Hammonton 2, Egg Harbor Twp. 0 — Blue Devils keepers McKenna Forry and Alexa Gardner combined to register a shutout win in Hammonton’s season-opener.
Madison Chiola and Gabby Tancredi both scored second-half goals, and set up each other’s markers in the win.
Coming up — The Blue Devils host Highland on Sept. 16 before traveling to Rancocas Valley on Sept. 18. Hammonton is back home on Sept. 21 against Cumberland.
St. Joseph 7, Cape May Tech 0 — The Wildcats started the season off on the right foot, as Gab Sirolli scored three times in the win.
Teammates Nicole Cirigliano and Kate Lilla both scored twice in the victory. Keeper Caitlin Jacoby made three saves to record the shutout.
St. Joseph 4, Wildwood Catholic 0 — Cirigliano scored a pair of goals and Jacoby made four saves to lead the Wildcats to a 2-0 start.
Kayla Harris and Sirolli also found the back of the net.
Coming up — The Wildcats host Salem on Sept. 16 and Lindenwold on Sept. 22.
Cape May Tech 4, St. Joseph 0 — The Wildcats opened up the season with a home loss to Cape May Tech.
Wildwood Catholic 7, St. Joseph 0 — The Wildcats and Crusaders played to a scoreless draw in the first half, but the Wildwood Catholic offense exploded with seven goals in the second half.
The Wildcats struggled offensively, unable to register a shot on net.
Coming up — St. Joseph hosts Clayton on Sept. 17 and Wildwood on Sept. 18.
Clearview 5, Hammonton 0 — The Blue Devils dropped their season-opening match, falling to Clearview in straight sets during singles play.
Hammonton third singles player Julia Harrington was involved in the closest singles match, falling 6-4, 6-2.
Hammonton 3, Kingsway 2 — Hammonton picked up its first win of the season. Blue Devils’ No. 1 Kayla Lisek topped Jada Mack, 6-2, 6-0.
Kara Samuel defeated Julianna Meyer 6-1, 6-1 at second singles, and Harrington shut out Madison Lanham at the third slot.
Williamstown 4, Hammonton 1 — Harrington picked up her team’s only point with a 6-0, 6-0 win.
The team match was closer than the score might indicate, as Lisek and Samuel lost in three sets at first and second singles, respectively.
Coming up — Hammonton is on its home court against Highland on Sept. 16 and at Timber Creek on Sept. 17. Hammonton starts next week at Triton on Sept. 21.
Boys’ cross country
Hammonton 19, Williamstown 47 — Joe Doughty and teammate James Brady both finished with a time of 16 minutes, 11 seconds, as the Blue Devils opened the season with a win.
Hammonton’s Joran Ciocco (16:31 was third), Shawn DiBona (16:50) was sixth and Dalton Attanasi (17:38) finished seventh in the win.
Cherokee Challenge — Dougherty finished 13th in the senior race with a time of 10:14.45. Brady (10:26.29) was 25th and Attanasi (11:36.56) was 94th in the race.
In the junior race, Ciocco (10:44.65) was 16th overall. The Blue Devils’ Phillip Iuluicci (10:59.38) was 32nd and Jeff Bailey (11:20.74) was 49th.
Hammonton’s Shawn DiBona was 24th in the sophomore race, finishing in 10:51.24.
Coming up — The Blue Devils are at Rowan University for the Bill Fritz/Charlie Way on Sept. 19 and host Clearview on Sept. 22 at Hammonton Lake Park.
Girls’ cross country
Williamstown 26, Hammonton 29 — Hammonton’s Diane Hoffman was the meet’s best performer with a time of 21:22, but Williamstown was able to cross five runners over the finish line first for the win.
The Blue Devils’ Isabella Massey (22:31) and Riley Patterson (22:50) finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Teammates Megan McFerren (22:49) and Alexis Braun (24:16) were ninth and 10th overall.
Cherokee Challenge — Hoffman (13:45.31) finished 43rd in the sophomore race, and teammate Riley Patterson (14:28.88) was 70th.
Senior Isabella Massey (14:06.16) was 65th overall in her race.
Coming up — Hammonton will take part in the Bill Fritz/Charlie Way Invitational at Rowan University on Sept. 19. The Blue Devils will be at Hammonton Lake Park on Sept. 22 to take on Clearview.
Cedar Creek 2, St. Joseph 0 — The Pirates edged the Wildcats, 25-20 and 25-21.
St. Joseph’s Sarah Wible recorded five digs and four kills, and teammate Mackenzie Fabrico added 3 kills, 6 digs and 2 aces.
St. Joseph 2, Middle Twp. 0 — The Wildcats picked up their first win of the season, topping the Panthers 25-18 and 25-21.
Taylor Westfall registered seven aces, and Fabrico recorded three kills and three assists. Wible added three kills in the win.
Coming up — The Wildcats host Paul VI on Sept. 22.
— Giuseppe Ungaro