Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(16) Toms River East 2, (17) Freehold Boro (OT)

Dane Bodziak buried the golden goal in the second overtime off a cross from Logan Romero and the Raiders (8-5) rallied to beat the Colonials (6-6-1) and earn a shot at top-seeded Holmdel on Wednesday in the round of 16.

Peter Kozlej pulled Toms River East even with a penalty kick in the 33rd minute, tying the score at 1-1. Abel Herrera struck early for Freehold Boro, running onto a through-ball and putting it away for the first goal of the game.

(19) Lakewood 1, (14) Neptune 0

Christian Jimenez scored in the 70th minute off a through ball from Kristian Talas and the Piners (10-3-1) shocked the Scarlet Fliers (9-5-1) in Neptune at advance to the Shore Conference Tournament Round of 16 Wednesday against No. 3 CBA.

(13) Toms River North 1, (20) Point Beach 0

Senior Riley DeFeis converted a first-half breakaway and that was all the Mariners (8-3-3) needed to put away the Garnet Gulls (9-3-1) and advance to the round of 16 Wednesday at No. 4 Ocean.

(21) Raritan 2, (12) Marlboro 2 (Raritan advances on penalties, 4-3)

Raritan senior Zack May converted a game-tying penalty kick with his team playing a man down in the 77th minute and sophomore goalkeeper Gavin Hersey saved two penalty kicks during the shootout round to help the Rockets (6-6-1) overcome the Mustangs (6-5-3) and advance to a round-of-16 match with Freehold Township.

Hersey saved the second and fourth Marlboro attempts of the round of penalties and Raritan junior Connor Smith converted the deciding kick on the final shot of the round.

Raritan jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a 20-yard blast by senior Jake Fortune in the 19th minute and controlled the first half with a 9-2 advantage in shots.

Marlboro, however, responded with the equalizer in the 48th when Tate Berman slid into a scrum and poked the ball into the goal from point-blank range. The Mustangs then took the lead in the 59th when Brandon Grine settled a cross from Oscar Ozbay and punched it in from inside the six-yard box.

Raritan senior Nick Bavaro drew his second yellow card of the match in the 64th and the Rockets were faced with the prospect of scoring a goal with 10 men. They got their chance when Anthony Sparacino drew a foul just inside the 18-yard box to set up May's tying penalty strike.

In addition to scoring in the game, Fortune and May also converted their kicks in the round of penalties.

(11) Manasquan 3, (22) Monmouth 0

Brady Barry scored a picturesque goal in the 27th minute to get the Warriors (10-4) off and running in their second win over the Falcons (8-5-2) in 10 days. With the win, Manasquan advances to play No. 6 Wall in the SCT round of 16 on Wednesday.

Barry settled a cross from Matt Drake with his head and struck a volley off the touch, burying his shot to the upper far corner of the goal to help Manasquan draw first blood.

The Warriors added two more goals in the second half off of set pieces. Drake knocked in a free kick by Chris Pierro in the 51st and Rich Maloney capped the scoring by heading in a corner kick by Tommy Johnson in the 63rd.

Joe Weinstein saved four shots to record the shutout.

(23) Colts Neck 3, (10) Pinelands 2 (OT)

Ethan Kilmnick ripped a shot off the far post and in for the golden goal in the 88th minute as the Cougars (7-6) knocked off the Wildcats (9-4) to advance to the round-of-16 Wednesday at No. 7 Manalapan.

The two teams played a scoreless second half after a wild, back-and-fourth first 40 minutes. John Hart gave Pinelands the first lead of the game just 46 seconds in, settling a cross from James Cahill and nailing the shot from near the penalty spot.

Colts Neck responded with two straight goals, the first of which came in the 16th minute from Brooks Condon, who flicked a header over keeper Logan Johnson on a ball played in by Stephen Ciccarone. The Cougars then grabbed the lead in the 36th when Anthony Fiorello bent in a corner kick.

Pinelands tied the score at 2-2 within the final minute of the second half on a goal by Dominic Dos Santos out of a restart.

The Pinelands defense saved a shot off the end-line following a free kick late in the second half, but the free kick was the result of a straight red card for a foul by the last defender on a clear goal-scoring opportunity, according to the official. Pinelands then played down a man for the remainder of the game.

(9) Howell 5, (24) Red Bank Catholic 0

Dylan Dougher found Tom Adams for the lone goal of the first half and scored two goals of his own in the second half to spark the Rebels (10-5) to a round-one win over the Caseys (6-7-1). Mike Anello also scored twice in Howell's four-goal second half.

(8) Southern 3, (25) Barnegat 0

Dylan Blauvelt opened the scoring and Kevin Kiernan added a penalty kick before halftime to spark the Rams (8-4-1) to a win over the Bengals (6-5). Aiden McInerney added Southern's third goal in the second half.

(7) Manalapan 3, (26) St. Rose 0

Justin Goldberg assisted a goal by Mike Kuver in the ninth minute and added a goal of his own in the 62nd to lead the Braves (7-5-2) to a first-round win over the Purple Roses (6-7-2).

Kuver took down Goldberg's corss with his check and scored from close range to open the scoring and Goldberg carried the ball through the St. Rose defense and pulled up for a 30-yard strike to give the Braves an insurance goal.

Devin Emren capped the scoring in the 76th with his first varsity goal, which came off a cross from John O'Beirne.

Manalapan will host No. 23 Colts Neck Wednesday's round of 16.

(18) Lacey 1, (15) Toms River South 0 (OT)

Junior Sean Moffitt scored the golden goal with 28 seconds left in the first overtime off a pass from Kody Besser and the Lions (11-2) stunned the Indians (6-5-1) to advance to a round-of-16 game at No. 2 Jackson Memorial on Wednesday.



No. 1 Holmdel 4, Allentown 0

Anthony Arena scored two goals for the second straight game and also assisted another to lead the Hornets (13-0) to a win over the Redbirds - their 13th straight to open the season. Holmdel's next game will be Wednesday, when the Hornets host Toms River East in the Shore Conference Tournament round of 16.


GMC/Central Jersey Shootout

At Monroe High School

No. 6 Freehold Twp. 0, New Brunswick 0

No. 2 CBA 3, East Brunswick 0

Charlie Daly and Luke Pascarella both scored in the first 10 minutes and Joe Lozowski added a goal before the half to pace the Colts (12-3) to a shutout win over the Bears (9-2-2).


Friday, Oct. 12


St. John Vianney 2, Middletown South 1

Central 2, Point Boro 1

Ocean 7, Shore 1


Thursday, Oct. 11


Mater Dei Prep 1, Henry Hudson 0

Lakewood 4, Keyport 0



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