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Shore Conference Tournament
Opening Round

(20) Red Bank 2, (13) Howell 1

Justin Gilson scored to break a 1-1 tie in the 65th minute and the Bucs (8-7-1) knocked off the Rebels (6-7-2) in the upset of the Shore Conference Tournament opening round. Since starting the season 1-6-1, Red Bank has now won seven of its last eight games and will travel to No. 4 Toms River North on Saturday.

Dylan Fogerty opened the scoring for the Bucs, who were without starting goalkeeper Luis Aguirre (shin contusion), in the 35th minute. Matt Szyarto scored the equalizer off a pass from Leroy Anderson in the 35th to pull Howell even at 1.

(11) Wall 3, (22) Central 1

Sophomore Gerardo Medina, senior Chris Barcas and junior Zach Aylett each scored goals to help the Crimson Knights (10-1-6) dig out of an early 1-0 hole and beat the Golden Eagles (9-3-1). Medina struck a shot from the top of the 18-yard box into the net in the 20th minute, Barcas scored in the 28th minute, and Aylett finished a pass from freshman Dan Frisch-Harmon.

Junior Blake Czajkowski gave Central a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute by finishing a cross from freshman Nate Wiley.

Wall will travel to No. 6 Christian Brothers Academy on Saturday for the round of 16.

(10) Lacey 2, (23) Shore 1

Hunter Dorsey scored the game-winning goal in the 64th minute and the Lions (10-4-2) rallied for a win over the Blue Devils (11-8-0) to advance to the round of 16 against No. 7 seed and Class A South rival Jackson Memorial.

Shore took a 1-0 lead 49:35 into the game on a goal by Jake Friedland, but Lacey answered right back when Robert Biele finished a pass from Scott Larsen 24 second later.

Lacey and Jackson Memorial split the season series 1-1, with Jackson winning the most recent meeting 1-0 in overtime at Jackson Memorial High School.

(9) Colts Neck 4, (24) Jackson Liberty 0

Kevin Murch scored two goals and Michael Jelinsky and Jason Tonelli each added a goal and an assist to help the Cougars (8-3-4) coast by the Lions (9-6-0) and into the SCT round of 16. Colts Neck will travel to No. 8 Freehold Township Saturday after dropping both regular-season meetings against the Patriots, 2-1.

(8) Freehold Township 2, (25) Asbury Park 0

Kyle Czajkowski broke through with a goal off a Nick Fasano direct-kick service in the 22nd minute and the Patriots (12-4-1) went on to shut out the Blue Bishops (9-4-0) and advance to a round-of-16 showdown against Class A North foe and No. 9 Colts Neck Saturday at home.

Two days after recording his first career assist in a regular-season win over Red Bank Catholic, freshman Andrew DiBella scored his first career goal by poking in a shot off a

(16) Raritan 2, (17) Matawan 1

Cassidy Tripolitis and Ryan Casciani each scored to stake the Rockets (10-4-2) to a two-goal lead and Raritan held on to beat the Huskies (6-6-1) and advance to a round-of-16 challenge against top-seeded Manalapan.

Alex Cella converted a penalty kick in the 73rd minute to cut Raritan's lead to 2-1, but the Rockets escaped with the win, thanks to a five-save outing by goalkeeper Alex Pruckowski.

The Raritan defense also cleared a ball off the end-line with three minutes left after Pruckowski deflected the shot attempt. Pruckowski also made a diving save on a shot by Sam Lambinger in the final seconds of the first half to keep Raritan ahead 1-0 at the intermission.

(15) Toms River East 4, (18) Point Boro 1

Josh Sommerer scored two goals and Anthony Batelli assisted three of Toms River East's three goals as the Raiders (7-6-2) topped the Panthers (12-5-0) to advance to a round-of-16 match with No. 2 Holmdel.

Sommerer scored in the 23rd minute to open the scoring off a pass from Batelli, who later set up goals by Lorenzo Scala and Sommerer in the first three minutes of the second half to make it 3-0. Weston Bargholz got Point Boro on the board in the 67th minute before John Pizzuto capped the scoring for Toms River East in the 78th minute.

(14) Monsignor Donovan 3, (19) Red Bank Catholic 2 (OT)

Mike Dalton scored off a pass from Matt Migdon in the sixth minute of the overtime and the Griffins (12-2-2) edged the Caseys (7-9-1) to advance to the round-of-16, in which they will play No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven on Saturday. The Griffins have now played three straight SCT overtime games, with wins in two of those matches.

Jake Maxwell scored Monsignor Donovan's first two goals off assists from Connor Grant, which turned a 1-0 RBC lead into a 2-1 advantage for the Griffins in the 62nd minute.

Chris Cesario then scored off a set piece in the 71st minute to even the score and send the game into overtime. Pat Meehan gave Red Bank Catholic a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute to send the Caseys into the halftime huddle with a 1-0 advantage.

(12) Toms River South 3, (21) Point Beach 0

Jordan Urbaczek scored two second-half goals and the Indians (8-6-2) defense limited the Garnet Gulls (11-4-0) to three shots against goalkeeper Kollin White to nail down a win over Point Beach and advance to a round-of-16 game against No. 5 seed and defending champion Ocean.

Urbaczek lined up a cross from Jared Knowles across the 18-yard box and drilled a shot to the upper far left corner of the goal to stretch Toms River South's lead to 2-0 in the 46th minute. He later headed in a corner kick by Eric Winton in the 66th minute to cap the scoring.

Junior right fullback Michael Braun scored on a low shot that got under Point Beach goalkeeper Ryan Franzoni in the 11th minute for a 1-0 Indians lead. Franzoni made seven saves in defeat.

Ocean beat Toms River South 8-2 in last year's round of 16 and in two games last season, outscored the Indians 12-2.

 

Class A North

Marlboro 2, Middletown North 1 (OT)

Fil Cautadella scored off a pass from Carl Amato with 3:56 left in the second overtime period and the Mustangs (4-11-0, 4-10-0) won their season finale by beating the Lions (4-10-1, 4-10-0). Steve LaFemina opened the scoring for Marlboro in the 10th minute and Jim Kelly tied the game for Middletown North in the 61st minute.