Boys Soccer – Photo Gallery: Pinelands 3, Lakewood 1
LAKEWOOD - The Pinelands boys soccer team got arguably its stiffest challenge in Shore Conference Class B South play Wednesday on the road against Lakewood, and yet, with four minutes left in the game, the Wildcats still found themselves with a three-goal lead.
Late goals by Anthony Diaz and Creed Nass complemented an earlier score by Cade Sundermann and the Wildcats buried Lakewood, 3-1, for its second win over the Piners this season and ninth straight overall to start the season.
PHOTO GALLERY: Pinelands at Lakewood by Paula Lopez
Sundermann scored in the 28th minute off an assist by Dominic Dos Santos, who scored four goals in a 6-1 win over Lacey on Monday, to open the scoring. The Wildcats nursed the lead for the next 42 minutes before Diaz added an insurance goal in the 70th off a feed from Aniello Lubrano.
Creed Nass capped the Pinelands scoring in the 76th on a set-up from Kieran Sundermann before Kristian Talas got Lakewood on the board in the 78th.
Pinelands has won three-games by a one-goal margin this season and two of those were in the division. They came against Jackson Liberty and Donovan Catholic,which are currently the sixth and seventh-place teams in B South. Against the top-half of the division, Pinelands is 4-0 with a goal differential of 19-3.
Despite the loss, Lakewood remains in sole possession of first place in Class B South after Wednesday's action.