Results from the first round of the 2017 NJSIAA Tournament involving Shore Conference teams.

NJSIAA TOURNAMENT

FIRST ROUND

South Jersey Group IV

3-Southern 13, 14-South Brunswick 5

Sophomore attackman Nick Fontana registered a career-high eight points on three goals and five assists, reaching 100 career points in the process, as the Rams (13-3) rolled past the Vikings (8-7) in the opening round.

Kyle Mulrane and Ryan McWhorter each tallied four goals with one assist and Tristan Farina made 15 saves. Will Johnson had a goal and an assist, Dylan Smith scored once and Anthony Firmani had two assists.

Southern will host sixth-seeded Kingsway in the quarterfinals.

 

4-Freehold Township 16, 13-Cherry Hill East 11

Senior attackman Drew Dunn scored twice and also had three assists and junior attackman Chris Novella had a hat trick with one assist as the Patriots topped the Cougars to advance to the second round.

Mike Colicchia added two goals and one assist and Matt Graybush and Jeff Fisher also scored twice. Billy Patten (six saves) and Aidan Purcell (four saves) split time in the cage for Freehold Township. Josh Nastarowicz tallied one goal with two assists, Mike Ferdinandi had one goal and one assist and Nick Elimanco, Matt Kondrup and Mike Martino each scored ocne.

Freehold Township will host 12th seeded Washington Township in the quarterfinals. The Minutemen upset fifth-seeded Cherokee, 8-7 in overtime, in the first round.

 

6-Kingsway 15, 11-Howell 8

Ryan Damelio scored five goals wth one assist to lead the Rebels, who were eliminated from the playoffs by the Dragons.

Nico Lorenzo added a goal and two assists, Drew Bukowiec had one goal and one assist and Nick Roberto made 10 saves. Coleman Chrzan scored once.

 

2-Lenape 16, 15-Toms River North 2

Howard Baranker and Ian Briggs had goals and Noah Squires made 13 saves for the Mariners (7-9).

 

 

North Jersey Group III

4-Scotch Plains-Fanwood 19, 13-Middletown South 3

 

South Jersey Group III

8-Brick Memorial 8, 9-Jackson Memorial 6

Gavin Murphy and Joey Ferrera scored twice and Matt Wood made nine saves as the Mustangs (10-7) held off the Jaguars (9-8) in the fourth quarter to advance in the state playoffs.

Ferrera, a junior attackman, scored his 42nd and 43rd goals of the season to set a new single-season goals record for Brick Memorial, passing Dan Bury's mark of 41. Mike Mowder had a goal and an assist, Zach Morton, Henry Moran and Adam Plumacher scored once each and Vinnie Spinelli had two assists for the Mustangs.

John Chitren had a hat trick and Yael Bonilla made eight saves for Jackson. Dakota Neron added two goals and one assist and defenseman Sean Duggan scored once.

Brick Memorial will travel to top-seeded Moorestown in the quarterfinals.

 

5-Hightstown 17, 12-Brick 4

Nick D'Eufemia, Will Swiderski, Richie Cosgrove and Sean Menjivar scored goals for the Green Dragons, who were eliminated from the playoffs by the Rams.

 

3-Mainland 20, 14-Toms River South 0

John Debuduo made six saves for the Indians.

 

6-Allentown 14, 11-Toms River East 4

4-Clearview 16, 13-Colts Neck 0

 

2-Shawnee 20, 15-Jackson Liberty 2

 

South Jersey Group II

1-Manasquan 22, 16-Ewing 0

Senior attackman Jarrett Birch scored four goals with one assist to lead the scoring barrage as the Warriors (19-1) blanked the Blue Devils (2-11) in the first round.

Casey Campbell had a hat trick, Joe Tonkovich had two goals and three assists and Ryan Anderson and James McElduff each tallied two goals with one assist. Devan Carroll and James Mele also scored twice and Canyon Birch had a goal and two assists. Sophomore goalie Mike LaPoint needed to make only one save to earn the shutout.

Pat Felstedt, Shawn Harriman, John Moran and Thad Wiseman had one goal apiece.

The defending sectional champion Warriors will host ninth-seeded Hopewell Valley in the quarterfinals.

 

2-Rumson-Fair Haven 20, 15-Hamilton West 1

The Bulldogs will host seventh-seeded Ocean City in the quarterfinals.

 

4-Wall 13, 13-Gov. Livingston 5

Jack Textor scored three goals and added three assists as the Crimson Knights (12-2) pulled away from the Highlanders (9-7) to advance to the quarterfinals.

Mike McIntyre tallied three goals and two assists and Kyle Peters also had a hat trick for Wall. Sean DeMott made 11 saves. Tim O'Hern contributed one goal and four assists, Shane Meyler had a goal and an assist and Connor Prindivlle, Ryan Kellett and Gavin Savage each scored once.

Wall will play host to fifth-seeded Seneca in the quarterfinals. Seneca defeated Steinert, 12-2, in the first round.

 

9-Hopewell Valley 10, 8-Lacey 8

JoeCarlo Chimenti scored three goals with two assists and Mike Sabarese also had a hat trick for the Lions (10-6), who fell to the Bulldogs (6-10) in the opening round.

Justin Covey made 20 saves for Lacey while Ryan Giles and and Chris Augustine had a goal and an assist each. Dylan Vitale chipped in with two assists.

 

7-Ocean City 13, 10-Ocean 8

Sophomore attackman Holden Lowe scored four goals with one assist and senior midfielder Sam Hanna had a hat trick plus two assists for the Spartans (12-5), who fell to the Raiders (13-5) in the opening round.

Jordan Ornowski had a goal and an assist and David Walk made 12 saves and six ground balls. Cole Conti had two assists and Thomas Amato had seven ground balls.

 

South Jersey Group I

5-Johnson 12, 12-Holmdel 5

Jake Preziose and Joe Hazel each had a goal and an assist in the loss for the Hornets. Billy DiMaio and Kevin Burmeister each scored once. Senior Jack Cook closed out his dominant season at face-off X by winning 18 of 21 draws.

 

6-Bernards 18, 11-Shore 5

Jake Turner scored twice and Jack McCrae had a goal and two assists for Shore. Nick Crochet scored once and Jack Brignola made 18 saves

 

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