Girls Soccer – SCT Semifinals Postponed to Wednesday
Thunderstorms in Tuesday night's forecast prompted the postponement of girls soccer Shore Conference Tournament semifinals to Wednesday night, according to tournament director Tony DeOrio.
The semifinal double-header will still begin at 5 p.m. at Ocean Township High School, with No. 2 seed Wall playing No. 3 Toms River North. The second game of the double-header between No. 1 Freehold Township and No. 4 Jackson Memorial is still scheduled for 7 p.m.
Tuesday's postponement does not affect the championship schedule, which remains 7 p.m. on Thursday night at Ocean High School, following the boys championship at 5 p.m.
The extra day gives Wall a chance to get healthier, with senior defender Maggie Wishart nursing a bruised shin and Amy Paternoster battling a sprained foot. Paternoster, the leading scorer on the Crimson Knights with 29 goals and 20 assists, did not play in the 6-2 quarterfinal win over Colts Neck.
Freehold Township enters Wednesday with a perfect 17-0 mark after getting past Toms River East on Saturday. The Patriots will try to become the first team to win the Shore Conference title with a perfect record since Red Bank Catholic did it in 2009.
Jackson Memorial and Toms River North battled all season in Class A South and will be battle-tested sides going into Wednesday. Toms River North beat a dangerous Shore Regional team, 3-1, on Saturday, while Jackson Memorial followed up a 1-0 battle with RBC in the round of 16 with a 4-0 rout of Freehold Boro.