Friday, November 11, 2011
Bier scores lone goal as LHS ends seasons 19-3-1.
Although the Livingston girls soccer team faced a familiar foe, Montclair, in the North 1, Group 4 final, they also endured a familiar result against their Essex County rival. A 3-0, first-half deficit proved insurmountable as the Lancers' season ended with a 4-1 setback Thursday afternoon at Livingston High School. Although they finished 19-3-1, they went 0-3-1 against Montclair (21-0-1), including losses in Essex County Tournament and sectional state championship games. Junior Clara Scher scored her team-best 18th goal in the 51st minute, pulling Livingston within 3-1, but the Mounties tacked on an insurance goal in the 73rd minute. Despite the loss, Livingston is scheduled to return most of its roster in 2012, including Scher and …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Lancers are 0-2-1 against Montclair this season.
A familiar nemesis stands between Livingston and its quest to repeat as North 1, Group 4 girls soccer champion today at 2 p.m. on its home turf: The same Montclair team against which they are 0-2-1 this season, including a 1-0 loss in the Essex County Tournament on Oct. 22. “We wouldn't want it any other way,” head coach Pete Raiz said. “It's two teams that are familiar with each other,” Raiz continued. “Our attitude is we want to play one of the best and Montclair is one of the best.” Outside of matches against Montclair, the Lancers are 19-0 this fall. However, after playing to a scoreless tie Sept. 12 in Livingston, they dropped a 4-0 road decision Oct. 4 before losing the county championship match. Raiz praised the Mounties for having…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Soccer gains rematch with Montclair in North 1, Group 4 title game Wednesday; volleyball will face North Hunterdon on Thursday in North Group 4 championship.
A successful fall season for Livingston High School athletics continued Monday with both the girls soccer and girls volleyball teams advancing to championship matches in their respective NJSIAA brackets. And both squads will get a chance to repeat as champions. The top-seeded Lancers' girls soccer team (19-2-1) earned the chance to repeat as North 1, Group 4 champions with a 1-0 semifinal victory over fifth-seeded Kearny. Ilana Bier netted the decisive score 2:14 into the second half from close range off a feed from Erica Dippold. Nicole LaRusso stopped six shots for Livingston, which earned a title-match rematch Wednesday at home against county rival and second-seeded Montclair, against which the Lancers are 0-2-1 this season. In their …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Lancers will open at No. 3 Randolph next Tuesday; girls soccer, girls volleyball earn top seeds in respective brackets.
Once again, the Livingston boys soccer team will be forced to battle through a tournament bracket as an underdog. It is not unfamiliar territory for the Lancers, however. Having reached the Essex County Tournament title match despite being seeded seventh, Livingston drew the No. 14 seed in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 4 tournament, it was announced Wednesday. This means the Lancers (8-9-2) will begin their quest for a sectional championship on the road next Tuesday at third-seeded Randolph. However, Livingston has played solid soccer lately, winning three of its last five matches; the lone two setbacks came against state powerhouse Seton Hall Prep, including a loss in the Essex County final last Saturday. Although the Lancers' boys soccer …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Livingston girls soccer take show on the road in 3-0 win.
The Livingston girls soccer team defeated Columbia High School, 3-0, at DeHart Field on Monday. In the 14th minute of play, Livingston's Clara Scher took a centered pass in front of the Cougar net and deflected it in for the opening goal of the game. Ten minutes later, Scher took a shot on net, which was saved by Columbia's Eliza Gray, but was rebounded and put back in by Jordy Bonvini. After playing a tight second half, Sabrina Flores put back another Scher rebound to put the Lancers up 3-0 in the 73rd minute. Their play impressed the Columbia High School coach. "They're a team that is everywhere and they know exactly where to go at all times of the game," Meghin Meade said. "Someone's here, they know they have two outlets automatically. …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Youth1 reports on the Livingston Girls U11 Soccer team's championship win.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
(Youth1) The U11 Livingston Lady Lightning were the champions of Flight 1 of the Mid-New Jersey Youth Soccer Association, as well as the Tournament of Champions All Group Division for all U11 girls’ teams in the MNJYSA league. The team, who finished the 2010-2011 year with an outstanding record of 29-9-3, won the Essex Fall Tune Up tournament and came in second in the Parsippany Pride and Chatham United Soccer tournaments. They also got to the Sweet 16 of both the NJYSA NJ State Cup and the US Club NJ Cup. In semi-final action, the Livingston Lady Lightning team defeated Watchung Hills 1-0 to advance to the finals of the MNJYSA All Group Division finals on Saturday, June 18th in East Brunswick. The Livingston Lady Lightning played the …