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NJSIAA Tournament

First Round

North Group IV

2-West Morris 17, 15-Middletown North 0


South Group IV

1-Southern 16, 16-Marlboro 3

Chris Smith led the offensive charge for the Rams (17-2) with five goals and three assists as Southern, the defending sectional champions, moved onto the second round. Brendan Mullen scored four goals and added two assists, and Dylan Jinks scored his 82nd and 83rd goals of the season while also assisting on a pair of goals. Nick Simonelli added a goal and two assists and Shawn McManus scored twice. Brendan Lefanto made 11 saves.

Chris Coyle scored twice for Marlboro (7-11) to record his 100th and 101st career points.

Southern will host eighth-seeded Eastern in the sectional quarterfinals on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.


5-Old Bridge 12, 12-Howell 2

Mark Buannic and Matt Marsh had goals, and Pete Rush made nine saves for the Rebels (9-9).


South Group III

8-Jackson Memorial 7, 9-Kingsway 6

Pete Rinaldi found Scott Wedgeworth for a tap-in goal with eight seconds left in regulation to lift the Jaguars (9-8) to a heart-stopping victory over the Dragons (6-11). Tied at four after three quarters, Jackson pulled ahead on goals by Jan Niec and Alex Aguilar, but Kingsway tied the score at six on Nick Guglietti's goal with 6:27 left and Bill Moran's tally with 1:54 to play.

Troy Wolf led the Jaguars with two goals and one assist and Jan Niec had a goal and two assists. Wedgeworth had a goal and an assist, and also went 7-for-12 on face-offs. Freshman goalie Dylan Furnback made 10 saves. Vinnie Celedonio and Jeff Galatola scored first-quarter goals to help Jackson to an early 3-0 lead.

Jackson will travel to top-seeded Shawnee (15-1) for the sectional quarterfinals.


5-Lacey 16, 8-Mainland 8

R.J. Stawinski scored five goals and added three assists to lead the Lions (13-4) past the Mustangs (8-13) in the first round for their first state playoff win in program history. Dan Cannon finished with three goals and two assists, Pat Moore had two goals and three assists, and Pat Quinn scored three times with one assist. Kyle Fisher made 10 saves.

Lacey will travel to fourth-seeded Princeton on Tuesday for the sectional quarterfinals.


6-West Windsor-Plainsboro South 13, 11-Toms River South 2

Dino Vitale and Matthew Wernerspach each scored for the Indians (5-10) in their loss to the Pirates (10-7).


South Group II

5-Wall 14, 12-Jackson Liberty 1


10-Ocean 11, 7-Red Bank 10


South Group I

6-Manasquan 11, 11-Gov. Livingston 10 (2OT)

Jeff Moran's goal in the second overtime gave the Warriors (11-5) a dramatic victory over the Highlanders (8-10).


12-Delaware Valley 4, 5-Barnegat 3

The Terriers (10-11) scored twice in the fourth quarter to nip the Bengals (13-3) in the opening round. J.J. McKenna had two goals and Ricky Gerena scored once for Barnegat. Matt Grobelny made 9 saves.

Jesse Neighbor made 16 saves for Delaware Valley.


10-A.L. Johnson 11, 7-Holmdel 4

Justin Ruiz made 21 saves for the Hornets (9-8), who were eliminated by the Crusaders (7-11).


Non-Public A

6-Don Bosco Prep 11, 11-Red Bank Catholic 3