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Shore Conference Tournament


At Memorial Field, Summerfield School, Neptune

(2) Howell 3, (3) Holmdel 1

After 240 scoreless minutes to open the tournament, Howell (11-2-2, 12-2-1) exploded for three goals in the second half and the Rebels topped the Hornets to reach the Shore Conference Tournament final for the first time in 15 years.

Senior J.P. Candela was in the middle of all three Howell goals, including the finishing end of the third goal. The Rebels broke the ice just 54 seconds into the second half, with sophomore John Fiorillo chipping a shot from the edge of the 18-yard box to the far right corner of the net for a 1-0 lead.

Candela took a pass from sophomore Nick Turturro, attacked all the way to the end line and centered a pass back toward the penalty spot. Aiden Pacheco got to it first and played it back to an open Fiorillo, who finished off the play.

Howell gave itself some breathing room in the 67th on a goal by Turturro off a short cross from Candela. Senior Nick Spisak beat the defense up the left side all the way to the end line and found Candela open on the near side. Candela kept the ball moving toward the middle and Turturro converted a wide-open shot for a 2-0 Rebels lead.

Holmdel cut its deficit in half in the 71st, when sophomore Kieran Hayes skied for a header on a cross by junior Frankie Brusco and slammed it in.

Howell had a quick response, with Candela drawing a foul just inside the 18-yard box and converting the penalty kick.

(1) CBA 2, (13) Middletown North 1

Senior Jack D'Eletto drilled a 20-yard shot to the upper right corner of the frame in the 79th minute and the Colts (14-1) escaped with a win over the Lions (7-6-1) to reach the Shore Conference Tournament final for the second straight year.

Middletown North leveled the scored on a goal by freshman Paul Que in the 64th minute. Senior defender C.J. Crolius played the ball forward and Que ran it down, fought off a defender and slipped the shot to the far right corner of the net.

With time winding down, CBA junior Dimitry Corba slipped a pass to D'Eletto, who touched the ball to his right and ripped a shot that sliced away from Middletown North goalkeeper Andrew Marinelli and tucked inside the upper 90.

CBA took the lead in the 20th minute on another elite strike. Junior Dylan Millevoi collected a pass from Corba and dipped a shot under the crossbar for a 1-0 CBA lead.

Colts goalkeeper Miles Gallagher protected the 1-0 lead with a close-range save in the 27th minute.

CBA moves on to face Howell in Saturday's SCT championship game at Memorial Field, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m.


Regular Season

Class B Central

Point Beach 6, Keyport 0



Freehold Boro 2, Lacey 1 (OT)

Ocean 4, Barnegat 0

Toms River East 3, Point Boro 3

Toms River North 1, Manasquan 0

Central 2, Jackson Liberty 1

Wall 2, Brick Memorial 2

Pinelands at Southern, 7 p.m.





Asbury Park at Long Branch – Canceled


Allentown at Donovan Catholic – Canceled


Wednesday, Oct. 19


Lakewood 3, Ranney 0


Manalapan 4, Matawan 1

Long Branch 4, Manchester 0



Ewing 2, Middletown South 1

South River 4, Shore 0




Manchester at Middletown North - Canceled

Toms River South at St. Rose - Canceled


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