Saturday, Sept. 30

Shore Conference Tournament

Group 1

Shore Regional 7, Brick Township 3

Senior Ava Agresti could not be stopped, scoring five goals to help Shore Regional secure a spot in the SCT after failing to qualify last season. 

“It means a lot to the girls to get in,” Coach George Moutis said. “We have so many new starters this year and we are starting to gel. They played with confidence and that is what we discussed before the game and told them they have the skill and they have the ability.”

Agresti scored her first six minutes in, when she had an open look after receiving a pass from Kiera Greene. She gave Shore Regional a two-goal lead in the 30th minute with another blast that was perfectly placed.

Brick Township was able to get one of those goals back when senior Kiley Groschel beat Shore Regional goalie Sofia Merten when she came out to make the play and Groschel slipped by her to score on the open net.

Less than two minutes later, Shore Regional struck again, this time with junior Mary Creighton scoring her first of two goals in the game to give her team a 3-1 lead going into halftime.

Agresti scored her third goal less than four minutes into the second half and then added her fourth in the 61st minute to make it 5-1.

“It is all mental,” Agresti said. “We all work as a team and I have them every play by my side. It starts with the back line with my sister with our eye contact and our through-balls. If I have the ball, I need confidence and if I am not there mentally my shots probably would not have been there.”

Agresti scored her fifth goal in the 73rd minute of the game to make it 7-2. Senior Desirae Majett scored two goals for Brick Township, with her second coming in the final minute of the game.

No. 1 Freehold Township 8, Barnegat 1

Freehold Township scored six first-half goals to finish undefeated in SCT Group play. Senior Cassidy Corcione scored two goals and had two assists for the Patriots on Senior Day. Junior Danielle Howard scored one goal and had three assists and senior Ainsley Moy scored a goal and had an assist for Freehold Township.


Group 2

St. Rose 2, Pinelands 1 (OT)

Senior Leanna Silva scored the golden goal midway through the first overtime to give St. Rose SCT Group 2 win. Silva also scored the equalizer late in the first half off a pass from senior Maggie Kerr. Senior Ava Slinchak scored the first goal 10 minutes into the game for Pinelands.


Group 5

No. 11 Middletown South 10, Freehold Boro 0


Group 8

No. 10 Howell 8, Jackson Liberty 0

Howell scored four goals in each half to secure their spot in the SCT. Freshman Makenzie Memmolo scored two goals in the first half to give her seven on the season and assisted on two others. Juniors Ashley Smith and Madelyn Roberto both had a goal and an assist for the Rebels. 


Group 9

No. 13 Trinity Hall 2, Southern 0

Trinity Hall clinched a spot in the SCT behind sophomore Emily Venezia's fifth shutout of the season. Junior Mary Catherine O’Connor and freshman Kailyn Fitzgerald both scored goals for the Monarchs. 


Group 10

Holmdel 5, Matawan 0

Senior Kathryn Naughton scored two goals for Holmdel to help clinch a spot in the SCT. Senior Sophia Laudi scored a goal and had an assist and Moniayo Mabogunje scored her first goal of the season for the Hornets. Freshman Natalie Clifford earned her first career shutout. 


Regular Season

Non Divisional

No. 7 Point Boro 3, No. 15 Toms River North 0

Point Boro posted its sixth straight shutout and seventh of the season in a non-divisional game against TRN. Senior Juliette Ryan scored two goals and assisted on the third for the Panthers. Junior Abby Hannemann gave the Mariners defense trouble with her speed and had two assists in the game. 

Rumson-Fair Haven 1, No. 9 Jackson Memorial 0 (OT)

Junior Stella Saad scored the golden goal in the second overtime to give Rumson-Fair Haven its second straight win against a Shore 16 team. Senior Katie Walls came up with key saves to earn her second straight shutout and her fifth of the season.  

No. 6 Wall 2, No. 12 Manasquan 0

Sophomore Madison Miller scored a pair of goals in the first four minutes in the second half to lift Wall over rival Manasquan. Miller ripped a ball from just outside the 18 yard-line for her first goal and then headed in junior Erynn Richey’s corner kick two minutes later. Seniors Saige Santa Cruz and Nelly Bianchi combined for the shutout for the Crimson Knights.

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