Shore Conference Tournament


(2) Howell 4, (7) Ocean 1

Juniors Tye Maser and Nick Turturro each scored two goals and the Rebels responded to Ocean's first strike with four unanswered goals in a quarterfinal win over the Spartans.

Howell advances to the SCT semifinal round for the second straight year and will face No. 3 Toms River North Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Memorial Field at Summerfield Elementary School in Neptune.

Ocean jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a header by junior Noor Eraky off a far-post corner kick by classmate Jacob Gomez in the 14th minute.

A little under 10 minutes later, Maser headed a cross from Turturro into the goal for the equalizer and the game remained tied for all of 51 seconds. Later in the 24th minute, junior Kam Brown raced the ball toward the end-line on the right side, crossed it to the middle and Turturro slammed it in from point-blank range for a 2-1 Howell lead.

Maser stretched the Howell lead to 3-1 in the 54th by taking a pass from senior Marcello Romano and ripping a shot that redirected off a defender and into the goal.

A takedown just inside the 18-yard box in the 64th minute set up the fourth Howell goal, which Turturro finished after rebounding a save by Ocean goalkeeper Zach Frabizio on his initial penalty kick attempt.

(3) Toms River North 1, (6) St. Rose 0

Anthony Ruggiero tracked a cross from Kosta Papanikoas and finished it off during the first half -- the lone goal in a Mariners win over the Purple Roses that sends Toms River North to the SCT semifinals for the second time in three years.

Toms River North's defense and goalkeeper Mike Vivolo held the line the rest of the way and St. Rose cleared a shot off the end-line in the second half to keep its deficit at 1-0.

Two years after reaching the SCT championship game, Toms River North will attempt to get back to the final when the Mariners take on No. 2 Howell Wednesday evening at Summerfield Elementary School in Neptune.


Shore Conference Coaches Cup


(2) Holmdel 4, (10) Lakewood 3

Frankie Brusco scored his second goal of the game on Stephan Kapranov's third assist to break a 3-3 tie and give the Hornets a wild win over the Piners that sends them into the Coaches Cup semifinal next week against sixth-seeded Manchester.

Kapranov set up Brusco's first goal of the game, which evened the score, 1-1, in the first half, then scored an equalizer of his own to make it 2-2 in the second half. Kapranov then found David Weiner for a go-ahead goal that put Holmdel ahead for the first time, 3-2.

Jose Oliva scored off a pass from Andrew Tabora to give Lakewood a 2-1 lead before the half and served the corner kick that set up an equalizer by Valente Saucedo that evened the score, 3-3. Chris Pedraza scored the first goal of the game to give the Piners a 1-0 lead.



Matawan 3, Red Bank 2

Eric Friedman scored the the second of two Matawan goals in the first six minutes of the second half and the Huskies erased a one-goal halftime deficit to top the Bucs.

Matawan tied the game in the first minute of the second half with an own goal, which followed a first-half goal by Nico Skeete that tied the game, 1-1, in the 17th minute.

Carlos Guerra scored both Red Bank goals, both of which gave the Bucs the lead.

Raritan 7, Point Beach 1

Sean Burnett uncorked a hat trick and Owen Brackett collected his first varsity goal to highlight a Rockets win over the Garnet Gulls.

Barnegat 3, Red Bank Catholic 0

Nate Sisco assisted goals by Connor Zarenkiewicz and Julian Marfino and the Bengals blanked the Caseys. Nick Ficorilli scored the other Barnegat goal off a pass from John Pari.

Manalapan 3, Long Branch 1

Ano Anzivino, Jeremy Hocheiser and Jon Luz each scored a goal and the Braves took down the Green Wave in a battle of top-10 seeds from the Shore Conference Tournament.

Chris Lopez scored in the 62nd minute for the lone Long Branch goal.



Shore 2, Robbinsville 1

Maxx Eichenbaum scored off a pass from Madden DeRosa and Stephen Molnar scored the winner with an assist from Cooper Attaway as the Blue Devils outlasted the Ravens.



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