NJSIAA Tournament

Opening Round

Central Jersey Group IV

(8) Jackson Memorial 1, (9) Marlboro 1 - Jackson Memorial advances on penalties, 4-1

Tyler Korinchak scored an early first-half goal off a pass from Alex Felicelli and goalkeeper Chris Schoener delivered throughout regulation, overtime and penalty kicks to help the Jaguars overcome a man disadvantage and knock out the Mustangs.

Jackson Memorial played the final 55 minutes with 10 men due to a double-yellow card that took a player off the field. Marlboro evened the game with a goal by Matt Ringel off a feed from Yasine Isa.

Schoener and the Jackson Memorial defense then survived two overtime periods and in the shootout, the Jaguars keeper made two saves while his teammates converted all four of their attempts.

(2) Howell 4, (15) Northern Burlington 0

Tye Maser and Nick Turturro each scored in the first half and Bryce Ocholla and Marcello Romano each finished a goal on the other side of the break as the Rebels rolled to a round-one win over the Greyhounds.

(10) Manalapan 2, (7) New Brunswick 1

Jon Luz and Luca Marano each scored a goal in the first half and the Braves held on to beat the Zebras on the road and advance to the sectional quarterfinals Saturday at No. 2 Howell.

Luz scored on a follow-up to an initial shot by Mike Pepe in the ninth minute, staking Manalapan to a 1-0 lead. Marano extended the lead to 2-0 in the 22nd by finishing a cross from Tyler Katz.

Matteo Paolillo (seven saves) and the Braves defense held down New Brunswick over the final 30 minutes following a Zebras equalizer.

(14) Old Bridge 1, (3) Long Branch 0 (OT)

Antonio Reitano scored the golden goal in the fifth minute of overtime off a free kick from goalkeeper Chris Liberal and the Knights knocked off the Green Wave to advance to the sectional quarterfinals

(6) East Brunswick 3, (11) Freehold Twp. 0


Central Jersey Group III

(3) Lawrence 5, (14) Brick 0

(7) Colts Neck 6, (10) Burlington Twp. 2

Brothers Kyle and Sean Moore each score two goals and the Cougars coasted to a first-round win over the Falcons. Gabe Kruglyansky and Danny Killick scored the other goals by Colts Neck, which will travel to No. 2 Steinert on Saturday for the sectional quarterfinals.

(1) Robbinsville 6, (16) Jackson Liberty 0

(4) Middletown South 4, (14) Matawan 1

Dylan Sibilia scored the tiebreaking goal in the 46th minute off a pass from Shawn McCann and the Eagles rallied from an early one-goal deficit to fight off the Huskies.

Matawan jumped in front on a goal by Nico Skeete off a pass from Noah Pagan. Middletown South answered in the 28th minute, with Jack Cohen scoring the equalizer.

Will Welsh added to the lead with Middletown South's third goal and Matteo Niglio capped the scoring for the Eagles, who will host No. 5 Hopewell Valley in Saturday's sectional quarterfinals.

(6) Middletown North 6, (11) Westampton Tech 1

Josiah Stepney scored two of Middletown North's six goals in the first half and the Lions stormed past the Panthers and into a sectional quarterfinal matchup Saturday at No. 3 Lawrence.

Tommy Valinotti and Paul Que each chipped in a goal and an assist, Nick Dinella assisted two goals and both Anthony Giamanco and Andy Avram added a goal apiece for Middletown North.

(9) Ocean 1, (8) Allentown 1 - Ocean advances on penalties, 4-2

Zach Frabizio saved two attempts during the penalty-kick shootout and converted the winning kick to push the Spartans past the Redbirds and into the sectional quarterfinals Saturday against top-seeded Robbinsville.

Freshman Connor Shaw scored the equalizer for Ocean in the 58th minute off a pass from Chaunci Jones. Cade Maglione opened the scoring for Allentown in the 33rd minute for Allentown.

Luke Sutton, Luciano Ibarra and Jacob Gomez also converted their kicks during the shootout to help Ocean advance.


Central Jersey Group II

(1) Holmdel 6, (16) East Brunswick Magnet 0

Frankie Brusco scored twice an the Hornets had their way with the Tigers in a first-round victory. Stephan Kapranov and Ziya Nazeer each added a goal and an assist, while Younis Kamel and Connor Paul each contributed a goal for Holmdel, which hosts No. 9 Wall on Saturday.

(6) Manasquan 5, (11) Spotswood 2

Lucas Farkas posted a goal and two assists while Cristian Gonzalez and Brandon Kunz each put up a goal and an assist and the Warriors answered an early goal by Spotswood's Kieran Barlow to pull away with the first-round win over the Chargers.

Barlow gave Spotswood the 1-0 lead on a 25-yard strike in the second minute, but Kunz came right back with a goal in the fifth off a corner kick from Gonzalez.

Luke Roy gave Manasquan the lead in the 27th minute with an 18-yard, left-footed strike off a set-up from Farkas, followed by a finish by Jorge Cruz Cruz in the 32nd off another set-up by Farkas.

Gonzalez added to the Manasquan lead with a 15-yard strike early in the second half before Barlow's second goal cut the Warriors lead back to two goals in the 50th minute.

Farkas capped the scoring in the 54th after taking a pass from Kunz, beating two defenders and finishing the play.

Manasquan moves on to face No. 3 South River on the road in Saturday's sectional quarterfinal round.

(4) Rumson-Fair Haven 6, (13) Raritan 1

Luke D'Angelo and Liam Barnett each scored two goals -- one apiece in each half -- and the Bulldogs blew open a close game with the Rockets with a four-goal second-half.

Barnett assisted the first goal of the game by D'Angelo in the 15th minute, the drilled a corner kick off goalkeeper Vinny Sadowski and in for a 2-0 lead in the 17th.

Raritan pulled within a goal on a header by Alan Warren off a corner kick by Stefan Cojocariu in the 23rd minute.

Rumson stunned the Rockets with three goals in of 2:54 seconds to turn a one-goal game into a rout. Charlie Butters took a through-ball from Owen Saad and finished for a 3-1 lead in the 57th minute and D'Angelo added his second goal in the 59th off a pass from Pat Huber. Padraig Flynn knocked in a cross from Jacob Olan early in the 60th minute to make it 5-1.

Barnett finished off his second goal with a penalty kick in the 67th minute.

(7) Point Pleasant Boro 5, (10) Metuchen 2

Owen Clearwaters and Jon Witkowski each scored a goal and assisted another to pace the Panthers to a win over the Bulldogs.

Clearwaters opened the scoring in the 10th minute off a pass from John Ward, then assisted a goal by freshman Sean Hankins four minutes later.

Witkowski and Drew Cardia both scored before halftime, with Witkowski putting his away in the 34th minute and Cardia scoring off a ball from Chase Norling in the final minute of the half to give Point Boro a 4-1 lead going to the break.

Jared Drewes capped the Point Boro scoring off a pass from Witkowski in the 51st minute.

The Panthers move on to face No. 2 Governor Livingston Saturday in Berkeley Heights.

(9) Wall 1, (8) Bordentown 0

Jake Petillo powered the winning goal inside the near post in the 75th minute off a pass ahead from Bo Pepe and the Crimson Knights battled their way past the Scotties and into a grudge match with top-seeded Holmdel on Saturday.

Saturday's sectional quarterfinal in Holmdel will be a rematch of last year's sectional final, won by Holmdel, as well as a rematch of a 5-4, regular-season victory for the Hornets over Wall in late September.


Central Jersey Group I

(12) Point Pleasant Beach 2, (5) Manville 1

Freshman Brody Powers scored two goals in the second half, including the game-winner that sent the Garnet Gulls past the Mustangs and into the sectional quarterfinals Saturday at No. 4 South Hunterdon.

(1) Highland Park 7, (16) Asbury Park 1

(3) Shore 5, (14) Henry Hudson 0

Maxx Eichenbaum scored two goals and the Blue Devils blanked the Admirals, with Kevin Barfield picking up the shutout on one save.

Sean Newbert opened the scoring for Shore, followed by consecutive goals by Eichenbaum. Cooper Attaway and Lorenzo Tagliasacchi scored the final two goals for Shore, which will host No. 6 Florence Saturday in the sectional quarterfinals -- a rematch of last year's Central Jersey Group I final.


South Jersey Group IV

(8) Southern 3, (9) Cherry Hill East 0

Aidan Donnelly cracked open the scoring early in the second half and later assisted a goal by Jack Marano as the Rams pulled away from the Cougars with a big second-half showing.

Donnelly scored off a pass from Kaan Zenger to make it 1-0. Southern then extended its lead with a goal by Matt Hoosack. Marano later capped it off Donnelly's assist.

Southern advances to face top-seeded Washington Township on the road on Saturday.

(3) Toms River North 2, (14) Williamstown 0

Kosta Papanikolas assisted a tiebreaking goal by Christian Caso in the 48th minute, then scored one of his own three minutes later off a pass from Luke Montanile to lead the Mariners to a win over the Braves.

(5) Rancocas Valley 3 (12) Toms River East 1

Jack Smyth scored off a pass from Tommy Renkin, but that single goal was not enough for the Raiders in a first-round loss to the Red Devils, who will travel to play No. 4 Central in Saturday's sectional quarterfinals.

(4) Central 5, (13) Bridgeton 0

Danny Palhenta scored two goals in the second half, one of which came off the second of two assists from Owen Elliot and the other off the second of two assists by Kareem McGrath, as the Golden Eagles soared to a first-round win over the Bulldogs.

Elliot helped get the scoring started when he found Keith Swistock for a first-half goal. Devont Reilly-King extended the lead to 2-0 off a pass from McGrath, which closed out the first-half scoring.

Palhenta scored the next two goals to extend the lead to 4-0 and Shril Mistry capped the scoring with a goal.

Central's season continues at home Saturday against No. 5 Rancocas Valley in the sectional quarterfinals.


South Jersey Group III

(8) Moorestown 2, (9) Lacey 1

Connor Noon put a goal on the board for the Lions, but goals by Declan Capps and Charlie Strigel were enough to carry the Quakers to a first-round win and into a sectional quarterfinal road match at No. 1 Clearview.

(3) Ocean City 5, (14) Toms River South 3

Jake Hall assisted an equalizing goal by David Mandica with five seconds left in the first half, then gave Toms River South the lead with a header in the 51st, but the Red Raiders scored three unanswered goals in a span of three minutes deny an upset bid by the Indians.

Toms River South fell into a 2-0 hole by the 20th minute and got one back when Kenny Caruso ran down a long through-ball from Anthony Johnson and finished the count-attack with a scored.

Mandica's final-second-header sent Toms River South to halftime with the momentum and the Indians rode it to a penalty kick in the 51st minute. Although Toms River South failed to convert the kick, the opportunity still paid off when Hall headed in a service from Johnson for a 3-2 Indians lead.

Ocean City was awarded a penalty kick of its own in the 59th minute and Kai Lindsay converted it for his second goal of the game and a 3-3 tie. Less than a minute later, Ocean City drove the ball in for an own goal and a 4-3 lead.

Wade Hudak capped the three-minute outburst in the 62nd minute for his second goal of the game.

Ocean City will host No. 6 Mainland in Saturday's sectional semifinals.


South Jersey Group II

(1) Delran 8, (16) Barnegat 0

(9) Haddonfield 2, (8) Manchester 1

Joey Kurak capped his record-setting senior season with his 28th goal and the Hawks struck first, but could not strike enough in a narrow loss to the Bulldogs. Haddonfield will travel to top-seeded Delran for Saturday's sectional quarterfinals.


UP NEXT: NJSIAA Sectional Quarterfinals

Friday, Oct. 27

South Jersey Group IV

(5) Rancocas Valley at (4) Central, 5:30 p.m.



Saturday, Oct. 28

Central Jersey Group IV

(8) Jackson Memorial at (1) Princeton, 11 a.m.

(10) Manalapan at (2) Howell, 1 p.m.

Central Jersey Group III

(9) Ocean at (1) Robbinsville, 1 p.m.

(5) Hopewell Valley at (4) Middletown South, 2 p.m.

(6) Middletown North at (3) Lawrence, 10 a.m.

(7) Colts Neck at (2) Steinert, 11 a.m.

Central Jersey Group II

(9) Wall at (1) Holmdel, 10 a.m.

(5) A.L. Johnson at (4) Rumson-Fair Haven, 3 p.m.

(6) Manasquan at (3) South River, Noon

(7) Point Boro at (2) Governor Livingston, 10:30 a.m.

Central Jersey Group I

(12) Point Beach at (4) South Hunterdon, Noon

(6) Florence at (3) Shore, 10 a.m.

South Jersey Group IV

(8) Southern at (1) Washington Twp., 10 a.m.

(6) Eastern at (3) Toms River North, 10 a.m.



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