Saturday, August 11, 2012
State Sen. Barbara Buono took notice when East Brunswick native Heather O'Reilly won her third gold medal this week.
Sen. Barbara Buono celebrated Thursday's gold medal performance by East Brunswick native Heather O’Reilly and the rest of the US Women’s Soccer Team. It’s a thrill for everyone in New Jersey that Heather O’Reilly and the rest of the women’s soccer team will be bringing back home the gold from the London Olympics. From the breathtaking last-second win over Canada in the semifinals to today’s wire-to-wire victory over Japan, the entire team showed the value of hard work, dedication and good sportsmanship. It’s a well-deserved honor that will inspire another generation of U.S. Olympians to strive for their best. Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18)
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Heather O'Reilly and the U.S. Women win their third straight Gold Medal
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The US Women's Soccer team won the Gold Medal today after defeating Japan 2-1. The team was led by Carli Lloyd, who scored to goals, and more than a few dramatic saves by goalkeeper Hope Solo. The win is the USWNT's third straight gold medal and fourth overall. For a complete recap read the NBC Olympics coverage.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Local girl makes good in the Olympics with an assist.
East Brunswick’s Heather O’Reilly came up big yesterday in the Olympic Quarterfinal vs. Canada. The midfielder came on as a replacement and fed Alex Morgan a long cross. Morgan scored on a header at the 123rd minute, giving the team a 4-3 win. The Olympians move on to the Gold Medal match in Wembley Stadium, Thursday against Japan. It’s a rematch from last year’s World Cup final, when the U.S. lost to Japan on Penalty kicks.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Phil Peterson updates East Brunswick on Heather O'Reilly and the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team as they journey through Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics
Monday, August 6, 2012
The following is a letter from East Brunswick resident Phil Peterson. Peterson, who used to coach Heather O’Reilly during her East Brunswick Soccer Club days, is traveling in Great Britain with the O’Reilly clan to watch Heather play in the 2012 games. When I last left you, the U.S. Women's soccer team had finished off their unblemished record in their group. After the match at Old Trafford in Manchester, we went for some dinner and then to the team hotel for a little while. Everyone was pretty tired from a long day, so after a short visit we headed back to prepare for the Wednesday morning train trip to Newcastle (site of the quarterfinal, where the team plays against Canada at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6). A little editorial needed here…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Phil Peterson is spending time with Heather O'Reilly and her family in Great Britain. Here is a little bit about his trip.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The following is a letter from East Brunswick resident Phil Peterson. Peterson, who used to coach Heather O’Reilly during her East Brunswick Soccer Club days, is traveling in Great Britain with the O’Reilly clan to watch Heather play in the 2012 games. I'm squeezing this in, before we walk up to St. James Park here in Newcastle for the quarterfinal match vs New Zealand. (Played Friday, Aug. 3). I arrived in England (into Manchester), this past Monday morning, as the U.S. Women were playing their 3rd group match the following late afternoon vs North Korea. On the morning of gameday, Heather (O'Reilly) popped over to the hotel where her parents were staying to say "hi." At that time she was pretty pumped up, as she had been told she was …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Louie Morehouse is at sleep away camp in East Brunswick. Visit him on Facebook!
International Fencing star Tim Morehouse may be competing in London to compete in the Olympics, but his thoughts are on someone very special right here in East Brunswick—his French bulldog, Louie Morehouse. According to friends at the Escrimeur Fencing Club, located in the Fields Sports Complex, Louie has been staying at “sleep away camp” with two cabin mates in East Brunswick while his father represents the USA in Olympic fencing (he went to the semi-finals and finished 8th in individual competition). He’s so happy here that he’s even started his own Facebook Page. According to the story, while Morehouse was fencing in a World Cup in Poland in May, Louie was attacked while staying in the boarding kennel in New York City. Because of the …
Soni set the record in the 200-meter breaststroke.
Plainsboro native Rebecca Soni set a world record for the 200-meter breaststroke, and will compete Thursday in the finals for another Olympic medal. During the semifinals, Soni beat the former record-holder with a time of 2:20:00. Canada's Annamay Pierse set the former record in 2009 with a time of 2:20.12, according to a report on the Huffington Post. On Monday Soni snagged her first medal from the London Olympics, silver in the 100-meter breaststroke. She was beat out by Lithuania’s 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte, who took the gold. Born in Freehold and later moved to Plainsboro, Soni graduated West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North in 2005 and now calls Manhattan Beach, Ca. home, according to her website. She took home a gold and …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
After a 1-0 win against North Korea, the squad has two days off before playing New Zealand on Friday.
After a win on Tuesday, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team has two days off before facing off against New Zealand Friday in the next round of the 2012 London Olympics. Abby Wambach scored the team’s lone goal Tuesday, leading the squad to a narrow 1-0 victory DPR Korea. It was Heather O’Reilly’s second start of the 2012 games, after coming off the bench in last week’s 4-2 win over France. Despite Tuesday’s win, O’Reilly and her teammates said there is still room for improvement. “I definitely think it was a pretty sloppy game--a lot of passes that just maybe got away from us a little bit. And it was a physical match, I mean North Korea, they were definitely out to disrupt the rhythm of the game. But I think that we kept our composure well and we…
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Plainsboro native also won three medals at the Beijing Olympics.
Twenty-five-year-old Rebecca Soni is taking home a silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics in the 100-meter breaststroke. Soni came in with the time of 1:05.55, falling .08 seconds behind Lithuania’s 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte who took the gold with a time of 1:05.47. At start of the race it appeared there was a malfunction with the starting gun, but noone was disqualified. Later this week Soni will compete in heats for the 200-meter breaststroke and the 4x100 medley relay. Four years ago Soni took home the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics for the 200-meter breaststroke, and two silver medals in the 100-meter breaststroke and 4x100-meter medley relay. “Right now, I’m not focusing on the medals or winning every event, I can’t get …
Hope Solo isn't happy with soccer legend Brandi Chastain. What do you think?
U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo caused a stir this weekend after criticizing U.S. soccer legend Brandi Chastain. Chastain was doing the commentary for the team’s second Olympic game against Columbia (they won 3-0) when she allegedly criticized the team’s defense. Solo took offense to the comments after the game and immediately took to twitter. “Its 2 bad we cant have commentators who better represents the team&knows more about the game @brandichastain! #fb” she tweeted. And “Lay off commentating about defending and gking until you get more educated @brandichastain the game has changed from a decade ago. #fb” And then this “feel bad 4 our fans that have 2 push mute, especially bc @arlowhite is fantastic.@brandichastain …