Sports Roundup

Schiverea Breaks Multiple Records as Barnegat Field Hockey Team Surges

By David Biggy | Sep 25, 2019
Photo by: David Biggy Barnegat senior Shannon Schiverea is the field hockey program’s career goals and assists leader following a big week.

Southern Ocean County — The Barnegat High School field hockey team had a big week from Sept. 16 through Sept. 23. Senior Shannon Schiverea had a bigger week. After breaking the career assists record during a 10-0 rout of Keyport to start last week, she not only set a new single-game mark for goals during another 10-0 drubbing of Lakewood on Sept. 20, she then took over the career scoring mark as well during a 4-0 win over Manchester on Monday.

The Bengals scored twice in each half against the Hawks, but it was Schiverea’s hat trick that propelled the squad, as Mikenna Reiser added the other goal and Julianna Cannizzaro gave away two assists while Maddie Schleicher handed out one. With the win, Barnegat improved to 7-1-1.

Against the Piners, Schiverea scored four times and added an assist, while Nicole Schiverea tallied a pair of goals, and Jessica Notaro, Haleigh Dengler, Cannizzaro and Ava Kennedy each scored once. Schleicher gave out two assists, and Cannizzaro and Brooke West each dealt one.

In a 2-1, overtime victory over Shore Conference Class B South rival Jackson Liberty, Schiverea was held to one assist, but West delivered a goal and an assist, which set up Cannizzaro’s game-winning goal with 16 seconds left in the extra period, and senior goalie Patricia Tanola made five saves to help preserve the victory. In a 1-1 tie against Pinelands, Schleicher assisted Schiverea for the Bengals’ only goal, while Tanola came up with seven saves to help keep the game knotted.

Southern Girls Tennis
Takes Second in OCT

Perhaps not many girls tennis fans figured Southern Regional would be among the best teams in Ocean County this fall, but that didn’t prevent coach Howie Madsen’s Rams from delivering a big effort in the Ocean County Tournament over the weekend.

After recently returning to the lineup from an injury, Jayna Dunwoody cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Brick Memorial’s Christina Sena at first singles, propelling the Rams to a second-place finish in the OCT with 24 points. Central Regional won the team title with 27 points, while Donovan Catholic finished third with 23.

In addition to Dunwoody, Southern also sent a doubles team into the finals. At second doubles, Toms River South’s Janelle Blaska and Abbie Gresek ousted the Rams’ Tiffany Ortner and Erica Scheinberg, 6-0, 7-5.

Southern third singles player Cristina Ciborowski placed third, and the tandem of Ruthi Gandhi and Charlie Purks swiped third at third doubles. Second singles player Ella Brown ended up in fifth place, as did the first doubles crew of Sarah Pampalone and Gabby Bates.

Pinelands Hockey Team
Wins Three Big Ones

While it started last week with a tie against Barnegat on Sept. 17, the Pinelands Regional field hockey team scored three big victories during the following six days, including a pair of Shore Conference Class B South wins and a huge, overtime triumph against Toms River North.

In a 6-1 win over division rival Lacey on Sept. 23, the Wildcats (5-1-1) received three goals from Karianna Eagle, and Jamilyn Hawkins added two more, while Adrienne Dieckman contributed the other goal. Hailey Nutt gave out a pair of assists; Layla Frost also handed out an assist.

On Sept. 21, the Wildcats stormed back from three goals down to knock off the Mariners, 7-6, in OT. Hawkins scored the game winner with .03 on the clock, assisted by Dieckman, after Pinelands erased a 6-3 deficit with goals from Eagle, Hawkins and Dieckman – all during the final 5:26 of regulation. Goaltender Mickenzie Horay tallied 15 saves to help secure the win. Dieckman scored three times in the first half.

During an 8-0 bruising of Donovan on Sept. 19, Dieckman scored a hat trick, while Sarah Keady added two goals, and Frost, Eagle and Sam Kline each scored once. Hawkins had three assists as well.

— David Biggy

The Southern girls tennis team gathers after capturing second place in the Ocean County Tournament. (Courtesy of: Southern Athletics)
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