Friday, May 3

American Division

Manasquan 7, Rumson-Fair Haven 4

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Junior attackman Brandon Kunz scored four second-half goals, including an unbelievable behind-the-back goal off a bounce pass from junior attackman Ryan Aldi, as the Warriors (10-0, 7-0) scored six straight goals to take down the Bulldogs (10-3, 6-1) and clinch the division championship.

The victory also snapped Rumson's 45-game Shore Conference winning streak that dated back to 2019 when Manasquan won 14-4 in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals.

Senior midfielder Brody Muly scored twice and Aldi had a goal and an assist to help pace Manasquan's offense. Senior goalie Nick Bounassi had another outstanding game and finished with 10 saves, backstopping a superb defensive effort led by senior poles Kyle Capodanno and Connor Kelly and junior poles Parker Harms and Chris Carhart.

Rumson led 2-1 at halftime on goals by senior attackman Alastair Orr and senior midfielder Andy Croddick and extended its lead to 3-1 early in the third quarter on a goal by Britt Lumsden. Kunz spearheaded Manasquan's comeback with four straight goals that also included a backhand shot in the third quarter before he and Aldi combined for the incredible goal in the fourth quarter to put the Warriors ahead 5-3. Muly snuck a shot inside the near post to make it 6-3 and then added a man-up goal in the final minute.


Wall 14, Shore 13

Senior midfielder Shea Brennan scored five goals, assisted on three more, and went 15-for-30 at the face-off X as the Crimson Knights (3-7, 2-4) built a four-goal lead and held off the Blue Devils' (7-4, 3-4) comeback attempt.

Wall led 5-3 after the first quarter, 8-6 at halftime, and 12-8 heading to the fourth quarter.

Senor goalie Lucas Seelinger made 15 saves and sophomore attackman Wyatt Capro scored four goals. Senior midfielder Will Madden and senior attackman Jack Meyer had two goals and two assists each.

Sophomore attackman Reid Spallone tallied three goals and three assists and senior attackman Carson Spallone recorded two goals and four assists to lead Shore. Junior midfielder Tucker Malfa registered three goals and two assists, senior attackman Brady Cooke posted three goals and one assist, junior midfielder Lukas Villa had a goal and two assists, and sophomore John Mazzacco scored once. Senior goalie Noah Karaban made seven saves and junior midfielder Brendan O'Brien went 17-for-31 on face-offs and picked up 13 ground balls.


Freedom Division

Donovan Catholic 11, Jackson Liberty 6

Junior midfielder Teague Hibbard scored six goals and senior midfielder Andrew Baltus went 16-for-21 at the face-off X and scored a goal as the Griffins (9-2, 8-0) surged past the Lions (9-3, 6-2) to clinch their first division title in program history.

Senior attackman Jack Farlekas and freshman attackman Gavin Nascimento each tallied two goals and two assists while junior midfielder Lucas Bova sent out three assists. Sophomore goalie Jack Barone made five saves to reach 100 career saves.

Senior attackman Paul Capozzi recorded four goals and two assists to reach 300 career points, and senior goalie Matt LaBianca made 16 saves to lead Jackson Liberty. Sophomore Jeff White added two goals and one assist.


Lacey 17, St. Rose 4

Junior attackman Corey Smith splurged for eight goals and three assists, tying his career-best for points in a game and leading the Lions (6-8, 5-3) to a victory over the Purple Roses (2-10, 0-7).

Sophomore attackman Braedyn Gialanella added three goals and three assists and sophomore attackman Ryan Gleason totaled two goals and four assists. Freshman attackman Luke Miller chipped in a goal and an assist, junior LSM Derek Hurley scored a goal and picked up 12 ground balls, and sophomore midfielders Jonathan Price and Alex Barneman each scored once. Junior Nicholas Vetter (8 saves) and Aidan Fiore (2 saves) split time in goal.

Senior Ben Meyer scored twice, senior Jack Harmon had a goal and an assist, senior Antonio Dalia scored once, and junior Noah Arena made seven saves.


Toms River North 8, Central 5

Junior midfielder Ben Misa scored a career-high four goals and junior midfielder Cooper Lachowicz had a goal and three assists while going 8-for-13 at the face-off X to lead the Mariners (2-8, 2-6) past the Golden Eagles (4-9, 0-7) to snap a five-game losing streak.

Senior attackman Anthony Sperato added a goal and two assists, sophomore Patrick Hirtes and freshman Reilly Woodman each scored their first varsity goal, and junior goalie Charlie Machamer made 11 saves.

Sophomore attackman Jake Agugliaro scored twice and junior goalie Brady Etzkorn made 20 saves to lead Central. Junior midfielder Colin Gall and senior attackman Grant Paczkowski had a goal and an assist each, senior midfielder Matt Golizio scored once, and junior attackman Brian Vannote dished out two assists.



Holmdel 12, Manalapan 3

Junior attackman sank four goals with one assist and senior midfielder Will Gilfillan posted his third straight game with five or more assists as the Hornets (10-4) won a matchup with the Colonial Division champion Braves (9-2).

Gilfillan finished with two goals and six assists to give him a conference-leading 89 points on the season. Sophomore attackman Finn Buchan delivered three goals and two assists, senior midfielder Gary Collyer had two goals and one assist, sophomore midfielder Jack Cannon had a goal and an assist, and sophomore goalie Jack Tiller made eight saves.


Red Bank 12, Red Bank Catholic 8

Senior midfielder Andrew Pape continued his excellent offensive season with four goals and three assists and sophomore attackman Gabe Pape also scored four times to lead the Bucs (6-7) past the rival Caseys (6-8).

Sophomore Ryan Deverin scored twice, freshman Justin Valentino had a goal and two assists, and senior goalie Kyle Borenius made 14 saves. Senior Finn Tierney added a goal and an assist and senior defenseman Matt Kelly picked up six ground balls.

Senior attackman Jackson Lu and sophomore midfielder Frank Tackett led RBC with two goals and one assist each. Senior midfielder Brian Vecchio scored twice and went 17-for-23 on face-offs. Senior attackman Peter Villare also scored twice, senior goalie Gianvito Viola made a career-high 17 saves, and senior defenseman Connor Harms collected 10 ground balls.


Howell 4, Freehold Township 3 (OT)

Junior attackman Jayden Devino scored the game-winning goal off a pass from senior attackman Ian McDow to send the Rebels (6-7) to a dramatic overtime victory over the rival Patriots (6-6).

Devino, sophomore attackman Mike Kelly, and sophomore midfielder Alexzander Mooneyhan recorded a goal and an assist each while sophomore midfielder Cole Reinsdorf scored once. Junior midfielder Jack Elias went 8-for-10 at the face-off X and junior goalie Adam Baker made nine saves.


Jackson Memorial 7, Middletown North 4

Senior midfielder Elias Craig totaled three goals and one assist and senior goalie Russell Cender made 20 saves to lead the Jaguars (6-6) past the Lions (9-3).

Sophomore Joe Muzzillo scored twice, senior attackman Drew Barocas had a goal and an assist, and freshman Dominik Bylecki scored once.


Toms River South 11, Marlboro 4



Cinnaminson 3, Barnegat 2

Freshman Ben Proud and junior Bailey Carroll each scored once and sophomore DJ Swierk made 18 saves for the Bengals (4-9) in their narrow loss to the Pirates (9-2).


East Brunswick 11, Colts Neck 4

Tyler Bowden scored twice, Luke Ferraro and Christian Casatelli each scored once, and Luke Petino had two assists for the Cougars (5-6).



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