• Ocean 2...Matawan 1
    The girls soccer team opened its 2011 season with a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Ocean's "A-team". After giving up an early goal in the first two minutes, the Huskies responded with an outstanding effort for 60 minutes. Matawan trailed 2-0 at half, but Tracey Brereton gave the Huskies some life as she converted on a feed from Jaida Allison with just under 13 minutes remaining. Matawan controlled play for the remainder of the game but fell just a bit short. Jackie Robinson was stellar in goal and DoraAnn Marshall, Kristi Gambino, Lauren Conroy, Carolyn Creamer, Katie Baldessare, Sam Walsh, Jordan Grillo, and Kacey Lambertson enjoyed strong games.
    Neptune 3...Matawan 2 (2 OT)
    The Lady Huskies came out of the gates quickly as Kacey Lambertson scored her first goal of the season with an assist from Tracey Brereton to give Matawan an early 1-0 lead over Neptune. Ten minutes later, Jordan Grillo converted on a feed from Jaida Allison from just inside the 18 to increase the lead to 2-0. Unfortunately, Matawan was unable to score for the remaining 60 minutes of regulation and overtime. Although the Huskies controlled play for much of the game, Neptune was able to break through with a goal 15 minutes into the second half and eventually tied it with under 2 minutes remaining. After a scoreless 5 minute golden goal period, Neptune converted on a loose ball halfway through the second golden goal period for the comeback victory. Courtney Wassmer and Gabriella Sferrazza scored goals in extra time and Carolyn Creamer assisted on both.
    Matawan 9...Long Branch 0
    The Huskies exploded for 9 goals in the first half and cruised their way to a 9-0 victory over the Green Wave of Long Branch. Nine different Matawan players tallied goals for the Huskies: Tracey Brereton and Jordan Grillo notched their 2nd goals of the season, Jen Lloyd, Jaida Allison, Cate Toomey, Gabby Sferrazza, Courtney Wassmer, Lauren Conroy, and Kristi Gambino each collected their 1st goals. Conroy, Kelly Keegan, Gambino and Lloyd earned assists and Jackie Robinson and Kelly Keegan combined for the shutout victory.
    Thompson 2...Matawan 0
    Thompson jumped out to a 2-0 lead before many of the Matawan faithful had arrived to Strathmore Field. As the Huskies have done all season, they continued to fight and battle for 60 minutes but were not able to break through. Lauren Conroy, Kacey Lambertson, Jaida Allison, and Tracey Brereton had quality scoring chances. Jackie Robinson made several key saves to keep Matawan in the game.
    Matawan 3...Bayshore 1
    DoraAnn Marshall gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead on a direct kick just outside the 18 yard line with under 2 minutes left in the first half. Lauren Conroy converted on a nice feed from Jaida Allison with 15 minutes in the 2nd half to make the score 2-0. After Bayshore scored on their own direct kick to make the score 2-1, Carolyn Creamer put the game away with an unassisted goal with under 5 minutes left to seal the victory.
    Matawan 1...Hazlet 1
    Matawan hosted a strong Hazlet team and displayed a admirable effort as they battled to a 1-1 tie. Kristi Gambino put the Huskies on the board as she took a feed from Tracey Brereton and blasted a goal past a helpless Hazlet keeper to make the score 1-0. After allowing a Hazlet goal to tie the game in the 2nd half, both teams squandered scoring chances as Jackie Robinson made several key saves.
    Matawan 3...Colts Neck 2 (2OT)
    After allowing and early Colts Neck goal, Matawan scratched and clawed to tie the game twice then eventually win on Lauren Conroy's 3rd goal of the game with 90 seconds remaining in the 2nd overtime. Dora Ann Marshall, Katie Baldassare, Jennifer Lloyd, Sam Walsh, Krisi Gambino and Tracey Brereton anchored the Matawan defense in victory.
    Matawan 2...Holmdel 2
    Kacey Lambertson sparked the Matawan attack as she converted on a cross from Lauren Conroy to stun Holmdel and take a 1-0 lead. Holmdel tied it late in the 1st, then took the lead early in the 2nd. As both teams battled back and forth, Matawan was the recipient of a penalty kick. Lauren Conroy coverted for her 6th goal of the season. Jordan Grillo, Carolyn Creamer, Dora Ann, and Lambertson played stong games in the middle, Jaida Allison and Conroy controlled play on the outside. Jackie Robinson was solid again in goal.
    Matawan 3...Thorne 0
    The Lady Huskies traveled to Thorne with game time weather that mirrored last year's meeting - driving rain. However, the 2011 Huskies left Middletown wet and muddied - but this year with a 3-0 win. Tracey Brereton started the scoring with a nice one timer from a left footed feed from Lauren Conroy. Jordan Grillo scored her second goal of the season as she calmly converted on a penalty kick. Lauren Conroy converted her team leading 7th goal of the season with an assist from Kacey Lambertson to seal the 3-0 victory. Jackie Robinson and Kelly Keegan combined for the shutout. Gabby Sferrazza, Jen Lloyd, Otilia Szabo, Amanda Hunter, Cate Toomey, and Courtney Wassmer played solid games off the bench as the Huskies remain unbeaten in their last 5 matches.
    Matawan 3...Long Branch 0
    Matawan secured itself of a winning season as they shut out Long Branch 3-0. Jackie Robinson left her familiar spot as goaltender as she tallied her first MAMS goal off an assist by Lauren Conroy. We were able to see a glimpse of the future as Courtney Wassmer scored two goals off assists by Amanda Hunter and Conroy. The Huskies demostrated great sportsmanship throughout the game as they managed to maintain possess for the majority of the game.
    Matawan 2...Hazlet 2
    The Huskies concluded their 2011 season by playing one of their finest games against a tough Hazlet team. This game marked the last one for our five 8th graders: Jaida Allison, Tracey Brereton, Kristi Gambino, Jordan Grillo, and Jackie Robinson. All 3 girls were key players in this game as well as contributors to our success the last three seasons. Tracey Brereton played her finest game as a Husky as she scored two goals, one on an assist by Lauren Conroy the other on an assist by Kristi Gambino. Gambino played a strong game throughout as she worked tirelessly in the corner to win the ball and connect with Brereton for a goal. Jackie Robinson was again stellar in goal as she denied several Hazlet scoring chances. Jaida Allison, as usual, used her speed and physical play to control the right side of the field. Jordan Grillo worked hard all game and handled the job of marking Hazlet's top centerman effectively. Great job on an exciting season !!!
Last Modified on January 20, 2012