Shore Conference Tournament

Group Stage

Group 2

No. 12 Central 2, No. 2 Holmdel 1

Keith Swistock scored in the 18th minute off a cross from Danny Palheta and Central took advantage of an own goal in the 64th, which proved to be just enough ammo to shock the Hornets, advance to the SCT knockout round and eliminate Holmdel from the tournament during the group stage.

Central played an inspired first 20 minutes and paid it off with a goal in the 18th. Palheta sped to the right corner near the end-line and served a cross to the top of the six-yard box. Swistock made his run, established position and volleyed Palheta's cross out of the air for the first strike.

In the 64th, Central center back Owen Elliot blasted a free kick from just inside midfield into the box and when Holmdel goalkeeper Matt Campillay came out to play the ball in the air, it hit the head of a Holmdel defender first and carried into the open net.

Holmdel made its push in the final six minutes, with Stephan Kopranov getting the Hornets on the board with a 16-yard blast to the far-left side netting in the 75th minute.

Holmdel's best chance at an equalizer came on a run by David Weiner, with the senior beating four defenders to the end-line and playing a dangerous cross across the mouth of the goal that did not connect with another Holmdel player.

No. 3 Howell 1, Manchester 0

Nick Turturro slammed home the game's lone goal off a set-up from Tye Maser in the 68th minute and the Rebels survived a challenge from the Hawks to clinch first place in Group 2 and a spot in the SCT bracket.


Group 3

St. Rose 2, No. 13 Freehold Twp. 0

Jack Tiernan struck for a goal in the first half and assisted a second-half score by Isaiah Tayler as the Purple Roses downed the Patriots to complete a perfect performance in group play that clinches them first place in Group 3.

Matt Dayton found Tiernan for the first St. Rose goal in the 12th minute and Taylor added the insurance goal 11 minutes into the second half. Jack Harmon earned the shutout, which included nine saves in the first half alone.


Group 4

Toms River East 3, Barnegat 0

Jackson Markovitch, J.J. Reed and Luke Bodziak each contributed a goal and an assist and sophomore Mike Moore picked up his first clean sheet in goal as the Raiders topped the Bengals to set up an opportunity to clinch a spot in the SCT field with a win or draw at home Monday vs. Freehold Boro.


Group 5

No. 10 Manalapan 5, St. John Vianney 0

Tyler Pylarinos and Jon Luz each scored two goals and the Braves broke out with four goals in the second half to bury the Lancers, wrapping up first place in Group 5 of the SCT while eliminating St. John Vianney.

Nick Hefter scored the other Manalapan goal, while both Ano Anzinivo and Andrew DeRosa notched two assists apiece.


Group 6

No. 11 Middletown South 0, Lakewood 0

The Piners threw their hat into the competition for first place in Group 6 by earning a draw with the Eagles.

Lakewood still has group games remaining vs. Ocean and Keyport and with wins over both, plus a Rumson-Fair Haven win over Keyport, four teams in the group -- Lakewood, Middletown South, Ocean and Rumson -- would finish group play with seven points.


Group 8

No. 8 Colts Neck 4, Shore 2

Kyle Moore scored two goals and assisted two more to spark the Cougars to a win over the Blue Devils that clinches them first place in the group.

Moore found Tim Foley for a finish that gave Colts Neck a 1-0 lead with 30 seconds left in the first half. Moore then scored two goals of his own and set up a goal by freshman younger brother, Sean Moore, to make it 4-1 midway through the second half.

Maxx Eichenbaum scored both Shore goals, with Lorenzo Taggliasacchi and Joey Ilvento providing the assists.


Group 9

Toms River South 2, Monmouth 1

Caden Langan served up a goal in the first half and Chase Ford added what proved to be the game-winner 10 minutes into the second half as the Indians topped the Falcons to win first place in Group 9.

Monmouth already clinched a spot in the SCT bracket prior to Saturday and will advance as the second-place team in the group.

Toms River South played with 10 men for most of the game due to a straight red card and nonetheless added a second goal when Ford scored off a pass from Kenny Caruso 10 minutes into the second half.

Monmouth got on the board thanks to a goal by Rob Sherman that came off an assist by Anthony Cano midway through the half. Shortly after assisting Sherman's goal to get Monmouth back in the game, Cano was sent off with his second yellow card of the match, which evened the sides at 10 players each for the remainder of the game.


Group 11

No. 4 Southern 4, Asbury Park 1

Junior Aiden Donnelly sparked the Rams with two second-half goals and Southern clinched a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament field by handling the Blue Bishops on its Senior Night in Stafford Township.

Junior Brody Reynolds assisted the lone Southern goal of the first half -- notched by classmate Matt Hoosack -- and later assisted goals by Donnelly and fellow junior Nick Prosperi in the second half. Junior Jefferson Rubi Cruz also picked up an assist for Southern.

Joel Guzman scored for Asbury Park to break up the shutout off a feed from Gustabo Lazo-Garcia.


Regular Season


Freehold Boro 4, Pinelands 1

Mike Pennachio scored two goals and freshman Humberto Hernandez scored his first varsity goal as the Colonials pulled away to beat the Wildcats, snapping a five-game losing streak.

Ammar Danish also added his team-leading seventh goal of the season for Freehold Boro.

No. 1 CBA 2, No. 5 Toms River North 1

Dylan Millevoi set up a goal by Christian DeOliveira with a corner-kick service, then scored as the finishing end of a give-and-go with Brayden Perry to help the Colts beat the Mariners in a battle of top-five teams at the Shore.

DeOliveira finished one of CBA's 11 corner kicks, eight of which came in the first half. The senior defender parked at the far right post in the 13th minute and calmly finished the goal once Millevoi's service made it to his feet.

In the 36th minute, Millevoi touched a pass to Perry and quickly made his run at the goal. Perry hit him in stride and Millevoi poked a shot past charging goalkeeper Mike Vivolo for the difference-making goal.

Jack Marro and Chris Ruggiero helped Toms River North break through in the 75th minute, with Ruggiero blasting an 18-yard strike that deflected off Marro's back and into back of the net.

No. 7 Middletown North 4, Red Bank 1

Josiah Stepney scored two goals and assisted two by Paulie Que to carry the Lions to a win over the Bucs.

Stepney touched a pass to play Que into a one-on-one chance, which the sophomore finished 2:49 into the match after shaking off a defender.

Red Bank tied the game in the 18th on a low strike by Jason Monge off a pass from Dan Dougan before Stepney struck just 45 seconds later. Nick Dinella blasted a pass up to Stepney, who split a pair of defenders and executed the finish for the winning goal.

Stepney added his second goal in the third minute of the second half and capped the scoring by finding Que for his second goal.

Wall 2, No. 6 Manasquan 1

Jake Petillo scored two goals, including the game-winning goal on a header in the 76th minute, and the Crimson Knights pulled out a nail-biter over the rival Warriors.

Wall jumped on top when Petillo won the ball in the Manasquan half and took it in for the finish in the 33rd minute.

Manasquan answered with the equalizer in the 46th minute on a header by Lucas Farkas off a free kick by Cristian Gonzalez.



Elizabeth 5, Point Boro 0



Shore Conference Tournament

Group Stage

Group 6

Rumson-Fair Haven at Keyport – PPD, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Regular Season

Class B North

Colts Neck at Matawan – PPD, TBA



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