HOPEWELL: HVSA rec soccer round-up

Team Franco’s Pizza played its best game of the season in a 4-0 win over ActivCore. Katy Gray and Lucy Webster each had two goals and Manvi Tripathi preserved the shutout with some fantastic goaltending. Claire Dumont continued her outstanding defensive play.
 On Sunday, Kuppeck Landscaping took a 3-1 win over Team Franco’s Pizza. For Team Franco’s, Olivia Friedrich had a goal, while Lindsay and Eva Giambanco continued to make huge improvements in their game.
 The Diana’s Epiphany girls’soccer team tied with Kuppek Landscaping , 2-2. Katie Clarke scored both goals for Diana’s Epiphany.
 The Purtuc Dental Jalapenos took a 2-0 win over Diana’s Epiphany, as Lily Ryan and Iris Lautermilch scored fourth-quarter goals. Lautermilch and Maura McGrath excelled in midfield, while Lilla Antal, Gracie Johnson and Julia Schwarz were stellar on defense. For Diana’s, Tessa Caputo and Hannah Cooper were strong offensively and Jaelyn Krin had some amazing stops on defense.
 Purtuc Dental topped the PQM Flower Shop Pink Panthers, 5-2, as Lilly Ryan scored three goals and Maura McGrath and Caroline Ryan tallied one each. Lilly Purtuc, Gracie Johnson and Lilla Antal provided strong defense, Iris Lautermilch and Ava Burns were slick in the midfield and Pranathi Kummarapurugu made some big saves in goal.
 The PQM Flower Shop took a 2-1 win over ActiveCore on goals by Hallie Carrick and Madeline Todd. Anastasia Angarone, Madison Trend and Maeve Prosser held the mid-field position tight, Sonia Coppisetti and Kalina Kirova played strong defense while Chloe Livecchi was aggressive offensively. Sonia Tenbarge played well at midfield with ActiveCore, while Emily Howe, Tea Linhorst and Katherine Finn defended well for ActiveCore. Linhorst scored the AC goal.
 Team Franco’s Pizza fell to Diana’s Epiphany’s despite strong games by Eva and Lindsay Giambanco and Lila Petropoulos. Katy Gray and Manvi Tripathi made nice saves in goal.
 Team Franco’s Pizza pulled out a 1-0 win over PQM Flower Shop. Megan D’Alessandro scored the games lone goal on a nice pass from Lucy Webster. Megan D’Alessandro, Katy Gray and Manvi Tripathi combined for the shutout in goal.
 Jack’s Nursery and Landscaping notched their first win with a 7-2 victory over Millstone. Amanda Flanders had three goals, Emilie Sawicki had a goal and an assist, while Caitlyn Bergman, and Taylor Wert. Prime defenders were Zoe Dec and Katie Orlando, with Orlando splitting time in goal with midfielder Taylor Wert. Lyla Malloy, Jaina Jackowski and Olivia Doherty played aggressive as midfielders.
Regent Floor Covering took a 4-1 win over Jack’s Nursery and Landscaping. For Jack’s which suffered its first loss, Eddie Keifer had the goal.
 Brooks Landscape Services took a 6-3 win over Jack’s Nursery and Landscaping. For Jack’s, Michael Bates had two goals while Spencer Bauer added one. Goalie Andrew Sagotsky played a stellar game.
 Robbinsville 2 took a 2-1 win over the Dahlia Florals Pink Flamingo Ninjas. Beth Hooks had the Dahlia goal, while an aggressive offense was led by Sierra Mitchell, Carly Brant, Sophia DiDonato, Emma Coyer and Emily Wessler. The defense was held by Mariel Haynes, Piper Brant, Annie Stocks and goalie Chelsea Kent.
 Dahlia took a 6-4 win over Jack’s Nursery as Carly Brant had a hat trick, Beth Hooks scored two goals and Sophia DiDonato had one. Sierra Mitchell and Emma Coyer controlled the midfield and the defense was anchored by Mariel Haynes, Faith Doldy and Annie Stocks. Emily Wessler and Chelsea Kent were tough in goal. Jack’s got two goals from Emilie Sawicki, while Caitlyn Bergman had a goal and an assist and Amanda Flanders also scored. Jaina Jackowski, Lyla Malloy, Sophia Chin, Olivia Doherty and Natalie Kasprzyk held down the midfield while Lily Panzitta played well in goal and the midfield.
The Express won, 2-0, over Princeton Nassau Pediatrics on goals by Richard Keifer and Colin Szustakowski. Daniel Rozenblat and Jason Laliwala did a nice job and Mateo Franco-Valverde prevented a would-be break-away.
 A day later, the Express lost a 3-2 game to Brooks Landscape Service. Joseph Troiano and Rich Keifer had goals while Lucas Sweetman had an assist.
 Pennington Nassau Pediatrics and Soccer Post & Tennis Net battled to a 1-1 tie on Sunday. Scoring the PNP goal was Jeffrey Blake, while Victor Polverejan answered with a goal in the second half to tie the game. Leading the defensive effort for PNP with strong play was Liam Ryan and Matthew Nguyen, while Adam Russell and Nolan Muscente played consistently on both offense and in the middle.
 PQM took a 5-1 win over Soccer Post & Tennis Net.
 Capital Health, playing with no substitutes, took a 4-2 win over Investors Bank as Justin Klotz scored three first-quarter goals. Holden Thompson and Mikey Vagott played well in goal for the winners, Noah Calhoun, David Fulper, James Gervasoni, Dylan Hersh and Nathan Lee played had strong games.
Regent Floor covering took a 4-1 win over Jack’s Nursery. Juan Carlos Perez, Louis Azara, Chris Sawicki and Dan Polverejan had the Regent goals, with Kishore Chidambaram and Sawicki had assists. Alex Botero made some key plays up front, Benjamin Veale, Samuel Roth and Saahith Kusupudi and Jonathan Sharma were tough on defense and goalie Emerson Hoagland played well.
 Regent took a 5-1 win over Union Line Garage. Chris Sawicki, Louis Azara, Dan Polverejan, Kishore Chidanbaram and Saahith had the Regent goals. Polverejan, Emerson Hoagland, Juan Carlos Perez and Alex Botero had assists. Benjamin Veale, Samuel Roth and Jonathan Sharma were stellar defensively. For Union Line, Mason Scall scored off an assist from Finn Murray-Campbell. Dominic Chila and Mikolaj Kuniak played aggressive offense, while Rowan John and Daniel Sonzogni combined for 15 saves in goal. Teddy Franzino, Andrew Beers, Matthew Tunkel and Bradley Cohen were tough defensively.
 Brooks Landscape Services took a 6-3 win over Callaway Henderson/Sotheby’s. For Callaway, Nils Gungor had all three goals, getting offensive support from Christian Barnes, Mike Stroman and Cutter Swanson. Fedia Tenbarge and Sathya Kummarapurugu helped out in the midfield while Bharat Cherukuri continued his strong play in goal with help from defenders Jacob Orlando and Finn Malloy.
 Callaway Henderson/Sotheby’s tied Robbinsville SA-3, 2-2, as Nils Gungor scored both goals with help from Mike Stroman and Cutter Swanson. Fedia Tenbarge was outstanding in midfield, along with Sathya Kummarapurugu. Finn Malloy and Jacob Orlando teamed up yet again to provide a fierce defense that spread across the field like wild flowers, while Bharat Cherukuri was phenomenal in goal.