Newton tops Pope John in field hockey scrimmage

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  • A Newton Brave and a Pope John Lion battle for control of the ball. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • Pope John Lion Cameron Sacco taKES control OF the ball.

  • Newton Braves and Pope John Lions battle near the goal post.

  • Pope John goal keeper Erin Callahan (yellow) stands guard. Callahan is a junior.

  • Pope John Lion Cameron Sacco moves the ball upfield.

SPARTA — Newton High School defeated Pope John XXIII Regional High School in a field hockey scrimmage on Friday, August 25. The final score was 4-3. The scrimmage took place at Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta.

The win/loss does not count towards the teams record. A scrimmage is an exhibition game and practice match. Like other Sussex County field hockey teams the Newton Braves and the Pope John Lions are engaging in a series of scrimmages before the start of the regular season. The purpose of a scrimmage is to improve the skills of the players. Coaching staff are also able to observe a team's play and make adjustments.

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