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Nov. 16, 2016 — North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 5, Pennsauken Bishop Eustace (N.J.) 0

POSTGAME That’s all for now. Good night, good hockey

POSTGAME This is a seriously good West Essex team that, I think, will be a match for Eastern in the T of C final on Friday

POSTGAME Bishop Eustace battled throughout but WE freshman Tara Smith held tenaciously to the clean sheet

FULL TIME The siren goes, and West Essex brings home a comprehensive 5-0 win

56:15 BE PC Long shot is defensed, cleared!

54:00 BE PC 1-Up shot is saved!

48:00 Both games tonight have gone to the mercy rule with the running clock, something we will discuss tomorrow on the site

47:50 WE PC and GOAL Ellie Decker puts it over the goal line; West Esssex leads 5-0 and the clock runs

44:45 WE PC Option right is defensed and cleared


42:23 WE GOAL An angled shot is blasted into the cage by Julia Russo, who is having a fine game; West Essex leads 4-0

42:00 WE PC Sinisi blasts wide!

41:15 WE PC Shot saved by the goalkeeper

40:43 WE PC Sinisi tripped from behind; will re-rack

39:50 WE PC Defensed by the flyer

38:48 WE GOAL Ashley Ianuzzi deflects the through ball from Sinisi and it goes in! Knights lead 3-0


35:30 BE PC Hi-lo is defensed and cleared

33:39 WE PC Hi-lo is flicked over the top! Another creative and cunning use of space

31:30 BE PC Option right is tackled and cleared!

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME The siren goes; West Essex holds a 2-0 lead. Credit Eustace for holding on to keep the deficit at two, but West Essex looks like far the better side thus far overall

29:59+ WE PC Option-left hits a West Essex foot

27:00 Sinisi with time and room in the circle to aim a flick that is off the crossbar! Goodness me, that would have brought the house down!

23:49 BE PC Whistled down for a raised ball

28:00 WE PC Shot knocked down by the Crusader defense

21:00 WE PC Whistled down for a raised ball


16:00 BE PC The 1-Up is chunked wide

14:02 WE GREEN

7:24 BE TIMEOUT Wow, this is a sudden double; West Essex is now showing its quick-strike ability and the same kind of mentality as Eastern, which prides itself on quick, early goals scored in bunches.

7:24 WE PS Lia Sinisi puts it in the lower corner and the Knights lead 2-0

7:24 Iannuzzi is taken down in the circle, a stroke the result

7:01 WE GOAL Ashley Iannuzzi with a simple put-away and the Knights are in the lead

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME West Essex is in the white with red; Eustace is in the black with silver and white

PREGAME The teams are warming up under rainy and cold skies; temperature is about 52 degrees

PREGAME West Essex has four players who have scored at least 29 times this season; the balanced attack of Lia Sinisi, Julia Russo, Ashley Iannuzzi, and Ellie Decker is fast and relentless

PREGAME Eustace is led by 50-goal scorer Erin Quinn, along with Drew Pecora and Alexis DiGennaro

PREGAME Bishop Eustace, the non-public state champion, is 21-3; West Essex, the Group II winners, are 22-1 and the No. 10 team in the TopOfTheCircle Top 10

PREGAME Back now at WW-P North for the second half of this doubleheader between West Essex and Bishop Eustace


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