Millville was coached for 50 years by Claudia McCarthy, who retired after last season with a South Jersey record 610 wins. Corrine Etter-Veight, McCarthy’s granddaughter and former Millville player and assistant coach, is now the head coach.
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“We have four returning college players,” Etter-Veight said. “We don’t have old people. We graduated a lot, and some didn’t get out because of COVID. We are strong in midfield and in defence, but we don’t have much experience up top. We have to figure out how to put the ball in the back of the net. We have a lot of freshmen playing and starting college.
The Mustangs got on the board with 8 minutes and 3 seconds left in the third quarter as Dinofa, a forward, scored near the strike line after an overhand pass from Julianna Medina.
“Julianna tossed the ball to me, and there were none of my teammates there, so I ran over and kicked it,” said Dinofa, a 14-year-old Northfield resident. “It was a good win. I think our energy, our passing and our communication were good.
Smoger scored an unassisted goal with 8 minutes and 20 seconds left in regulation time.
“We were going ball and cut today,” said Smoger, a forward midfielder and 17-year-old Margate resident. “Our relationships off the pitch really help us. We are a big family.