Thursday, Sept. 8

Class A North

No. 1 CBA 4, Freehold Boro 1

Four different Colts scored in the first half and No. 1 CBA held on to beat the Colonials to open their season and give coach Tom Mulligan his first career win.

Sophomore Matt Lozowski opened the scoring in the eighth minute with his first career goal, with senior Patrick Kollman setting him up. Senior Matt Thorsheim added a penalty kick in the 28th to put CBA up 2-0 and senior T.J. Farr scored his first career goal in the 32nd off a set-up by senior Ryan O'Connor.

Senior Aaron Robertson scored on a pass from senior Tom Judge in the 35th to cap the CBA scoring.

Sophomore Abelarod Herrera scored his first career goal in the 65th to break up the shutout with and assist to senior Nestor Romero.

No. 10 Freehold Twp. 2, Howell 1 (OT)

Junior Kevin Finn headed home a cross from senior Marc Cohen five minutes into the second overtime and the Patriots beat the Rebels for coach Josh Mehl's first win.

The two teams traded first-half goals, with sophomore Tom Adams staking Howell to a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute and junior Jon Finocchiaro equalizing in the 25th off a pass from senior Andrew DiBella.


Class A Central

No. 5 Shore 4, Matawan 3

Senior Dante Montesinos scored the equalizer in the 62nd minute and the winning penalty kick in the 68th as the Blue Devils survived an early test from the Huskies.

Senior Stevie Johnson set up up Montesinos's game-tying goal and also assisted the second of two goals by sophomore Leonardo Montesinos. The younger Montesinos scored his two goals a minute apart in the 47th and 48th minutes to pull Shore even at 2.

Junior Ryan Cavanaugh scored two of Matawan's three goals, including a go-ahead goal in the 52nd that put the Huskies ahead 3-2. He also scored in the 20th to give Matawan a 2-0 after senior Jacob Labinger opened the scoring with a goal in the 15th.

Raritan 4, St. John Vianney 1

Junior Ryan Goggins, junior Tom Savin and senior Scott Larson scored first-half goals within a 19-minute span and the Rockets buried the Lancers to give coach James Gelpke his first win as a varsity boys coach.

Goggins scored on a pass from senior Peter Amato in the 10th, Savin made it 2-0 off an Alex Piravano assist in the 14th and Larson scored on a Brian Busse assist in the 29th to send Raritan to the half with a 3-0 lead.

Sophomore Anthony Sparachino scored midway through the second half off a feed from junior Nick Amodeo to cap the scoring.

Senior John Caracappa ripped a blast from outside the 18-yard box for St. John Vianney's lone goal.


Class A South

Jackson Memorial 2, Brick Memorial 1

Senior Mike Schoener scored two second-half goals to rally the Jaguars to an opening-day win over the Mustangs. Schoener scored the equalizer in the 60th and buried the game-winner in the 69th.

Junior Steve Ferbee put Brick Memorial on top with a goal in the 51st, assisted by junior Lou Nazzaro.

No. 2 Toms River South 6, Brick 1

Senior Tyler Egnatuk scored two goals with an assist and senior Rob Andrade pitched in two second-half goals as the Indians coasted to an opening-night win over the Green Dragons.

Senior Chris Kluxten added a goal and an assist, while sophomore Clem Slavick scored the other Toms River South goal. Senior Dylan Parks and junior Dustin Urbaczek each had an assist in the win.

Central 2, Toms River East 1

Seniors Nate Wiley and Griffin Bacon each scored a goal and the Golden Eagles held on to beat the Raiders in their opener. Wiley opened the scoring off a pass from senior Youssef Abdelaziz in the 37th minute and senior Frank Golda set up Bacon's goal in the 51st to extend the Central lead to 2-0.

Sophomore Logan Sommerer pulled Toms River East within a goal in the 72nd off an assist from junior Santino Celebre.

Toms River North 4, Southern 0

Four different Toms River North players scored on assists from four different teammates and the Mariners blanked the Rams to open their season. Sophomores Nico Garcia, Riley Defeis and Luke Franklin all scored their first career goals and junior Alex Poll added a goal that made the score 2-0 in the second half.

Senior Tyler Keller assisted Garcia's first half goal, while seniors Brandon Copeland, Mitch Reed and Joe Swanton assisted the three second-half scores.


Class B North

No. 4 Middletown North 7, Red Bank Catholic 0

Senior Ryan Harmon scored a pair of goals in the first 20 minutes and assisted a second-half goal by Jon Alfano as the Lions rolled through the Caseys to open the season.

After Harmon's goals put Middletown North ahead 2-0, junior Liam McGregor set up a goal by senior Elliot De La Rosa in the 22nd and scored one of his own two minutes before the half.

Jon DeMatteo and Alfano scored two minutes apart to stretch the Lions lead to 6-0 and Pat Gallagher capped the scoring in the 60th.

Manasquan 2, Monmouth 0

Junior Chris Capone scored the go-ahead goal in the second half and assisted an insurance tally by senior Dan Del Guercio to pace the Warriors to an opening-day win over the Falcons.


Class B Central

Ranney 6, Henry Hudson 1

Senior Brendan Wall scored a pair of goals and assisted two others to help pace the Panthers to a win over the Admirals and give coach Austin Alvarado his first win.

Senior Ian Dobrzynski, senior Austn Dobrzynski, senior Shane Keenan and freshman AO Odunlami each added a goal and senior Asher Kraut dished out two assists.

Asbury Park 7, Keyport 0

Senior Fenelson Etienne recorded an opening-day hat trick and the Blue Bishops routed the Red Raiders. Junior Devensky Joinvilmar added two goals and two assists, while junior Osner Pierre and senior Ronald Jean Vilma each chipped in a goal.

St. Rose 2, Point Beach 0

Matty O'Malley scored a first-half goal and set up a second-half score by Brendan Hueth to pace the Purple Roses to a victory over the Garnet Gulls. Senior Chris Gowen assisted the goal by O'Malley in the first half.


Class B South

Manchester 2, Barnegat 1

Junior Devin Ortiz scored the game-winning goal in the 76th minute and the Hawks edged the Bengals to snap their 41-game winless streak dating back to the 2013 season. Senior John Buss scored the first Manchester goal eight minutes into the second half. The win was also the first for Hawks coach Ed Hudak.

Point Boro 2, Lacey 0

Senior Matt Kimak assisted goals by junior Jake Brzyski and sophomore Liam Kirinovic and the Panthers took down the Lions to open the season. Brzyski opened the scoring in the 13th minute and Kirinovic added a tally in the 57th.

Donovan Catholic 1, Jackson Liberty 1

Junior Trevor Anderson and Matt Dalton traded goals two minutes apart in the second half and the Lions scored a draw against the defending B South co-champion Griffins for the second straight season. Anderson scored off a Kevin Garry assist in the 65th and Dalton answered for Donovan Catholic in the 67th.

Pinelands 4, Lakewood 3 (OT)

Senior Matt O'Connell scored the golden goal off an assist by Bryan Marcella in the third minute of overtime and the Wildcats rallied for an overtime win over the Piners to open the season. O'Connell finished with a hat trick and assisted the equalizer by sophomore Anthony Diaz in the 71st minute.

Freshman Jonathan Toichihuitl gave Lakewood an early 1-0 lead with a goal in the 14th minute before O'Connell scored in both the 19th and 22nd minutes for Pinelands. Freshman Nathanael Wharlton added a goal in the 46th to pull Lakewood even and sophomore Jorge Araiza gave the Piners the lead with a goal in the 50th.


Wednesday, Sept. 7


No. 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 3, Don Bosco 2 (OT)

Update, Sept. 9: The NJSIAA has ruled the Rumson-Fair Haven win over Don Bosco on Wednesday, Sept. 7 will not count as a regular season game, only as a scrimmage, according to Rumson head coach Will Gould. The game at Rumson was the only regular-season game in N.J. scheduled on that day and the NJSIAA's website lists Thursday, Sept. 8 as the official opening day.

Rumson Athletic Director Chris Lanzalotto said both teams filed an appeal to the NJSIAA, but those appeals were denied.

Game Report

Tyler Lubin scored the golden goal in the 13th minute of overtime and the Bulldogs knocked off the Iron Mikes to open their season with a win over the No. 17 team in N.J. according to the preseason Top 20.

Lubin made a diagonal run and took a flick from junior Tony Paolantonio, dribbled with his left foot, and slid the winning shot back to the far post.

The lead was the third different advantage that Rumson had in the game, take leads of 1-0 in the 13th minute and 2-0 in the 57th. Senior Derek McManus scored off a counter attack in the 13th on an assist from junior Cole Lee to open the scoring and senior Carson Greengrove tallied a go-ahead goal in the 57th.

Nick Ciaciarelli scored the first Bosco equalizer in the 15th minute and Matt McGovern tied the game with a goal a minute after Greengrove's go-ahead goal.