Gianna Morganti scored four goals to lead the unbeaten St. Joseph High School field hockey team to a 6-1 win over visiting Holy Cross in a South Jersey Non-Public semifinal on Saturday in Hammonton.
The top-seeded Wildcats (19-0), the eighth-ranked team in The Press Elite 11, will play second-seeded Bishop Eustace at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bridgeton High School for the South Jersey title. St. Joseph coach John DeMarco said that the game will be at Bridgeton because the final has to be played on an artificial turf field. Bishop Eustace (16-3), the No. 6-ranked team in the Elite 11, beat sixth-seeded Camden Catholic 5-1 in the other semifinal.
Carlina Sacco and Morganti scored in the first half to put St. Joseph up 2-0, and the Wildcats added four goals in the second half, including one by Gab Scocca. Sacco, Gianna Perna and Hannah Stojanov had assists. Wildcats goalie Alexis Orcutt made 18 saves. Tatum Dougherty scored for fifth-seeded Holy Cross, and teammate Michelle Brencher had 18 saves.
Holy Cross 0 1—1
St. Joseph 2 4—6
Goals—Dougherty HC. Morganti (4), Sacco, Scocca SJ.
Goalies—Brencher (18) HC. Orcutt (18) SJ.
Records—HC 12-7-1, SJ 19-0.