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Knights' Korner

Knights' Korner is a weekly round up of Wall High School Sports. This edition is the week of October 19-26.

Wall Football: Wall football comes off a bye week to play a division game against 3-3 Ocean Saturday at 1:00, their homecoming game. Like Wall, Ocean has also beaten Red Bank Regional this year. Wall will be leaning on  starting QB Jack Gifford and RB Petie Miceli, both juniors. Miceli has 435 rushing yards on 90 carries and one touchdown. He has also scored an 86 yard kick return against Red Bank.

Wall girls soccer: The 3rd seeded Wall was upset by 6th seeded Freehold Township in the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Tournament. Neither team could break the deadlock for 100 minutes of regulation and overtime soccer, and the game went into a penalty kick shootout. Freehold went 5-5 on penalty kicks to defeat Wall and move on to the semi finals. Senior Madi Mitchell had 14 saves on the day. They played Toms River East in a pickup game before States, and tied 0-0. Mitchell had nine saves.

Wall boys soccer: The boys played against number 1 ranked, undefeated Jackson Memorial High School in the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Tournament on Tuesday. They gave up a goal in the second minute, and couldn’t get on the scoreboard, losing 1-0. They played Old Bridge in a pickup game before the State Tournament, winning 2-1 in overtime, senior Tom Bogert scored the goal in overtime. They play New Brunswick in the first round of States on Monday at 2:00 at 18th Ave. Fields. (Boys Soccer written by Scott Gillett)

Wall field hockey: The Lady Knights put Rumson Fair Haven on upset alert in the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Tournament on Saturday, but lost an overtime heartbreaker 1-0. Each team didn’t give an inch, stuck in an intense 0-0 match from the first minute until the goal rolled into the Wall net. Standing at 12-4-2, they are gearing up for their first round state game against North Burlington on Monday at 2:00 at Wall High School.

Wall volleyball: The girls continued their strong season, improving to 19-1 with convincing wins over Manchester on Tuesday and Barnegat on Monday. Senior Olivia Hayes has been Wall’s marquee player and her skills were on display yet again, with game high 9 kills against Manchester and 5 kills against Barnegat. That takes her to 172 kills on the year, good enough for 3rd best in the Shore Conference.

Wall girls tennis: Wall Tennis wrapped their season up this week losing to rival Manasquan 2-3, but beating Neptune 5-0. Junior double partners Amy Lutick and Amanda Harrold won their match against both schools. They were 17-3 on the season, a very successful year for first year head coach Chris Doyle.

Wall XC: On Tuesday the boys cross country team finally broke into the win column, a 15-49 meet against Neptune.

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