NJSIAA Tournament

Opening Round

North Jersey 2, Group III

(4) West Windsor-Plainsboro North 4, (13) Red Bank 0

(6) Middletown North 0, (11) Chatham 0 (Midd. North advances in shootout, 4-2)

Scott Weigel saved two penalty kicks during the shootout round and Elliot De La Rosa converted the clincher as the Lions outlasted the Cougars to advance to the sectional quarterfinals.

 

Central Jersey Group IV

(8) Freehold Twp. 3, (9) Montgomery 0

Adrian Barajas scored two goals and Jon Finocchiaro added another to help the Patriots cruise past the Cougars and into the sectional quarterfinals against top-seeded Hunterdon Central.

(3) Marlboro 3, (14) Colts Neck 2 (OT)

One day after his father passed away in a car accident, senior P.J. Ringel scored two goals - including the golden goal in overtime - to lift the Mustangs to an emotional win over the Cougars.

Louis Reale scored two second-half goals to rally Colts Neck from a 2-0 halftime deficit, including the equalizer in the 79th minute.

Ringel ripped a left-footed shot from the top of the 18-yard box that found the left side netting five minutes into overtime and his teammates piled onto him after he collapsed to the ground.

With his second goal of the game - his 20th of the season - Ringel also became Marlboro's third all-time leading scorer and second all-time goal-scoring, passing 2015 graduate Bryan DaSilva in both categories.

(15) Manalapan 2, (2) Princeton 2 (Manalapan advances in shootout, 5-4)

Rocky Garretson converted a penalty kick to open the scoring, scored the equalizer in on a free kick in the 67th and was part of Manalapan's winning shootout lineup that helped the Braves upset the No. 2 Little Tigers.

 

 

Central Jersey Group III

(2) Toms River South 1, (15) Long Branch 1 (TR South advances in shootout, 5-4)

Dom Pizzi saved a shootout attempt by Venancio Fernandes in the first round of sudden death kicks and Clem Slavick buried the winner on the next try to help the Indians escape a first-round scare against the Green Wave.

Fernandes assisted Stiviny Da Silva's goal in the 61st minute that gave Long Branch a 1-0 lead, but Toms River South answered when Matt Babcock flicked a header into the far corner of the goal on a throw-in by Chris Kluxen.

Toms River South will host No. 10 Steinert - the alma mater of Indians coach Ed Leibe - in the sectional quarterfinals on Thursday.

(1) Ocean 4, (16) Lawrence 0

Tom Amato scored in the first minute and nailed a bicycle kick to cap the scoring in the 77th as the Spartans blanked the Cardinals to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against No. 8 Allentown.

Jordan Ornowski converted a through-ball by Cosimo Franze in the 39th minute and James Schutz scored in the 56th off a cross from Ian Dwyer.

(8) Allentown 2, (9) Jackson Liberty 0

(12) Brick 3, (5) Northern Burlington 2 (OT)

Will Gomez scored the golden goal in overtime and the Green Dragons knocked off the Greyhounds to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against No. 4 Burlington Township.

Will DeLao scored the second Brick goal after Frank Firrito opened the Green Dragons scoring sheet with a first-half tally.

(3) Wall 5, (14) Hamilton West 0

Dan Frisch-Harmon and Kevin Kile each scored two goals and the Crimson Knights rolled to a win over the Hornets to advance to Thursday's sectional quarterfinal against Moorestown. Frisch-Harmon also added an assist to go with his two goals, Nick Surgent scored the other goal and Jeremy Thompson added two assists in the win.

(6) Moorestown 3, (11) Lakewood 1

Junior Bravo found the back of the net for Lakewood, but the Piners could not get past the Quakers in the opening round.

 

Central Jersey Group II

(9) Holmdel 5, (8) East Brunswick Tech 0

Leo Nobrega and Anthony Arena each had a goal and an assist and the Hornets hammered East Brunswick Tech to earn a quarterfinal date with top-seeded South Plainfield. Nick Guga, Mark McStay and Mikey Neff also scored a goal apiece in the win.

(3) Matawan 1, (14) Newark Tech 0

Tyler Walling scored the game's lone goal and goalkeeper Ethan Goldenthal and the Huskies defense made it hold up in a win over Newark Tech. Matawan will host New Providence in Thursday's sectional quarterfinal.

(10) Raritan 2, (7) Hillside 1

Tommy Savin assisted goals by Dan Del Russo and Alec Fortune and the Rockets upended the Comets on the road to earn a quarterfinal matchup with No. 2 Bernards.

(13) Rumson-Fair Haven 3, (4) North Plainfield 1

Carson Greengrove scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half as the Bulldogs upset the Canucks to advance to Thursday's sectional quarterfinal against No. 5 Spotswood. Nick Calabrese tacked on a goal to put the game on ice for Rumson.

 

Central Jersey Group I

(1) Asbury Park 1, (16) Middlesex 0 (OT)

Fennelson Etienne scored the golden goal in overtime and the Blue Bishops avoided an early exit by beating the Blue Jays. Asbury Park will host No. 8 New Egypt in Thursday's sectional quarterfinals.

(4) South River 2, (13) Point Beach 0

(6) Shore 8, (11) Riverside 2

Dante Montesinos, Leonardo Montesinos, Stevie Johnson and Mikey Barreca each scored two goals and the Blue Devils coasted to a win over the Rams. Shore will travel to play No. 3 Palmyra in Thursday's sectional quarterfinals.

 

South Jersey Group IV

(4) Cherokee 4, (13) Jackson Memorial 1

(7) Toms River North 3, (10) Southern 0

Mitch Reed scored two goals and Brandon Copeland added a third as the Mariners put up three scores in the second half to beat the Rams in the rubber match between the two Class A South rivals. Reed's first goal and Copeland's capper both came off long throw-ins by Joe Swanton.

 

South Jersey Group III

(7) Central 3, (10) Lacey 0

Corey Carsten, Griffin Bacon and Frank Golda each scored a goal and the Golden Eagles beat the Lions for the second time this season to set up a quarterfinal match with No. 2 Pinelands. Carsten scored two minutes into the game on an assist from Dale Wei and Bacon added his three minutes before halftime.

(2) Pinelands 6, (15) Gloucester Tech 2

Kieran Sundermann hit Denilson Salgado for the equalizer in the 31st minute and gave the Wildcats the lead for good with a goal in the 37th before Pinelands pulled away to beat Gloucester Catholic.

Sundermann finished with two goals and two assists and Salgado racked up two goals and one assists. Jordan Humphreys opened the scoring for Pinelands to tie the game at 1 in the fourth minute off a pass from Logan Goggins and Huphreys later returned the favor by assisting a goal by Goggins.

 

South Jersey Group II

(1) Delran 4, (16) Manchester 0

(11) Collingswood 2, (6) Manasquan 1

Dulio Guerrero scored early in the second half to cut Manasquan's deficit in half, but the Warriors could not cash in on any of their numerous chances from that point on in a loss to the Panthers.

(3) Point Boro 3, (14) Cedar Creek 0

Mason Remondelli set up a goal by Matt Kimak in the third minute and later capped the scoring with a goal in the 39th as the Panthers raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead to beat the Pirates. Jacob Kirinovic scored to make it 2-0 on a pass from his brother, Liam. Point Boro will host No. 11 Collingswood in Thursday's sectional quarterfinals.

 

South Jersey Non-Public A

(9) St. John Vianney 2, (8) Camden Catholic 1

John Caracappa scored two goals and the Lancers took down the Irish to earn a shot at top-seeded CBA in Thursday's sectional quarterfinals.

 

South Jersey Non-Public B

(8) Ranney 5, (9) Trenton Catholic 1

Five different Ranney players scored a goal and the Panthers handled the Iron Mikes to advance to a sectional quarterfinal date with top-seeded Gill St. Bernard's. Brendan Wall, Ian Dobrzynski, Austin Dobrzynski, Marc Greenstein and Shane Keenan each scored in the win.

(3) St. Rose 6, (14) Holy Spirit 1

Brendan Hueth scored two goals and the Purple Roses routed the Spartans to advance to the sectional quarterfinals Thursday against No. 6 Holy Cross. Jack Cusack opened the scoring for St. Rose, while Matty O'Malley and Sean Breuche each added a goal.

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