Boys Lacrosse – Opening Day Scoreboard, Wednesday 3/29/17
Results from the opening day of the 2017 Shore Conference lacrosse season.
CLASS A SOUTH
Jackson Memorial 6, Toms River East 5 (2OT)
Senior attackman John Chitren scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period to give the Jaguars a thrilling win over the Raiders to open the season.
Chitren finished with two goals and two assists while freshman midfielder Aaron Hutchinson made an instant impact with a team-high three goals. Sophomore attackman Santo Porazzo had a goal and an assist and senior goalie Dylan Furnback made 11 saves.
Salvatore Esposito scored twice and had an assist for Toms River East.
Howell 11, Southern 9
The Rebels scored six times in the fourth quarter to erase a three-goal deficit and topple the Rams in a key nondivisional game. Senior attackman Ryan Damelio scored four goals and had two assists and fellow senior and linemate Drew Bukowiec had two goals and two assists to lead the way.
Third-quarter goals by senior attackman Kyle Mulrane and senior midfielder Will Johnson gave Southern an 8-5 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Howell would scored twice in the first two minutes on goals by Bukowiec and senior midfielder Jake Goldberg to cut the deficit to one. Less than three minutes later Damelio tied the game off a feed from senior Ryan Choffey, and with 5:49 left scored the go-ahead goal off a pass from junior long-stick midfielder Sean Mylod.
Off the ensuing face-off, Mylod picked up a ground ball, ran into the box and ripped one past Southern goalie Tristan Farina for a 10-8 Howell lead. Johnson made it a one-goal game with his game-high fifth tally of the game, but sophomore attackman Joey Sorrentino scored his first career varsity goal with 2:21 left to clinch the win.
Senior midfielder Nico Lorenzo also scored twice for Howell with both goals coming in the second quarter. Junior goalie Nick Roberto made 13 saves.
Johnson had five goals, Mulrane had two goals and Nick Fontana had two goals and two assists for Southern. Farina made 14 saves.
St. Rose 12, Red Bank 4
Senior attackman Chris Bormida scored a game-high five goals and junior attackman Shane Reilly added four goals to lead the Purple Roses past the Bucs.
Senior attackman Griffin McDermott added two goals and one assist and senior midfielder Billy Frost and Joe Trilli each had two assists. Junior midfielder Mike Kinsel also scored for St. Rose. Senior goalie Robbie Brugnoli made 11 saves.
Junior midfielder Seamus Cochrane scored twice for Red Bank and sophomore Matt Gibson made 19 saves.
Brick 15, Middletown North 6
Mickey Holland erupted for six goals and Richie Cosgrove added three to power the Dragons past the Lions in Middletown.
Nick D'Eufemia and Will Swiderski each scored twice while Tyler Palmer made 15 saves.
Shore 9, Middletown South 8
Sophomore midfielder Gil Goldsmith scored four times and had two assists and fellow sophomore and linemate Jack McCrae dished out five assists as the Blue Devils held off the Eagles for a nondivisional victory.
Sophomore midfielder Jake Turner added three goals and junior attackman Ryan Morris scored twice for Shore. Senior goalie Jack Brignola made 12 saves.
Senior midfielder Pete Lawson scored three times and senior attackman Zach Albrecht, senior defenseman Jack Kaiser, junior midfielder Matt Ferrigno, senior midfielder Noah Diodato and senior attackman Mike Gallicchio each tallied once for Middletown South. Senior goalie Matt Marino made six saves.
Wall 11, Colts Neck 4
Junior attackman Mike McIntyre scored six goals to lead the Crimson Knights past the Cougars.
Neptune 10, Red Bank Catholic 8
Senior attackman Tyler Rossi scored the go-ahead goal in the fourth quarter and also dished out four assists while senior midfielder Kevin Clohosey scored a team-high four goals to lead the Scarlet Fliers past the Caseys for the biggest win in program history.
Junior attackmen Nick Brown and Dylan Andrada each scored twice while junior LSM Chaise Fairbanks scored a goal and picked up 10 ground balls. Senior goalie Dominic Ciocca made six saves in goal.
Ocean 15, Marlboro 4
Senior midfielder Sam Hanna scored five goals and added two assists and sophomores Holden Lowe and Mike Nies each had two goals and three assists to lead the Spartans past the Mustangs.
Sophomore Michael Huelster had a goal and two assists and seniors Jordan Ornowski and Cole Conti each sank a pair of goals. Junior defenseman Richie Bianchi also scored for Ocean. Senior goalie David Walk made seven saves.
Toms River North 14, Jackson Liberty 3
Brick Memorial 17, North Brunswick 5
Junior attackman Joe Ferrera scored four times and senior attackmen Henry Moran and Gavin Murphy each had three goals and three assists as the Mustangs ran away from the Zebras to open the season.
Senior midfielder Mike Mowder had two goals and one assist and junior midfielder Dawson Heath and senior midfielder Zack Morton each scored twice. Senior defenseman Adam Plumacher added a goal and senior goalie Matt Wood made 10 saves. Brick Memorial led 12-1 at halftime.
IMG Academy 15, Rumson-Fair Haven 6
Senior midfielder Bryan Hess scored three times for the Bulldogs, who could not keep up with national power IMG in a season-opening game at Rutgers University.
Oliver Heins, Emmett Jennings and Colin Pavluk also scored for Rumson.
Morristown Beard 17, St. John Vianney 3
Pennington 10, Point Boro 7