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Class A North

Manalapan 1, Freehold Boro 0

Junior Tyler Pylarinos buried a 20-yard strike into the far right side netting in the 18th minute and the Braves and goalkeeper Matteo Paolillo made it hold up in an opening-day win over the Colonials.

Junior Tyler Kats set up the lone goal of the game to earn the assist and Paolillo preserved the lead and the shutout with a key save midway through the second hald.

Middletown South 2, No. 3 Freehold Twp. 1

Junior Alex Soto converted a penalty kick and a second goal to stake Middletown South to a two-goal lead early in the second half and the Eagles held on to knock off the Patriots for a season-opening statement.

Senior Kyle Chalfin cut the Freehold Township deficit in half with a goal off a pass from classmate Noah Jones.

Howell 2, Middletown North 0

Senior Nick Spisak assisted the first goal of the game in the seventh minute, then scored an insurance notch in the 60th to spark the Rebels to an opening-day win over the Lions.

Sophomore Nick Turturro got Howell on the board early off the set-up from Spisak, who later converted a pass from junior J.P. Candela midway through the second half to cap the scoring.

Marlboro 1, No. 1 CBA 0

Senior Cade Jacobs nailed a shot from beyond the top of the 18-yard box early in the first overtime period and the Mustangs stunned the No. 1 Colts to open their season in grand fashion.

The loss is the first true loss for CBA against a team from the Shore Conference since Sept. 17, 2019, when Marlboro also beat the Colts by a score of 1-0. After that loss to the Mustangs, CBA went 33-0-4 vs. Shore Conference teams before stumbling Thursday against Marlboro on its new on-campus turf field, named for legendary head coach Dan Keane.

Marlboro nearly broke through with under eight minutes left, but a goal was disallowed due to an offsides call.


Class A Central

No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 2, Shore 0

Sophomore Ronan Hogg assisted the game's first goal and added one for himself in the second half as the Bulldogs opened up their season by blanking the Blue Devils.

Hogg slipped a pass through the defense in the 31st minute and senior Jacob Brown chipped a shot into the net for the first goal of the season.

In the 68th, Hogg got in the scoring column by finishing a pass from sophomore Luke DeAngelo.

Cole Herman earned the opening-day start in goal and picked up his first career shutout.

Raritan 2, Red Bank Catholic 0

Senior Lucas Hutnick assisted goals by seniors Jack Granite and Lupo Ryder and the Rockets defense and goalkeeper Vinny Sadowski made it stand up in a season-opening win over the Caseys.

Granite opened the scoring in the 14th minute and Ryder gave Raritan some additional breathing room with his goal in the 60th minute.

No. 5 Holmdel 3, Monmouth 0

Sophomore Kieran Hynes opened up the scoring late in the first half and the Hornets tacked on two more goals after intermission to secure an opening-day win over the Falcons.

Junior David Weiner converted a penalty kick to extend the lead to 2-0 and junior Jaime Palmer buried a strike from outside the 18-yard box to cap the scoring in the 68th minute.


Class A South

Jackson Memorial 2, Brick 0

Senior Tom McChesney and junior Stephen Csatari each scored a goal with Nick Patti notching an assist as the Jaguars and goalkeeper Chris Schoener picked up the opening-day shutout over the Green Dragons.

No. 8 Toms River East 2, Brick Memorial 2

Senior Ryan Kozlej drew a foul in the box and converted the game-tying penalty kick midway through the second half -- the last goal scored by either the Raiders or the Mustangs in an opening-night draw.

Toms River East jumped out on top on a goal by senior Kajus Matazinskas off a feed from junior Sean Peck. Brick Memorial responded with the equalizer, which came on a volley from freshman Paul DiRosa off a throw-in by senior Connor Hackett.

Brick Memorial took the lead on a goal by Pat Schlagenhaft early in the second half.

Toms River North 3, Southern 2

Junior Anthony Ruggerio scored the first of three unanswered Toms River North goals and the Mariners held off a late surge from the Rams to seal up an opening-night win.

Ruggerio converted a pass from senior Kosta Papanikolas in the ninth minute, then senior Ray Keller assisted goals by junior Luke Montanile and sophomore Mike Venegas. The Venegas goal extended the Toms River North lead to 3-0 in the 56th minute.

Senior Mathieu Leonard got Southern on the board with a penalty kick in the 65th minute and the Rams made the Mariners sweat out the final minutes thanks to a goal by sophomore Jefferson Rubi Cruz in the 77th.


Class B North

Matawan 4, Red Bank 2

Four different players found the back of the net for four unanswered Matawan goals and the Huskies rolled to a win over the Bucs to open the season.

Sean Hart opened the scoring in the 15th minute and both Amar Dzombalic and Alex Roarke added goals before halftime. Aaron Kalish made it 4-0 with a goal four minutes into the second half.

Senior Carlos Guerra got Red Bank on the board in the 50th minute and classmate Mario Moza added a second Bucs goal in the 70th.

No. 5 Ocean 1, No. 7 Neptune 0 (OT)

Senior Thomas Alessi scored the golden goal off a service by junior Justin Cook with 30 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Spartans a thrilling win over the Scarlet Fliers in the 2022 season-opener for both.

Junior Zack Frabizio and the Ocean defense kept Neptune's potent attack off the board for nearly 100 minutes, with Frabizio saving four shots to pick up the shutout.

Colts Neck 1, St. John Vianney 0

Sophomore Kyle Moore scored his first career goal and it proved the difference as the Cougars clipped the Lancers on the road and under the lights to open up the season.


Class B Central

St. Rose 1, Ranney 0

Isaiah Taylor scored off a cross from Packey O'Hearn in the second half for the game's lone goal and the Purple Roses overcame a standout showing by Ranney keeper Glen Cantalupo to pick up the opening-day win over the Panthers.


Class B South

Point Boro 2, Lacey 1

Senior Jared Elliot set up the equalizer in the 18th minute and scored the winner nine minutes later as the Panthers bounced back from an early penalty kick, then survived a red card in the 74th minute to upend the defending division champion Lions.

Junior John Witkowski scored the tying goal when he headed in Elliot's corner kick, which he served with a low, liner that found Witkowski's head just past the near right post.

In the 27th, junior Chase Norling played a diagonal pass over the defense and toward the far left post, where Elliot tracked it down and one-timed a shot to the far right corner of the goal.

Lacey jumped on top by earning a penalty kick in the 72nd minute, with senior Ethan Riley converting the kick for a 1-0 Lacey lead.

Jackson Liberty 4, Pinelands 1

Senior Jim Capucci opened the Jackson Liberty scoring with a free kick in the third minute and closed it with his second goal in the 75th as the Lions rolled to a season-opening win over the Wildcats.

Seniors Connor Yurgel and Gerard Cerino each added goals before the 20-minute mark of the first half to get Jackson Liberty off and running. Yurgel knocked in a free-kick service from senior Nick Malangone to make the score 2-0 in 12th minute, then assisted Cerino's goal three minutes later to extend the Lions lead to 3-0.

Senior Joe Cardillo got Pinelands on the board with a goal in the 72nd minute.



Manchester 2, Henry Hudson 0

Junior Joey Kurak scored six minute before halftime and senior teammate Muberaq Aderogba struck five minutes into the second half as the Hawks used its two scores on either end of the intermission to beat the Admirals on opening day.

Kurak ran down a through-ball from senior Diego Martinez and finished inside the box in the 34th after two touches toward the keeper. In the 46th, Aderogba settled a throw-in from senior Anthony Raimondi before unleashing a 15-yard strike for the second Manchester goal.

Sophomore Phinn Kozic helped keep Henry Hudson in the game with his 18 saves, including a quick reaction for a save on a diving header by senior Evan Weiner.



Barnegat 4, Pilgrim Academy 2

Julian Marfino scored twice in a 12-minute span of the first half to erase a 1-0 Pilgrim lead and the Bengals went on to pick up an opening-day win.

Marfino's equalizer came in the 13th minute and his goal off a pass from senior Jesse Hedlund gave Barnegat the 2-1 lead.

Freshman Leo Chamorro extended the lead to 3-1 in the 44th with his first varsity goal and after Pilgrim Academy chopped its deficit back to one, Justin Patterson slammed in a rebound in the 63rd to cap the scoring.

Manville 8, Asbury Park 0



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