Shore Conference Boys Soccer Saturday Scoreboard, 9/9/23
Shore Conference Tournament
No. 15 Rumson-Fair Haven 1, Ocean 1
The Spartans and Bulldogs traded goals four minutes apart late in the second half and settled on a draw in the first match of SCT group play for both teams.
Junior Noor Eraky opened the scoring in the 69th minute by burying a free kick from just outside the top of the box for a 1-0 Ocean lead. Rumson (1-0-1) answered in the 73rd, when senior Owen Saad knocked in a cross from junior Charlie Butters.
Senior goalkeeper Zach Frabizio turned in a standout performance in goal for Ocean (1-0-1) with 11 saves.
Toms River South 4, Matawan 0
Junior Jake Hall scored a goal and assisted two others to help drive in the attack in a season-opening win for the Indians (1-0) over the Huskies (0-1) in SCT group play.
Hall found senior Kenny Caruso with a through-ball that Caruso converted in the fifth minute for the first goal of the game. Hall then scored one of his own two minutes later off a scramble in the box off a corner kick.
Junior David Mandica made it 3-0 in the 43rd minute with a goal off another feed from Hall. Toms River South took a 4-0 lead on an own goal.
No. 4 Toms River North 3, No. 7 Middletown North 1
Junior Christian Caso scored his third goal in his team's first two matches and the Mariners (2-0) stormed past the Lions (0-1) to pick up three points in the first SCT group-play game for both sides.
Junior James Homyak opened the scoring for Toms River North with a volley off a corner kick in the 11th minute. In the sixth minute of the second half, Caso struck for his goal, knocking in a rebound after an initial shot by senior Anthony Ruggiero and save by Middletown North goalkeeper Landon Terrell.
Senior Kosta Papanikolas extended Toms River North's lead to 3-0 in the 56th with a curling, left-footed strike from the top of the 18-yard box.
Middletown North broke up the shutout in the 70th when junior Josiah Stepney turned and fired a shot into the near upper corner of the goal from just inside the top of the 18-yard box on the right side.
Class A North
No. 8 Howell 3, No. 5 Manalapan 2
Sophomore Ethan Lustig scored the second of his two goals on a free kick in the 60th minute to pull the Braves (0-1) within a goal, but the match was stopped and ultimately called due to lightning with the Rebels (1-0) picking up the win the season-opener for both teams.
Howell led the game throughout, with junior Nick Turturro scoring in the 13th minute to open the scoring and classmate Tye Maser extending the Rebels lead to 2-0 with a goal in the 42nd.
Lustig struck for his first goal in the 46th minute, but Howell answered in the 53rd on a goal by senior Bryce Ocholla.
Central 2, Lacey 1
Senior Keith Swistock scored two more goals, including the game-winner in the 55th minute, and the Golden Eagles (2-0) clipped the rival Lions (0-2).
Swistock opened the scoring in the ninth minute and Central took a 1-0 advantage into halftime. Lacey equalized in the 45th, when junior Colin Hayes scored off a cross from senior Mateo Pasqualichio.
Swistock then won it in the 55th with his third goal in Central's first two matches.
No. 13 Freehold Twp. 2, Point Boro 1
Seniors Victor Torres and Alessandro Principato each scored a goal and the Patriots (1-1) held on to top the Panthers (1-1) for their first win of the season.
Principato opened the scoring in the 21st minute off a pass from sophomore Caine Massey. Freehold Township added a goal to its lead in the 51st with a goal from Principato.
Sophomore Braeden Moramarco buried a half-volley from beyond the edge of the 18-yard box to pull Point Boro with a goal in the 58th minute.
Manchester 3, Monmouth 0
Senior Joey Kurak converted a first-half penalty kick and assisted the first varsity goal for freshman Muiz Aderogba in the second half to spark the Hawks (2-0) to a win over the Falcons (0-1).
Gabe Occhipinti drew the foul that set up the Kurak penalty kick and in the 64th minute, Kurak made a 20-yard run up the sideline and into the box before sliding a pass to Aderogba. Junior Aidan Clauberg capped the scoring in the 71st minute with a 45-yard free kick.
Pinelands 4, Point Beach 1
Senior Matt Sarfo scored a goal in each half and the Wildcats (1-1) broke loose for three goals after halftime to pull away with a win over the Garnet Gulls (1-1).
Sarfo opened the scoring in the 14th minute before freshman Brody Powers equalized in the 17th.
Senior Andrew Landon broke the tie with a goal in the 44th minute and Sarfo followed that up with an insurance goal in the 58th. Sophomore Peyton Auermuller capped the scoring in the 70th minute.
No. 14 Wall 1, St. Rose 0 (OT)
Junior Robert Keegan scored the golden goal off a feed from Cooper Harmon in the second overtime and the Crimson Knights (1-1) pulled out an extra-time win over the Purple Roses (0-1). Keegan has scored both of Wall's goals over the course of the first two games of the Crimson Knights' season.
Westfield 2, No. 9 Long Branch 1 (OT)
Zach Preucil scored the golden goal in the fourth minute of overtime and the Blue Devils (2-0) rallied in for two goals in the final eight minutes to knock off a Green Wave (0-2) team playing without its two top scorers.
Rene Sanchez buried a free kick in the 20th minute to stake Long Branch to a 1-0 lead. Long Branch maintained the lead until the 76th minute, when Benedict Nematadzira converted a game-tying penalty kick.
Long Branch played the entire game without Nick Borges Da Silva (red card) and the final 67 minutes without 2022 top scorer Chris Lopez, who sustained a cut over his eye that required 14 stitches, according to Green Wave coach Tim Farrell.
South River 4, Red Bank 1
Middlesex 3, No. 16 Shore 2
Sophomore Cooper Attaway scored a goal and assisted another by senior Sean Newbert, but the Blue Devils (1-1) conceded a game-winner in the final five minutes to drop a non-conference game to the Blue Jays (2-0).
Hammonton 0, No. 11 Southern 0
LaSalle (N.Y.) 2, No. 1 CBA 0