The Moorestown Friends girls soccer team is the 2014 NJSIAA Non-Public B South champion! After an outstanding 5-0 performance over Gil St. Bernard at Holmdel High School in the sectional final Thursday night, the Foxes clinched the first sectional championship in school history. With goals from freshmen Kieran Lees and Alyssa Runyan along with a hat trick from senior striker Vanessa Kara, the Foxes cruised to a title.
“Winning the sectional title was especially amazing because of our team chemistry. Over the course of the season we have really become a family. We played that game for each other, and our game plan on Sunday is the same, believe in this team and play with all heart.” said Kara.
Foxes’ goalie Gaelyn Gregory had five saves and shut out the opposition.
“The team played really well, we stepped it up, and that led to a great result,” said Gaelyn. “It was amazing to get the first championship for girl’s soccer at MFS, and it was great to do something like this for the school. It was really fun. I loved it.”
Her sister Katie has also played a huge role for the Foxes this year.
“We played for ourselves, and we played for each other,” Katie said regarding the girls’ effort.
Starting left defender Nia Francis was thrilled with the team’s effort on Thursday night.
“This team is the closest group of girls I’ve ever been a part of. We all really bonded this season, which shows on the soccer field. Our performance on Thursday was the best this season, especially in the second half. In the last 40 minutes we managed to score four goals and only give up about two shots. Now we’re focusing on Sunday’s game and even though I’m pretty nervous, I think we can definitely take this next challenge.”
The Foxes look to end this unforgettable season on a high note, as they take on Villa Walsh in the NJSIAA Non-Public B state championship at Kean University on Sunday at 10:00 AM.