VIDEO, PHOTO GALLERY: Lower Cape May shuts out Wildwood Catholic
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VIDEO, PHOTO GALLERY: Crusaders dial long distance to beat LCM

Wildwood Catholic's Reagan Flickinger clears as Lower Cape May's Tessa Hueber gives chase.


STONE HARBOR — The Wildwood Catholic High School girls soccer team dialed long distance to post a convincing victory over rival Lower Cape May Friday.

The Crusaders scored all but one of their goals from a distance of 15 yards or more en route to a 5-0 win.

“One of the things we’ve tried to emphasize is, just take your shot,” Wildwood Catholic coach Kara Saunders said. “We know Kaia (Ray of Lower Cape May) is a really good goalie so we just wanted to take shots because you never know. You need to test a really good goalie so we took a lot of shots. If you have an opening, why wait? Take your chance.”

Kimmy Casiello and Carly Murphy each scored on shots from outside the penalty area to give Wildwood Catholic (6-4) a 2-0 lead at intermission.

Nola Quinn then scored two straight in the second half, the first on a shot from the top of the penalty area off a failed corner-kick clearance and the second to finish a breakaway. Reagan Flickinger rounded out the scoring with a shot from the top of the penalty area that rang off the left post before ricocheting into the right side panel.

“This was the last time our seniors were going to have a home game against Lower so we had to make this game count,” Saunders said. “The girls really did that. They were determined.”

Grace Murphy earned the shutout in goal for the Crusaders.

Lower Cape May fell to 3-6 with the loss.

Wildwood Catholic next faces Middle Township on Tuesday. Unbeaten Middle handed the Crusaders a 9-0 loss in the teams’ first meeting last month.

“It’s such a big game for us,” Saunders said. “The last time? Well, it is what it is. But we’ve seen so much growth since that game so we’re determined to make sure it’s not like last time. It won’t be easy at all. Obviously Middle is on a huge run. But our girls have a different mindset. It’s going to be tough but this game against Lower was a great way for us to lead into that.”

  • Lower Cape May's Lexi Cremin looks to head a ball in the air as Wildwood Catholic's Reagan Flickinger pressures from behind.
  • Wildwood Catholic's Roan Jacqueline plays the ball between Lower Cape May's Bella Lund (right) and Kaitlyn McGuigan (left).
  • Wildwood Catholic's Ivy Bolle and Lower Cape May's Katie Suter challenge one another for possession.
  • Lower Cape May's Bella Lund looks to distribute as Wildwood Catholic's Roan Jacqueline gives chase.
  • Wildwood Catholic's Delaney Robb plays the ball forward as Lower Cape May's Kaitlyn McGuigan (13) closes.
  • Isabella Arbelo Miranda of Lower Cape Mayturns the ball away from Wildwood Catholic's Roan Jacqueline.
  • Wildwood Catholic's Maeve Farrell plays the ball out of the back as teammate Ella McCabe looks on.
  • Wildwood Catholic's Kimmy Casiello plays the ball ahead as Lower Cape May's KAtie Suter gives chase.
  • Lower Cape May's Tessa Hueber moves the ball through the midfield.
  • Wildwood Catholic's Reagan Flickinger beats Lower Cape May's Lexi Cremin to the ball as Catholic's Delaney Robb looks on.
  • Lower Cape may's Katie Suter moves the ball despite pressure from Wildwood Catholic's Delaney Robb.
  • Wildwood Catholic's Carly Murphy shields the ball from Lower Cape May's Katelynn Bailey.
  • Wildwood Catholic's Reagan Flickinger clears as Lower Cape May's Tessa Hueber gives chase.
  • Lower Cape May's Bella Lund looks to volley theb all out of the air ahead of the pressure by Wildwood Catholic's Delaney Robb.
  • Lower Cape May's Sianna King tries to pressure Wildwood Catholic's Reagan Flickinger.
  • Wildwood Catholic's Julia Belansen turns the ball away from Lower Cape May's Doaa Mohamed.