Boys Soccer Tuesday Scoreboard, 10/14/14
Class A North
No. 1 Manalapan 4, Howell 0
Mitchel Volis assisted a first-half goal by Rocky Garretson and scored the first of three second-half goals by Manalapan as the Braves (10-1-2, 9-1-2) blanked the Rebels (2-9-2, 2-8-2) to move within a win of a second straight Class A North title. Adam Weisberger ripped home a goal less than three minutes after Volis game Manalapan a 2-0 lead in the 44th minute.
Ryan Hammer capped the scoring with a goal midway through the second half. Manalapan can win the Class A North championship with a win or tie against CBA on Wednesday and can still win the championship with a loss Wednesday as long as the Braves beat Freehold on Friday.
Marlboro 5, Middletown South 0
Ben Metzger pumped in a hat trick and P.J. Ringel added a goal and an assist to help the Mustangs (7-6-1, 5-6-1) beat the Eagles (1-13, 1-11) and close in on a potential Shore Conference Tournament berth. Marlboro can qualify for the SCT with a tie against either Middletown North on Thursday or CBA on Friday.
Bryan DaSilva added the fifth Marlboro goal to cap the scoring in the 55th minute.
Freehold 1, No. 9 Middletown North 1
Middletown North's Ryan Binn and Freehold's Dom Matteo traded goals within two minutes of one another and the Lions (6-5-3, 6-3-3) and Colonials (5-6-3, 4-6-2) settled for a draw. Ryan Harmon assisted Binn's goal in the 25th minute.
With the tie, Freehold keeps its hope for a Shore Conference Tournament berth alive, while Middletown North officially clinches an SCT berth. The Lions are, however, eliminated from the Class A North race, both overall and public. Freehold will be eliminated from SCT contention with a loss against either Freehold Township or Manalapan and must win at least one of the two games.
Class A South
No. 7 Brick Memorial 2, Lacey 1
Ed Seaman scored the game-winning goal with 13 seconds left in regulation and the Mustangs (9-3-2, 7-3-2) edged the Lions (8-7-1, 5-6-1) to stay alive in the race for the Class A South championship. Bryan Malerba tied the game for Brick Memorial with a goal off a pass from Kevin Simek after a goal by Hunter Dorsey gave Lacey the lead.
No. 8 Jackson Memorial 5, Southern 1
The Jaguars (9-5-2, 7-4-1) scored five unaswered goals after falling behind 1-0 and beat the Rams (4-10, 2-10) to improve to 5-0-1 over their last six games. Tyler Kessler led Jackson Memorial with two goals, while Anthony Nappi, Andrew Jozwicki and Mike Schoener each scored a goal in the win.
Dylan Kanson gave Southern a 1-0 with a goal in the 11th minute before Nappi pulled Jackson Memorial even in the 25th. Jozwicki later scored the winner nine minutes into the second half.
No. 4 Toms River North 2, Brick 1 (OT)
Liam McDonnell scored the golden goal on an overtime penalty kick and the Mariners (9-3-2, 8-2-2) edged the Green Dragons (1-13, 0-12) to inch closer to Toms River South in the Class A South standings.Tyler Foss scored the first Toms River North goal.
Toms River East 2, No. 3 Toms River South 2
Cameron Geerinck and Kieran Murphy both scored second-half goals and the Indians (10-2-1, 9-2-1) overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit to salvage a tie against the Raiders (5-5-3, 5-4-3). John Timmes assisted both Toms River South goals, with Murphy's goal coming off a corner kick three minutes after Geerinck put Toms River South on the board.
Josh Sommerer assisted both Toms River East goals, setting up Alessio Rea and Marcelo Duarte for first-half scores.
Class B Central
St. Rose 3, Keyport 0
Matt Hunt scored two goals for the thrid straight game and Alex Oleck added a goal off an assist from starting goalkeeper Kellen Jordan to help the Purple Roses (11-3, 11-1) beat the Red Raiders (2-9, 2-8) and remain alive in the hunt for a Class B Central title. St. Rose will need to defeat or tie Shore on Thursday to prevent the Blue Devils from winning the division outright.
No. 1 Shore 5, Asbury Park 1
Junior J.T. Kessler scored four goals and the Blue Devils (14-1, 12-0) rolled to their 13th straight win by upending the Blue Bishops (8-7, 8-4). Sophomore Dante Montesinos also scored for Shore, which can clinch an outright division title with a home win over St. Rose on Thursday.
Ranney 3, Henry Hudson 2
Sophomore Shane Keenan scored two goals, including the game-winner, and the Panthers (5-8, 5-7) edged the Admirals (1-10-1, 1-10-1). Keenan also assisted a goal by sophomore James Geraghty.
Point Beach 2, Mater Dei Prep 0
Connor Prima and Johan Rosa each scored a goal and the Garnet Gulls (7-6, 7-5) beat the Seraphs (1-11-1, 1-10-1) to move to within one win of clinching a Shore Conference Tournament berth.
Class B South
Central 8, Manchester 1
Blake Czajkowski, Doug Jensen, Shane Cranstoun and Youseff Abdelaziz all scored two goals each and the Golden Eagles (11-3, 9-3) routed the Hawks (0-13-1, 0-10-1). Czajkowski, Jensen and Abdelaziz also added two assists apiece.
Donovan Catholic 2, Barnegat 1
Matt Dalton opened the scoring 30 minutes into the match and Alec Mapoy scored the deciding goal in the 49th as the Griffins (8-5, 7-5) held on to beat the Bengals (3-10-1, 3-8-1). Austin Reynolds scored in the 58th minute to cut the Donovan Catholic lead in half.
Pinelands 2, Lakewood 0
Rabi Orellana scored a goal and assisted one by Matt O'Connell to help the Wildcats (7-4-1, 7-4-1) beat the Piners (1-12-1, 0-10-1) and clinch a Shore Conference Tournament berth for the first time since 2010.
No. 1 Point Boro 2, Jackson Liberty 1
Sam Monaco hit a 20-yard shot to set off a five-minute scoring spree and Jake Woodring capped it with the game-winning goal as the Panthers (12-2, 11-1) edged the Lions (8-6, 8-4) for the second time this season to win their 11th straight and clinch no worse than a share of the Class B South division championship.
Monaco's strike gave Point Boro a 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute, but Adam Haidi answered back by converting a penalty kick in the 46th. Two minutes later, Woodring found the back of the net with the goal that proved to be the game-winner.
Point Boro would clinch an outright division title with a win or tie against either Lakewood or Manchester, the two teams at the bottom of the B South standings. A Central tie or loss would also clinch the division for the Panthers.