Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(17) Long Branch 2, (16) Manasquan 0

Hernan Acevedo scored five minutes before halftime on an assist from Venancio Fernandes and Fernandes found Diego Galiz for an insurance tally in the second half to help the Green Wave (9-7-1) beat the Warriors (9-7-2) and advance to Saturday's Round of 16 against top-seeded Shore.

Senior Kevin Solano recorded his fourth straight shutout in goal.

(20) Central 3, (13) Donovan Catholic 2

Senior Jake Dufner scored a goal in each half and the Golden Eagles (11-3-2) edged the Griffins (11-3-2) to snap Donovan Catholic's 10-game winning streaks and advance to the round of 16 Saturday against No. 4 Ocean.

Dufner broke a 1-1 tie with the first of his two goals in the 26th minute. He calmly settled a pass over the top of the back line by junior Griffin Bacon and knocked a shot past goalkeeper Kevin Dillon and in. Dufner's go-ahead goal came four minutes after sophomore Mike Cambra headed in a long pass from Bacon into the goal to even the score at 1.

Seven minutes into the second half, Dufner extended the Central lead to 3-1 with a 20-yard strike to the far upper right corner of the goal after playing short on a corner kick.

Junior Matt Dalton scored both Donovan Catholic goals from nearly identical spots on opposite sides of the field. The first came in the sixth minute on a left-footed strike to the far upper right corner from 25 yards out and the second was a right-footed shot that Dalton bent inside the far right post from slightly closer to the goal in the 78th.

(12) Jackson Memorial 2, (21) Monmouth 0

Junior Mike Schoener scored two goals - one in each half - and the Jaguars (12-5-1) topped the Falcons (8-9-1) to advance to the round of 16 Saturday against No. 5 Wall. Schoener gave Jackson Memorial the lead midway through the first half on the tail end of a counter attack and struck again in the seventh minute of the second half off a corner kick.

(10) Lacey 4, (23) Neptune 1

Garrett Hope scored two goals and assisted another and Robert Biele chipped in a goal and two assists to help lead the Lions (14-4) to a win over the Scarlet Fliers (9-10). Lacey will travel to play No. 7 Manalapan Saturday in the SCT Round of 16.

Kevin Miller scored the other goal for Lacey, which jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead.

(7) Manalapan 1, (26) Pinelands 0

Senior Mitchel Volis scored on a pass from junior Rocky Garretson 10 minutes into the game and the Braves (9-4-2) held on to beat the Wildcats (9-7) to advance to Saturday's round of 16 game against No. 10 Lacey.

Sophomore Ethan Shalom saved six shots to pick up the shutout in goal.

(19) Colts Neck 0, (14) Point Boro 0 - Colts Neck advances on penalties, 3-2

Senior Noah Baker saved three shots in the shootout and pushed the final Point Boro attempt off the left post and along the outside of the goal line to end a dramatic round of penalty kicks and send the Cougars (8-6-2) past the Panthers (14-2-1) and into the round of 16.

Colts Neck will travel to play No. 3 and defending champion Freehold Township, the third straight season in which the two teams will meet in the SCT.

(9) Middletown North 4, (24) St. Rose 3 (OT)

Sophomore Liam McGregor scored the golden goal six minutes into overtime and the Lions (10-6) won their sixth straight by pulling out a thriller over the Purple Roses (10-7) to advance to the round of 16 Saturday at No. 8 Rumson-Fair Haven.

The game-winner was the second of two goals by McGregor in the game, with the first coming in the 24th minute to momentarily give Middletown North a 2-1 lead. Fellow sophomore Ryan Binn also scored a goal and assisted on two others, including on McGregor's game-winning goal. Binn's goal in the 49th minute gave the Lions a 3-2 lead.

Junior Matt O'Malley pulled St. Rose even at 3 with a goal in the 59th minute. Brian Pasquale also scored an equalizer just before the half to even the score at 2 and added an assist on Dan Clayton's goal to open the scoring in the 13th minute.

Junior Elliot De La Rosa scored a minute after Clayton to pull Middletown North even at 1.

(11) Marlboro 3, (22) Matawan 0

Junior P.J. Ringel opened the scoring in the first half and sophomore Brian Dates scored two goals in the second half to pace the Mustangs (8-5-3) to a win over the Huskies (5-7-4) to advance to the SCT round of 16 Saturday at No. 6 Toms River South.

Ringel headed in a pass from Zach Scarpa in the 14th minute to open the scoring and then set up Dates for the first of his goals in the 50th. Dates ripped a shot from outside the 18-yard box to cap the scoring in the 75th.

(15) Toms River North 6, (18) Holmdel 0

The Mariners (9-6-1) erupted for four first-half goals and six different players contributed a goal in a rout of the Hornets (6-6-5) that pushed Toms River North into the round of 16 Saturday against No. 2 CBA.

Senior Joey Hertgen opened the scoring a minute into the game with a 20-yard strike to the upper part of the net. Junior Mitch Reed - who also assisted on two goals - made it 2-0 with a low strike to the far left corner of the goal from 12 yards out and sophomore Jack Butz headed in a near-post cross from senior Kyle Burke 1:22 later to give the Mariners a 3-0 lead in the 23rd minute.

Junior Matt Benvenuto headed in a flick from Reed to blow the game open in the 30th. The Mariners tacked on two more in the second half, the first on a one-timed shot by senior Nick Moreno on a cross by Reed and the second on a steal, touch and shot combo by sophomore Harmony Ben Gam in the 56th minute.

Junior Kevin Ryan saved four shots to secure the shutout in goal.

(8) Rumson-Fair Haven 3, (25) Ranney 1

Matt Maisto scored a goal and an assist and Owen Greengrove set up goals by Nick Calabrese and Jamie Martin - all in the final 13 minutes - as the Bulldogs (14-2) climbed out of a 1-0 hole to beat the Panthers (11-6) and advance to the round of 16 Saturday, when they will host No. 9 Middletown North.

Ian Dobrzynski gave Ranney a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 56th minute and the Panthers - playing in their first ever SCT game - held the lead into the final 15 minutes. Calabrese, however, eventually answered with a left-footed finish on the back post on a ball sent in by Maisto in the 67th.

Rumson grabbed the lead in the 73rd when Maisto finished off a corner kick by Greengrove. Martin sealed the win in the 77th with a direct kick after Greengrove drew a foul from behind on a counter attack.

 

Regular Season

Class A North

CBA 3, Middletown South 0

CBA got rolling with a penalty kick by Tom Lozowski before Patrick Kollman and Aaron Robertson each added scores as the Colts (12-3-1, 11-2-1) blanked the Eagles (1-14-2, 1-12-1) to clinch the outright Class A North championship for the first time since its 21-0 season in 2011. CBA shared the Class A North title with Manalapan last season.

 

Class B Central

Shore 5, Point Beach 2

Senior J.T. Kessler scored five goals to lead the Blue Devils (17-0, 14-0) to a win over the Garnet Gulls (9-8-1, 9-4-1) and cap a perfect regular season. Kessler now has a Shore-Conference-leading 36 goals for the season and 92 for his career.

 

Non-Division

Lakewood 3, Asbury Park 1

Eduardo Castillo, Luis Barrientos and Pauly Grande all scored second-half goals and the Piners rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat the Blue Bishops. Eben Landeau scored in the third minute to put Asbury Park on top.