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NJSIAA Tournament

First Round

South Group IV

2-Lenape 18, Brick Memorial 5

Bobby Gellatly and Dylan Visser each scored twice as the Mustangs (7-10) fell to the Indians (10-6). Zack Morton also scored and Gavin Murphy and Bailey Sharpe had assists. Chris Sayers made seven saves.

Connor Wolfe scored four goals and Anthony Brunetti and Tim Montgomery each scored three times for Lenape. Zach Cole picked up a game-high 12 ground balls.


8-Eastern 9, 9-Howell 8

The Rebels (13-4) saw the best season in program history come to an end with a one-goal road loss the Vikings (8-8).

Senior attackman Jake Sherman scored four goals while senior attackman Mark Buannic and senior midfielder Zack Ornstein each had a goal and an assist to help Howell rally from a 7-3 halftime deficit to pull to within 8-7 in the fourth quarter. Ian Colmorgan finished with 13 saves.

Eastern pulled ahead 9-7 in the fourth quarter and held on for the win. The Vikings play the winner of Friday's game between 16th-seeded Marlboro and top-seeded and undefeated Southern in the quarterfinals.


South Group III

6-Lacey 8, 11-Colts Neck 5

Senior attackman Lucas Sirotniak scored a team-high three goals, including the go-ahead strike early in the fourth quarter to lead the Lions (14-5) past the Cougars (7-9) and into the sectional quarterfinals for the second year in a row.

Sophomore midfielder Connor Wilson scored twice while senior attackmen Tim Gleason and Kiernan Quinn and junior midfielder Ryan Mahon each had a goal and an assist. Mahon added a game-high 11 ground balls while going 9-for-12 on face-offs. Junior LSM Ian Gillen added eight ground balls and senior defenseman George Sayre picked up seven. Mike Trezza made seven saves.

Chris Bisignano scored three goals for Colts Neck and Jack Schaefer had a goal and an assist. Andrew Halmi made 11 saves and picked up six ground balls.

Lacey will play the winner of Friday's game between 14th-seeded Mainland and third-seeded Clearview in the quarterfinals.


8-Jackson Liberty 14, 9-Absegami 5

Senior attackman Mike Roche scored a game-high four goals while junior attackman Matt Ferullo had three goals and two assists and junior attackman Tyler Kalmowitz sank three goals to power the Lions (11-6) to their first state playoff win in program history.

Sophomore attackman Dylan O'Connor added two goals and one assist and senior midfielders Shawn DeJesus and Jack Trubiano also scored. Junior LSM Chris Stefanowicz filled in at face-off X for injured starter Christian Pongracz and went 8-for-15, including 6-for-6 in the fist half. He also picked up a game-high 12 round balls. Midfielder Jack Trubiano and defenseman Pat Gahagan each had six ground balls as the Lions had a 44-26 advantage.

Junior goalie Chris Mulholland made 10 saves, including five in the fourth quarter to preserve the lead.

Jackson Liberty will face the winner of Saturday's game between top-seeded Shawnee and 16th-seeded Steinert in the quarterfinals.


2-Moorestown 13, 15-Brick 2

Pat Adamitis and Phil Sammarco scored for the Dragons (11-8), who were eliminated by the Quakers (11-5) for the second straight season. Quinn Willis had three goals and one assist to lead Moorestown while Ty Schneider also scored three times and Frankie Labetti and Kevin Tsao each scored twice.


South Group I

2-Madison 15, 15-Shore 2

Jack Britton and Chris Johnsen scored goals and Hunter Avallone made eight saves for the Blue Devils (6-12) as they were elminated by the Dodgers (11-6).

Justin Dalena scored three goals and Vince Sapio and A.J. Schmitz each scored twice for Madison.


Regular season

Class B North

No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 7, Holmdel 1

The Bulldogs (13-6) completed an undefeated run through the division by downing the Hornets (5-11). Holmdel senior goalie Justin Ruiz was outstanding in defeat with 22 saves and nine ground balls.



Ranney 14, Edison 5

Jack Torpey had a hat trick with two assists and Matthew Torpey and Peter Gerhard also scored three times to lead the Panthers (2-10) past the Eagles (2-10).

Eric Stavola scored twice with two assists and Joey Caputo scored twice with one assist while Jacob Palecki added a goal. Gerhard also picked up 10 ground balls while Stavola had seven and Caputo and Noah Ayers each had six. Ian Farber made 12 saves to pick up the victory.


St. John Vianney 8, Bishop Eustace 4

The Lancers (10-9) outscored the Crusaders (8-9) 3-0 in the second half to pull away for a nonconference win in their final tuneup before taking on Bergen Catholic in the NJSIAA Non-Public A playoffs.