Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Quarterfinals

(8) Colts Neck 1, (16) Toms River South 0

Sophomore David Tuschmann headed in the game's lone goal in the 38th minute and the Cougars (9-3-1) and senior goalkeeper Dylan Jacobs held on to beat the Indians (5-5-2) for their ninth shutout.

Colts Neck advances to the SCT semifinals for the first time since 2001, when the Cougars lost in the championship game to Ocean.

Tuschmann got his team on the board with 2:10 left before halftime, heading in a corner kick by senior Ely Ferro to break the tie.

Jacobs earned his ninth shutout by saving a penalty kick in the 73rd minute to preserve the one-goal advantage - one of three saves in the game by the senior keeper.

Colts Neck awaits to find out its opponent for Saturday's semifinal, with the Cougars taking on the winner of Wednesday's scheduled quarterfinal between No. 4 Freehold Township and No. 5 Wall.

(6) CBA 2, (3) Jackson Memorial 2 (CBA advances on penalties, 4-1)

The Colts (10-3-2) fell victim to two penalty kicks in the last five minutes but recovered to make all four attempts in the shootout to advance past the Jaguars (12-2-1) and into the SCT semifinals.

With CBA leading 2-0, Jackson Memorial was awarded a penalty kick for a hold in the box on a free kick with just under five minutes to play. Senior Chase Olejarz missed the ensuing attempt but was awarded a retry when CBA goalkeeper A.J. Pinto was called for stepping forward before the attempt.

Olejarz made his second try to cut the deficit in half and a little more than four minutes later, Jackson Memorial got its equalizer. The Jaguars ran long-throw specialist Zach Rogacki onto the field and he whipped a throw into the box that resulted in a handball.

This time, senior Ben Schnaak took the penalty kick and buried it to the right side to tie the game.

The two teams made it to the 70th minute without a score before CBA broke through on a finish by junior Shane Borenius. Senior Joe Costa crossed the ball from the left side to the near post, where senior Chris Vollrath flicked it across the front of the net to Borenius on the back post. The junior shot it off a Jackson Memorial defender and in from point-blank range.

The Colts appeared to put the game on ice in the 73rd, when Vollrath pounced on a dropped cross in the box, initially sent in by sophomore Declan Kelly. Vollrath got his foot on the ball before it hit the ground for his fourth goal in CBA's last four games.

Jackson Memorial missed its first two attempts of the shootout while all four CBA shooters - Luke Pascarella, Jack Longo, Brett Sieg and Michael Casper - connecting, with Casper ending the penalty kick round with his finish.

CBA will take on Manasquan in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals on Saturday. Last year, CBA beat Manasquan in the quarterfinals and Jackson Memorial in overtime in the semifinals to reach the championship game and will try to do the reverse to make it back-to-back finals appearances.

(15) Manasquan 1, (7) Southern 1 (Manasquan advances on penalties, 8-7)

Southern junior Kevin Kiernan scored the equalizer in the final 10 seconds of regulation to force overtime, but the Warriors (7-5-2) converted eight of nine attempts during the shootout to deny the Rams (11-2-2) their first SCT semifinal trip in 29 years while punching their first ever ticket to the semifinal round.

Junior Simon Cardenas scored off a set piece by senior Chris Pierro early in the second half and it appeared as though that goal would stand up for a Manasquan team that had not allowed a goal in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Kiernan, however, wiggled through a crowd near the goal and got his foot on the ball near the mouth of the goal, poking it past Manasquan goalkeeper Joe Weinstein for a dramatic game-tying goal.

Southern lost starting goalkeeper Kayce Bennet early in the game due to a head injury and were forced to move a field starter, junior Ryan Leavitt, into the net for the remainder of the game. Leavitt held his own and even saved a shot during the penalty-kick round.

Weinstein, however, did Leavitt one better by saving two of Southern's nine attempts. The shootout came down to Manasquan senior Brady Barry, who missed his first attempt but buried his second try to send the Warriors to the semifinals for the first time in program history.

Manasquan will take on CBA at Shore Regional on Saturday in a rematch of last year's quarterfinal showdown, won by CBA, 2-0.

 

Regular Season

Class A South

Toms River East 4, Brick Memorial 0

 

Class B North

Ocean 6, St. John Vianney 2

Matawan 4, Neptune 1

 

Non-Division

Brick 4, Barnegat 1

Red Bank 3, Keyport 0

Manchester 5, Red Bank Catholic 0

Point Boro at Howell, 5 p.m.

 

Monday, Oct. 14

Regular Season

Non-Division

Central 4, Jackson Liberty 2

Sophomore Gianni Smith scored on a penalty kick and assisted goals by freshmen Ryan DiCillo and John Truhan to lead the Golden Eagles over the Lions. Sophomore Mike Azzarone added a goal for Central as well.

Kellie Koroma scored both Jackson Liberty goals.

Manalapan 5, Shore 2

Freshman Anthony Sarkisov and Brandon Garcia each scored their first varsity goals and the Braves rolled to a win over the Blue Devils. John Moreira and Mike Schimbeno each scored in the first half and Vin Tuccillo gave Manalapan a 3-0 lead with a penalty kick in the 51st.

Junior Hunter Falvo-Fernandes scored his first varsity goal for Shore and senior Conor Creighton added a penalty kick to cap the scoring.

Marlboro 3, Manchester 0

Mike Steinberg scored two goals and Ryan Riccardi netted the other as the Mustangs blanked the Hawks.

Barnegat 5, Monmouth 2

Barnegat scored three times during a six-minute span of the first half, including two goals by senior Matt White, to ignite a win over the Falcons.

White scored consecutive goals to make it 3-1 and junior Ken Franke scored to make it 4-1 for the third goal in six minutes. Franke also added a goal in the second half to put the game away.

Sean Toner opened the scoring for Barnegat in the fourth minute before Prabhnoor Singh evened the game for Monmouth. Andy Sanchez scored just before the half to pull the Falcons within 4-2 going to the break.

Lacey 3, Raritan 2

Senior Mike Cyphers scored two goals and assisted one by sophomore Kody Besser to lead the Lions to a road win over the Rockets. Besser also assisted one of Cyphers's goals.

Senior Connor Smith scored both goals for Raritan.

 

Non-Conference

Keyport 5, East Brunswick Tech 1

Joe Lanzaro scored two goals and assisted another to lead the Red Raiders over East Brunswick Tech. Breandain Greene pitched in a goal and an assist while Kevin Hernandez and Adrian Sabatino each added a goal for Keyport.

Pleasantville 3, Lakewood 2

 

 

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