Class A North

No. 9 Freehold Boro 3, Howell 0

Senior Isaac Ball Scored two goals and senior Phil Franco added another to lead the Colonials (5-1, 2-0) past the Rebels (1-5, 0-3) for their fourth straight win.

Freehold Twp. 1, Manalapan 0

Senior Bennett Messinger scored off a throw-in from classmate Evan Savino in the 68th minute and the Patriots (3-3, 2-0) pulled out a hard-fought win over the Braves (0-4, 0-2) on the road.


Class A Central

No. 1 Holmdel 3, Monmouth 1

Senior Jack Giamanco and Mark Walier each had a hand in two goals and the Hornets (6-0, 3-0) handed the Falcons (6-1, 1-1) their first loss while winning their sixth straight to open the season.

Giamanco ripped a shot that hit the bottom of the crossbar and bounced down near the end-line and Monmouth's attempt to clear the ball finished off the first goal of the game in the 43rd minute.

Walier made it 2-0 in the 64th off a pass from junior Ben Milstein and drew a foul in the box that Giamanco converted into a penalty-kick goal to cap the scoring in the 76th.

Monmouth cut its deficit to 2-1 in the 73rd on a one-time, left-footed strike by Ozan Pehlivan after senior Mason Martelloni slipped him a pass inside the 18-yard box.

Rumson-Fair Haven 2, No. 6 Manasquan 1 (OT)

Freshman Alec Pentikis scored the golden goal in the second overtime session and the Bulldogs (1-3, 1-0) stunned the Warriors (2-2, 1-1) to give first-year head coach Jeff Soares his first career win.

Junior Dylan Haley staked Rumson to a 1-0 halftime lead with a first-half goal before Manasquan answered with the equalizer in the 69th. Freshman Aiden Sugrue headed in a pass from senior Frank Manno to pull the Warriors even.


Class A South

No. 10 Toms River North 2, Central 0

Senior Logan Mack notched a first-half goal and sophomore Jared Brown added an insurance tally in the 55th as the Mariners (3-1, 1-0) bounced back from their first loss of the season by blanking the Golden Eagles (0-5, 0-2).

Brennan Anderson picked up the shutout for Toms River North while Central goalkeeper junior Jason Trapp saved 20 shots - including 15 in the first half - to keep the Golden Eagles in the match.


Class B North

Colts Neck 5, Neptune 0

Senior John Farfan and junior Jake Gershon each had a goal and an assist and the Cougars (3-1, 2-0) stormed by the Scarlet Fliers (5-2, 1-1).

Farfan assisted sophomore David Tuschmann to open the scoring in the 19th minute and added a goal of his own off a Gershon assist to make it 3-0 in the 36th. Gershon later buried a free kick to make the score 4-0 in the 53rd.

Junior Stephen Ciccarone finished a pass from junior Derek Haff to increase Colts Neck's lead to 2-0 in the 23rd. Sophomore Tom Samaras capped the scoring in the 65th off a feed from senior Ely Ferro.


Class B Central

Ranney 8, Henry Hudson 1

Sophomore Charles Anyichie scored two goals and the Panthers (1-3, 1-1) rumbled to a win over the Admirals (1-3, 0-3) for their first victory of the season.

Junior Trent Redman chipped in a goal and an assist, while sophomore Thomas Boyan, sophomore Charlie McCann, senior George Sima, senior Ethan Marston and senior Anthony Virone each added a goal for Ranney.

Mater Dei Prep 2, Point Beach 0

Sophomore Zack O'Neal finished off a pass from junior Marcone Pessoa and senior A.J. Bruney scored off a feed from Liam Stewart to give the Seraphs (1-1-1, 1-0-0) a win over the Garnet Gulls (2-3, 2-1) - the first for first-year head coach Will Carl.



Toms River East 0, Point Boro 0

Toms River South 1, Jackson Liberty 0

Senior Joe Amabile notched the game's lone goal in the 11th minute and the Indians (2-1-1) rode out a win over the Lions (0-4).

Lacey 1, St. Rose 1

The Lions (1-3-1) and Purple Roses (3-1-1) traded first-half goals and settled for a draw after 100 minutes.

Lacey took a 1-0 lead on a goal by sophomore Kody Besser in the 22nd minutes. St. Rose drew even in the 36th when senior Christian Riozzi-Bodine finished off a pass from junior Matt Kirkpatrick.



No. 7 Southern 5, Atlantic Tech 1

Junior Kevin Kiernan recorded a hat trick as the Rams (3-0-1) broke out for five goals in a win over ACIT. Junior Nico Leonard and sophomore Mario Addiego each added a goal in the Southern win.


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