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Shore Conference Tournament

Group Stage

Group 1

Jackson Liberty 2, Pinelands 0

Giovanni Batista scored in the 31st minute off a pass from Jose Mayorga and Rafael Cruz added a clincher in the 71st as the Lions upended the Wildcats in a match that marked both their group-play and season-opener.

No. 1 CBA 6, Neptune 0

Dylan Millevoi racked up a hat trick in the first 15 minutes and John Gambale posted a goal and three assists to lead the Colts to a win over the Scarlet Fliers that was called in the 52nd minute due to lightning.

Dimitry Corba opened the scoring in the fourth minute off the first of Gambale's assists and Millevoi then followed with three goals in a span of under 10 minutes to extend the CBA lead to 4-0. Lawrence Mancino extended the lead to 5-0 off another find by Gambale and Owen Wiemer capped the scoring in the 37th minute with a 25-yard strike.


Group 2

Central 4, Manchester 3

David Kroon set up an early goal by fellow senior Keith Swistock and later capped the scoring with a penalty kick in the 58th minute that proved to be the game-winner as the Golden Eagles held off the Hawks in a high-scoring affair.

Jordan Benzon scored off a feed from Dan Palheta in the 19th minute and Swistock's goal extended the Central lead to 2-0 in the 29th.

Joey Kurak scored the first of his two goals to make it 2-1 in the 30th, with Brayden Kurak setting him up for the finish. Central responded before halftime with a goal by Matt Golizio in the 38th minute.

Gabe Occhipinti followed up a rebound after an initial shot by Joey Kurak to pull Manchester within 3-2 in the 50th minute before Kroon's penalty kick extended the lead to 4-2. Joey Kurak scored his second goal of the game to cut the Manchester deficit to 4-3.


Group 3

St. Rose 1, Raritan 0

Jake Kane buried a strike off a feed from Matt Alexis and the Purple Roses walked off with a victory over the Rockets in a game that ended in the 66th minute do to lightning.

No. 10 Manasquan 4, No. 13 Freehold Twp. 1

Sophomore Cruz Farkas scored a goal in each half and the Warriors rolled through the Patriots for an impressive three points in the group stage.

Farkas finished a lay-off from Luke Roy to open the scoring in the 15th minute and later made it 3-0 in the 55th on a 20-yard strike off a feed from Shayne Byrne.

Brandon Kunz gave Manasquan a 2-0 lead with a goal a little more than a minute before halftime, which came off a flicked header from Lucas Farkas.

Mike Gorman got Freehold Township on the board with a goal off a corner kick in the 58th minute, but Manasquan held down the Patriots the rest of the way and added an insurance goal by Roy.

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Group 5

No. 5 Manalapan 4, No. 14 Wall 0

A.J. DeRosa set the tone with a 20-yard blast to the upper 90 two minutes into the match and the Braves piled on with three more goals in the first half to race past the Crimson Knights.

Tyler Pylarinos extended the lead to 2-0 in the 18th minute off the first of two assists from Ano Anzivino. Tyler Kats converted in the 28th minute off a feed from Mike Pepe, who picked up a goal of his own in the 35th off another find by Anzivino.

St. John Vianney 2, Brick Memorial 0

Anthony Marano scored twice in the first 15 minutes off assists from fellow junior Kyle DiMarco and the Lancers secured three points by beating the Mustangs in a game that was called due to lighting and rain just 10 minutes into the second half.

Marano headed in a chip from DiMarco in the first minute of play to open the scoring and later ripped a shot from the top of the 18-yard box to add a goal to St. John Vianney's cushion.


Group 6

Ocean 2, Keyport 0

Chaunci Jones and Zach Sutton each scored in the first half and the Spartans beat the Admirals in a match that was shortened by lightning.

No. 12 Middletown South 2, No. 15 Rumson-Fair Haven 1

Matteo Niglio scored the equalizer two minutes before halftime and Shawn McCann scored the deciding goal on a rebound-and-finish in the 48th minute as the Eagles rallied for a win over the Bulldogs on the road.

Padraig Flynn helped Rumson seize the initial lead by converting a penalty kick in the 18th minute.


Group 7

Brick 3, Ranney 2

Matt Rhodes scored the tying goal midway through the second half and Anthony Martone scored the game-winner in the 70th minute as the Green Dragons rallied from a one-goal, second-half deficit to top the Panthers.

Saeed Torres scored both Ranney goals, including a go-ahead penalty kick early in the second half. Karl Laffredo scored Brick's first-half goal.

No. 9 Long Branch 1, Jackson Memorial 0

Thomas Silva Ferreira scored the game's lone goal off a feed from Nick Ribeiro in the 16th minute and the Green Wave hung on to top the Jaguars and give first-year coach Tim Farrell his first career win.

Gerardo Rodas-Maldonado saved six shots to earn the clean sheet for Long Branch, which played without standout forward Chris Garcia-Lopez after Garcia-Lopez left Saturday's loss at Westfield with a cut above his eye that required stitches.

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Group 9

Matawan 4, Henry Hudson 0

Aiden Lugo and Gavin Hayward each scored a goal in the first half and the Huskies added two more after intermission to finish off a win over the Admirals.

Sal Fassano assisted Lugo's goal in the ninth minute and Hayward scored off a pass from Sean Heart in the 37th. Hart than tallied a goal in the 65th before Andrew Battipaglia scored to finish off the scoring in the 75th.



Group 10

Point Beach 5, Donovan Catholic 2

Ryan Pasola scored a goal in each half, including a rally-killing score in the 65th minute that helped the Garnet Gulls bury the Griffins.

On both goals, Pasola answered scores by Donovan Catholic's Max Durazzo, who accounted for both Griffins goals. Durazzo opened the scoring in the sixth minute and Pasola answered with the equalizer four minutes later. After Durazzo cut the Point Beach lead to 3-2 in the 55th minute, Pasola converted his second goal of the game to make it 4-2 in the 65th.

Logan Batyr and Ronan Lynch each scored before halftime to give Point Beach a 3-1 advantage before the break. Jimmy Borowski capped the scoring with a goal in the 71st.


Group 11

Red Bank 3, Asbury Park 1

Brady Walsh scored a goal and assisted the other two by his Bucs team, which responded to an early goal by the Blue Bishops with three unanswered to nail down three points.

Trey Cummings scored off a feed from Walsh to tie the game in the 18th minute and Walsh gave Red Bank a 2-1 edge with a goal in the 28th off a pass from Carlos Guerra.

Walsh returned the favor in the 53rd minute by setting up Guerra for a goal that capped the scoring.

Jalens Phillipe struck for the first goal of the game to give Asbury Park the lead in the 10th minute.

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Shore Conference Tournament

Group Stage

Group 2

No. 8 Howell at No. 2 Holmdel -- PPD, TBA

The two top-10-ranked teams played into the 27th minute, but the game was called with the score 0-0 following two delays for lightning.

Just seconds before the game was stopped for a second time in the 27th minute, Howell standout Nick Turturro was issued his second yellow card and sent off. Shore Conference rules, however, state that games that do not reach halftime before being suspended are to be restarted at a later date, which will allow Turturro to play in the restarted game and for Howell to play with a full side.


Group 3

Toms River East at Marlboro -- PPD, TBA

Toms River East played the No. 3 team in the Shore 16 to a draw into the second half, but by Shore Conference Tournament rules, the game will restart from the beginning at a later date.

According to the tournament rules (GAMES, section g), "a game terminated during the second half when the score is tied, shall also be rescheduled from the start."


Group 8

Lacey at No. 6 Colts Neck -- PPD, Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.

No. 16 Shore at Red Bank Catholic -- PPD, Tuesday, at Red Bank Catholic, 4 p.m.


Group 9

Monmouth at Toms River South -- PPD, TBA

Toms River South climbed in front of the Falcons, 2-1, but the game was called with 10:08 remaining in the first half. Games that are called before the completion of one half are rescheduled for a later date and restarted from the beginning, giving Monmouth a fresh start.


Group 11

Point Boro at No. 11 Southern -- PPD, TBA




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