Field Hockey Blanks New Egypt for First Win of Season

Field Hockey Blanks New Egypt for First Win of Season

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The Pirates field hockey team took home a 3-0 win over New Egypt on Friday afternoon, their first of the season.

The Pirates are now 1-2 on the year. New Egypt falls to 0-4 and has been shutout in all four games.

Cinnaminson dominated play from start to finish today, holding to New Egypt to less than five scoring chances for the game.

Marissa Porrini put Cinnaminson on the board with a little over eight minutes left in the first half.

“When we only had the lead of 1-0 for a time, I didn’t think it was very telling of the game,” head coach Gina Quaranta said.

It was the first goal of the season for the Pirates.

“I am very happy we got our first goal and first win,” Quaranta said. “The girls really did play well. We had a lot of offensive opportunities and I would have liked to capitalize on a few more.”

Porrini then made it a 2-0 game for the Pirates mid-way through the second half on a penalty stroke.

Porrini recorded the hat trick with a little over four minutes remaining in the game to seal the win for the Pirates.

“It feels good,” Porrini said. “It’s my first hat trick. Quaranta told us to score and we scored. The whole team contributed. It feels good.”

“We were really hungry today. We quadrupled our time spent in the 25 today and that helped us a lot. I think that will help our confidence greatly.”

Cinnaminson barely let New Egypt move the ball across midfield on Friday, spending a majority of the game within the Warriors 25-yard line.

“They worked together and we got the ball over the 25 for an extended period of time to control the game,” Quaranta said.

The win was a big one for the Pirates, who were shutout by Delran and Burlington Township to open the season.

“We worked on little things,” Quaranta said of practices this week. “We touched on little things defensively so that we could minimize our mistakes. We stayed focused on offensive tactics too. The little things that make a big difference in a game.”

Field hockey takes on Northern Burlington Monday, September 19 at 3:45pm on the road.

“We need to finish offensively,” Quaranta said. “That was a struggle we had last game. This game, it was improved, but there’s still a lot of space to grow.”

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com