NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Semifinals

Central Jersey Group III

(3) Ocean 1, (2) Steinert 0

Marlhens Nasanes scored the lone goal of the game eight minutes before halftime off an assist from Ryan Wells and the Spartans (18-4) held on to beat Steinert (15-5-2) to reach the sectional final Friday against No. 4 West Windsor-Plainsboro North.

The trip to the sectional final is the first since Ocean won the the Central Jersey Group III title in 2000.

The shutout was the third in three state tournament games for Yianni Kavarakas.

 

Central Jersey Group I

(5) South River 2, (1) Shore 1 (OT)

Dante Montesinos scored in the first half, but the Rams (13-8-1) pushed the top-seeded Blue Devils (20-2) to overtime and won it to advance to the sectional finals against No. 2 Metuchen. Ian Sawicki and Dennis Fernandes scored the two South River goals.

 

South Jersey Group III

(2) Toms River South 4, (3) Lacey 0

Cameron Geerinck opened the scoring in the 17th minute and capped it in the 67th to lead the Indians (19-3) past the Lions (17-6) and into the sectional final against No. 5 Ocean City for the second straight year.

With the two goals, Geerinck matches the single-season school record with 25 goals this season. He is now tied with the late Dave Mitchell, an Indians standout and former head coach at Toms River North.

Geerinck headed in a long throw-in by Chris Kluxten to put Toms River South on top 1-0, a lead the Indians took to the half. Toms River South blew open the game in the 63rd on a goal by Francesco LoScrudato, the first of three goals by the Indians in the span of 5:36.

Dylan Parks chipped the ball over the defense and the backspin on the pass allowed LoScrudato to get to the ball before goalkeeper Bobby Considine, who LoScrudato spun around before knocking the ball into an empty net.

Parks then added a goal of his own on a counter attack, with Tyler Egnatuk sliding a pass to Parks, who popped a shot over Considine and in. Geerinck capped the scoring 1:15 later on another breakaway in which he walked the ball into the goal.

Toms River South will host Ocean City on Friday and will be out for revenge after losing at Ocean City in last year's South Jersey Group III final.

 

South Jersey Group II

(7) Cinnaminson 2, (6) Manasquan 0

Mason Stepnowski scored the tie-breaking goal in the 67th minute and Ryan Mahaffy put the game away with another in the 73rd as the Pirates (11-6-4) pulled out a win over the Warriors (11-8-2) to advance to the sectional final Friday against No. 8 Delran.

 

Tuesday Sectional Semifinal Results