It was a busy week for the Haddonfield athletic program with all seven teams in action.
There was plenty of good news to go around, with the football team winning it’s first game of the season, the cross country teams sweeping a tri-meet and the soccer teams remaining unbeaten. The girls’ tennis team also continued to roll along.
Below is a look back at the week that was in Haddonfield athletics.
Haddonfield got its first win of the season, Friday night, overwhelming Lindenwold, 36-0.
Running back Adam Augugliaro gained 106 yards on the ground on 12 carries, finishing with a pair of touchdowns. The highlight of his night came early in the third quarter when he broke free for a 54-yard touchdown that gave the Bulldawgs a 23-0 lead. He added a 1-yard score late in the game.
Auguliaro was not the only Bulldawg who enjoyed success on the ground. Quarterback Mike McLaughlin rushed for 57-yards, including a 30-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and Mike DeFeo added 47 yards on eight carries.
The game was scoreless after the first quarter, but Michale Alberto (seven carries, 53 yards) put Haddonfield on the board with a 1-yard touchdown early in the second. The Haddonfield defense took over from there, recording a safety to push the lead to 9-0. The Bulldawgs defense was dominant in its pass rush, finishing with seven sacks. Brian Collins and Patrick Porter led the way with a sack-and-a-half each. McLaughlin and Jacob Robinson each added an interception.
Haddonfield (1-1) returns to the field Friday against Sterling (2-0).
It was a big week for the Bulldawgs, who not only went 2-0-1, but knocked off one of its biggest rivals in the process.
Haddonfield opened up the week with a 2-1 win over West Deptford, with the game-winner coming on a goal by Alex Johsnton with under 20 minutes to go. The Bulldawgs followed that performance up with another 2-1 win, this time against Audubon. The win against the Green Wave was even more dramatic, as Charlie Clarke scored the game-winner with just 18 seconds left in regulation. Johnny Alemi also scored while Ethan Schultz made five saves in net.
The week was capped off with a 1-1 tie against Haddon Heights. Ricky Kaulback scored Haddonfield’s lone goal off an assist from Luke Peace. The Bulldawgs nearly won the game in overtime, but had a ball cleared off the goal line by a Haddon Heights defender.
Haddonfield looks to stay perfect this week when it takes on Audubon and Gateway.
Dominance is the only word that can be used to describe the week the girls’ soccer team had. The Bulldawgs went 3-0, without allowing a goal in the process. Like the boys’ soccer team, Haddonfield opened the week with a one-goal win over West Deptford. Haddonfield got the lone goal from Nicole Gavranich. The Bulldawgs played lock-down defense, holding the Eagles to two shots.
“Our philosophy has always been, for the nine years I have been here, bend don’t break,” said Haddonfield coach Glenn Gess. “We don’t take chances. If we are going to give up something, you are going to earn it. That’s how we have always played it. We try to keep things tight, force play to the outsides and see if we can pop it over the top and send some forwards on the attack.”
Haddonfield then overwhelmed Audubon, 5-0, Wednesday. Emily Carson scored a pair of goals, while Lauren Roberts, Kylie Kirk and Abby Ciernicki each found the back of the net once.
The Bulldawgs capped off the week with a 3-0 win over Haddon Heights. Taylor Sehdev was the goalkeeper for each win, and has yet to give up a goal in four games.
The Bulldawgs will look to continue their success this week with games against Audubon and Gateway.
The season is only a week old, but it appears as though, for the first time in a long time, Haddonfield may not be the team to beat in the Colonial Conference. West Deptford stunned the Bulldawgs Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over a team that it lost to three times a year ago, including in the South Jersey finals. Two days later, Haddonfield suffered another defeat, this time, 3-2 in overtime, to Audubon. Tenaya Clark and Natalie Motolese scored in the losing effort.
The Bulldawgs continue to roll as they are a perfect 10-0 this season. The usual suspects had no issues this week with Taylor Ng, Amanda Lanciano and Victoria Martinez winning singles matches in an impressive 5-0 win over Moorestown. Some new faces got to shine in a 5-0 win against Overbrook. Chelsea Brown, Sylvia Strauss and Kade Burns made the most of their opportunities to play at singles, each winning in straight sets.
Haddonfield opened its Colonial Conference Liberty Division title defense in impressive fashion, defeating Collingswood (15-50) and Audubon (15-50) in a tri-meet. Patrick Shea led the way with a time of 16 minutes, 45 seconds. Alex Gigliotti finished second in a virtual tie, while Greg Halla was one second behind in third. John Greenberg, Dan Brennan and Austin Stoner rounded out the top six.
The Bulldawgs flex their leg muscles this week, recording a 15-50 win over Audubon. Meghan Malloy led the way, crossing the line in 20:05. She was followed a string of eight-straight Bulldwags. Lauren DeCoursey was second, 40 seconds, behind Malloy. Meredith Raphelson, Molly Bolinger, Juliette Strasser and Julia Fonshell rounded out the top six.