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Class A Central

No. 10 Rumson-Fair Haven 3, Monmouth 0

Junior Alec Pentikis scored a pair of goals within 30 seconds of one another in the first half and assisted the last goal by older brother, Luke Pentikis, in the second half to lead the Bulldogs (4-0-2, 3-0-1) to a road shutout of the Falcons (4-3-1, 1-2-0).

Alec Pentikis opened the scoring in the 23rd off a pass from senior Harrison Gibson and struck again off a feed from Luke Pentikis 30 seconds later. Luke Pentikis finished off the scoring with a diving header in the 65th.

 

Class A South

No. 2 Toms River North 5, Central 1

Senior A.J. Emnace scored three unanswered goals after the Golden Eagles (3-3-2, 1-2-1) tied the game to lead the Mariners (4-0, 4-0) to a fourth straight win to open the season.

Senior Nico Gonzalez set up the game-winner by Emnace in the first half and senior David Anderson and sophomore Kosta Papanikolas each added an assist on the goals by Emnace.

Senior Jared Brown scored off a pass from classmate Mattia Assante for the opening goal of the game and senior Bryan Garcia capped the scoring off a pass from classmate Will Buono.

Sophomore David Kroon scored off a pass from senior Gianni Smith to pull Central even at 1-1, which marked the first goal of the season allowed by Toms River North.

No. 7 Toms River East 2, Jackson Memorial 1

Junior Kajus Matazinskas beat three defenders and the goalkeeper for the game-winning goal in the 78th minute and the Raiders (4-1, 3-1) topped the Jaguars (0-4-1, 0-3-1) for their fourth straight win since losing the opener at Toms River North.

Junior Ismet Erfinike got Toms River East started with a goal in the final three minutes of the first half, which came off a feed from senior Gabe Lopez.

Jackson Memorial squared up the score in the first minute of the second half with a goal by senior Steven Bado.

Brick Memorial 1, Brick 1

Junior Jayson Nardone scored the game-tying goal for Brick in the 68th minute and the Green Dragons (2-3-1, 1-2-1) battled back for a draw against the rival Mustangs (1-2-2, 1-1-2).

Junior Billy Caruso put Brick Memorial on top with a penalty kick 10 minutes before Nardone's equalizer.

Toms River South at Southern - PPD, TBA

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 2, Asbury Park 0

Junior Josh Boyan scored two goals to lead the Garnet Gulls (2-2, 1-2) to a shutout win over the Blue Bishops (0-5, 0-3). Senior Jacob Bardsley assisted the game-winning goal that opened the scoring.

Henry Hudson 9, Mater Dei Prep 0

Senior Elvis Gonzalez recorded a hat trick and Hayden Kurdes scored a pair of goals - all in the first half - to stake the Admirals (4-1, 3-1) to a 5-0 lead on the way to a win over the Seraphs (0-5, 0-3).

Mike Kalaka scored one more Henry Hudson goal before halftime and Jesse Jacobs, Dylan Gonzalez and Evan Buzzanco each scored a second-half goal for the Admirals.

 

Class B South

Lacey 3, Pinelands 1

Junior Logan Gross scored the game-tying goal in the 46th minute off a pass from senior Dom Iorio, who also initiated the go-ahead own goal in the 53rd as the Lions (5-0-1, 3-0-0) conquered the Wildcats (3-3, 3-1) to end a seven-game losing streak to Pinelands that dates back to 2016.

Gross drilled a shot from beyond 30 yards out after Iorio slid him the ball to tie the game, 1-1, and in the 53rd, Iorio blasted the ball into the box to start the play that gave Lacey the lead. The took an unpredictable hop off the ground near the penalty spot, hit a Pinelands defender and ricocheted into the goal.

After Pinelands made a push to tie the game, Lacey put the game on ice with 39 seconds left, when senior Jay Marchitello unleashed a left-foot strike from 25 yards out to the upper left corner of the goal.

Pinelands jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute, when senior James Cahill stole the ball between midfield and the top of the 18-yard box, pulled up from 30-plus yards out, and buried a left-foot strike.

Jackson Liberty 3, Manchester 1

Senior Elton Canka scored a goal and assisted another to spark the Lions (3-3, 2-2) to a win over the Hawks (2-6, 1-3).

Junior Jimmy Cappucci and freshman Rocco Malangone each added a goal for Jackson Liberty, which ended a three-game losing streak with Wednesday's win.

Freshman Aidan Clauberg scored the lone Manchester goal.

Point Boro 4, Donovan Catholic 0

Four different Point Boro players scored a goal during the first half and the Panthers (7-0, 4-0) coasted to a win over the Griffins (1-5, 0-4) to extend their hot start.

Junior Alex Baginski and senior Jeff Thompson each converted a penalty kick to account for the first two goals, while senior Charles Latendorf and Logan Letz each scored before the break.