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Class A North

Howell 1, Manalapan 0

Chris Osario scored to the upper right corner of the goal in the 20th minute and the Rebels and goalkeeper Charlie Scanlon picked up an opening-day shutout over the Braves.

No. 1 Freehold Twp. 1, Middletown North 0

Senior Josh Leonetti scored the game's lone goal in the 73rd minute off a corner kick by senior Adam Havens and the defending Shore Conference Tournament champion Patriots edged the Lions to open their season with a victory.

No. 9 Marlboro 4, Middletown South 0

Senior Eric Tsirkin posted a hat trick in his return and the Mustangs coasted to a win over the Eagles. Tsirkin spent last season playing academy soccer while Marlboro authored a 14-win season.

Junior Max Rosen added a 25-yard strike for Marlboro's other goal.

CBA at Long Branch – Canceled

 

Class A Central

Ocean 2, No. 10 Monmouth 1 (OT)

Junior Michael Reid headed in the golden goal in the eighth minute of overtime and the Spartans knocked off the Falcons to open the season.

Brian Mirando served a free kick from the right side of the field toward the far side of the 18-yard box and Reid elevated over the defense to head the ball back into the right corner of the goal.

Ocean drew even in the 74th minute on a goal by junior Shane Foster after Monmouth took the lead in the 64th on a follow by junior Aiden Hicks off an initial post by junior Ethan Wallace.

Rumson-Fair Haven 5, Shore 0

Sophomore Alex Pentikis scored twice and senior Joe Stypa scored the first of five first-half goals by the Bulldogs, who rolled to a season-opening win over the Blue Devils.

Senior Dylan Rumage added a goal for Rumson, which also cashed in on an own goal on a deflected shot by junior Luke Pentikis during the first-half barrage. Senior Sean Allingham also contributed a pair of assists in the win.

Raritan 7, Red Bank Catholic 0

Senior Hunter Amodeo turned in a hat trick and the Rockets blasted off in 2020 with a rout of the Caseys. Senior Chris Fontanazza added a goal and two assists and sophomore Lupo Ryder pitched in a goal and an assist. Emir Pupovic and Chris Rotondo also added a goal apiece for Raritan.

 

Class A South

No. 3 Toms River North 4, Toms River East 2

Junior Mattia Assante opened the scoring and assisted Toms River North's final goal by senior Parker Nickelsen as the defending South Jersey Group IV champion Mariners opened their season by outlasting the Raiders.

Seniors Danny Moreno and Ali Baish each scored a first-half goal for Toms River North, which jumped out to a 3-0 lead before halftime.

Sophomore Kajus Matazinskas scored both Toms River East goals, including one just before halftime to draw his team back within two at the intermission.

No. 2 Southern 4, No. 8 Jackson Memorial 3

Senior Kevin Kiernan scored two goals and assisted another by classmate Ryan Leavitt to help rally the Rams to a back-and-forth win over the Jaguars in a battle of the top two finishers in the Class A South standings in each of the past two seasons.

Senior Nico Leonard came through with the game-winning goal in the 67th minute off a long throw by senior Brandon Notte and following a scrum in the box that led the ball to Leonard's feet.

Notte initiated Southern's last three goals - two on corner kicks and the final on the throw-in.

Jackson Memorial jumped out to a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes, with junior Steve Bado scoring off a Zach Rogacki throw and Bugra Celik converting a service by senior classmate Brendan Labbe.

Kiernan answered with two goals, the first on a 25-year direct kick in the 14th minute and the second 12 minutes into the second half off Notte's corner.

Bado scored his second off the game off a pass from senior Travers Black in the 55th before Leavitt came back with another Southern equalizer in the 62nd.

Brick 5, Toms River South 1

Seniors Zach Meyer and Eli Chong each scored two goals and the Green Dragons opened the season with a statement win over the Indians. Junior Riley Defay added the other Brick goal.

Central 2, Brick Memorial 2

Gianni Smith and Will Smith scored in the final 11 minutes to rally Central to a draw with the Mustangs. Billy Caruso staked Brick Memorial to a 1-0 lead in the 55th and Ryan Smith made it 2-0 in the 65th.

Gianni Smith converted a penalty kick in the 70th and Will Smith equalized with a direct kick in the 76th.

 

Class B North

No. 7 Wall 4, Red Bank 0

Senior Jake Pepe scored the game's first goal in the 49th minute to open the flood gates and assisted three more as the Crimson Knights pulled away to beat the Bucs.

Pepe assisted goals by senior Nico DellaPietro, junior Terence Byrnes and junior Owen McCarthy, with junior Emmett Aravich assisting the Pepe goal.

No. 6 Colts Neck 4, Neptune 0

Junior Tom Samaras scored a first-half goal and junior David Tuschmann provided some breathing room off a pass from senior Steve Ciccarone in the 49th.

Matawan 1, Freehold Boro 0 (OT)

Senior Jack Gardell scored the golden goal off a pass from junior Jarred Norman four minutes into overtime and the Huskies edged the Colonials to open their season in dramatic fashion. Junior Christian Wheeler turned in the shutout in his first start.

Manasquan 3, St. John Vianney 0

Senior Simon Cardenas scored two goals and Junior Ezzie Shim earned a shutout in his first start in goal as the Warriors topped the Lancers.

Cardenas converted a penalty kick after he was taken down in the box seven minutes into the game and scored Manasquan's second goal in the 60th minute by swiping the ball from a Vianney defender and finishing. Sophomore Matt Karolak scored the final Warriors goal in the 70th off a Evan Pitzer pass.

 

Class B Central

St. Rose 10, Keyport 1

Senior Matt Kirkpatrick scored four goals and junior Kyle Corrigan also notched a hat trick to highlight a Purple Roses rout of the Red Raiders.

Luke Hammil added a goal and four assists for St. Rose and Jacob Capone and James Vitale each pitched in a goal in the win.

Junior George Mitchell scored the lone Keyport goal.

 

Class B South

Lacey 2, Lakewood 2

Senior Noah Hamouda and sophomore Jay Marchitello each scored for Lacey as the Lions and the Piners played to a draw.

Junior Christian Morales answered Hamouda's goal in the first half and junior Pris Vargas scored the equalizer for Lakewood in the 61st.

Point Boro 3, Manchester 3

Freshman Owen Clearwaters scored two goals in the final 12 minutes - both on headers - and junior Aidan Huhn assisted all three of his team's goals to help the Panthers rally from a 3-1 deficit to salvage a draw against the Hawks.

Freshman Joey Kurak also scored two goals in his first varsity game to help stake Manchester to a 3-1 lead at halftime. Senior Brandon Sogness contributed a goal and an assist for Manchester and sophomore Jared Elliot scored the first Point Boro goal.