Boys Soccer Friday Scoreboard, 9/28/18
No. 8 Manalapan 1, Middletown North 0
Mike Kuver followed up his own miss with the game-winning goal with 20 seconds left in regulation and the Braves (3-3-2) beat the Lions (2-7) in thrilling fashion.
Ryan Caruso slid the ball through to Kuver, whose initial shot was saved by Middletown North goalkeeper Alex Bogues. Kuver handled the deflection and finished on the second try for the late game-winner.
No. 2 CBA 3, No. 4 Ocean 2
Junior Luke Pascarella slammed in the winning goal in the 67th minute and the Colts (9-1) held off a comeback effort by the Spartans (8-2) to win a match-up of two of the top five teams in the Shore Sports Network Top 10.
On what proved to be the game-winning scoring sequence, senior Jack Gill turned and fired a shot from the right side of the 18-yard box that Ocean goalkeeper Max Winters saved with a lunging stab. The ball bounced to the left side of the box and Pascarella charged in to get his right foot on it and punched it past a scrambling Winters.
Prior to that goal, Winters made seven saves, including five diving snares to keep his team within striking distance.
Winters' effort appeared to pay off in the 64th minute, when senior James Schutz got a head on a free kick by senior Zach Sintic and directed it into the goal for the equalizer.
CBA grabbed a 2-0 lead within the first 14 minutes on goals by seniors Dom Bellomo and Joe Lozowski, both of which were also assisted by Gill. Bellomo nailed a low strike from the top of the 18-yard box in the fifth minute and Lozowski sliced a shot to the far right post with the outside right boot in the 14th.
Ocean got back in the game in the 26th with a free kick by senior Leo Montesinos, who drew foul just outside the 18-yard box on the left side and slotting the ensuing direct kick inside the near post.
Central 2, Manchester 0
Gianni Smith scored a goal in the 55th minute and assisted an insurance goal by Young Kim in the 70th to help the Golden Eagles (1-8-1) beat the Hawks (2-7) for their first win of the season. Matt Diaz saved seven shots in earning the shutout.
Middletown South 1, No. 10 Manasquan 0
Senior Jonathan Santos scored the lone goal of the game off a pass from junior Jack Obszarny and the Eagles (5-5) blanked the Warriors (5-4) to win their fourth straight after starting the season 1-5.
Monmouth 2, Red Bank 1
Senior Chris Anfuso scored two goals, including the game-winner on a penalty kick in the final minutes to spark the Falcons (6-2-1) to a win over the Bucs. Anfuso opened the scoring in the 29th by heading in a corner kick by Ryan Kuldanek.
Wall 2, Shore 1
Sean Campbell assisted a goal by Riley Powers in the third minute and added one of his own in the 30th to give the Crimson Knights (9-1) just enough offense to edge the Blue Devils (2-8) for their ninth straight win.
Freehold Boro at Colts Neck - PPD, Monday, 4 p.m.
Toms River East at Marlboro - PPD, TBA
Lacey at No. 7 Southern - PPD, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.