Class A North

No. 5 CBA 2, Howell 0

Charlie Daly and Joe Lozowski each scored a second-half goal and the Colts opened up the season with a win over the Rebels. Daly opened the scoring in the 58th minute, one-timing a touch from senior John Askin following a corner kick.

Lowskowski gave CBA an extra cushion in the 66th off a slip from senior Evan Koczan.

Howell's best chance came in the 60th when Brandon Downey slipped behind the last defender and struck a clean shot on target, but CBA keeper Shane Keenan stoned the shot for his second save in his first career shutout.

Freehold Boro 2, Colts Neck 0

Junior Cameron Eslager broke the ice with a goal in the first half and senior Jake Brower finished off the Cougars with a 59th-minute tally to secure an opening-day win for the Cougars.


Class A Central

No. 1 Holmdel 3, Matawan 0

Senior Justin McStay scored two goals in his return to high school action and also assisted a goal by senior Cyrus Darvish as the Hornets blanked the Huskies to open their season. McStay led Holmdel in scoring as a sophomore and elected to play academy soccer during his junior year, while Darvish is playing high school soccer for the first time since his freshman year.

Senior Matt Leon and junior Mark McStay each added an assist and senior Matt Lionette earned his first career shutout by saving three shots.


Class B South

Lakewood 3, Jackson Liberty 1

Sophomore Nate Wharlton scored a goal in each half and junior Junior Bravo assisted one in each half to help lead the Piners to a win over the Lions on opening day. Bravo found Wharlton for the game's first goal in the 12th minute and the sophomore striker tacked on his second in the 46th on a pass from fellow sophomore Jonathan Toichihuitl.

Sophomore Kristian Talas capped the scoring in the 76th thanks to Bravo's second assist of the game.

Matt Campbell cut a 2-0 Jackson Liberty deficit in half in the 53rd minute with his team's lone goal.



Monmouth 8, Keyport 0

Senior Jorge Burgos scored four goals, including a first-half hat trick, and the Falcons coasted to an opening-night win over the Red Raiders.

Rumson-Fair Haven 2, Marlboro 0

Senior Leo Maita slammed a 20-yard strike from the right edge of the 18-yard box in the 64th minute off a 65-yard pass in the air by senior Luke DiStefano and the Bulldogs put away the Mustangs to pick up an opening-night win against their former head coach. Will Gould spent four seasons leading Rumson's program and took the Marlboro job last spring.

Rumson jumped on top in the seventh minute when senior George Sellig finished off a corner kick by senior Owen Greengrove.

No. 6 Long Branch 3, Red Bank 1

Senior Renan Azevedo recorded a hat trick and the Green Wave held off the Bucs to pick up a win on opening night. Senior Juan Carlos Merino assisted two of his classmate's three goals.

Sophomore Jon Paul Valencia scored off a pass from senior Kevin Bernal to cut Long Branch's lead to 2-1 in the middle of the second half.



Hightstown 3, Shore 2 (OT)

Junior Leo Montesinos and sophomore Sawyer Barth each scored a goal, but the Blue Devils lost a nail-biter to the Rams in the second overtime period.

Asbury Park 6, Metuchen 5 (OT)

Senior Davensky JoinVilmar scored four goals, including the golden goal in the second overtime period, to lead the Blue Bishops to a wild win over the Bulldogs to open their season.

Junior Bryan Cruz set up JoinVilmar's winner and senior Stevenson Jean Baptiste scored two goals in the second half to help Asbury Park push the game into overtime.

Fair Lawn 2, No. 3 Freehold Twp. 1

Senior Dan Gugliotto head home in the final minutes of the first half and the Patriots outshot Fair Lawn 17-4, but still dropped their opener on the road.


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