Gloria Nilson & Co. Opening Day Lacrosse Scoreboard, 3/25/15
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Class A North
Middletown North 17, Neptune 3
Junior attackman Ryan Aker scored four goals and assisted on four others and senior attackman Justin Russo sank five goals to go along with one assist as the Lions (1-0, 1-0) opened the season with a lopsided win over the Scarlet Fliers.
Junior attackman Bryan Flannigan scored three goals and had two assists and senior midfielder Tom Terranova had two goals, two assists and a team-leading seven ground balls. Senior goalie Kevin Powers made eight saves to pick up the win.
St. John Vianney 7, Freehold Township 6 (2OT)
Junior attackman Tom Hanson scored the game-winning goal 51 seconds into the second overtime period as the Lancers (1-0) won a thriller over the Patriots (0-1). With the Lancers on a two-man advantage, Hanson took a pass from senior midfielder Matt Adelfio and fired a shot in to complete the comeback for St. John Vianney.
Hanson finished with three goals and one assist while Adelfio assisted on five goals while scoring once. St. John Vianney was down 6-4 in the fourth quarter, but outshot Freehold Township 11-2 in the final quarter and tied the score on goals by senior middie Richie Mullarkey and Hanson in the final 6:50. Senior LSM came up huge with nine ground balls, including an assist on sophomore Ryan Gilfillan's goal with one second left in the first half. Junior goalie D.J. Soriano made five saves to earn the victory.
Senior midfielder Billy Sasso scored three goals and won 11-of-12 face-offs for Freehold Township, while Kevin Patten had a goal and two assists. Matt Schroepfer finished with eight saves, including two in the first overtime period.
Brick 12, Point Boro 1
Hunter Palmer sank seven goals and added three assists and Pat Adamitis had a goal and two assists as the Dragons (1-0) dropped the Panthers (0-1), who were playing in their first varsity game.
Lacey 16, Middletown South 6
Connor Wilson scored a game-high four goals and Lucas Sirotniak added two goals and two assists to lead the Lions (1-0) past the Eagles (0-1). Tim Gleason and Kiernan Quinn each scored three goals with one assist, Dan McAvoy scored twice and Ryan Mahon had a goal and two assists. Mike Trezza made eight saves.
Red Bank 22, Donovan Catholic 12
Cole Smolokoff scored seven goals along with four assists and Dan Vilardi also scored seven times to lead the Bucs' (1-0) blowout of the Griffins (0-1). Brian Fagan had three goals and five assists and Brayden Seeley added four goals and two assists. Junior goalie John Pierce made 21 saves.
Long Branch 8, Union City 7
T.J. Conlon and Andrew Tomas each scored four goals, and Christian Berrocal made seven saves to lead the Green Wave (1-0) to their first win in program history. Conlon added eight ground balls and Tomas had seven to help secure the milestone victory.
Brick Memorial 13, North Brunswick 7
Billy Porter scored a game-high five goals and added an assist to lead the Mustangs (1-0) past the Zebras (0-1) in a nonconference game. Dylan Visser and Bailey Sharpe each scored twice.
Howell 11, Robbinsville 9
Senior attackman Marc Buannic scored three goals and assisted on five more, including scoring twice in the fourth quarter to snap an eight-all tie, to lead the Rebels (1-0) to a nonconference win over the Ravens (0-1). Senior Zack Ornstein won 20 of 23 face-offs and added two assists, while Jake Sherman sank three goals and Ryder Verdoni had two goals and an assist. Ian Colmorgan made eight saves to preserve the win.
Southern 14, Oakcrest 2
Senior attackman Dylan Jinks led the way with four goals and three assists, including the 200th goal of his career, as the Rams (1-0) opened their season by thrashing the Falcons (0-1) in a nonconference game. Chris Smith also scored four goals while James Manzo had two goals and two assist. Senior goalie Brendan Lefanto made nine saves.
CBA 5, Princeton 4
Mike Carroll scored twice and Nick Casner added a key insurance goal in the fourth quarter to go along with three assists as the Colts (1-0) picked up a solid road victory against the Tigers (0-1). Cologialo Mascara and John Salcedo also scored while Nick Gazzillo added an assist.
Caldwell 7, Rumson-Fair Haven 6 (OT)
Henry Sillen scored three times and added two assists, and Robbie Garavente, Griffin Schultz and Charlie Curran also found the back of the net, but the Chiefs (1-0) rallied late to knock off the Bulldogs (0-1).
Rumson led 6-3 with under 90 seconds left in regulation before Caldwell scored three unanswered goals, including the tying marker by freshman James Miller with 19 seconds remaining, to send the game to overtime. With just over two minutes left in the first overtime, Ryan Schaffer scored to complete the stunning comeback victory for the Chiefs.