Non-Division

Colts Neck 1, Brick Memorial 0

Senior Dean Raynor headed in a cross from sophomore Chris Strzalkowski for the game's lone goal in the 34th minute and the Cougars (1-0) held on to beat the Mustangs (0-1) in the opener for both teams. Seniors Tice Smit and Noah Baker combined for the shutout in goal.

No. 3 Ocean 9, Brick 0

Senior Marlhens Nasanes and freshman Santino Harding scored two goals apiece and the Spartans (1-0) steamrolled the Green Dragons (0-1) in the opener for both squads. Nasanes also added two assists, senior Wadneson Alexis had a goal and two assists and junior Jordan Ornowski added a goal and an assist.

Ocean took a 6-0 lead into halftime - with five of the six goals coming from sophomores and freshmen - and scored all nine of its goals in the first 48 minutes. Sophomore Stephen Carton opened the scoring in the 10th minute when he chested in a rebound on a shot off the crossbar by Ian Dwyer. Alexis then set up a goal by sophomore Mike Mauro in the 14th and sophomore Job Cajas cut the ball back along the endline and finished from eight yards out in the 15th.

Nasanes converted a penalty kick after a handball in the box in the 24th and Harding scored the last two goals of the half, including a rip from 20 yards out for his second goal in the 37th. Alexis added a 25-yard strike to the upper corner of the goal to put Ocean on top, 8-0, which came between goals by Ornowski and Nasanes.

Rumson-Fair Haven 4, Red Bank 3

Matt Maisto scored the equalizer and the game-winning goal one minute apart to cap his first career hat trick and deliver the Bulldogs (2-0) a win over the Bucs (0-1) in the Ridge Road Rivalry. Maisto scored in both the 73rd and 74th minutes to turn a 3-2 deficit into a one-goal lead, one the Rumson would hold onto.

Senior Jamie Martin tied the game at 1 with a goal in the 37th minute and also assisted Maisto's winner. Sophomore Tyler Lubin also added two assists in the win.

Freshman Robert DeMarco opened the scoring in the third minute with his first career high school goal and senior Jacob Curtis and junior Isreal Olivera each scored go-ahead goals - Curtis in the 50th to put Red Bank ahead 2-1 and Olivera in the 70th to briefly give the Bucs a 3-2 lead.

Monmouth 4, Neptune 3

Senior Bobby Riordan scored the game-winner in the 72nd minute off a pass from senior Ross Spadavecchia and the Falcons (2-0) beat the Scarlet Fliers (1-1) for their second straight win to open the season. Riordan also assisted goals by sophomore Joel Burgos in the 17th and Adler Gustave in the 38th, which gave Monmouth a 3-1 lead.

Spadavecchia - who also assisted a golden goal by Burgos in Monmouth's opening-day win over St. John Vianney Friday - scored the first Monmouth goal in the seventh minute off a Kevin Ross assist.

Senior Danny Fonrose scored Neptune's first two goals and freshman Wilby Alfred scored his first varsity goal in the 48th minute to pull Neptune even. Fonrose scored his first goal two minutes into the game and his second in the 39th to cut Monmouth's halftime lead to 3-2.

Freehold 4, St. John Vianney 1

Sophomore Jake Bower scored his first two varsity goals and Jose Silva added a goal and two assists to help the Colonials (2-0) beat the Lancers (0-2) and improve to 2-0 to open the year. With wins over both Jackson Memorial and St. John Vianney, Freehold has defeated two Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinalists to open the season before entering Class A North play.

Senior Matt Schertzer opened the scoring in the 23rd minute and Lopez followed with a goal in the 35th to give Freehold a 2-0 lead. Silva then set up Bower's first goal in the 47th minute and after Zach Richards converted a penalty kick to break up the Freehold shutout in the 55th, Bower again scored off a feed from Lopez in the 68th to cap the scoring.

Matawan 5, Manchester 1

Senior Bronson Dhume scored two goals and assisted on another as the Huskies (1-0) rolled to a win over the Hawks (0-1) to open their season.

Dhume set up Matt Weisberg for the go-ahead goal in the 37th minute, which sent Matawan to the half with a 2-1 lead. The senior then scored 2:53 into the second half to make it 3-1 and added his second goal with 4:56 left to put the game away. Sophomore Griffin Hayward assisted Dhume's second goal and later capped the scoring with a goal in the 79th minute.

John Vail opened the scoring with a goal in the fourth minute off a pass from Jacob Labinger, but Manchester evened the score on a goal by senior John Dolan in the 15th minute.

Raritan 3, Lakewood 1

Sophomores Ryan Eusebi, Nick Benoit and Anthony Pirovano all scored second-half goals and the Rockets (1-0) rallied for an opening-day win over the Piners (0-1).

Eusebi scored off a pass from sophomore Ryan Goggins to tie the game at 1 in the 59th minute and Raritan took the lead when sophomore Tom Savin found Benoit for a goal in the 66th. Pirovano capped the scoring off an assist from Eusebi in the 71st.

No. 8 Holmdel 3, No. 9 Toms River South 0

Junior Hunter Chapman scored on a header in the fourth minute and assisted an insurance goal by senior Sean Gross in the 55th to help lead the Hornets (1-0) to an opening-day win over the Indians (0-1).

Chapman flicked a header from the near post to the far right side netting on a throw-in by senior Jesse Dopelt 3:46 into the game. In the 55th, he took a through-ball from freshman Joe Arena, played a deflected pass over to the right side, where Gross lined it up a fired a shot to the upper right corner of the goal.

Junior Leo Nobrega walked in a third Holmdel goal in the 58th when he beat Toms River South goalkeeper Dom Pizzi to a cross from senior Mike Carannante.

Senior goalkeeper Tyler Marchiano saved five shots to earn the shutout and helped the Hornets offset a 12-9 advantage in shots for Toms River South.

No. 5 Shore 6, Middletown South 0

Senior J.T. Kessler scored two second-half goals after assisting two in the first half as the Blue Devils (1-0) opened up their season by beating the Eagles (0-1) on the new artificial turf at Feeney Field on the Shore Regional campus.

Kessler assisted goals by junior Dante Montesinos in the sixth and junior Matt Dutra in the 27th, with senior Brett Norman scoring in the 25th to make it 2-0. Dutra and Norman each added a second-half assist and junior Stevie Johnson scored the fifth Shore goal before Kessler capped the scoring in the 61st.

 

Non-Conference

No. 6 Jackson Memorial 4, Lawrence 0

Junior Mike Schoener scored two first-half goals and the Jaguars (1-1) bounced back from an opening-day loss to Freehold by beating the Cardinals (0-1) on the road. Senior Andrew Jozwicki added an goal and an assist for Jackson Memorial and senior Anthony Nappi added a goal in the 49th minute to cap the scoring.