Wednesday, May 22


NJSIAA Tournament

First Round


Non-Public B


(7) Red Bank Catholic 18, (10) St. Joseph (Hammonton) 2

Senior attackman Peter Villare and sophomore midfielder Frank Tackett each recorded a career-high nine points to send the Caseys (8-11) past the Wildcats (13-6) and into the state quarterfinals.

Villare had seven goals and two assists and Tackett had five goals and four assists. Senior attackman Dylan Lu added two goals and one assist and senior midfielder Brian Vecchio won 18 of 20 face-offs, picked up 15 ground balls, and scored a goal and an assist. Junior midfielder Joe Palmieri scored his first varsity goal while freshman midfielder Jack Denver and junior attackman Leo Cosimano also scored once.

Senior goalie Gianvito Viola made seven saves and junior goalie Julian Littman made three saves.

RBC will face second-seeded Rutgers Prep in the quarterfinals.



South, Group 4


(3) Southern 15, (14) South Brunswick 0

Senior attackman Konnor Forlai netted four goals and added two assists and freshman Kyle Sininsky delivered three goals and three assists to power the Rams (11-7) to a dominant victory over the Vikings (6-11).

Southern lead 8-0 at halftime.

Freshman Cash McVey also recorded a hat trick while senior midfielder Anthony Arch registered a goal and three assists and junior FOGO Collin Markoski won 13 of 16 face-offs and had one assist. Freshman Shea O'Donnell added a goal and an assist. Junior Liam Griffin scored once, senior Nick Abt and junior Evan Wyrsch each scored their first varsity goal, and freshman Jack Ramsey had an assist for his first varsity point.

Senior goalie Nick Roesch and freshman goalie Nick Hughes made four saves each.

Southern will host sixth-seeded Lenape in the quarterfinals.


(5) Manalapan 14, (12) Williamstown 3

Senior midfielder Anthony Macchio had three goals and one assist and freshman Eli Greenberg notched a hat trick as the Braves (13-4) rolled past Williamstown (9-10) and into the quarterfinals for the second straight season.

Senior attackman Christian Zdziarski and senior midfielder Marc Stefnalli each had a goal and two assists and junior midfielder Matt Avivi had a goal and an assist. Senior midfielder Dylan Friedman, junior midfielder Jake Piedrahita, junior attackman Jake Schatz, and freshman Nick Palmieri each scored once and sophomore Nick Tufte scored his first varsity goal.

Sophomore goalie Connor Doel made seven saves and Jake O'Leary made three saves.

Manalapan awaits the winner of Thursday's game between fourth-seeded Kingsway and 13th-seeded Egg Harbor.



North, Group 3


(7) Scotch Plains-Fanwood 7 (10) Red Bank 6 (OT)

Senior midfielder Andrew Pape and sophomore attackman Gabe Pape each scored twice and senior goalie Kyle Borenius made 18 saves, but the Raiders (10-9) rallied with two goals in the fourth quarter and the clincher in overtime to knock the Bucs (7-11) out of the playoffs.

Red Bank trailed 3-1 at halftime before taking a 6-4 lead with a five-goal third quarter.

Seniors Finn Tierney and Matt Kelly added one goal each.



South, Group 3


(9) West Windsor-Plainsboro North 10, (8) Jackson Memorial 7


(7) Northern Burlington 13, (10) Brick Memorial 10

Junior goalie Matt Hillin stood on his head with a career-high 28 saves while sophomore attackman Noah Gambaroney, sophomore Nick Correia, junior attackman Austin Edwards, and sophomore Jack Deufemia all had three points for the Mustangs (9-10) in their loss to the Greyhounds (11-7).

The teams played to a stalemate over the final three quarters, leaving Northern Burlington's 3-0 first quarter as the difference in the game.

Gambaroney had a hat trick, Correia had two goals and one assist, and Edwards and Deufemia had a goal and two assists each. Senior defenseman Jake Bicking, senior midfielder Connor Dietz, and junior midfielder Jayden Tholen each scored once while sophomore midfielder Shane Trautweiler dished out two assists. Junior FOGO Frank Taylor was 16-for-24 at the face-off X.

Northern Burlington senior Ben Cohen led all players with six goals and two assists.


(5) Mainland 15, (12) Colts Neck 3

Luke Petino had a goal and an assist, Tyler Roth and Tyler Bowden each scored once, and Aaron Nasimov made 16 saves for the Cougars (6-9) in their loss to the Mustangs (13-5).

Joe Eyde tallied five goals and two assists and Jack Kwapinski registered four goals and two assists to lead Mainland.


(2) Shawnee 25, (15) Lacey 5



South, Group 2


(1) Manasquan 19, (16) Absegami 1

Junior attackman Brandon Kunz tallied three goals and one assist and senior midfielder Brody Muly recorded a hat trick to lead a balanced offense as the Warriors (14-2) cruised to a victory over the Braves (9-7) in the opening round.

Ten different Manasquan players scored goals and 11 players recorded a point. The Warriors stormed out to a 12-0 first-quarter lead and led 16-0 at halftime. Sophomore midfielder Jack O'Reilly totaled two goals and two assists and junior attackman Ryan Aldi had two goals and one assist. Senior Nick Carabetta, sophomore midfielder Lucas Longo, and sophomore Julian Fisher each scored twice, senior Joe Carabetta had a goal and an assist, and sophomore Dylan Lu and senior LSM Connor Kelly had one goal apiece. Junior midfielder Matt Schneider chipped in with two assists.

A dominant defensive performance meant there was little work for goalies Nick Bounassi, Pat Loxley, and Cooper Daly, who each made one save.

Manasquan will host eighth-seeded Allentown in the quarterfinals.


(3) Holmdel 18, (14) Cedar Creek 3

Senior midfielder Will Gilfillan had three goals and seven assists to continue his outstanding season and sophomore attackman Finn Buchan recorded a career-high eight points with six goals and two assists as the Hornets (13-5) overpowered the Pirates (4-15) to advance to the quarterfinals.

Gilfillan is tied for the most points in the Shore Conference with 112 on 43 goals and 69 assists. Jackson Liberty senior Paul Capozzi also has 112 points.

Holmdel led 10-1 after the first quarter and 15-2 at halftime.

Senior midfielder Gary Collyer netted four goals and dished out one assist, while freshman Joey Marino recorded his first varsity points with two goals and one assist and freshman David Perrotti scored his first varsity goal. Senior midfielder Greg Linsalata and freshman Chris Drew had a goal and an assist each and senior LSM Matt Tempone sent out two assists.

Sophomore goalie Jack Tiller and senior goalie Casey Dowd each made four saves.

Holmdel awaits the winner of Thursday's game between sixth-seeded Robbinsville and 11th-seeded Barnegat.


(5) Wall 15, (12) Jackson Liberty 3

Senior midfielder Shea Brennan erupted for a career-high 11 points with six goals and five assists to fuel the Crimson Knights (5-10) in their opening-round victory over the Lions (11-6).

Junior attackman Jackson Lemongelli added a hat trick and senior attackman Jack Meyer tallied two goals and two assists. Senior midfielder Will Madden had a goal and two assists, sophomore attackman Wyatt Capro and sophomore midfielder Patrick Freud each recorded a goal and an assist, and senior defenseman Bobby Langworthy brought the house down with an end-to-end run for his first career goal.

Senior goalie Lucas Seelinger made six saves and junior goalie Braeden Buckley made four saves.

Wall will travel to fourth-seeded Somerville in the quarterfinal round.

Senior Paul Capozzi scored twice senior goalie Matt LaBianca made 26 saves, and senior Bobby Balatico scored once for Jackson Liberty.


(4) Somerville 16, (13) Ocean 0

Sophomore goalie River Pinto made eight saves and senior defenseman Willie Canavan picked up eight ground balls for the Spartans (8-10) in their loss to the Pioneers (8-7).

Liam Sheridan, Michael Perrino, and Evan Dupras each recorded hat tricks to lead a balanced Somerville offense.


South, Group 1


(2) Rumson-Fair Haven 16, (15) Cinnaminson 1

Sophomore attackman Luke Lydon sank three goals and added one assist and senior midfielder Leo Passalaqua totaled two goals and two assists as the defending Group 1 champion Bulldogs (14-4) breezed past the Pirates (11-7) and into the quarterfinals.

Junior midfielder Grayson Goldin and senior midfielder Andy Croddick had two goals and one assist apiece and junior Britt Lumsden scored twice. Senior FOGO Luke Marascio scored a goal and went 9-for-11 at the X. Sophomore midfielder Finn Carlston and freshman midfielder Nate Bockelmann both scored their first varsity goal and senior midfielders Henry Maas and DJ Devine also scored once.

Freshman goalie Seamus Gorman made eight saves.

Rumson will play the winner of Saturday's game between 7th-seeded Madison and 10th-seeded Woodstown in the quarterfinals.


(3) Shore 15, (14) Dayton 1

Senior attackman Carson Spallone scored four goals and assisted on another and junior midfielder Brendan O'Brien won 12 of 16 face-offs, picked up 10 ground balls, and scored a goal to lead the Blue Devils (11-5) to a lopsided victory over the Bulldogs (11-8).

Sophomore Reid Spallone and senior Brady Cooke both recorded two goals and two assists and junior Braden Miller scored twice. Senior midfielder Lucas White had a goal and an assist while juniors Thomas Schroeder, Lukas Villa, and Will Turner each scored once.

Senior goalie Noah Karaban made two saves and freshman goalie Joey Longo made one save.

Shore will host the winner of Thursday's game between sixth-seeded Glen Ridge and 11th-seeded Verona in the quarterfinals.


(5) New Providence 14, (12) Point Boro 4

Senior attackman Gavin Reid scored three times and junior attackman Brady Kirk delivered three assists to lead the way for the Panthers (13-6) in their loss to the Pioneers (17-4).

Senior midfielder Matt Woit scored once and senior Colin Cole made 11 saves.

Junior midfielder T.J. Munn had a game-high four goals and three assists to pace New Providence.



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