NJSIAA TOURNAMENT

First Round

North Jersey Group 3

5-Roxbury 7, 12-Middletown South 6 (OT)

Dan Rossi scored three goals with one assist, Connor Ard had two goals and two assists and Shane Murphy made 14 saves as the Eagles (15-4) nearly stunned the Gaels in the opening round. Chris Lucyk added one goal and one assist.

 

South Jersey Group 4

5-Southern 4, 12-Howell 2

Luke Maul made 16 saves and Anthony Firmani, Cade Johnson, Aniello Russo and Ben LoParo each scored once as the Rams (14-4) topped the Rebels (10-8) to advance to the quarterfinals.

James Fay and Vaughn Meehan scored for Howell and Nick Roberto made 10 saves.

 

10-Washington Township 9, 7-Freehold Township 4

Sophomore attackman Brendan Doel had two goals and one assist and Aidan Purcell made 11 saves, but the Patriots (11-5) fell to the Minutemen (7-12) to end their season.

Chris Novella and Matt Kondrup each scored once and Ryan O'Donoghue had one assist.

 

South Jersey Group 3

6-Jackson Memorial 7, 11-Brick 6 (OT)

Sean Laverty scored the game-winning goal with 10 seconds left in overtime to give the Jaguars (9-5) a dramatic victory over the Dragons (9-8) for their first state tournament win since 2014.

Laverty finished with three goals and two assists while Santo Porazzo scored twice and Yael Bonilla made 12 saves. Drew Walenty and Joe Iacobone each scored once, Nick Perillo had two assists and Matt Perillo had one assist.

 

7-Toms River East 8, 10-Colts Neck 7

Salvatore Esposito and Evan Otten each scored three times and Tyber Budrow made 15 saves as the Raiders held off the Cougars to reach the quarterfinals.

Matt Gannon added two goals and one assist and defenseman Anthony Marinelli chipped in with one assist.

Toms River Eats will play second-seeded Shawnee in the quarterfinals.

Goalie Brandon Cifone made nine saves and also scored a rare goal while Tyler Thomsen had two goals and one assist to lead Colts Neck. Anastagio Muscara and Nick Lago each had a goal and an assist and Zack Alagna and Alex Geissler scored once.

 

4-Hightstown 19, 3-Brick Memorial 5

Dawson Heath tallied two goals and one assist and Jake White made 16 saves in the loss for the Brick Memorial. Tyler Sindel, Mike Ferrara and Matt Ingenito each scored once.

 

1-Moorestown 15, 16-Toms River South 1

2-Shawnee 19, 15-Neptune 3

 

 

South Jersey Group 2

2-Rumson-Fair Haven 18, 15-Lawrence 2

Kurt Bruckman scored four goals and Drew Shaw had a hat trick as 11 different players scored goals to lead the defending-champion Bulldogs into the quarterfinals.

Wyatt Feinberg and Harry Ricker added two goals each, Kiel Forlenza, Rowan Gildin and Patrick Jamin each tallied one goal and one assist and Owen Greengrove, Peter Lucas, Alex Maldjian and Jacob Waters had one goal apiece.

Sean Bunnell needed to make only one save to earn the win in goal. Ryan Croddick made three saves and Doug Durpey made one save.

Rumson will host seventh-seeded Lacey in the quarterfinals.

 

3-Wall 17, 14-Lower Cape May 4

Senior attackman Mike McIntyre scored six goals and added three assists and senior attackman Tim O'Hern added four goals and one assist as the Crimson Knights (13-4) cruised into the quarterfinals.

Kyle Peters chipped in with two goals and two assists, Jack Textor had two goals and one assist and Sean DeMott made seven saves. Will Forte had one goal and one assist and Connor Prindiville scored once.

Wall will host sixth-seeded Cranford in the quarterfinals.

 

10-Lacey 12, 7-Holmdel 10

The Lions rallied with six goals in the fourth quarter to take down the Hornets and advance to the quarterfinals. Lacey's attack line combined for 14 points as senior JoeCarlo Chimenti and junior Dylan Vitale each tallied three goals and two assists while junior Dom Waltonowski scored two goals and added two assists. Jared Lotruglio had a goal and an assist and Ryan Giles, Brett Spafford and Chris Augustine each scored once.

Senior goalie Justin Covey made 14 saves for Lacey as the defense allowed just two goals in the fourth quarter, one of which came with six seconds left.

Spafford's goal off a pass from Waltonowski tied the score at eight with 9:15 left in the game and Augustine's goal off an assist from Lotruglio served as the go-ahead goal with 8:29 to play.

Dan Bunting and Dan Tempone each scored three times to lead Holmdel, while Jack Kapcsos and Justin Arredondo each tallied one goal and two assists. Jake Preziose and Sean Dolan scored once and Nick Tuccillo made eight saves.

Lacey will play second-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinals.

 

4-Robbinsville 16, 13-Red Bank 4

Seamus Cochrane had a hat trick and Ryan McGee scored twice for the Bucs in their loss to the Ravens. Matt Gibson made 14 saves and Tor Haugenes had two assists.

 

8-Somerville 19, 8-Ocean 3

 

1-Ocean City 14, 16-Jackson Liberty 1

Max Matthies scored the lone goal for the Lions in their loss to the top-seeded Red Raiders.

 

South Jersey Group 1

1-Manasquan 21, 16-New Egypt 2

The top-seeded Warriors (17-2) pummeled New Egypt (7-12) to advance to the quarterfinals and junior attackman Canyon Birch continued his historic season with 11 goals and three assists to lead the way.

Birch now has 111 goals this season, leaving him 19 goals away from breaking the state record set by A.L. Johnson's Matt Poskay in 2001.

Junior attackman Ryan Anderson added one goal and five assists while Casey Mulligan, James Pendergist and Matt Franzoni each scored twice. Riley Callahan had one goal and one assist and Trey Brehm and Brendan Magrini scored one goal apiece. Mike LaPoint made five saves to pick up the win and Nick Vitale made two saves in relief.

Manasquan will host eighth-seeded Glen Ridge (7-8) in the quarterfinals.

 

7-Shore 16, 10-Cinnaminson 3

Junior midfielder Gil Goldsmith scored five goals and added two assists to power the Blue Devils (16-3) into the quarterfinals.

Tom Bocco had three goals and one assist, Justin Murphy also had a hat trick and Jake Turner tallied two goals and two assists. Jack McCrae added two goals and one assist and Ryan Morris scored once. Sophomore goalie Scott Sirianni made seven saves.

Shore will travel to second-seeded Madison in the quarterfinals.

 

REGULAR SEASON

Nondivisional

Marlboro 17, Long Branch 1

 

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