Freehold Boro 4, Ocean 3 (OT)

Senior Isaac Ball scored the golden goal in overtime and the Colonials pulled out a wild win over the Spartans to open their season with a win over the defending Group III champions.

Ball also scored the game-tying goal with eight minutes left in regulation and notched his game-winner in the 94th.

Junior Mike Romero scored Freehold Boro's second goal and assisted each of the other three, including one by senior Noah Brower.

Sophomore Aidan Tisony scored two goals and assisted another to lead Ocean and senior Ethan Walk added the other Spartans goal.

No. 5 Holmdel 2, No. 8 Middletown South 1

Senior Mark Walier assisted goals by senior Eric Hinds and junior Tomas Zolofra in the final 11 minutes and the Hornets rallied to top the Eagles and extend their unbeaten streak to 37 games dating back to 2017.

Middletown South grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute when junior Matt Glynn finished a long diagonal pass from senior Danny Minze.

Holmdel answered in the 70th, with Walier beating his man up the right side and sliding a cross to the far post that found Hinds's foot. The senior took a deflected shot that went in for the equalizer.

Walier again beat his man to set up the second goal, this time along the left flank and up the endline in the 75th minute. Zolofra struck the cross off goalkeeper Austin Carter and rebounded his own miss for the putback.

Red Bank 1, Long Branch 0

Senior Erik Christie emerged from a scrum in the box with the winning goal midway through the second half and the Bucs edged the Green Wave for a season-opening win.

Junior Matteo Balderas picked up the assist on the goal, which paid off a shutout effort by senior goalkeeper Sebastian Carroll.

Matawan 2, Donovan Catholic 1 (OT)

Senior Marcelo Colonna scored six minutes into overtime and the Huskies edged the Griffins despite playing a man down for the final 20 minutes of regulation and all of overtime due to a red card stemming from a foul by the last defender on a breakaway.

Donovan Catholic pulled even in the 55th minute on a goal by junior Clay Yannazzone after Matawan went up 1-0 in the first half on a goal by senior Ryan Leonard.

Neptune 2, No. 10 Point Boro 0

Seniors Ryan Gannon and Louis Pennington each scored a goal and the Scarlet Fliers opened their season with a win over the Panthers. Junior Steven Camacho and senior Kyle Schembri assisted the two goals and junior goalkeeper Dayle Church saved six shots to earn a shutout in his first career start.

Asbury Park 6, Red Bank Catholic 2

Jaquan Lunsford scored two of Asbury Park's three first-half goals and the Blue Bishops stormed by the Caseys to win their opener.

Chefeston Simeus opened the scoring 15 minutes into the match and Davenson JoinVilmar and Jean Salomon each added second-half scores.

Anthony Muniz and Michael DeLonardis each scored in the second half to account for the two RBC goals.

Shore 2, Brick Memorial 1

Senior Conor Creighton scored off a pass from sophomore Chris Hazel in the 11th and added a penalty kick four minutes before halftime to pace the Blue Devils to a season-opening win over the Mustangs.

Junior Ryan Caroselli got Brick Memorial on the board in the 78th minute to break up the shutout bid.

Monmouth 3, Brick 1

Senior Mason Martelloni scored two goals and sophomore Ryan Kuldanek added a penalty kick for insurance as the Falcons topped the Green Dragons in their opener.

Sophomore Kaan Phelivan set up the first goal by Martelloni and sophomore Ethan Wallace crossed the ball to Martelloni's head for the second.

Junior Eli Chong scored the lone Brick goal, which cut Monmouth's lead to 2-1 in the 55th minute.

Manchester 2, St. John Vianney 1

Junior Blake Weiner scored the go-ahead goal in the 52nd minute off a pass from classmate Trevor Juralewicz and the Hawks held on to clip the Lancers for an opening-day win.

Sophomore Brandon Sogness scored the opening goal for Manchester off a pass from sophomore Logan Duffy in the first half before sophomore Johnny Troiano equalized for St. John Vianney off a feed from senior Mike Hands.

No. 4 Jackson Memorial 3, Pinelands 1

Pinelands junior Johnny Hart and Jackson Memorial senior Tyler Howlett traded goals in the first two minutes and the Jaguars scored twice in the second half to slide past the Wildcats on opening day.

Junior Drew Walenty scored the go-ahead goal and senior Connor Lucas added one for insurance while also assisting a goal in the game.

Senior Tony Aguilar set up Hart's goal in the first minute of action.

Toms River North 5, No. 3 Freehold Twp. 4 (OT)

Senior Logan Mack scored the golden goal two minutes into the second overtime and the Mariners upset the Patriots in a wild, back-and-forth affair on opening night that featured a hat trick for each team.

Freehold Township rallied from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to seize a 4-3 lead in the 63rd minute on senior Tiron Shatku's third goal of the game. Toms River North, however, equalized in the 78th minute on the third goal of the game by junior Ali Baish.

Sophomore Jared Brown opened the scoring for Toms River North in the 18th minute and Baish converted a pass from junior Danny Moreno in the 37th to stake Toms River North to a 2-0 halftime lead. Junior Joe Lardaro got Freehold Township on the board by scoring off a corner kick and the Patriots tied it on a penalty kick by Shatku in the 51st.

Baish gave Toms River North the lead on a pass from sophomore Mattia Assante in the 55th before Shatku struck again for an equalizer in the 58th.

Toms River North sophomore goalkeeper Dawson Kuinik saved a penalty kick attempt for one of his eight saves before leaving the game due to injury. Brennan Anderson finished the game in goal and stopped eight shots.

Senior Bennett Messiger added two assists for Freehold Township.



Henry Hudson 8, Perth Amboy Tech 2

Junior James Crowley recorded a hat trick and junior Deontae Florek added a pair to lead the Admirals to an opening-day win. Seniors Aidan Casey, Tom Doherty and Blaise Cauvin each added a goal in the win.

Middletown North 2, Hightstown 1

Junior Aidan Cardella opened the scoring in the 22nd minute and scored the winner in the 60th to lead the Lions to an opening-day win over the Rams.


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