NJSIAA TOURNAMENT

Quarterfinals

South Jersey Group 4

4-Monroe 7, 5-Southern 2

Luke Maul made 11 saves and Ryan McWhorter and Nick Stankus had goals but the Rams (14-4) couldn't muster enough offense and fell to the Falcons (18-1) to conclude their season.

The game was tied 1-1 after the first quarter but Monroe scored four times in the second quarter to open a 5-2 lead.

 

South Jersey Group 3

2-Shawnee 12, 7-Toms River East 2

3-Mainland 13, 6-Jackson Memorial 7

 

South Jersey Group 2

3-Wall 14, 6-Cranford 6

Senior attackman Tim O'Hern scored five goals with one assist and senior attackman Mike McIntyre tallied three goals and three assists as the Crimson Knights (14-4) outscored the Cougars 8-1 in the second half to advance to the sectional semifinals for the first time in program history and also set the school single-season wins record.

Cranford (11-7) scored three goals in the final 65 seconds of the first half to cut Wall's lead to 6-5, but a shorthanded goal by O'Hern sparked a four-goal run during a six-goal third-quarter surge that put the game away. Sean DeMott made 11 saves in goal while Kyle Peters notched two goals and two assists and Will Forte added two goals and one assist. Jack Textor and Logan Peters each scored once.

Wall will square off against defending-champion Rumson-Fair Haven in the semifinals in a rematch of a Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal game won by Rumson, 10-9.

 

2-Rumson-Fair Haven 17, 10-Lacey 11

Jack Whitelaw erupted for a career-high five goals with one assist and senior Wyatt Feinberg added a hat trick and one assist as the defending-champion Bulldogs (12-9) scored 10 times in the second half to pull past the Lions.

Lacey led 4-3 after the first quarter and the game was tied 7-7 at halftime, but Rumson used a 4-1 run in the third quarter to take an 11-8 lead and continued to build its advantage from there. Kiel Forlenza and Patrick Jamin each tallied two goals and two assists while Drew Shaw also scored twice. Billy Garavente and Harry Ricker chipped in with one goal and one assist each and Alex Maldjian scored once. Ryan Croddick made fives saves and Doug Duprey had two saves. Senior defenseman Stephen Edler collected a team-high five ground balls.

Rumson will host third-seeded Wall in the semifinals on Wednesday in a rematch of a Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal game won by RFH, 10-9.

 

South Jersey Group 1

1-Manasquan 12, 8-Glen Ridge 10

Senior attackman Canyon Birch scored three goals and added one assist and freshman attackman Casey Mulligan also scored three times as the Warriors (18-2) won a slugfest over the Ridgers (7-9) to advance to the semifinals.

Junoir attackman Ryan Anderson tallied two goals and two assists and junior midfielder James Pendergist scored twice. Senior midfielder James McElduff and junior defenseman Jack Fabean each scored once and junior goalie Mike LaPoint made eight saves. Senior Sean Anderson went 15-for-25 on face-offs.

Manasquan jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter but Glen Ridge battled back to make it 6-4 at halftime. The Ridgers then scored twice early in the third quarter to tie the score, 6-6. Manasquan answered on goals by Pendergist and Mulligan to take an 8-6 lead and was able to stay in front the rest of the way. Glen Ridge did close 8-7 in the third and then 11-10 in the fourth quarter, but Mulligan's tap-in goal off a great pass from sophomore midfielder Matt Franzoni with 4:34 to play gave the Warriors an insurance goal.

The game featured 16 total penalties, including six in a chippy third quarter.

Birch now has a state-best and Shore Conference-record 111 goals and 161 points this season.

Manasquan will host Bernards in the semifinals on Wednesday, May 23.

 

2-Madison 15, 7-Shore 7

 

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