Yesterday was a double header of HVCHS Boys and Girls Soccer vs the Pennington School (Boys is the Rt 31 Cup).  Yes, there’s an actual cup! 

Girls Soccer
On Saturday, the Hopewell Valley Bulldogs Girls Soccer team crossed Rt 31 to take on undefeated Pennington School. The Pennington School scored early, less than four minutes into the game. Four goals in the first half and another four in the second. When the game ended, the Pennington School remained undefeated, with an 8-0 win. Leading the scoring was Laney Keith and Lina Ballman with 2 goals each. Morgan Kotch, Brianna Turner Hailey Adamsky and Mackenzie Kotch each notched goals. Bulldog Goalie Lucy Fleming turned away 13 shots.  Hopewell Valley’s record drops to 5-3-3, while Pennington has run up to 9-0.

Boys Soccer
After the Girls loss, it was the Boys turn to take on Hopewell Valley. This the second annual game of the Battle of Route 31 Cup.  The Pennington Boys also are having an impressive season running their record to 6-2; having lost 3-0 to Hun School earlier in the week, they were looking to get back to winning ways. Hopewell came into the game 9-1 and winning 6-0 over Trenton on Friday. Scoring for Pennington was Felix Shapiro, Bakary Tanjigora, Matty Lynch, Kyle Harvey and Elias Di Bello scored for the Red Hawks.  Pennington retained the Cup with a 5-0 final.  

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