that is going to be a really fascinating yr.

A lot of the dominant stars of 2021 have moved on to varsity – and hopefully adjusting effectively – however there are a lot of gamers exhibiting they’re able to step into the limelight.

The Mercer County Event goes to vary as a result of NJSIAA cramming the season in so it doesn’t overlap with the winter sports activities.

The MCT could have two ranges of play, the championship bracket and the comfort bracket. The highest eight seeds go to the championship bracket and the remaining will play within the comfort bracket.

Even when the event consisted of all of the groups, seeding was at all times a problem. With out many actual highly effective groups round this yr that’s going to be fairly a big bubble come choice time.

Sufficient about that for now, although.

There are two applications which have struggled for numbers in Ewing and Nottingham. The Blue Devils, fortunately, have come again after not with the ability to area a staff final yr.

“My focus is to maintain the coed athletes completely satisfied and construct an eternal staff bond,’’ stated Ewing’s first-year coach Angelique Perkins. “We’ll deal with staff growth this yr and hopefully pique the curiosity of a seamless rising program.’’

Perkins is new to the sport, however we give her all of the credit score on the planet as she works to convey the Blue Devils again.

“This can be a new sport and training expertise for me,’’ stated Perkins. “I’m having fun with studying a brand new ability and making use of my newfound data to an amazing group of keen learners. We’re having enjoyable laughing and studying collectively as a staff.’’

Having fun with the game is step one and right here’s hoping Ewing can get pleasure from some success.

The Northstars needed to transfer a couple of video games again till sufficient gamers had been eligible. That is unlucky as Jessie Mull is absolutely devoted to this system. A yr in the past, Nottingham received three video games, which was a monumental accomplishment and a credit score to Mull’s arduous work.

Hopefully, each applications can avoid the damage bug and have a full season.

These applications that would not have any sort of feeder system or area hockey exercise in health club class discover it tough to introduce the sport to younger gamers.

Okay, let me step down from the cleaning soap field.

Quick Begin in Robbinsville

The Ravens are off to a flying begin with a formidable 4-0 report and two of the wins have been one-goal video games over Notre Dame and West Windsor-Plainsboro South.

“I believe the important thing for us is with the ability to develop with adversity,’’ stated JennaMarie Colicchia, the well-respected coach of the Ravens. “We’ve got not had the identical line up for any of our video games or scrimmages but. Our gamers know that on any given day they could be given a brand new place or function or that they could must step up for the staff. Our gamers have been nice at doing all they’ll to create success within the spot they’re in.’’

Definitely, the chemistry and the flexibility pays loads of dividends this season for Robbinsville.

A type of off to a quick begin has been junior Jordyn Pepper, who has 9 objectives within the first 4 video games.

“Jordyn has gained lots of confidence and ability as a shooter,’’ said Colicchia. “Her area imaginative and prescient has at all times been nice as a passer and now she is turning into extra of a scoring menace as a flexible shooter.’’

Robbinsville has a tricky week with Allentown, WW-P North and Princeton.

Contained in the Circle

— After getting a season opening win it’s been robust for Allentown because it has dropped three straight. For the reason that 9-0 win over West the Redbirds have scored simply two objectives and each by sophomore Hailee Ladu, who has six on the season.

— The previous few years Tracy Klugerman has been nurturing this system at West Windsor-Plainsboro South bringing it alongside slowly, however with an enormous deal with fundamentals and it’s starting to payoff. Julia Dorfman had seven objectives for South. The Pirates are 3-1 and could have a god measuring stick this week with Princeton.

— Congratulations to Meg Roeloffs, the first-year coach at West Windsor-Plainsboro North on her first teaching win. She has since added one other and the previous Robbinsville Excessive and Montclair State star has the Knights wanting good at 2-2.

— Erin Liggio report her first profession hat trick in Princeton’s win over Lawrence. Properly, the Tigers junior did it once more with three towards WW-P North. It’s fairly an arsenal Princeton has with Liggio, Hannah Christopher, Mia Ramirez and Delaney Keegan is without doubt one of the high total gamers round.

— If I’m drafting a staff you may wager there might be a spot for Princeton Day’s Jadyn Huff and Stuart’s Lily Harlan.

— Lawrence, which is led by sophomore’s Caroline Rotteveel (4 objectives, 3 assists) and Bella Sanella with three objectives has an excellent matchup with Hopewell Valley this week.



1.     Princeton (3-0)

2.     Robbinsville (4-0)

3.     Notre Dame (2-1)

4.     WW-P South (3-1)

5.     Lawrence (2-1)

6.     Hopewell Valley (2-2)

7.     Allentown (1-3)

8.     WW-P North (2-2)

9.     Hightstown (1-3)

10. Steinert (0-4)


1.     Lawrenceville (0-2)

2.     Hun (2-0)

3.     Princeton Day (1-3)

4.     Stuart (3-1)

5.     Pennington (1-1-1)

6.     Peddie (1-2)

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