Girls’ soccer exacts revenge, defeats Rutherford 5-0


Photo Credit: Julia Rooney

Glen Rock prepares for a corner kick that would lead to their first goal of the game.

by Ryan Stolz, Sports Editor

On a day to honor the team’s seniors, it was the juniors who had the biggest impact on the field.

Glen Rock girls’ soccer defeated Rutherford by a score of five to zero on Monday, Oct. 26. After being defeated by Rutherford in their last match-up, the girls were determined not to suffer the same fate.

“We knew we were the better team,” Emma Daly, senior captain, said. “We just wanted to come out today and prove it to everybody.”

Glen Rock controlled the pace of the first half, possessing the ball the vast majority of the time.

Freshman, Tess Rooney, created multiple chances throughout the first half, but could not find the net on any of them.

With 17 minutes left in the first half, Erin Callahan (’17) got Glen Rock on the board scoring off of a corner kick. Glen Rock continued getting chances throughout the rest of the first half, but went into halftime leading 1-0.

Glen Rock looked re-energized coming out of halftime, scoring four goals within the first 15 minutes. Junior Mary Kate Horton scored two goals while Anne Nebbia (’17) and Jean Walter (’18) also added a goal. Goalie Caitlin Rundle (’18 ) had her tenth clean sheet of the season and paced the solid defensive backfield.

With the win, Glen Rock clinched the NJIC Colonial division championship for the 22nd straight year.

“In our first year with a new coach, it was really rewarding that we were able to continue succeeding,” Daly said.

Glen Rock looks to build on their seven game winning streak when they take on Hawthorne at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28.