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Absegami Boys' Soccer Team Off to 4-0 Start

Galloway Patch's first roundup for the 2012-13 high school sports season.

After two weeks, the Absegami High School football team sports a 1-1 record. The Braves bounced back from a season-opening loss to St. Joseph to defeat Middle Township, 32-0. Absegami’s other sports teams are seeing success this season, as well.

The following is a brief roundup of the Absegami sports scene since the beginning of the fall season on Sept. 7. Information for this story was drawn from nj.com and nj.milesplit.com.

The boys’ soccer team is 4-0, and has allowed just three goals this season. The Braves shut out Oakcrest, 3-0, to start the season on Sept. 7, and also own a shutout victory over Vineland, 2-0, in their most recent game.

Absegami scored five goals in each of its other two games, defeating Mainland, 5-1, on Sept. 10, and Hammonton, 5-2, on Sept. 12.

They return to the pitch on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Ocean City.

The girls’ soccer team started the season with a 3-1 over Oakcrest on Sept. 7, but followed their success in the game with back-to-back defeats. Jenna Seddon scored three goals in the win, and Lindsey Jarolmen and Ashton Wagner each had an assist.

Seddon and Alexi Ruiz each scored in a 3-2 defeat to Mainland on Sept. 10, before the Braves suffered a 2-0 loss to Hammonton on Sept. 12.

The Braves host Northern Burlington today, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m.

The girls’ volleyball team is 2-1 through three games this season. The Braves opened the year with a 2-1 win over St. Joseph on Sept. 10, but fell to Sterling, 2-1, on Sept. 15. They got over the .500 mark with a shutout win over Kingsway, 2-0, also on Sept. 15. They return to action Tuesday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m. at Lenape.

The boys and girls cross country teams competed in the 17th annual Cherokee Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 15. Salman Khalid finished 14th out of 287 in the senior boys’ division, finishing the course at Cherokee High School in 10 minutes, four seconds. Katie Juniewicz finished 15th out of 222 in the senior girls’ division, finishing the course in 12:16.

The field hockey and girls’ tennis teams are still looking for their first wins of the season. The field hockey team hosts Middle Township, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m. The tennis team hosts Ocean City this afternoon, 4 p.m.

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