NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

North Jersey 2 Group III

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

Justin McKenna scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 62nd minute, to lead the Lions (13-4-2) past the Tornadoes and into the sectional semifinals for the second consecutive year. Middletown North will host No. 7 Summit in the sectional final after Summit knocked off defending Group III champion and No. 2 seed Mendham.

Ryan Binn capped the Middletown North scoring in the 65th on a pass from Jordan Stratton. Kyle Igarta assisted McKenna's first goal in the 22nd and after Orange tied the game two minutes into the second half, Liam McGregor set up McKenna for his second tally and the game-winner.

 

Central Jersey Group IV

(15) Manalapan 2, (10) Old Bridge 1

Gavin Lebright headed in a Joe Maccariello corner kick for the go-ahead goal in the 64th minute and the Braves (11-8-2) beat the Knights to advance to the sectional semifinals as a No. 15 seed. Manalapan earned a third meeting with No. 3 Marlboro afer dropping the two regular-season meetings against its A North rival.

Maccariello opened the scoring in the 30th minute for Manalapan and earned the corner that set up the winning goal just two minutes after Old Bridge equalized in the 62nd. James La Spina played a long pass into the box that Maccariello gathered and finished for the game's first goal.

(3) Marlboro 3, (6) North Brunswick 2 (OT)

Junior Zach Scarpa scored the golden goal in overtime and the Mustangs (19-2-1) beat the Raiders for their second consecutive overtime win after squandering a 2-0 advantage.

Marlboro jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half on a header by Ryan LaRocca and a penalty kick by Steven Karp.

Marlboro will host No. 15 Manalapan in the sectional semifinal on Monday after beating the Braves twice during the regular season - 1-0 the first meeting and 2-0 in the second.

(1) Hunterdon Central 5, (8) Freehold Twp. 0

 

Central Jersey Group III

(8) Allentown 2, (1) Ocean 0

Zach Kokot scored off a free kick by Max Allen in the 57th minute to break a scoreless tie and the Red Birds added one more en route to an upset win over the Spartans (14-5) to reach the sectional semifinals.

(4) Burlington Twp. 2, (12) Brick 1

Frank Firitto scored his second goal in as many games, but Burlington denied the Green Dragons (7-15) a Cinderella run to the semifinals.

(3) Wall 1, (6) Moorestown 0

Dan Frisch-Harmon scored the game's lone goal in the 61st minute on a feed from Jeremy Thompson and the Crimson Knights (14-5-3) made it stand up in a win over the Quakers. Wall will travel to No. 2 Toms River South Monday in the sectional semifinals.

(2) Toms River South 2, (10) Steinert 0

Tyler Egnatuk staked Toms River South to an early lead with a 20-yard strike and Matt Babcock tacked on a second-half insurance tally as the Indians (14-3-2) turned back the Spartans to advance to Monday's sectional semifinal against No. 3 Wall.

 

Central Jersey Group II

(9) Holmdel 2, (1) South Plainfield 2 (Holmdel advances on penalty kicks)

Anthony Arena scored the equalizer on a Mikey Neff assist with six minutes left in regulation and hit the winning kick in the shootout as the Hornets (9-6-3) ousted the top-seeded Tigers to advance to the sectional semifinals against No. 13 Rumson-Fair Haven.

Goalkeeper Jack Murray saved two kicks during the shootout, the second of which clinched the victory. Senior Kevin Healy gave Holmdel a 1-0 lead with a first-half goal on a pass from Leo Nobrega.

(3) Matawan 3, (6) New Providence 0

Jacob Labinger scored two goals and John Vail added another as the Huskies (13-3-3) blanked the Pioneers to advance to the sectional semifinals Monday at No. 2 Bernards.

(2) Bernards 3, (10) Raritan 0

(13) Rumson-Fair Haven 2, (5) Spotswood 1 (OT)

Carson Greengrove buried a direct kick for the overtime winner and the Bulldogs (9-12) knocked off the Chargers to advance to the sectional semifinals Monday at No. 9 Holmdel. Nick Calabrese found Jack Balestro for the second-half equalizer that helped Rumson push the game into overtime.

 

Central Jersey Group I

(1) Asbury Park 3, (8) New Egypt 0

Davensky JoinVilmar, Ronald JeanVilma and Widmaier Beaubrun each scored a goal and the Blue Bishops (16-3-1) shut down the Warriors to advance to Monday's sectional semifinal match against No. 4 and defending sectional champion South River.

(3) Palmyra 7, (6) Shore 1

Leon Montesinos's second-half goal wasn't enough to help Shore claw back into the game as the Blue Devils (9-8-4) fell to Palmyra to end their season. Gio Narhwold and Brett Maute each scored two goals in the win.

 

South Jersey Group IV

(2) Williamstown 1, (7) Toms River North 0

Matt Fahey ripped a 25-yard direct kick in 36th minute and the Braves held on to beat the Mariners (14-6).

 

South Jersey Group III

(7) Central 1, (2) Pinelands 0

Youssef Abdelaziz whipped a 12-yard shot to the left corner of the net in the 61st minute off a Frank Golda cross and the Golden Eagles (13-5-2) held on to top the Wildcats (16-5) and advance to the sectional semifinals at No. 3 Mainland.

 

South Jersey Group II

(3) Point Boro 4, (11) Collingswood 1

Mason Remondelli scored two goals and Matt Kimak chipped in two assists to lead the Panthers (18-3) to victory over Collingswood. Point Boro will host No. 7 Haddonfield in Monday's sectional semifinal after the Bulldogs took down No. 2 Middle Township.

Remondelli opened the scoring in the ninth minute and Kimak assisted goals by Mariano Maradiegue in the 12th and Remondelli in the 23rd to stake Point Boro to a 3-0 lead. After Collingswood trimmed its deficit to 3-1 in the 52, Christian D'Amato closed out the scoring with a goal in the 65th.

 

South Jersey Non-Public A

(1) CBA 3, (9) St. John Vianney 0

Patrick Kollman, Matt Thorsheim and Aaron Robertson each scored a goal in the second half and the Colts (21-1) pulled away to beat the Lancers (3-16) in the state tournament for the fourth straight season after a scoreless first half.

Kollman also assisted Robertson's goal, while Ryan O'Connor and Matt Mawson each had an assist.

(6) Notre Dame 2, (3) Donovan Catholic 0

An own goal in the 75th minute broke a scoreless tie and the Irish tacked on a second goal a minute later to stun the Griffins (7-10-3) in Toms River.

 

South Jersey Non-Public B

(1) Gill St. Bernard’s 7, (8) Ranney 0

(6) Holy Cross 1, (3) St. Rose 0