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NJSIAA Tournament


South Group IV

8-Eastern 10, 1-Southern 9 (OT)

The Vikings (9-8) stunned the two-time defending sectional champs on a goal by Joey Tiernan in overtime to hand Southern (18-1) its first loss of the season and eliminate the Rams from the playoffs.

Senior attackman Dylan Jinks concluded his record-breaking career with two goals and three assists, and fellow senior Shawn McManus had two goals and two assists. Sophomore Kyle Mulrane also scored twice and Brendan Lefanto made 11 saves.

Eastern trailed 8-5 heading to the fourth quarter before rallying to tie the score at eight and again at nine after McManus had put Southern up 9-8. Eric Sawyer had five assists for the Vikings, none bigger than setting up Tiernan for the game-winner. Eric Ellis led Eastern with four goals and one assist while Zach Jacobs, Mike Allen and Tiernan each connected twice.


2-Lenape 14, 7-Freehold Township 5

Anthony Brunetti scored a game-high five goals, including the 100th of his career, as the Indians (11-6) downed the Patriots (15-6). Rob Mello scored twice for Freehold Township, Brandon Nunez had a goal and two assists and Matt Schroepfer made 13 saves.


South Group III

3-Clearview 15, 6-Lacey 8

The tandem of Matt Donnelly and Collin Love combined for 13 points as the Pioneers (15-3) eliminated the Lions (14-6). Donnelly had six goals and one assist and Love added five goals with one assist. Jake Bonomo scored twice and Jackson Specht had two goals, three assists and nine ground balls.

Senior attackmen Lucas Sirotniak and Kiernan Quinn, along with senior midfielder Dan McAvoy each scored twice for Lacey. James Peaney and Connor Wilson also tallied. Mike Trezza made 15 saves in goal. The 14 wins this season by Lacey are a program record.


1-Shawnee 19, 8-Jackson Liberty 0


South Group II

4-Allentown 13, 5-Ocean 7

The Redbirds (13-4) scored six times in the fourth quarter to break open a two-goal game and eliminate the Spartans (14-3).

Junior attackman Joey Appio had a goal and three assists, junior midfielder Erik Rant scored twice with one assist and senior attackman Zach Karasic and junior midfielder Connor Daly each scored twice for Ocean, which had a breakout season after finishing 7-10 last year. Sophomore goalie David Walk made 13 saves.

Dakota Wojcik paced Allentown with eight goals while Michael Dacey, Kevin Moore and Kyle Moore each had a goal and two assists.


South Group I

3-Rumson-Fair Haven 10, 6-Delaware Valley 1

The Bulldogs (15-6) were the only Shore Conference team to advance to the sectional semifinals as they cruised to a victory over the Terriers (13-9) at Borden Stadium.

Senior midfielder Lucas Seckler led the way with three goals and junior attackman Robbie Garavente had a goal and four assists. Junior attackman Griffin Schultz added two goals and one assist and Bryan Hess, Lachlan Hull, Henry Sillen and Ryan Tuorto also tallied. Kyle Knapp made eight saves to pick up the win.

Rumson will travel to face second-seeded Madison (12-6) on Thursday in the semifinals.


1-New Providence 18, 8-Barnegat 3

Matt Manno scored twice and J.J. McKenna also tallied for the Bengals (10-5), who fell to the top-seeded Pioneers. Kyle Kessinger made 11 saves.

Jack Harvey had a sensational game for New Providence with seven goals and seven assists. Quinn Killeen added four goals and Johnny Shahpazian had three goals and two assists.


4-Bernards 16, 5-Manasquan 9

Senior midfielder Chris Klodowski scored five goals with one assist, sophomore attackman Joe Tonkovich had a hat trick with one assist and sophomore attackman Jarrett Birch scored twice with one assist as the Warriors (15-4) saw their season come to an end at the hands of the Mountaineers (12-9).


First Round

Non-Public A

6-St. Peter's Prep 10, 11-Red Bank Catholic 4

Junior midfielder Brett Habich had a hat trick and senior attackman Tim Barile scored a goal to give him 200 career points but the Caseys (10-7) had their season come to an end with a loss to the Marauders (12-7).