Mepham gets past Oceanside
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Though neither team saw action in nearly two weeks leading up to the quarterfinals due to Hurricane Sandy and a Nor’easter that slammed the area, Foronjy thought it was well-played game. “Both teams have a lot of heart,” she said. “We knew no matter when or where this game happened, it was going to be close.”
Duffy, who led the Lady Sailors on the year with five goals, opened the scoring by converting senior Laura Dwyer’s corner kick with 10:31 to go in the first half. Simpson made several point-blank saves to keep Mepham from falling into a deeper hole, and Picinich got the equalizer 13 minutes into the second half off a feed from Emily Schmitt.
“Nadine was All-County as a sweeper last year and jumped into the goalie position with no experience,” Foronjy said. “She’s played consistently well.”
Temple-bound senior keeper Emily Doherty made eight saves for Oceanside.