Boys Soccer Saturday Scoreboard, 9/14/19
No. 3 Holmdel 2, Colts Neck 1 (OT)
Junior Connor Hinds scored the golden goal in the fourth minute of the overtime and the Hornets (5-0) slipped by the Cougars (2-1) on the road to remain unbeaten.
Hinds scored the winner 12 yards from the goal out of a scrum following a throw-in by senior Byron Ng.
Colts Neck tied the game in dramatic fashion, with senior John Farfan scoring with 1:20 left on the clock from inside the six-yard box off a rebound.
Holmdel grabbed the lead on a 30-yard strike by senior Mark Walier in the seventh minute and put the pressure on Colts Neck and goalkeeper Dylan Jacobs, who delivered four saves during the first 80 minutes.
With another win, Holmdel is now unbeaten in its last 41 matches dating back to a loss to Pingry in October of 2017.
Freehold Boro 2, Point Boro 1 (OT)
Senior Noah Brower scored the golden goal in the 89th minute and the Colonials (4-1) rallied for a win over the Panthers (1-5).
A quiet game picked up in excitement in the 60th minute, when Point Boro senior Christian D'Amato broke a scoreless tie with a goal off a pass from classmate Troy Schnappauf.
Junior Mike Romero-Vargas answered with the equalizer in the 68th and Brower capped the win with his goal off a set-up from senior Isaac Ball.
Raritan 3, No. 10 Matawan 2 (OT)
Lou Ryder tallied the golden goal in the fourth minute of overtime and the Rockets (2-2) pulled out an overtime win over the Huskies (2-2-1).
Seniors Connor Smith and Joe Seber each added a goal for Raritan and Jaren Caso assisted all three Rockets goals.
Matawan scored on a goal by senior Chris Dietrich and an own goal.
St. John Vianney 2, Mater Dei Prep 2
Vianney senior Armand Valentino scored two goals but the Seraphs (0-1-1) battled for a pair of goals to earn a draw with the Lancers (1-4-1).
Junior Liam Stewart drilled a free kick and sophomore John Contini finished off a corner kick by sophomore Zack O'Neal to account for Mater Dei's two goals.
St. Rose 1, Central 0
Morgan Fahy scored the winning goal in the 75th minute off a pass from fellow junior Matt Kirkpatrick and the Purple Roses (3-1) edged the Golden Eagles (0-4) in shutout fashion, with senior goalkeeper Casey Ballou earning the clean sheet.
Marlboro 4, No. 9 Toms River North 0
Four different Marlboro players scored a goal and the Mustangs (4-0) overwhelmed the Mariners (2-1) for their fourth straight win to open the season.
Senior Noah Rosen assisted goals by junior Kyle Lin and senior Max Shushkovsky, while seniors Dan Risin and Ethan Steinberg each added a goal.
Lin opened the scoring 16 minutes into the match with the first goal of his varsity career and Risin made it 2-0 in the 38th off an assist by senior Mitchell Katsman. Senior Mike Steinberg initiated the second Marlboro goal with a direct kick off the crossbar the Katsman rebounded and tapped over the Risin for the point-blank finish.
Shushkovsky extended the lead to 3-0 by taking a pass from Rosen, spinning between two defenders and ripping a low shot to the far left corner in the 55th minute.
Steinberg capped the scoring by poking in a rebound off a 30-yard strike by sophomore Max Rosen that nailed the crossbar.
In four matches this year, Marlboro has outscored its opponents by a combined 17-2 margin.
Dover 8, Shore 0
Steinert 2, Middletown North 1 (OT)
Junior Denzel Boeteng scored a goal in the second half to put Middletown North in position to extend its unbeaten streak, but the Spartans (3-1) beat the Lions (5-1) on a golden-goal penalty kick in the second overtime period to hand them their first loss of 2019.
Elizabeth 4, No. 7 Freehold Twp. 1
Senior Brian Hientz scored his first varsity goal, but the Minutemen (4-0-1) blitzed the Patriots (2-3) with a 3-1 first half en route to a home win for the defending North Jersey Section 2 Group IV champions.