NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

North Jersey 2 Group III

(6) Middletown North 3, (3) Summit 1

Senior Anthony Chiaino scored two goals and sophomore Liam McGregor added another to lead the Lions (14-7) over the Hilltoppers (15-4-3) and into the sectional semifinals Tuesday against No. 2 Hopewell Valley. Prior to Friday's game, Summit had gone 16 straight games without a loss (13-0-3).

(1) Mendham 6, (9) Red Bank 0

Julian Montilus scored four goals to lead a six-goal second half for the top-seeded Minutemen (14-5-1), which propelled them to a win over the Bucs (6-12-2). Mendham will host defending Group III champion South Plainfield in the sectional semifinals on Tuesday.

 

Central Jersey Group IV

(7) Freehold Twp. 1, (2) South Brunswick 0

Chris Hoskins drilled a shot to the far side netting from the edge of the 18-yard box in the first half and the Patriots (13-3-4) held on to beat the Vikings (17-4-1), who played a man down for more than 50 minutes. Freehold Township will travel to No. 3 Princeton in Tuesday's sectional semifinals.

(1) New Brunswick 2, (8) Manalapan 1

Kelvin Ortiz scored the go-ahead goal late in the second half and the Zebras (20-1) rallied from a one-goal deficit early in the second half to beat the defending sectional champion Braves (12-5-2). New Brunswick will host No. 4 Monroe in Tuesday's sectional semifinal.

Pio Schiano-Lamoriello gave Manalapan a 1-0 lead in the opening minutes of the second half before Arlin Martinez equalized for New Brunswick.

 

Central Jersey Group III

(1) Wall 1, (8) Long Branch 0 (OT)

Japheth Segura scored off a deflected free kick in the second overtime and the Crimson Knights (13-2-3) took down the Green Wave (11-9-1) for the second time this season (2-0-1 head-to-head) to advance to the sectional semfinals Tuesday against No. 4 West Windsor-Plainsboro North. Long Branch won at Wall in last year's Central Jersey III opening round and Friday's win was a measure of revenge for the Crimson Knights.

(2) Steinert 2, (7) Neptune 1

Tyler Schembri buried a first-half equalizer, but Tristan Spadola scored the game-winner in the 75th minute to lift the Spartans (15-4-2) over the Scarlet Fliers (10-11). Steinert will host No. 3 Ocean in Tuesday's sectional semifinals.

(3) Ocean 2, (6) Northern Burlington 0

Jordan Ornowski and Braylin Estrella each scored a goal and the Spartans (17-4) blanked the Greyhounds (10-10-1) to advance to Tuesday's sectional semifinal at No. 2 Steinert.

Ornowski opened the scoring with a sliding volley from six yards out on a cross from Cosimo Franze in the 34th minute. Estrella tacked on an insurance goal in the 66th by finishing a shot off a through-ball from James Schutz.

Yianni Kavarakas saved five shots to earn the shutout, his 10th clean sheet in 13 starts.

 

Central Jersey Group II

(9) Holmdel 1, (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 0

Leo Nobrega scored off a through-ball from Joe Arena in the 64th minute and goalkeeper Tyler Marchiano and the defense secured the shutout as the Hornets (9-6-5) won the rubber match against the Class A Central rival Bulldogs (15-4-1) to advance to Tuesday's sectional semifinals against No. 4 A.L. Johnson.

 

Central Jersey Group I

(1) Shore 1, (8) Point Beach 0

Freshman Leonardo Montesinos scored in the first half and the Blue Devils (20-1) and goalkeeper Evan Coffey held off the Garnet Gulls (11-9-1) in the second half to advance to the sectional semifinals against No. 5 South River.

 

South Jersey Group III

(3) Lacey 4, (6) Absegami 2

Hunter Dorsey scored two goals and Robert Biele and Kip Byrne added one apiece as the Lions (17-5) stormed out to a 3-0 halftime lead en route to a win over the Braves (12-6-1).

Lacey's win sets up a sectional semifinal showdown with Class A South division rival and No. 2 seed Toms River South, which will be the third meeting between the teams. Lacey won the first meeting at Toms River South - the site of Tuesday's game - while the Indians beat Lacey on the road to clinch the division title later in the schedule.

(2) Toms River South 3, (7) Central 1

Sergio Dipolitto scored in the first half and Cameron Geerinck and Dylan Parks each tacked on a goal in the second half to lead the Indians (18-3) to a win over the Golden Eagles (12-5-2). Toms River South will host Lacey Tuesday in the sectional semifinals, the third meeting between the Class A South rivals after the two split the season series.

 

South Jersey Group II

(6) Manasquan 2, (3) Point Boro 1

Junior Aaron Kocienski tucked a 20-yard rip into the upper left corner of the goal in the 54th minute to break a 1-1 tie and the Warriors (11-7-2) hung on to upend the Panthers (15-3-1) and advance to the sectional semifinals Tuesday, which will be a home game against No. 7 Cinnaminson.

Beau Bradley gave Manasquan a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute when he outran the defense on a counter attack and slipped a left-footed shot to the right side netting.

Point Boro drew even in the the 26th on a header by Sam Monaco off a corner kick by Mason Pitts that a Manasquan defender trapped between his body, the left post and enough of the side netting for the official to rule it a goal.

 

South Jersey Non-Public A

(1) CBA 6, (9) St. John Vianney 1

Senior John Frycz scored two goals and the Colts (17-3-1) exploded for five unanswered goals to break a 1-1 tie and beat the Lancers (7-10). CBA will host No. 4 Notre Dame Tuesday in a rematch of last year's South Jersey Non-Public A championship game won by the Fighting Irish, 5-2.

CBA's Nick Meyer and Vianney's Zach Richards traded goals in the first half before Frycz gave CBA the lead for good in the 11th minute, just seconds after the Lancers tied the game. Matt Thorsheim gave CBA a 3-1 lead with a goal in the 35th and Frycz added his second goal just before halftime.

Patrick Kollman and Matt Mawson each added a goal in the second half for CBA.

(4) Notre Dame 2, (5) Donovan Catholic 1

Daniel Farjado scored inside of two minutes remaining in the game and the Irish (13-5) pulled out a win over the Griffins (12-5-3) to earn a trip to play top-seeded CBA in the sectional semifinals on Tuesday.

Donovan Catholic jumped out to an early lead on a goal by Jake Mulvaney in the third minute, helped out by an assist from Matt Dalton. Coby St. Phard equalized in the 14th minute for the defending South Jersey Non-Public A champions.

 

South Jersey Non-Public B

(5) Ranney 0, (4) St. Rose 0 (Ranney advances on penalties, 4-2)

Junior goalkeeper Noah Ayers saved two shootout attempts and the Panthers (13-6-1) converted all four of theirs to knock out the Purple Roses (12-7-1) and advance to the sectional semifinals for  the first time in program history.

Brendan Wall, Greyson Kellner and Shane Keenan all converted their kicks for the Panthers and freshman Ademola Odunlami finished off the win by burying Ranney's fourth attempt.

Not only will Ranney be playing in its first ever sectional semifinal on Tuesday, but the Panthers will also be hosting it. No. 8 Holy Cross upset top-seeded Gloucester Catholic and will travel north to play the Panthers with a trip to the sectional final on the line.

St. Rose sophomore Ethan Bodine had two chances to win the game for St. Rose in the first overtime, but his one-on-one chance against Ayers rocketed off the crossbar and down just over the wrong side of the line for the Roses. Less than two minutes later, he headed a ball off a corner kick that glanced the right crossbar.