Boys Soccer Saturday SCT Scoreboard, 10/22/16
Shore Conference Tournament – Bracket
Round of 16
(20) Holmdel 4, (4) Ocean 1
Sophomore Anthony Arena scored in the sixth minute and had a hand in two more goals as the Hornets (8-5-2) took down the Spartans (12-4) to advance to Tuesday’s quarterfinal.
Arena hammered a 10-yard strike to stake Holmdel to an early 1-0 lead and helped set up the second goal in the 34th by earning a corner kick. He swung the ensuing corner and after Ocean headed the ball away from the goal, Mark McStay skipped a low shot from the top of the 18-yard box into the net.
The Hornets scored two more goals before conceding one, with Leo Nobrega and Joe Arena both scoring. Nobrega held his line, took a feed from McStay and ripped a shot off the bottom of the crossbar and in to make it 3-0 in the 43rd minute.
Joe Arena capped the Holmdel scoring in the 64th, taking a feed from Anthony Arena and drilling a shot to the upper right corner from 10 yards out.
Jordan Ornowski connected from 20 yards out in the 70th minute after a James Schutz free kick was punched away by Holmdel keeper Jack Murray. Ocean ripped a shot off the crossbar just minutes prior to its first goal.
Holmdel will travel to No. 5 Toms River North for Tuesday’s quarterfinal, the same place where Holmdel suffered a 6-0 defeat at the hands of the Mariners in last year’s SCT first round.
(19) Jackson Memorial 1, (3) Toms River South 0
Mike Schoener beat the Toms River South back line early in the second half and found Ben Patti for the game’s lone goal and the Jaguars (10-7-1) held on to knock off the Indians (12-3-1) and reach the SCT quarterfinals Tuesday at No. 6 Freehold Township.
(5) Toms River North 1, (12) Central 0 (OT)
Brandon Copeland scored the golden goal on a pass from Mitch Reed in the fourth minute of overtime and the Mariners (12-4) outlasted the Golden Eagles (11-5-2) to advance to the SCT quarterfinals.
Toms River North, which defeated Central for the third time in three meetings this season, will host No. 20 Holmdel on Tuesday. The Mariners pummelled Holmdel in an SCT first round game last season, 6-0.
(1) CBA 3, (16) Colts Neck 1
Senior Matt Mawson scored a goal in each half and the Colts (17-1) beat the Cougars (9-8) for a third time this season to advance to the SCT quarterfinals.
Mawson opened the scoring following a combination between Patrick Kollman and Matt Thorsheim, with Thorsheim feeding Mawson for the finish. He later capped the scoring off a feed from Colin Lankau.
Ryan O’Connor scored the second CB goal early in the second half on a Ryan Nigro assist.
CBA will host No. 8 Matawan in Tuesdsay’s SCT quarterfinal.
(7) Middletown North 2, (10) Asbury Park 0
Liam McGregor assisted a goal by Ryan Binn in the first half and later scored an insurance tally in the second half to lead the Lions (12-3-1) past the Blue Bishops (13-2-1) and into the SCT quarterfinals for the second straight year.
Zak Bent sent McGregor up for his goal with a flick-on in the 65th minute. McGregor opened the scoring in the 20th.
Middletown North will travel to play No. 2 Marlboro in Tuesday’s SCT quarterfinal.
(8) Matawan 1, (9) Wall 0
Griffin Hayward emerged from a scrum near the six-yard box and poked in the lone goal of the game in the 55th minute to help deliver the Huskies (11-2-3) a win over the Crimson Knights (11-5-3) and their first ever trip to the SCT quarterfinals.
Hayward won a ball played into the box and John Vail helped touch it down the the ground. With Vail occupying a defender, Hayward ran off of his teammate and touched the ball into the right side of the net.
Wall managed just one shot on goal, which was a direct kick that goalkeeper Ethan Goldenthal saved.
Matawan will play No. 1 CBA on the road in Tuesday’s Shore Conference Tournament round of 16.
(2) Marlboro 1, (15) Pinelands 0
Junior Brian Dates knocked in a shot from the six-yard line in the 50th minute and the Mustangs (15-1-1) made the one goal stand up in a win over the Wildcats (14-4) – Marlboro’s 14th straight.
P.J. Ringel played a long pass into the box and after a host of players went up for the ball, Dates got to it on the ground and drilled in the deciding goal.
Goalkeeper James Weinberg saved a near-post shot by Pinelands sophomore Kieran Sundermann in the 67th minute to preserve the lead.
Pinelands played Saturday’s game without 32-goal scorer Matt O’Connell, who was nursing a back injury, according to Pinelands staff.
Marlboro will play in the SCT quarterfinals for the second time in three years Tuesday when the Mustangs host No. 7 Middletown North.
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(6) Freehold Twp. 2, (11) Point Boro 1
Adrian Barajas and John Finocchiaro scored spectacular goals two minutes apart from one another and the Patriots (10-5-1) rallied to beat the Panthers (16-2) and reach Tuesday’s quarterfinal at home against No. 19 Jackson Memorial.
Barajas nailed a 35-yard free kick to equalize in the 57th and Finocchiaro pulled off a bicycle kick in the 62nd to give Freehold Township a 2-1 lead.
Jake Brzyski gave Point Boro a 1-0 lead on a pass from Mason Remondelli in the 51st minute. The loss snaps Point Boro’s 15-game winning streak, which is tied for the longest streak in the Shore Conference this year.
Some would call this the second best goal of the evening. Congrats to the boys on a hard fought win, moving on.
Second goal to come shortly. pic.twitter.com/HQcDKNWd4k
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