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Shore Conference Tournament

Opening Round

(8) Colts Neck 6, (25) Central 4

Senior Jairo Chira unleashed a hat trick and sophomore Sam Gershon scored twice to lead the Cougars to a high-scoring win over the Golden Eagles and into the SCT round of 16 Friday.

Senior Nick Mavica assisted two of Chira's three goals -- the first two of which came in the first half and the last of which came in the first minute of the second half.

Senior Ryan Gershon also scored a goal and assisted one of the goals by Ryan Gershon.

Senior Ryan DiCillo carried Central with a hat trick and an assist.

(4) Freehold Twp. 3, (29) Raritan 0

Senior Tim Bertscha scored a goal and assisted another as the Patriots blanked the Rockets to move on to Friday's SCT round of 16 to play No. 13 Middletown North.

Juniors Alessandro Principato and Victor Torres each added a goal while seniors Noah Jones and Aidan Englander each supplied an assist for Freehold Township.

(16) Southern 3, (17) Jackson Liberty 2

Senior Aidan Antonio scored the game-winning goal early in the second half and the Rams held on to beat the Lions and earn a trip to play top-seeded CBA Friday in the SCT round of 16.

(15) Manasquan 2, (18) Manalapan 0

Sophomore Griffin Linstra broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 70th minute and within the next two minutes, freshman Cruz Farkas added another as the Warriors came alive late to knock out the Braves.

Linstra knocked in a long throw-in by senior Mike Flanagan for a 1-0 Manasquan lead. In the 72nd, senior Aidan Sugrue knocked a bouncing ball over to Farkas, who buried a 14-yard shot from straight on to give Manasquan an insurance goal.

Manasquan moves on to play No. 2 Howell in the SCT round of 16.

(22) Toms River South 3, (11) Neptune 2

Senior Eddie Candia scored the game-winner within a minute of Neptune's equalizer in the second half and the Indians picked up a road win over the Scarlet Fliers to earn a trip to the round of 16.

Junior Kenny Caruso scored the first Toms River South goal and a goal by senior Devon Costa gave Toms River South a 2-1 lead.

Senior Ernst Louisius scored both Neptune goals, including the equalizer in the 64th minute that preceded Candia's game-winner.

(3) Holmdel 3, (30) Ranney 0

Sophomore Stephan Kapronov scored all three Holmdel goals and the Hornets coasted to a shutout win over the Panthers to reach Friday's round of 16.

(13) Middletown North 3, (20) Matawan 1

Senior Mike Colantino scored a goal and assisted another as the Lions upended the Huskies to advance to the SCT round of 16 Friday at No. 4 Freehold Township.

Sophomore Josiah Stepney and junior Travis Soto scored the other two Middletown North goals, with Matt Silva and Nick Dean each contributing an assist.

(10) Middletown South 3, (23) Lacey 2 (OT)

Junior Shawn McCann scored two goals and assisted the golden goal by freshman Luke Strada in the 89th minute as the Eagles prevailed with an overtime win over the Lions.

Junior Connor Noon and senior Logan Gross each scored for Lacey, with Gross scoring the equalizer late in the second half to push the game into extra time.

(7) Rumson-Fair Haven 6, (26) Jackson Memorial 1

Senior Alec Pentikis went off for a hat trick and the Bulldogs rolled over the Jaguars to advance to Friday's round of 16 against No. 10 Middletown South.

Sophomore Ronan Hogg added two goals for Rumson and senior Matt Cornette rounded out the Bulldogs' scoring with his first career goal.

Junior Peyton Collimore scored 12 minutes into the match to open the scoring before Rumson answered with six unanswered goals.

(6) Marlboro 8, (27) Lakewood 0

Junior Yasine Isa scored two goals and senior Matt Barreira posted a goal and three assists to help the Mustangs handle the Piners to earn a round-of-16 home game Friday against No. 22 Toms River South.

(12) Long Branch 1, (21) St. Rose 0

Senior Jeremy Hernandez scored on a free kick nine minutes into the match and the Green Wave hung on to edge the Purple Roses and advance to the SCT round of 16 Friday at No. 5 Point Pleasant Boro.

(5) Point Boro 2, (28) Manchester 0

Junior John Witkowski scored off a feed from senior Max Dyba in the seventh minute and senior Brett Leschinski closed out a Panthers win over the Hawks with a goal in the 62nd minute.

Point Boro, which beat Manchester for the second time in a span of a week, moves on to Friday's round of 16 to host No. 12 Long Branch.

(14) Wall 1, (19) Ocean 0

Junior Bo Pepe blasted the game-winning goal into the net in the 75th minute off a pass from classmate Jake Petillo and the Crimson Knights battle past the Spartans to reach the round of 16 Friday at No. 3 Holmdel.

(24) Toms River East 3, (9) Toms River North 2 (OT)

Senior Kajus Matazinskas scored the golden goal five minutes into overtime and the Raiders paid back the Mariners for an earlier overtime loss by beating them in the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament.

Matazinskas scored the tying goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute before breaking free midway through overtime for the winning finish.

Toms River East jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by sophomore Tommy Renkin, but Toms River North stormed in front before halftime on two goals by senior Ray Keller. It was Keller who scored the golden goal in Toms River North's 1-0, overtime win over Toms River East in the regular season.


Shore Conference Coaches’ Cup


Red Bank 4, Brick Memorial 1

Junior Danny Dougan posted a hat trick and the Bucs topped the Mustangs for their first win of the season. Freshman Alex Salvo added a goal and senior Carlos Guerra dished out two assists.

Brick at St. John Vianney, 6 p.m.

Freehold Boro 3, Barnegat 0

Juniors Ammar Danish scored two goals and senior Kieran McLean chipped in another as the Colonials went on the road to beat the Bengals and advance in the Shore Coaches' Cup.



Red Bank Catholic 4, Henry Hudson 0



Holmdel at Middletown North - Canceled

CBA at Ocean – PPD, TBA

Barnegat at Raritan – PPD, TBA

Point Boro at St. Rose – Canceled

Manchester at St. John Vianney – PPD, TBA

Central at Jackson Liberty – PPD, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

Manasquan at Brick Memorial – Canceled


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