New Providence Girls Soccer Defeats Linden 3-0

Franklin Markel, staff writer

The New Providence girls soccer team was stuck spending the weekend with a sour taste in their mouth after a tough loss to rival-GL on Saturday. After a few days off the Pioneers had an opportunity to get back over .500 against the Linden Tigers. Linden was also coming off a tough GL loss and was a bit off form after losing four straight heading into their matchup with the Pioneers.

New Providence came out strong scoring two goals in the first half. The first of which came when Sophia Mariniello won a break away and slotted it home. It was a huge goal for a few reasons. Getting the first one gave NP a huge morale boost and gave Linden a here-we-go-again feeling. The Pioneers weren’t done yet for the first 40 and scored again. New Providence was able to double their lead when a corner kick cross found Kyra Trumbull who knocked it home to put New Providence up 2-0.

New Providence continued their scoring run in the second half when Amy Maurer won a header off a corner kick and knocked it into the goal. The third goal made it the most New Providence has scored in a game this season. New Providence then continued to close things out in route to a nice victory.

Sophomore defender Reagan Wawzycki talked about the team’s big bounce back win. “Although we suffered a tough loss against Governor Livingston, we actually played a

really hard game. As a team we knew we had to bring the same intensity to Linden if we wanted to win” said Wawzycki.

Intensity they brought, and this win definitely means a lot for the team, as Wawzycki explained: “We came out really strong against Linden and were able to put the game away. This was a great way to bounce back from our loss against Governor Livingston and help us regain our confidence.”

In addition to the three goal scorers Juliana DeGeorge was able to rack up an assist. In goal Freshman keeper Carleigh Robertson made three saves to preserve the shut out, the third of the year for New Providence. With the win New Providence moves to 2-1-1 on the season, Linden falls to 1-5.

The Pioneers don’t have much time to rest however as tough games against Dayton and Union Catholic are next up on the schedule.