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Wednesday, May 31

NJSIAA Tournament - Public Quarterfinals

South Group 4

(4) Southern 12, (5) Monroe 7

Senior attackman Hayden Lucas scored four goals and added two assists and junior goalie Nick Roesch made 14 saves to send the two-time defending sectional champion Rams (13-6) past the Falcons (15-5) and into the semifinals.

Southern led 4-2 after the first quarter and 6-2 at halftime but had to hold off a third-quarter charge by Monroe, which cut it to 9-7 with four goals in the third quarter and the first goal of the fourth quarter. Southern responded with three unanswered goals to put the game away.

Sophomore Liam Grifin registered three goals and one assist, senior midfielder Joey DeYoung posted two goals and two assists, and senior Ty Murawski scored twice. Junior attackman Konnor Forlai added a goal and an assist.

Southern will face No. 1 Eastern in the semifinals.


(1) Eastern 15, (8) Manalapan 5


South Group 3

(2) Ocean City 18, (7) Jackson Memorial 8

Junior attackman Drew Barocoas, junior midfielder Elias Craig, and freshman attackman Emanuel Jastrzebski each scored twice and junior goalie Russell Cender made 19 saves but the Jaguars (11-6) saw their season come to an end at the hands of the Red Raiders (13-6) at Carey Field.

Freshman LSM Elijah Coffman and senior midfielder Alex Areil each scored twice and junior face-off specialist Zach O'Connell won 14 of 22 face-offs to conclude a standout year in which he won 73 percent of draws.

Charlie Schutta tallied four goals and three assists and Pat Grimley had two goals and four assists to lead Ocean City.


South Group 2

(1) Manasquan 18, (9) Seneca 3

Junior midfielder Brody Muly delivered a career-high five goals while senior attackman Matt Porazzo and sophomore attackman Brandon Kunz each tallied two goals and four assists to power the Warriors (16-5) to a dominant win over the Golden Eagles (8-10) to advance to the semifinals.

Manasquan led 7-0 after the first quarter and 12-2 at halftime.

Senior midfielder Blake Gorski totaled two goals and three assists, senior midfielder James Farinacci had two goals and two assists, and sophomore attackman Ryan Aldi scored twice. Sophomore midfielder Matt Schneider added a goal and an assist. Juniors Joe Carabetta and Cole Schartz each scored once.

Ty Therman won 13 of 17 at the face-off X while goalies Nick Bounassi (4 saves), Pat Loxley (3 saves), and Cooper Daly shared time in goal.

Manasquan will host No. 4 Holmdel in the semifinals at 4 p.m. on Friday.


(4) Holmdel 10, (5) Allentown 7

Freshman attackman Finn Buchan scored four goals and assisted on two others and senior goalie Andrew Arredondo was superb with 19 saves as the Hornets (17-4) continued their historic season by defeating the Redbirds (13-8) to advance to the section semifinals for the first time in program history.

Holmdel jumped out to a lightning-quick 2-0 lead on goals by sophomore attackman Brian Volpe and Buchan - both set up by junior midfielder Will Gilfillan - in the opening minute. Volpe and Buchan both scored again to stake the Hornets to a 4-0 lead in the first 7:23 of the game. Holmdel rode that cushion the rest of the way, building an 8-3 halftime advantage and leading 9-5 heading into the fourth quarter.

Gilfillan tallied two goals and three assists, Volpe had two goals and two assists, and senior attackman Kyle Kapcsos and junior midfielder Gary Collyer each scored once. Holmdel's 6-on-6 defense was tremendous in front of Arredondo with poles Jack Podesta, Matt Tempone, Nick Gomez, and Marcus Cermele leading the charge.

Holmdel's face-off unit also did a great job against Allentown senior Walter Zhao, who entered the game having won 91 percent (315-for-342) of face-offs this season. Zhao and Allentown unofficially won 14 of 21 at the X but Holmdel sophomore FOGO Jack Powers and the wings were able to prevent him from taking over the game. Holmdel also held Allentown's leading scorer, sophomore Sean McCaffery, without a goal. McCaffery entered with 56 goals and 38 assists for 94 points. Freshman Brian McCaffery scored three goals while Jordan Duffy, Dylan Fotheringham, Carmen Capone, and Zhao each scored once.

Holmdel will travel to No. 1 Manasquan at 4 p.m. on Friday.. It will be the second meeting between the two teams this season after Manasquan won 11-8 during the Shore Conference Tournament.

Check back for a game story and a photo gallery.


South Group 1

(1) Rumson-Fair Haven 18, (8) Lower Cape May 1

Senior attackman Cole Cashion sank five goals and assisted on another and junior LSM Brody Page tallied two goals and one assist to lead the Bulldogs (18-4) to a blowout victory over the Caper Tigers (16-3).

Freshman attackman Luke Lydon also tallied two goals and one assist while senior midfielder Zach Iwan and sophomore attackman Grayson Goldin each scored twice. Matthew Casazza added a goal and an assist while junior midfielder Leo Passalaqua, senior defenseman Beau Kemler, freshman Joseph Whitehouse, and senior Ethan Smith had one goal apiece. Sophomore Frank Argilaos dished out two assists.

Junior face-off ace Luke Marascio won 7 of 11 at the X and DJ Devine went 5-for-9. Marshall Halfacre started in goal and made four saves to earn the win, while sophomore Mickey Walker also saw time and made two saves.

Rumson will host No. 4 Haddonfield in the semifinals. The two teams met on the first day of the season with Rumson coming away with a 13-3 victory.


(2) Glen Ridge 9, (7) Shore 5



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