Boys Soccer Friday Scoreboard, 10/17/14
Class A North
Freehold 2, No. 2 Manalapan 2
Dom Matteo converted a game-tying penalty kick in the 77th minute to send the game to overtime and the Colonials (6-6-4, 5-6-3) and Braves (10-2-3, 9-2-3) settled for a draw in the A North finale for both teams. The Manalapan tie coupled with a CBA (10-3-1, 10-3-1) win over Marlboro results in a tie for the Class A North championship. According to Shore Conference regulations, teams are awarded two points for conference wins and one point for conference ties, leaving both Manalapan and CBA with 21 points.
Freehold, meanwhile, maintains its .500 winning percentage with one game remaining before the Shore Conference Tournament cutoff. The Colonials will play at Monmouth Regional on Saturday.
Rob Pratka scored both Manalapan goals, including the equalizer in the 34th minute and the go-ahead goal in the 67th. Dan Natoli assisted both goals, the first on a flicked header by Pratka. Matteo opened the scoring on a free kick in the 27th minute.
Freehold Twp. 3, Howell 0
Mark Fasano and Tim O'Donnell scored second-half goals after Freehold Township jumped ahead with an own goal in the first half and the Patriots (8-5-1, 8-5-1) shut out the Rebels (3-10-2, 3-9-2) to cap their regular season in Class A North. Nick Facendo and Chris Hoskins added assists and Jason Czajkowski initiated the own goal with a cross into the box.
No. 6 CBA 5, Marlboro 0
Russell Romano, John Frycz and Jimmy Cavanaugh scored first-half goals and the Colts (10-3-1, 10-3-1) rolled over the Mustangs (8-7-1, 6-7-1) to capture a share of the Class A North championship, thanks to a Manalapan tie against Freehold. CBA enters the Shore Conference Tournament unbeaten over its last 10 games with nine wins and one tie, which came against Freehold Boro.
Class A Central
Monmouth 2, Raritan 1
Matt Doucette scored the game-tying goal in the 70th minute and Ross Spadavecchia finished a pass from Bobby Riordan five minutes into overtime as the Falcons (8-9, 5-7) rallied to beat the Rockets (4-10-1, 2-10-0) and keep their hopes of a Shore Conference Tournament berth alive. Monmouth will host Freehold Saturday and can qualify for the SCT with a win.
Matawan 2, Manasquan 0
Abisai Gutierrez and freshman Denir Radoncic each scored a goal and the Huskies (11-3, 9-3) beat the Warriors (9-7-1, 6-5-1) to clinch the first boys soccer division championship in school history.
Gutierrez - a Monmouth Regional transfer - knocked in a cross from senior Matt Isaacson to give Matawan a 1-0 edge. Radoncic then finished a diagonal ball from Alex Cella, who one-touched the pass after receiving the ball off a combination played by Isaacson and junior center midfielder Bronson Dhume.
Class B North
No. 5 Wall 3, Ocean 0
Junior Connor Fry scored two goals and senior Brendan Barcas added another as the Crimson Knights (11-3-1, 9-2-1) topped the Spartans (8-6-1, 8-3-1) to win the Class B North championship. The two teams entered play Friday tied atop the standings with one game to play.
Fry knocked in the first score of the game in the 20th minute off a long ball played into the box by sophomore Dan Frisch-Harmon. He later capped the scoring in the 60th by one-timing a ball from inside the six-yard line, sent into the box by Zach Aylett from 40 yards out on the right side.
Barcas gave Wall a 2-0 lead in the 48th after junior Gerardo Medina beat the Ocean defense to the end line on the left side and slid the ball to the front of the net. The ball made it to Barcas, who tapped it past freshman goalkeeper Tom Gleason.
Ocean lost starting goalkeeper Yanni Kavarakas in the seventh minute after Kavarakas reaggravated a right ankle injury he initially suffered over the weekend, according to Spartans coach Tom Reilly. Wall, meanwhile, played without senior striker Zach Hetzel, who was nursing a back injury, according to coach Garry Linstra. Both coaches said they expect their ailing players will be ready to play for next week's Shore Conference Tournament.
Red Bank Catholic 2, Neptune 0
Long Branch 2, Red Bank 2
Randy Boehler and Justin Gilson scored a goal each, while Sam Hernandez and Juan Carlos Merino countered with a goal apiece for Long Branch as the Bucs (10-3-1, 8-3-1) and the Green Wave (8-6-1, 5-5-1) played to a draw.
Class B Central
St. Rose 0, No. 1 Shore 0
The Purple Roses (11-3-1, 11-1-1) battled the Blue Devils (14-1-1, 12-0-1) to a scoreless tie to snap Shore's 14-game winning streak against Shore Conference competition and keep their hopes for a division title alive. Kellen Jordan saved 27 shots to secure a hard-earned shutout and keep the Blue Devils off the board.
Shore clinched a share of the division title with the tie and can still clinch an outright Class B Central title with a win or tie at Keyport on Monday.
Ranney 3, Keyport 2
Shane Keenan, James Geraghty and Adelani Odunlami each scored a goal and the Panthers (6-8, 6-7) beat the Red Raiders (2-11, 2-9) under the lights, the first night soccer game at the Ranney School.
Toms River East 6, Manchester 0
Alessio Rea recorded a hat trick and the Raiders (7-5-3) took down the Hawks (0-16-1) in a non-divisional game between Ocean County squads. Josh Sommerer added a goal and an assist, while Erik Bucchi and Alex Matos added a goal each.
Middletown South 6, Mater Dei Prep 0
Mike Britt scored a hat trick and Ian Breyer added two goals to lead the Eagles (2-14) to a win over the Seraphs (1-12-1), snapping an 11-game losing streak. Jake Skribner also added a goal for Middletown South.
Henry Hudson 1, Edison Academy 0
Matt Young scored the lone goal of the game and the Admirals (2-10-1) edged Edison Academy for their second win of the season.