Girls Soccer Tuesday Shore Conference Tournament and Shore Coaches’ Cup Scoreboard, Oct. 10
Shore Conference Tournament
No. 11 Toms River North 1, No. 22 Holmdel 0
Senior goalkeeper Brielle Bell was tested by Holmdel throughout the second half and she came up with every save -- including several point-blank stops -- to help Toms River North win, 1-0, in the first round of the SCT.
Senior Alexis Garcia scored the game's lone goal in the 62nd minute on an indirect free kick inside the box. Senior Kaylee Nagle lightly tapped the ball for Garcia who blasted it towards the goal, bouncing it off a Holmdel defender and into the goal.
Holmdel had an easy time getting the ball down the left flank for several open shots on net, but Bell came up with the save each time. Bell also made easy work of the two free kicks Holmdel took outside the 18 yard-line late in the second half.
Toms River North will travel to play No. 6 Wall on Thursday in the second round of the SCT.
No. 12 Brick Memorial 2, No. 21 Colts Neck 1
Brick Memorial avoided the upset and scored the game-winner in the 74th minute to advance into the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament. Senior Chloe Gellici scored the winning goal on a header off a free kick from sophomore Reese Keane.
Junior Brooke DeAlmeida scored the first goal of the game in the 37th minute on a shot from just outside the 18 yard line past a diving Mia Nikolic. Just a minute prior, Nikolic made a great save on a shot from inside the box, but Colts Neck could not clear the ball out.
Junior Terri Morgan scored the equalizer for Colts Neck in the 42nd minute. The Mustang defense was not organized and Giselle Lizardi came out to get the ball and Morgan was able to get to the ball first and put it in an empty net. Colts Neck had several chances to score on an empty net, but could not capitalize.
Brick Memorial will travel to play No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven on Thursday in the second round of the SCT.
No. 13 Howell 3, No. 20 Shore Regional 0
Howell scored two first-half goals and added a second-half goal to defeat Shore Regional in the opening round of the SCT, 3-0. Nine minutes into the game, freshman Makenzie Memmolo scored her eighth goal of the season off a pass from junior Ashley Smith, which ended up being the game-winner.
The Rebels scored their other two goals on penalty kicks. Senior Leila Oshiro scored her penalty kick in the 28th minute and senior Jade Vieira scored in the 43rd minute. Senior Madison Smith earned her fifth shutout of the season.
Howell will travel to play No. 4 Red Bank Catholic on Thursday in the second round of the SCT.
No. 14 Marlboro 3, No. 19 Red Bank Regional 0
Junior Carly Guzzardo scored a hat trick for Marlboro to lead them to an opening-round victory over Red Bank, 3-0. This is the second straight season the Mustangs defeated RBR in the opening round.
Guzzardo scored her first goal in the 15th minute on a free kick just outside the 18 yard-line that went over goalkeeper Harper Brechman’s hands. She added two more goals in the second half; sophomore Samantha Arntz assisted the second goal and junior Brooke Gordon assisted the third.
“Carly is the type of player who can motivate a team,” Marlboro coach Marc Strumwasser said. “She brings a high level of talent and energy every time she steps on the field. The team feeds off that. She stepped up in a game we needed her to.”
Marlboro will travel to play No. 3 Central Regional on Thursday in the second round of the SCT.
No. 15 Trinity Hall 1, No. 18 Toms River South 0
Junior Mary Catherine O’Connor scored the game's lone goal in the 18th minute to give Trinity Hall the opening-round victory. Freshman Grace Greene won the ball played by a Toms River South defender and found a streaking O’Connor on a seam pass. Trinity Hall entered the game with only three goals against and sophomore Emily Venezia picked up her eighth shutout of the season.
“Today’s back four of Bella Anzevino, Grace Greene, Eliza Chiles and Maeve Bradley were so well organized and disciplined,” Trinity Hall coach Patrick Trombetta said. “Throughout the season, they have had a bend-but-not-break attitude only allowing three goals in 12 contests. Ryan Raynor has also played significant minutes in the back. These five players along with goalkeeper Emily Venezia have been the foundation of the team’s success.”
Trinity Hall will travel to play No. 2 Freehold Township on Thursday in the second round of the SCT.
No 17 Manasquan 2, No. 16 Toms River South 1
Manasquan fought back from trailing 1-0 late in the first half to score two unanswered goals and win the opening-round match in the SCT, 2-1. Toms River East controlled the majority of the first half, keeping the ball on its offensive end and applying pressure on the Warriors defense.
TRE scored first when senior Amanda Barr received a pass in the box from senior Sydney Murphy and scored in the 31st minute. After the Raiders goal, Manasquan woke up, started to take control and go on the attack.
“Coach and I were saying how proud we are because sometimes when we get scored on first we react instead of responding,” Manasquan coach Bailey Price said. “We have been asking them to just respond and today instead of reacting to that goal they responded.”
Manasquan did not wait long to respond, scoring the equalizer four minutes later in the 35th minute. Senior Rylie Rampone received a pass from senior Bianca Chiarella and took a shot from 35 yards out that went in the top corner of the goal.
“I just tried to pick up the team after they scored and tell them this is not the end of the game,” Rampone said. “The second half we communicated a lot more and it helped us.”
The Warriors scored the game-winner in the 50th minute, when Renee Herbert converted a penalty kick after a TRE player fouled a Manasquan player in the box. Toms River East did not have many chances in the second half on the offensive end.
“At the end of the first half, it was clicking so we made small tweaks at halftime,” Price said. “The formation they (TRE) were playing, they had a lot of numbers up top so we could not utilize our defenders like we usually do.”
Manasquan will travel to play No. 1 Manalapan on Thursday in the second round of the SCT.
Shore Conference Coaches Cup
No. 16 Matawan 1, No. 17 Ranney 0
No. 13 Barnegat 6, No. 20 Asbury Park 0
Barnegat had six different goal-scorers to earn the first round win in the Shore Conference Coaches Cup. Senior Camryn Gartner earned the shutout in goal and scored a goal for the Bengals. Freshman Kailea Defibaugh scored her first career goal and added an assist.
Barnegat will play No. 4 Monmouth Regional on Thursday in the second round.
No. 14 Jackson Liberty 3, No. 19 Pinelands 2 (OT)
For the second time this season, Jackson Liberty defeated Pinelands in overtime. Junior Delaney Spalthoff scored the golden goal off an assist from Sam Grueiro.
Jackson Liberty will play No. 3 Middletown North on Thursday in the second round.
No. 15 Neptune 3, No. 18 Long Branch 2 (OT)
Senior Kaitlyn Hankins scored the golden goal and her third goal of the game to advance Neptune in the Shore Conference Coaches Cup. The hat trick is Hankins's third of the season and gives her 14 goals on the season.
Neptune will play No. 2 Ocean Township on Thursday in the second round.
Manchester 1, Southern 0
Freshman Madeline Nolan scored the game-winner in the second half in the non-divisional matchup. Junior Kaia Buckley earned her fifth shutout of the season.
No. 4 Central Regional 2, No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 1
Senior Samantha Versnal scored the game-winner in the second half for Central Regional in a non-divisional matchup against Rumson. Senior Emma Harmon assisted both goals for the Golden Eagles in the victory. Junior Aubrey Scoble scored her 10th goal of the season for Rumson.