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Girls Soccer NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Semifinals

Central Jersey Group IV

(1) Freehold Twp. 1, (4) Manalapan 0

Sophomore Hailey Santiago scored the game's lone goal in the 33rd minute and the Patriots held off the Braves for the third time this season to advance to the sectional championship Friday against No. 2 Rancocas Valley.


Central Jersey Group III

(1) Princeton 3, (4) Colts Neck 1

Averie Engel scored a second-half goal to trim Princeton's lead to 2-1, but Sophia Lis's second goal of the second half put the game away for the Little Tigers in a win over the Cougars. Princeton will host No. 2 Hopewell Valley in Friday's sectional semifinal round.

(2) Hopewell Valley 1, (3) Brick Memorial 1 - Hopewell advances on penalties, 3-0

Mia Caruso scored off a feed from Makenzie Fanning to stake the Mustangs to a 1-0 lead in the first half, but Kate Tillman equalized midway through the second half and the Bulldogs survived the round of penalties to advance past Brick Memorial and into the sectional final Friday at Princeton.


Central Jersey Group II

(2) Holmdel 2, (14) Manasquan 0

Katie Vassilakos scored in the first half and Julia Kolbasovsky added a goal in the second half to help the Hornets slip by the Warriors and into the sectional final Friday against No. 8 Wall.

(8) Wall 2, (4) Point Boro 0

Samantha Brett buried the tiebreaking goal in the middle of the second half and Paris Thorp tacked on an insurance tally seven minutes later to secure a Crimson Knights win over the Panthers, as well as a trip to the sectional final Friday at No. 2 Holmdel.


Central Jersey Group I

(4) Point Beach 0, (1) Palmyra 0 - Point Beach advances on penalties, 4-3

The Garnet Gulls emerged victorious in the round of penalty kicks to eliminate the Panthers and earn a trip to Friday's sectional championship game.

(2) Shore 4, (3) Maple Shade 0

Rori McDonough and Lauren Saponaro each scored a goal and dished out an assist to help lead the Blue Devils to a win over the Wildcats that sends them into the sectional final Friday against No. 4 Point Beach.

Alyssa Ruggiero and Mia Agresti each added a goal for Shore.


South Jersey Group IV

(1) Toms River North 3, (5) Kingsway 0

Jaime Girtain, Arliana Torres and Alexis Garcia all scored in the second half and the Mariners came alive after halftime to knockout the Dragons while earning a the right to host Friday's sectional championship game against No. 11 Gloucester Tech.


South Jersey Group III

(3) Lacey 3, (2) Clearview 2

Reece Paget scored the game-winning goal to cap a huge second-half comeback by the Lions, who upended the Pioneers to earn a spot in the sectional final, which Lacey will host Friday against No. 5 Mainland.

With Lacey trailing, 2-0, Natalie McGovern kicked off the comeback with the Lions' first goal and Marley Besser tied it up with a goal of her own.


South Jersey Non-Public A

(3) St. John Vianney 3, (10) Trinity Hall 0

Madison Pieloch scored in the first half and Milani Thompson put the game away with two second-half goals as the Lancers blanked the Monarchs to reach Friday's sectional final at No. 1 Red Bank Catholic.

(1) Red Bank Catholic 7, (4) Donovan Catholic 0

Gianna Romeo scored Red Bank Catholic's first goal in the eighth minute and assisted her team's next four as the Caseys routed the Griffins to reach the sectional final Friday against No. 3 St. John Vianney at Count Basie Field.

Noel Pauwels scored in the 16th minute to put the Caseys ahead, 2-0, before the half and Morgan Cupo scored off Romeo's second assist in the 63rd minute.

Mya King scored consecutive goals in the 65th and 67th minutes, then assisted a pair of goals by Devin Drusjack to close out the scoring.


South Jersey Non-Public B

(2) Rutgers Prep 9, (3) St. Rose 3

Addison Halpern erupted for four goals and two assists and Melina Rebimbas went off for a hat trick and three assists to help the Argonauts overpower the Purple Roses.

Adriana Dalia and Leanna Silva each scored a goal and assisted another for St. Rose, with Elizabeth Mitchell adding the other St. Rose goal.


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