Boys Soccer Tuesday SCT Scoreboard, 10/29
Shore Conference Tournament
(1) Manalapan 1, (8) Colts Neck 0
Matt Dizenhaus scored off a feed from Ryan Hammer four minutes into the game and the Braves (15-2-1) held on to edge the Cougars (9-4-4) to advance to their first SCT semifinal since 2007.
The Cougars had a number of scoring chances at the end of either half, but goalkeeper Ethan Siegel and the Manalapan defense held firm, with Siegel saving five shots.
Manalapan will play No. 5 seed and defending champion Ocean on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Summerfield School Memorial Field in Neptune. The Braves last reached the final in that 2007 season and won it the previous year.
(5) Ocean 1, (4) Toms River North 1 (Ocean advances on penalty kicks, 5-3)
George Kavarakas headed in a corner kick by Marlhens Nasanes in the 70th minute for the tying score and the Spartans (11-1-5) converted all five of their penalty kicks in the shootout to knock off the host Mariners (9-3-5) and advance to the SCT semifinals for the second straight season after winning the tournament last year.
Ocean benefited from a miss on the first Toms River North attempt of the shootout and the five Spartans shooters - which included goalkeeper Chris Seager - sank their five shots. Claudio Martins, Seager, Wadneson Alexis and Tyler Roman all buried their shots before Neil Martin hit the clincher to the lower left to set off the celebration.
Toms River North grabbed a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute of the second half on a goal by senior Sean Graham. Senior forward Sean Moore knocked a deflected pass toward the right side of the 18-yard box and Graham settled it and ripped an open shot past Seager for the first goal of the match.
Ocean will play No. 1 Manalapan Thursday at 7 p.m. at Summerfield School Memorial Field in Neptune.
(2) Holmdel 3, (7) Jackson Memorial 1
The Hornets (15-1-1) scored three times in the final seven minute to erase a late one-goal deficit and eliminate the Jaguars (12-5-3) for the second straight year while also advancing to their third straight SCT semifinal.
Holmdel will play Class A Central rival and No. 3 seed Rumson-Fair Haven Thursday at 5p.m. at Summerfield School Memorial Field in Neptune. The two teams split the regular-season series, with Holmdel winning the more recent meeting at Rumson.
Menos Hiras drilled a shot from outside the 18-yard box to the upper part of the goal in the 73rd minute to tie the game at 1. Holmdel took the lead two minutes later on a goal by Jason Kyriacou assisted by Jack Flanagan. Kyriacou added his second goal with 25 seconds left off a pass from Hiras to seal the win.
Jackson Memorial jumped ahead in the 19th minute when senior Garrett Muzikowski scored his 12th goal of the season out of a scrum following a throw-in.
(3) Rumson-Fair Haven 3, (11) Wall 0
Eamon Kitson set up Mike Slutz for his 13th goal of the season in the ninth minute and later scored his 12th goal in the 70th to put the game away for the Bulldogs (15-1-1), who beat the Crimson Knights (11-2-6) and secured their first ever trip to the SCT semifinals.
Rumson will play Holmdel for the third time this year after splitting two regular-season meetings with its Class A Central foe.
Sophomore Jamie Martin scored in the 75th for good measure off a find from senior Pete Martin.
Class B South
Point Boro 3, Central 3
Kyle Kaiser scored in the 69th minute to tie the game at 3 after Point Boro scored twice within a three-minute span to take the lead and the Golden Eagles (9-3-2, 9-2-2) and Panthers (12-5-1, 11-2-1) settled for a tie, which gives Monsignor Donovan (13-3-2, 12-2-0) the outright Class B South title. Point Boro could have clinched the co-title with the Griffins with a win on Tuesday.
Evan McHugh and Weston Bargholz sscored in the 62nd and 65th minutes, respectively to give Point Boro the lead. Central junior Blake Czajkowski scored twice in the first half and assisted Kaiser's equalizer. Bargholz also assisted Gunnar Schnappauf's goal in the 25th minute to get Point Boro on the board.
Howell 1, Manasquan 1
Monmouth 3, Mater Dei Prep 0
Ross Spadavecchia scored his first career hat trick and the Falcons beat the Seraphs.
CBA 3, South River 1
James Cavanaugh, Russell Romano and Gianluca DiUbaldi each scored a goal and the Colts topped the Rams in a non-conference pick-up game before the NJSIAA Tournament.