Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket


(2) CBA 1, (7) Manalapan 0

Matt Thorsheim headed in a cross by Matt Mawson in the 70th minute and the Colts (14-3-1) edged the Braves (10-5-2) to advance to the SCT semifinals for the first time since 2011, when CBA went 21-0.

Thorsheim stumbled on a shot attempt but recovered in time to position himself on the left post as Mawson hammered a cross from the right side in the air. Thorsheim got off a clean header that he tucked inside the upper right corner, ending a scoreless drought of 229 minutes and 29 seconds for the Colts against Manalapan this season.

The shutout for goalkeeper Aedan Boriotti and the defense is the 13th of the season and one away from matching the single-season school record, set in 2011. Manalapan beat CBA, 1-0, in both regular season meetings but could not find the back of the net thanks to the efforts of Boriotti in goal, Tom Lozowski and Scott Misson in the middle of the defense and Tom Judge and Tim Mikulski on the outsides.

CBA will take on No. 6 Toms River South in the semifinals Thursday at Memorial Field in Neptune.

(6) Toms River South 2, (3) Freehold Twp. 1

Cameron Geerinck scored on a pass from Sergio Dipolitto in the 61st minute to break a 1-1 tie and the Indians (16-2) held on to knock off the defending champion Patriots (11-3-4) for their 11th straight win and advance to the SCT semifinals for the first time since 2010.

Toms River South jumped on top in the eighth minute on a goal by Dylan Parks, who headed in a ball from Evan Niemerowski to open the scoring.

Freehold Township pulled even in the 28th on a goal by Chris Hoskins off a cross from Mike Maltese.

Toms River South will play No. 2 CBA in the semifinals on Thursday at Memorial Field in Neptune, a rematch of the 2010 semifinal the last time Toms River South reached the final four of the SCT. Tom River South has not been to the SCT final since 1991 and has never won the tournament.

(4) Ocean 3, (5) Wall 0

Marlhens Nasanes broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 49th minute and finished an insurance goal in the 60th to help lead the Spartans (14-3) past the Crimson Knights (11-2-3) and into the SCT semifinals for the third time in four years.

Nasanes slammed in a cross by Wadneson Alexis 8:44 into the second half to open the scoring and later converted a cross from Ian Dwyer to give Ocean a 2-0 lead. The Spartans iced the game when freshman James Schutz scored of a deflected shot by Alexis with 30 seconds left.

Ocean scored more goals against Wall on Tuesday than the Crimson Knights had allowed all year long heading into the game (two).

The Spartans will play Shore in the SCT semifinals on Thursday at Memorial Field in Neptune. Shore beat Ocean, 3-1, in September, but the Spartans did not have senior goalkeeper Yianni Kavarakas, who has recorded five straight shutouts.

(1) Shore 4, (9) Middletown North 0

Stevie Johnson scored on a rebound in the 13th minute to get Shore rolling and the Blue Devils (19-0) tacked on three more goals by three different players to pull away with a win over the Lions (11-7) and advance to the SCT semifinals for the first time in 21 years.

Freshman Leonardo Montesinos buried a shot from the top of the 18-yard box in the 20th minute to stretch the lead to 2-0 before halftime. J.T. Kessler and Dante Montesinos each added a goal in the second half, with Kessler setting up Dante Montesinos for his goal that capped the scoring.

Shore will take on Ocean in the semifinals on Thursday at Memorial Field in Neptune, the second meeting between the teams this season. Shore won the first meeting, 3-1, on Sept. 19 behind a pair of goals by Dante Montesinos. Shore last reached the SCT semis in 1994, when the Blue Devils lost to Ocean in the championship game.