Top 10 Games of Spring 2016

Top 10 Games of Spring 2016

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We conclude our coverage of spring sports at Cinnaminson High School today with our Top 10 Games of Spring 2016. We hope you enjoyed the sports coverage from the spring season. It was quite a fun season to cover!

Without further adieu, here are the Top 10 Games of Spring 2016. Let us know which games you think should be on this list and in what spot in our comments section.

#10 Boy’s Tennis Defeats Rancocas Valley 3-2

The boy’s tennis team rebounded from a 3-2 loss early in the 2016 season to turn the tides on Rancocas Valley with a 3-2 win late in the year. The win was the team’s 12th in a row. The Pirates won all three singles matches to secure the victory.

#9 Boy’s Volleyball Defeats Collingswood on the Road

Cinnaminson fell to Collingswood 2-1 on opening day of the 2016 season, but that did not deter them when facing Collingswood later in the year. Boy’s volleyball picked up a 2-1 win over the Panthers late in the season that prevented Collingswood from going undefeated at home and undefeated within the Olympic-National Division.

#8 Boy’s Lacrosse Defeats Williamstown on Senior Night

The boy’s lacrosse team struggled through growing pains in 2016, but picked up some impressive wins along the way. One of those wins, their first of the season, came on senior night against Williamstown for a second straight year. The Pirates picked up a 4-3 victory by preventing a late-game comeback attempt by the Braves.

#7 Girl’s Track and Field Defeats Delran in Suspended Meet

It took two days over a couple of weeks, but the girl’s track and field program won their suspended meet with Delran to take home a 5-0 dual meet record and the Patriot Division title outright. Cinnaminson needed just nine points once the meet resumed to take home the victory.

#6 Boy’s Track and Field Competes at Group 2 State Meet

The boy’s track and field program competed at the Group 2 State Meet on June 3 and 4. Cinnaminson competed in eight events that weekend. The big win came from junior Mike Ungvarsky. Ungvarsky took home the Group 2 state championship in the 3200, the first Pirate since 2004 to do so in the event.

#5 Girl’s Lacrosse Defeats Maple Shade 21-5

Girl’s lacrosse hosted Maple Shade for their final regular season game of 2016 and came away with a 21-5 win. Heading into the game senior Julia Averill needed just 11 goals to reach 100 for her career. Averill netted 11 goals and finished her career with 101 after she scored in a first round playoff loss to Red Bank Catholic.

#4 Softball Stuns Bordentown 4-3 in BCSL Tournament 

Softball traveled to Bordentown early in the season for a BCSL Tournament game. Cinnaminson had previously lost to the Scotties 10-0 in a Patriot Division game. The Pirates scored a run in the top of the sixth on an RBI double from senior Olivia Pestridge that scored fellow senior Brooke Figiel to take the game 4-3 and advance in the tourney.

#3 Softball Falls to West Deptford in South, Group 2 Semi

In their final game of the season the Pirates dropped a heartbreaker to eventual sectional champion West Deptford 9-8. Cinnaminson used a three homer inning to cut a 7-2 deficit to 7-6. After taking an 8-7 lead into the bottom of the seventh, the Eagles rallied to win the game with a walkoff infield single.

#2 Baseball Falls to West Deptford in South, Group 2 Final

Baseball played in its second sectional title game in four years, but fell 3-1 to eventual Group 2 State Champion West Deptford. Junior Jack Conville threw a gem, allowing just four hits in six innings of work for the complete game loss. The Eagles scored three times in the first, while the Pirates scored once in the top of the seventh.

#1 Golf Wins Central-South Group 1 Sectional Title

The golf team enjoyed a second consecutive undefeated season in 2016 en route to finishing second at the Group 1 State Match. Cinnaminson picked up its second sectional title in three years by winning the Central-South Group 1 Sectional Championship at Woodstown. The win was extra sweet since the Pirates came in second at the sectional tournament in 2015 by just one point.

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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