Boys NJSIAA Tournament

Opening Round

North Jersey 2 Group III

(9) Red Bank 2, (8) Colonia 1

Luis Lopez and Robert DeMarco both scored a second-half goal and the Bucs (6-11-2) rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat the Patriots (9-10-1) and advance to the sectional quarterfinals.

(6) Middletown North 2, (11) Chatham 1

Ryan Harmon scored two minutes into the second half on a pass from Elliot De La Rosa to break a 1-1 tie and help the Lions (13-7) beat the Cougars (5-11-1) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against No. 3 Summit on Friday.

Justin McKenna scored on a pass from Anthony Chiaino in the 10th minute to open the scoring before Harrison Cote answered for Chatham one minute later.

 

Central Jersey Group IV

(8) Manalapan 5, (9) West Windsor-Plainsboro South 0

Dan Natoli, Rocky Garretson and Mitchel Volis each tallied a goal and an assist and the Braves (11-5-2) rolled to a win over the Pirates (13-6-1) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals on Friday at New Brunswick.

Natoli, Volis and Garretson each scored in the first half to stake Manalapan to a 3-0 halftime lead and Pio Schiano-Lamoriello and Mike Kuver each tacked on a goal in the second half.

(3) Princeton 1, (14) Marlboro 0

The Little Tigers (15-1-3) broke through for the lone goal of the game in the 78th minute and held on to edge the Mustangs (8-7-4).

(7) Freehold Township 1, (10) Colts Neck 0 (OT)

Chris Hoskins headed home the golden goal on a free kick by Mike Maltese 13 minutes into overtime and the Patriots (12-3-4) survived the Cougars (8-9-2) for the second time in 11 days to advance to the sectional semifinals.

Colts Neck goalkeeper Noah Baker saved 13 shots to keep Colts Neck in the game, helping the Cougars momentarily overcome a 32-2 advantage in shots for Freehold Township.

(1) New Brunswick 6, (16) Freehold 3

Andy Rizo scored two goals in the first 20 minutes to get Freehold off to a 2-0 lead, but the high-powered Zebras (19-1) attack scored four times before the half and won a high-scoring game over the Colonials (5-12-2) to advance to the quarterfinals against No. 8 and defending sectional champion Manalapan.

 

Central Jersey Group III

(1) Wall 6, (16) Ewing 1

Jordan Bloom scored the equalizer 1:28 before halftime and the Crimson Knights (12-2-3) exploded for five more goals in the second half to run away from the Blue Devils (2-14).

Dakota Dobrovich-Fago and Brett Deane each scored twice in the second half and Chris Fay also scored a goal in the big Wall second half. Dobrovich-Fago also assisted Fay's goal and Ryan Gordon added two assists for the Crimson Knights.

(3) Ocean 3, (14) Moorestown 0

Marlhens Nasanes scored two goals and Wadneson Alexis added a goal and an assist to help lead the Spartans (16-4) to a win over the Quakers (4-13-2).

Nasanes and Alexis both cashed in on far-post strikes in the first half, Nasanes in the first two minutes and Alexis with 3:50 left in the half. Nasanes capped the scoring in the 70th by rebounding a shot by Braylin Estrella and slamming it home.

(7) Neptune 4, (10) Westampton Tech 1

Tyler Schembri scored the lone goal of the first half and assisted the first of two goals by Danny Fonrose in the second half as the Scarlet Fliers (10-10) beat the Panthers (6-12-2) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals Friday against No. 2 Steinert. Sebastian Cardenas added a goal to stretch the Neptune lead to 4-0 and Vinnie Tremarco assisted the first-half goal by Schembri.

(2) Steinert 4, (15) Toms River East 0

(8) Long Branch 5, (9) Jackson Liberty 0

Venancio Fernandes scored two goals to help lead the Green Wave (11-8-1) past the Lions (8-10-1) and into the sectional semifinals against top-seeded Wall on Friday.

Hernan Acevedo, Joao Pessoa and Stiviny DaSilva each added a goal and Juan Carlos Merino dished out a pair of assists. Kevin Solano also saved a penalty kick in picking up the shutout.

 

Central Jersey Group II

(9) Holmdel 4, (8) Spotswood 2

Justin McStay and Joe Arena each scored two goals and the Hornets (8-6-5) topped the Chargers (11-9) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals Friday against No. 1 seed and Class A Central division rival Rumson-Fair Haven.

(3) Bernards 1, (14) Matawan 1 (Bernards advances on penalty kicks, 5-4)

Bronson Dhume scored a goal and the Huskies (6-7-5) pushed the game into overtime, but the Mountaineers (11-3-4) converted five penalty kicks to back up a save by goalkeeper Andres Lezme.

(7) Newark Tech 2, (10) Monmouth 1 (OT)

Fabian Burgos scored in the 15th minute on a pass from Bobby Riordan, but the Terriers (14-5-3) scored in the 70th to tie it and in the fifth minute of overtime to beat the Falcons (9-10-1). Jhonathan Orellana scored the equalizer on a penalty kick and Eric Bruno finished in the 85th to end the game.

(1) Rumson-Fair Haven 4, (16) Raritan 0

Dean Criscitiello scored in the first half and Jamie Martin scored two of Rumson's three second-half goals as the Bulldogs (15-3-1) pulled away to beat the Rockets (3-10-5) and advance to the sectional quarterfinals against No. 9 Holmdel.

Jeremy Nives added a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs, who split the season series with Holmdel during the Class A Central regular season.

 

Central Jersey Group I

(8) Point Beach 6, (9) South Amboy 0

Six different Point Beach players scored a goal and the Garnet Gulls (11-8-1) routed the Governors (8-11) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against top-seeded Shore. Ki Costa and Joe DelGrippo each had a goal and an assist, while Jack McDonald, Anthony Decraene, Danny Savage and Christian Maness each added a goal.

(3) Burlington City 7, (14) Keyport 2

Brendan O'Brien scored both Keyport goals to increase his season total to 22, but the Red Raiders (5-15) fell to the Blue Devils (13-5).

 

South Jersey Group IV

(4) Atlantic City 2, (13) Toms River North 0

 

South Jersey Group III

(3) Lacey 3, (14) Deptford 0

Robert Biele scored his 26th and 27th goals of the season and the Lions (16-5) blanked the Spartans (1-15-1) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals. George Gartner also added a goal for Lacey.

(7) Central 1, (10) Seneca 0

Jake Dufner scored on a pass from Mike Cambra in the 55th minute and the Golden Eagles (12-4-2) and goalkeeper Tom Ruscitti blanked the other Golden Eagles (7-11-1) to earn a short trip north to face No. 2 Toms River South in Friday's sectional quarterfinals.

(2) Toms River South 6, (15) Cumberland 0

Cameron Geerinck scored two goals and the Indians (17-3) cruised to a win over Colts (2-14-1) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against Central on Friday. Matt Babcock, Dylan Danelson, Chris Kluxten and Justin Zsomboran each tacked on a goal for Toms River South.

 

South Jersey Group II

(6) Manasquan 2, (11) Oakcrest 0

Sophomore defender Chris Black assisted goals by Tolga Guven and Tom McGill and the Warriors (10-7-2) blanked the Falcons (8-12) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals. Guven scored in the first half to give Manasquan the lead before McGill put it away with a goal in the second.

(7) Cinnaminson 2, (10) Pinelands 2 (Cinnaminson advances on penalty kicks, 4-1)

Matt O'Connell scored with one second left in regulation to send the game to overtime and help the Wildcats (11-7-1) push the defending Group II runner-up Pirates (9-6-4) to penalty kicks before falling, 4-1, in the shootout.

Corey Cusack scored in the fourth minute on a Billy Sulzmann assist to give Pinelands an early 1-0 lead.

(1) Haddonfield 8, (16) Barnegat 0

(3) Point Boro 7, (14) Medford Tech 0

Sam Monaco, Nick DeCurtis and Jake Brzyski each scored two goals and Mason Pitts also added one to help the Panthers (15-2-1) roll through the Jaguars (6-13-1) and advance to a quarterfinal date with No. 6 Manasquan on Friday.

 

South Jersey Non-Public A

(9) St. John Vianney 3, (8) St. Joseph Metuchen 2

Justin Bruno scored the game-winner late in the second half and the Lancers (7-9) beat the Falcons (10-10-1) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals at top-seeded CBA on Friday.

Zach Richards assisted the winner and also assisted a goal by Kyle Tuschmann to tie the game at 1 in the ninth minute. John Caracappa scored on a pass from David Kamenar in the 25th minute to send St. John Vianney to the half with a 2-1 lead.

(5) Donovan Catholic 1, (12) Red Bank Catholic 0

Alec Mapoy scored four minutes into the game off a pass from Matt Dalton and the Griffins  (12-4-3) and goalkeeper Kevin Dillion nailed down a shutout win over the Caseys (1-18-1). Donovan Catholic - which lost at home to RBC in last year's opening round - will travel to play No. 4 and defending South Jersey Non-Public A champion Notre Dame in Friday's quarterfinal round.

 

South Jersey Non Public B

(5) Ranney 3, (12) Trenton Catholic 0

Ian Dobrzynski, Shane Keenan and Ademola Odunlami each scored a goal and the Panthers (13-6) beat the Iron Mikes (2-12-1) for their first state tournament win since 2009. Ranney will play at St. Rose in Friday's sectional quarterfinals, the third meeting of the season between the Class B Central rivals after splitting the season series.

(4) St. Rose 6, (13) St. Joseph Hammonton 0

Matt Forlenza, Connor Cusack and Jeff Mahon each scored in the first half and Enrique Barreda tacked on two goals in the second half to help the Purple Roses (12-7) beat the Wildcats (1-18) to reach the sectional quarterfinals against No. 5 Ranney. Sean Breuche also chipped in two assists in the win.

(7) Immaculata 3, (10) Mater Dei Prep 1

 

Monday, Nov. 2

Opening Round

South Jersey Group IV

(6) Shawnee 3, (11) Jackson Memorial 2

Andrew Jozwicki scored off a Mike Schoener assist to give Jackson Memorial a 1-0 lead it would take to the half, but the Renegades (12-7) scored the next three goals - two by Caleb Longshaw - and held on to beat the Jaguars (12-6-3).

Jozwicki gave the ball up to Schoener and after two defenders forced the ball off Schoener's foot, Jozwicki got it back and slotted it into the left side netting in the 35th minute.

Schoener later scored in the 75th minute to cut the Shawnee lead to 3-2, but the Renegades held on to advance to Friday's sectional quarterfinal against the winner of Tuesday's game between No. 3 Eastern and No. 14 Trenton.