Boys Soccer Wednesday Scoreboard, 9/25/19
Class A North
Long Branch 4, Howell 0
Senior Patrick O'Dwyer recorded another hat trick - giving him eight goals in Long Branch's last two games - to lead the Green Wave (4-4-1, 3-1-0) to a win over the Rebels (2-8, 0-5). Augusto Bomtempo scored the other Long Branch goal.
Manalapan 2, Middletown South 2
Senior Tyler Jerome knocked in a Danny Minze throw-in and junior Matt Glynn converted a penalty kick as the Eagles (5-3-2, 1-2-2) erased a 2-0 deficit over the final 13 minutes of regulation to salvage a draw with the Braves (1-5-1, 1-3-1).
Senior Mike Schimbeno headed in a corner kick by sophomore James Bruno in the first half and assisted a goal by senior James Besser in the second half.
No. 4 CBA 4, No. 10 Freehold Boro 1
Senior Luke Pascarella assisted goals by junior Shane Borenius and senior Mike Casper and the Colts (4-2-1, 2-2-1) handled the Colonials (5-4, 2-3).
Borenius opened the scoring in the seventh minute and senior Chris Vollrath made it 2-0 in the 12th off a feed from junior Ryan Mojares. Sophomore Declan Kelly scored off a rebound in the 20th and Casper's goal in the 58th capped the scoring.
Senior Isaac Ball scored in the 50th minute to pull Freehold Boro within 3-1.
Class A Central
No. 1 Holmdel 5, Manasquan 2
Senior Jack Giamanco recorded a hat trick and the Hornets (10-0, 5-0) rolled by the Warriors (3-5, 2-2) to clinch no worse than a share of the Class A Central championship.
Holmdel has now gone unbeaten in 46 straight games and can clinch the outright A Central title for a third straight year by beating one-win Red Bank Catholic on October or with one more divisional loss each for Monmouth Regional, Raritan and Rumson-Fair Haven.
Giamanco headed in a throw-in by Felix Doebbel in the 13th minute to open the scoring and assisted a goal by senior Eric Hinds 32 seconds into the second half to stake Holmdel to a 2-0 lead.
Manasquan answered 56 seconds later when senior Drew Greenblatt headed in corner kick by junior Simon Cardenas but Holmdel came right back within two minutes. Senior Mark Walier shielded a defender to receive senior Jason Ng's throw, turned and fired a shot to the upper right corner of the netting.
Giamanco scored his second goal by running onto a through-ball from Hinds to the far right post and knocking it in in the 55th. He capped the hat trick and the scoring in the 73rd with a counter-attack goal off an assist from Walier.
Junior Tommy Johnson scored Manasquan's other goal, which came on a direct kick that cut Holmdel's lead to 4-2 in the 70th.
Raritan 5, Shore 1
Senior Joe Seber scored two goals and junior Hunter Amoedo and senior Connor Smith each added a goal and an assist as the Rockets (5-3, 2-2) scored four unanswered goals to pull away from the Blue Devils (2-6-1, 0-4-0).
Freshman Lupo Ryder scored the other Raritan goal. Sophomore Jack Walker scored off a pass from Donovan Davis for the Shore goal.
Rumson-Fair Haven 3, Red Bank Catholic 0
Freshman Alec Pentikis recorded the first hat trick of his high school career and the Bulldogs (4-4, 2-1) blanked the Caseys (1-8, 0-3) for their third straight win. Pentikis's older brother, Luke, assisted one of the goals and junior Dylan Haley set up the other two.
Class B North
No. 9 Middletown North 3, Red Bank 0
Junior Aidan Cardella scored two goals and assisted another by classmate Denzel Boeteng to lead the Lions (7-3, 3-1) to a shutout win over the Bucs (3-5, 0-4). Boeteng also assisted one of Cardella's goals.
No. 6 Wall 1, Neptune 0
Sophomore Terence Byrnes scored off a pass from junior Jake Pepe in the 67th minute and the Crimson Knights edged the Scarlet Fliers.
Matawan 3, St. John Vianney 1
Senior Ryan Leonard scored two goals and the Huskies (5-3-1, 3-1-0) fought off the Lancers (1-8-1, 0-4-0). Justin Skeete added the third Matawan goal.
No. 8 Colts Neck 1, Ocean 0
Junior Jake Gershon scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute off a pass from junior Jacob Carreira to lift the Cougars (6-1, 4-0) and goalkeeper Dylan Jacobs to another shutout win, this time over the Spartans (3-6, 2-2) for the team's sixth clean sheet of the season.