Pioneer Sports Recap 9/20-9/26

Franklin Markel, Sports Editor

Another successful week of Pioneer athletics saw plenty of wins. Here’s a recap of everything you might have missed.



The football team took care of business on Friday night with a dominating win over Big Central counterpart Bound Brook. The Pioneers used three different scorers to take a 24-0 lead into halftime, and they never looked back. Big rushes from Charlie Barth and Dean Licari in the third quarter put the game away as NP defeated the Crusaders 40-8. New Providence moved to 2-1 with the win, and hosts Brearley at home on Friday night.

Girls Soccer

The girls soccer team continued their hot start to the season, putting up a tie and win this week. A 2-2 tie against Union, and a 1-0 victory over Elizabeth sandwiched a weather delay on Thursday. In the victory, Kavita Parekh scored a first half goal and goaltender Carleigh Robertson put up 10 saves to preserve the 1-0 win. NP now sits at 5-0-1 and has yet to be beat this year.

Boys Soccer

The boys had an almost identical week to the girls in their fortune. On Tuesday NP defeated Rahway 1-0 behind a late second half wonder goal by Senior Carter Waeschle. After a Thursday thunder cancelation, the boys tied Oratory Prep 1-1 on Saturday morning. Now sitting at 4-0-2 this year, the boys team also remains unbeaten and looks to take that momentum into a key road game with Johnson on Tuesday.


The volleyball team put together another winning week going 2-1 in their three game slate. Decisive 2-0 wins against Johnson and Summit helped NP start off the week on a roll. The girls however fell to Linden 2-0 to end their 5 game winning streak. The squad will look to begin another win streak beginning with their home test against Cranford on Monday.

Girls Tennis

The Girls fell to Westfield on Monday in a tough 5-0 loss. This week the girls take on Union Catholic and Union, followed by their attention turning to the state tournament. With the latest bracket reveal, the girls are the 1 seed in their section and are primed to make another deep tournament run.

Cross Country

The cross country squad headed to Thompson Park in a preparation race for their sectional tournament. The race might have been practice, but the results are for real. There were multiple top 30 finishes for the Pioneers, with three athletes cracking the top 15 in their respective races. In the 5000 meter run, Junior Hayden Singer finished 11th among his respective opponents. The race which NP saw heavy success in was the girls 2.5 mile run. Milone Henry finished 11th, and Miranda Bournique finished 6th in a very successful run for the Pioneers. The team turns their focus to the New Balance Invitational on Saturday.