Shore Conference Tournament


At Memorial Field, Summerfield Elementary School, Neptune

(1) CBA 2, (2) Howell 0

Senior John Gambale curled in the game's first goal and junior Brayden Perry added the exclamation mark goal in the 61st as the Colts blanked the Rebels to claim their third consecutive SCT championship.

Only one team prior to Saturday had ever won as many as three consecutive SCT championship and this year's Colts team is the first at CBA to ever do it. Jackson Memorial won five consecutive titles from 1988 to 1992, including a co-championship with CBA in 1988.

Howell started strong on Saturday with a furious first 15 minutes and took a 5-1 advantage in shots into halftime. CBA made the most of that one shot, however, and it came in the 19th minute.

Senior Lawrence Mancino shook free of the defense and carried the ball toward the goal before sliding it over to Gambale on the right side of the field. Gambale led his defender toward the end-line, cut the ball back toward the top of the box, and uncorked a left-footed shot that skipped into the far-side netting.

CBA dominated play throughout the second half and turned that 5-1 shot deficit into a 9-6 advantage for the game. The Colts turned that play into a goal in the 61st minute, when Perry tracked down a long free kick, created space and buried a shot into the far right corner of the goal to secure an insurance goal.


Coaches Cup Championship

(2) Holmdel 2, (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 0

Junior Stephan Kapranov and senior David Weiner each scored a goal and the Hornets beat the Bulldogs to win the Shore Conference Coaches Cup for the first time.

Kapranov broke open the scoring in the 37th minute with an overhead volley that caught Rumson-Fair Haven goalkeeper Spencer Smith off-guard and tucked into the far left corner of the goal.

In the third minute of the second half, Weiner made it 2-0 with a 19-yard free kick that he tucked just under the crossbar.

Smith played a dazzling game in defeat, saving nine shots -- most of which required the senior keeper to leave his feet to stop.

Holmdel junior Matt Campillay earned the shutout with two saves.

Holmdel played the final four-plus minutes with 10 men after junior center back Tyler Gravier was issued a red card for taunting.



Toms River East 2, Shore 0

Jackson Markovitch and Jack Smyth each scored a goal and the Raiders upended the Blue Devils.



Burlington Twp. 1, Jackson Memorial 1

Allentown 2, Manalapan 0

Paterson Kennedy 4, Lakewood 1

Point Boro 2, Piscataway Magnet 0

Freehold Twp. 2, Ocean City 1

Victor Torres and Nate Reiser each scored a goal in the second half and the Patriots edged the Red Raiders on the road.



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