Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(6) Pinelands 2, (11) Long Branch 1

Dominic Dos Santos assisted a goal by Anthony Diaz to open the scoring then scored the game-winning goal in the 23rd minute to help the Wildcats (15-1-1) beat the Green Wave (12-5) and advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the first time in program history.

Diaz walked in the first Pinelands goal in the ninth minute after Dos Santos flicked Kieran Sundermann's throw-in from the right side of the box toward the far left corner of the box.

After Venancio Fernandez buried a 25-yard direct kick to tie the game in the 21st minute, Dos Santos ran onto a long pass from the back by Cade Sundermann and finished off the breakaway chance.

Long Branch's comeback attempt became even tougher when Daniel Santos-Silva drew his second yellow card and left Long Branch to play with 10 men for the final 30 minutes.

Pinelands will play at No. 3 Jackson Memorial in an SCT quarterfinal match that pits the Class B South champion against the Class A South champion.

(1) CBA 2, (16) Middletown South 0

Vinnie Cinko scored off a feed by Joe Lozowski in the first half and Charlie Daly tacked on a second-half score on a Jack Gill assist as the Colts (16-2) blanked the Eagles (10-6-1) to advance to the SCT quarterfinals. Shane Keenan picked up the shutout in goal, the 12th clean sheet of the season for the Colts.

(5) Ocean 1, (12) Point Boro 1 - Ocean advances on penalties, 3-1

Santieno Harding, Job Cajas and Steve Carton converted their penalty kicks and goalkeeper Max Winters saved Point Boro's fourth attempt of the shootout to help the Spartans (14-2-1) advance past the Panthers (10-2-4) following a draw over 100 minutes.

Despite advancing to the SCT quarterfinals Friday against No. 20 Monmouth, Ocean saw its 11-game winning streak end and turn into a 12-game unbeaten streak. The draw also extends Point Boro's unbeaten streak to 12 games.

Luke Yates scored the game-tying goal on a 25-yard strike off a pass from Cajas early in the second half to erase a 1-0 Point Boro lead. The Panthers grabbed the edge in the first half on a goal by Leo Schnappauf in the 26th minute.

(7) Howell 3, (23) Wall 0

Dylan Dougher scored on a pass from Robert Saunders in the 11th minute and the Rebels (10-5-1) tacked on two goals in the last eight minutes to bury the Crimson Knights (8-9) and advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the first time in five years.

Tom Adams scored the first insurance goal in the 72nd minute on a feed from Marcelo Giraldo and Mike Anello added another in the 76th off a pass from Chris Bogdan.

Shane McBride picked up the clean sheet in goal, his sixth of the season.

In the quarterfinals Friday, Howell will play No. 2 Holmdel, which was the last team the Rebels played in a Shore Conference Tournament game prior to this season. The sixth-seeded Hornets knocked off the No. 3 Rebels in the 2011 quarterfinals via a shootout.

(3) Jackson Memorial 2, (19) Raritan 0

Joe Schlageter scored on a pass from Ronny Bantang and Drew Greenblatt added another off a feed from Connor Lucas as the Jaguars (15-2-1) turned away the Rockets (7-6-3) to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the second straight year. Jackson Memorial will host No. 6 Pinelands, making its first ever SCT quarterfinal appearance, on Friday.

Nick Kinzler earned his 10th shutout in goal.

(20) Monmouth 1, (4) Freehold Twp. 0

Patrick Riordan ripped a shot off the far post and in during the 73rd minute and the Falcons (11-7) held on to stun the Patriots (12-6) and reach the SCT quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.

The deciding sequence began with a 40-yard free kick that ended up at Riordan's feet after an attempted clearance.

Not only did Monmouth pull off the upset, but did so without the services of injured 23-goal scorer Joel Burgos.

(2) Holmdel 3, (18) Shore 0

Justin McStay broke a scoreless tie in the 36th minute off an Anthony Arena corner kick and the Hornets (14-1) pulled away for its third win of the season over Class A Central rival Shore (9-8-1). With the win, Holmdel will move on to play No. 7 Howell in the SCT quarterfinals on Friday.

Arena also set up the second goal in the 58th minute with a free kick to the near left post that Matt Leon headed to the far left side of the net. Mark McStay capped the scoring with a 25-yard shot in the 72nd minute.

Shore had two great chances to score, but Mikey Neff cleared the first one off the Holmdel line in the 42nd minute while Leo Montesinos drilled the crossbar on a 20-yard free kick in the 63rd minute.

 

Non-Division

Manasquan 1, Colts Neck 0

Tommy Johnson scored his 11th goal of the season and the Warriors (6-9-1) edged the Cougars (5-10-1).

Red Bank Catholic 4, Henry Hudson 2

St. John Vianney 2, Manalapan 0

Lucas Aquino scored two goals on assists from Armo Valentino and the Lancers (3-10-1) upended the Braves (5-7-3).

Mater Dei Prep at Red Bank, 4 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Shore Conference Tournament

Opening Round

(9) Rumson-Fair Haven 2, (24) Lacey 1 (OT)

Senior Leo Maita scored the golden goal two minutes into the first overtime period and the Bulldogs rallied for an emotional win over the Lions. Rumson was playing for the first time since the death of Rumson junior Pierce Jarck, a former member of the boys soccer program, on Sunday.

The Bulldogs trailed Lacey by a goal until the early stages of the 76th minute. They earned a free kick outside the 18-yard box on the right side and junior Jeremy Nives served the ball to the near side of the box. Senior Arthur Grubert ran in and one-timed a shot to the far corner of the net for the equalizer with 4:57 left on the clock.

Lacey first took the lead in the 32nd minute when senior Kevin Miller ran onto a 50-yard pass from junior Kip Byrne and drilled it into the upper part of the net from 10 yards out. The goal came just minutes after senior forward and leading goal-scorer Riley Hunt left the game due to a sprained left ankle, according to coach Steve Torre. Hunt did not return.

Rumson had two chances to pull even that fell by the wayside. The Bulldogs had a goal waved off due to a foul in the 56th minute and Lacey goalkeeper Ryan Giles saved a penalty kick by George Sellig in the 65th.

Rumson will play at No. 8 Toms River South in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 4 p.m.

 

Regular Season

Class A North

Neptune 4, Marlboro 0

Dylan Schembri recorded a hat trick and the Scarlet Fliers (6-8, 4-8) raced past the Mustangs (1-14-2, 0-12-2). Wilby Alfred scored the other Neptune goal while Mickenna Church added two assists.

 

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