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Snyd Soccer - Willingboro cast as soccer shoo-in shoo-in...
Willingboro cast as soccer shoo-in shoo-in shoo-in (Another in a series previewing previewing South Jersey scholastic soccer teams.) By PHILL MARDER Of the Courier-Post Courier-Post Courier-Post While most of the division soccer races are loaded with uncertainties, only one question looms large in the Burlco Liberty title chase .. . doesn't anyone ever graduate from Willingboro? Willingboro? For those who watched Jack Mulder's 17-4-1 17-4-1 17-4-1 17-4-1 17-4-1 powerhouse last season, the answer to that question may be a resounding, "No." Mulder can draw on the talent of returnees such as Chris Snyder, Nick Juengert, Mike Messey, Joe Skwara, Jim McCarty, John Dim-bat, Dim-bat, Dim-bat, Bruce Bellinger, Glenn Bren-nan Bren-nan Bren-nan and Ray Goon. Led by Snyder, who scored 14, that group accounted for 45 goals last season. If you're looking for a weakness on defense, forget it. Goalie Steve Erdman returns for his third year in the net. Erdman was shaky at times last season, but still notched seven shutouts and a 1.14 goals-against-average. goals-against-average. goals-against-average. goals-against-average. goals-against-average. 9 On paper, it looks as if the Chimeras Chimeras should be awesome unless they become overconfident and beat themselves. If that should occur, Liberty rivals, particularly Cinnamlnson, Kennedy and Shawnee, will be right there to take advantage. The Pirates of Jay Phillips have big scorers back in Bill O'Donnell (10 goals) and John Seymour (11 goals). Phillips has 10 other lettermen returning, including backup goal-tender goal-tender goal-tender Tom Lawlor, who was unscored upon in four outings last year. Shawnee slipped to a .500 record last season, but the Renegades are traditionally tough and can't be taken for granted. Junior brothers Ross and Rich Alber give Brian Gib-ney Gib-ney Gib-ney a legitimate scoring duo. Charlie Charlie Duccilli, South Jersey's winningest active coach with 126 victories, always has a competitive squad. This year should be no exception exception as the Gryphons return Jim Bailey, a nine-goal nine-goal nine-goal scorer last year. CHRIS SNYDER . . . Willingboro returnee Moorestown, under John Toppin, is another Liberty mainstay. The Quakers, however, lost most of last season's 12-4-2 12-4-2 12-4-2 12-4-2 12-4-2 club. Toppin does have Paul Sowney, who scored six times last year, returning. If you're looking for a surprise team, try the Lenape Indians. Fourteen Fourteen return for Coach Howard Denn, including 10-goal 10-goal 10-goal scorer Chris Fry-land. Fry-land. Fry-land. If Denn can come up with something to back him up, the Tribe could ambush a lot of clubs. Rancocas Valley, Cherokee, Holy Cross and Pemberton are very young teams in a very tough league. The Hollies will probably feature only three seniors, Bob Brown, Mike Osworth and Sean Chidsey. One name familiar to soccer fans, however, however, will be Dom Fidelia, a junior striker this season. Cherokee returns senior tenders Harris Friedberg and Mike Vizard and Gary Steckley , while Holy Cross comes back with goalie Joe Palecki and Dave Countryman. Pemberton has two proven scorers in Farhad Ardalani and Nam II Kang returning, returning, with youth making up the rest of the squad. y

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  1. Courier-Post,
  2. 13 Sep 1979, Thu,
  3. Page 26

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