Friday, Oct. 13

Shore Conference Tournament


(12) Middletown North 1, (20) Toms River East 0

Josiah Stepney scored the game's lone goal in the 54th minute and the Lions blanked the Raiders to reach the SCT semifinals for the second straight year and fourth time in program history.

In the 54th, sophomore Paulie Que was first to a punt from Middletown North goalkeeper Landon Terrell and popped it over the back line. Stepney ran onto it, drew Toms River East goalkeeper Bobby Calvo off his line, and chipped a shot into the goal.

Calvo stymied the Lions the rest of the game, racking up 11 saves and preventing a second goal with a double-save on consecutive shots by Stepney and Tommy Valinotti in the 68th minute.

Calvo also got some help from his defense in the first half, when sophomore defender Aiden Reis cleared the ball away from the end-line as it was heading into the goal during the 28th minute.

Terrell needed only three saves to nail down the shutout for Middletown North, which will take on top-seeded CBA for the second straight season in the semifinals.

(1) CBA 2, (8) Marlboro 1 (OT)

Dylan Millevoi scored an equalizer and a golden goal to deliver the Colts a come-from-behind win over the Mustangs that sends the two-time defending champions back to the SCT semifinals for the fifth consecutive tournament.

Goalkeeper Arnav Bitla saved a point-blank shot by Millevoi with two minutes left in regulation and another long strike by Millevoi in the final seconds of the first overtime period. He also got a piece of a 20-yard strike by Dimitry Corba that clanged off the crossbar in the 67th minute. All three saves kept the game tied, 1-1.

In the 13th minute of overtime, Millevoi finally broke through for goal No. 2 on the day. CBA swung the ball around to right outside back Dan Dinnell, who played a give-and-go with Nick Vieira to create some extra space. After another touch forward, Dinnell played the ball into the box from the right side, where Millevoi camped out and elevated for the header.

Millevoi beat his defender and Bitla to the ball with his head and flicked it into the exposed net for the golden goal.

Marlboro jumped on the board first when Wyatt Oechsner gathered a 40-yard free kick, turned and buried a shot inside the near post three minutes into the second half.

CBA drew even in the 52nd, when Corba found his fellow senior, Millevoi with a through-ball into the left side of the box. Millevoi tracked it down and, without breaking stride, struck a shot inside the far right post.

CBA will play No. 12 Middletown North in the SCT semifinals on Wednesday night at Memorial Field at Summerfield Elementary School in Neptune. It marks the second straight year the teams will meet in the semifinal, with CBA winning last year's game, 2-1, on a memorable goal by Jack D'Eletto in the final two minutes.

Corba left Friday's game late in regulation with a knee injury, according to coach Tom Mulligan, and did not return. CBA won last year's Shore Conference Tournament without top scorer Will Thygeson and would be without an attacking center midfielder and second-leading scorer if Corba (five goals, five assists) is unable to play next week.


Shore Conference Coaches Cup


(5) Freehold Twp. 4, (13) Brick 0

Victor Torres broke a scoreless deadlock in the 45th minute and Gabe Bormolini scored twice in the last five minutes to cap a four-goal half that sparked the Patriots to a win over the Green Dragons.

Caine Massey extended the lead to 2-0 with a goal in the 65th minute off an assist from Vin Brando and Torres slipped a pass into the box that set up the first goal by Bormolini in the 75th.

Freehold Township advances to the Coaches Cup semifinals and will play the winner of Monday's game between top-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven and eighth-seeded St. John Vianney.

(6) Manchester 2, (3) Lacey 0

Joey Kurak scored two more goals to add to his single-season school record and Shore Conference lead (25 goals), as well as carry the Hawks to a win over the Lions that sends them to the Coaches Cup semifinal next week.

Manchester, which lost to Lacey during the regular season and shared the Class B South championship with the Lions, will play the winner of Saturday's other quarterfinal between Holmdel and Lakewood in the Coaches Cup semifinal next week.


Regular Season


Southern 3, Toms River South 1

Aidan Donnelly scored the tying goal in the 27th minute and Kaan Zenger finished the game-winner in the 32nd minute as the Rams rallied for a non-divisional win over the Class-A-South-rival Indians.

Nick Prosperi added a goal in the 61st minute to cap the scoring for Southern. Toms River South, meanwhile, jumped on top in the 19th minute, when Caden Langan scored following a corner kick by Brody Robillard.



Henry Hudson 6, Perth Amboy Magnet 0

Dylan Gonzalez posted a hat trick and an assist to lead the Admirals to a win over Perth Amboy Magnet. Jack Carlstrom, Tyler Studer and Leo Koernig each added a goal for Henry Hudson.


Thursday, Oct. 12

Shore Conference Coaches Cup

Round of 16

(6) Manchester 3, (11) Freehold Boro 0

Joey Kurak scored two goals to set a new single-season goal-scoring record at Manchester and the Hawks beat the Colonials to advance to the Coaches Cup quarterfinal Friday at division rival Lacey.

Kurak tied the record by beating two defenders and ripping a low shot that found its mark in the 28th minute. The senior scored his record-breaking 23rd goal of the season in the 73rd minute off a give-and-go feed from Anderson Ordoñez-Mejia.

Ordoñez-Mejia scored the other Manchester goal in the 36th minute off a pass from Gabe Occhipinti.



Red Bank 6, Red Bank Catholic 1

Senior Dan Dougan recorded a hat trick on Senior Night to spark the Bucs to a win over the crosstown rival Caseys.

Barnegat 4, Donovan Catholic 2

Julian Marfino scored two goals and assisted another by Nick Sisco to lead the Bengals over the Griffins.



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