Girls Soccer 2023 NJSIAA Tournament 

First Round Results

Central Jersey Group IV

(1) Freehold Township 8, (16) West Windsor-Plainsboro South 1

Freehold Township scored all eight goals in the first half to defeat West Windsor-Plainsboro South in the opening round. Junior Gaby Parker had two goals and two assists to lead the Patriots. Senior Ainsley Moy added a goal and two assists in the match.

Freehold Township will host the No. 8 seed Hillsborough in the quarterfinals. 

(5) Howell 6, (12) Hightstown 0

Howell scored three goals in each half to defeat No. 12 Hightstown. Freshman Makenzie Memmolo continued her great rookie season, scoring two goals and two assists in the first round. Senior Leila Oshiro scored two goals and junior Ashley Smith had two assists for the Rebels. 

Howell will host No. 13 Montgomery in the quarterfinals.

(3) Manalapan 4, (14) Rancocas Valley 0

Manalapan scored three first-half goals to defeat No. 14 Rancocas Valley. Senior Vanessa Sarf scored her team high 12th goal of the season to open the scoring for the Braves. Senior Sydney Spilsbury closed out the game scoring her 11th goal of the season. Sophomore Leila Shaw posted her ninth shutout of the season.

Manalapan will host No. 6 Old Bridge in the quarterfinals. 

(10) Marlboro 1,  (7) Sayreville 0

Junior Carly Guzzardo scored late in the second half on a free kick from 25 yards out that hit off a Sayreville player and went into the goal. 

The play of the game came from freshman goalkeeper Jordyn Bauer, who saved a penalty kick midway through the second half to keep the game scoreless. Her save allowed Guzzardo to score the game-winner to help Marlboro advance into the quarterfinals Monday, when they play No. 2 Monroe. 


Central Jersey Group III

(1) Middletown South 9, (16) Neptune 0

Middletown South started their road to repeat as CJG3 champions with a 9-0 victory over Neptune. Sophomore Bea Tinoco scored three goals and had an assist for the Eagles. South Carolina commit Camryn Szotak added a goal and had two assists in the game.

Middletown South will host No. 8 Colts Neck in the quarterfinals.

(8) Colts Neck 1, (9) Lawrence 0

Junior Terri Morgan scored in the final minute of regulation to send Colts Neck into the quarterfinals of CJG3. Morgan, who scored her seventh goal of the season, fought for the ball in a scrum in front of the net and put it in. 

Senior goalkeeper Mia Nikolic posted her sixth shutout of the season for the Cougars.

Colts Neck will play No. 1 Middletown South in the quarterfinals. 

(5) Jackson Memorial 8, (12) Ewing 0

Senior Chelsea Lavezzo scored four goals, three of them in the first half, to help Jackson Memorial advance into the CJG3 quarterfinals. Senior Renee Wanzor added two goals, giving her 15 on the season.  

Jackson Memorial will travel to No. 4 Steinert in the quarterfinals.

(4) Steinert 3, (13) Brick Township 0

Steinert scored two goals in the second half to secure their place in the CJG3 quarterfinals. Senior Ava Moser scored the game-winner in the first half for Steinert.

(3) Brick Memorial 2, (14) Freehold Boro 0

Senior Chloe Gellici scored what ended up being the game-winner late in the first half as Brick Memorial defeated Freehold Boro. Gellici received the ball off the head of Gabby Hernandez to slip past the defender and beat the goalie. 

Junior Maggie Allen sealed the game with just over six minutes left when she made a run down the field to beat a defender and fired a shot from just inside the box. Giselle Lizardi earned her ninth shutout of the season for the Mustangs.

Brick Memorial will host No. 6 Hopewell Valley in the quarterfinals. 

(6) Hopewell Valley 3, (11) Red Bank Regional 0

Senior Maura McGrath scored a hat trick as Hopewell Valley defeated Red Bank Regional to move into the quarterfinals. 

(7) Northern Burlington 2, (10) Middletown North 1


Central Jersey Group II

(16) Holmdel 4, (1) Spotswood 1

In the biggest upset of the state tournament so far, the No. 16 seed Holmdel knocked off the No. 1 seed Spotswood in the opening round of CJG2.

Senior Sophia Laudi and junior Brielle McClarnon both scored a pair of goals for the Hornets in the victory.

Holmdel will play No. 8 Gov. Livingston in quarterfinals. 

(5) Wall 5, (12) Delaware Valley 0

The Farrell sisters combined for three goals and two assists to lead Wall to a 5-0 victory over No. 12 Delaware Valley. Megan scored a goal to close out each half for Wall and Erin scored off a corner to open the second half. 

Senior goalies Saige Santa Cruz and Nelly Bianchi combined for the shutout.

Wall will travel to No. 4 Point Boro in the quarterfinals. 

(4) Point Pleasant Boro 3, (13) A.L. Johnson 0

(3) Rumson-Fair Haven 5, (14) Bound Brook 0  

Rumson had five different goal scorers on their way to a 5-0 victory over No. 14 Bound Brook. Junior Stella Saad opened the scoring up in the first half off an assist from Lauren McBarron. McBarron also added a goal in the first half for the Bulldogs.

Rumson will host No. 6 Metuchen in the quarterfinals. 

Isabella Santucci (Photo by Eric Braun)
Isabella Santucci from Ocean Township gaining possession at midfield. (Photo by Eric Braun)

(7) Ocean 3, (10) Monmouth 1

Junior Isabella Santucci scored two goals in her first game back from an injury to lift Ocean over No. 10 Monmouth. Santucci, who has 17 goals on the season, scored the game-winner late in the first half off her own rebound. 

Freshman Mia Fiorentino scored Ocean’s first goal off a corner kick from Olivia DeGirolamo midway through the first half.

Junior Tina Ensuar scored for Monmouth. 

Ocean will travel to No. 2 Manasquan in the quarterfinals. 

(2) Manasquan 6, (15) Robbinsville 2

Manasquan scored six unanswered goals after Robbinsville went up 2-0 in the 27th minute. Manasquan tied the game when Rylie Rampone scored the equalizer with a minute left in the first half. 

The Warriors scored two goals in 90 seconds to go up, 4-2, midway through the second half. Senior Violet Nolan scored the game-winner in the 58th minute off an assist from Jordyn Hollawell.

Manasquan will host No. 7 Ocean in the quarterfinals. 


Central Jersey Group I

(5) Shore 4, (12) Manville 0 

Shore scored a pair of goals in each half to defeat No. 12 Manville. Senior Ava Agresti scored two goals and had an assist to lead Shore. Sophomore Jenna Eichenbaum had two assists and sophomore Tori Spadavecchia had a goal and an assist. 

Shore will travel to No. 5 New Egypt in the quarterfinals.


South Jersey Group IV

(5) Egg Harbor 4, (12) Toms River East 3

(6) Cherokee 1, (11) Toms River North 0

Senior Brielle Bell made double-digit saves for Toms River North in the opening round of the SJG4 tournament, but it was not enough as Caroline Neal scored the golden goal for Cherokee in the first overtime. 

(2) Central 1, (15) Lenape 0

Senior Arianna Chidiac scored the golden goal to help Central avoid the upset against No. 15 Lenape. Chidiac received the ball in the middle of the box from Samantha Versnel’s corner kick in the first overtime. The goal was Chidiac’s second golden goal in postseason play. 

Central will host No. 7 Washington Township in the quarterfinals.


South Jersey Group III

(8) Lacey 1, (9) Toms River South 0

Junior Natalie McGovern scored her 18th goal of the season late in the first half to give Lacey the victory against No. 9 TRS. Senior Lorynn Leporino made several saves in the second half to secure the victory for Lacey.

Lacey will travel to face No. 1 Ocean City in the quarterfinals. 


South Jersey Group II

(12) Manchester 2, (5) Lower Cape May 0

Junior Katelyn Carney scored the game-winner and her first goal of the season in the first half to help Manchester defeat No. 5 Lower Cape May. Senior Shay Juralewicz added an insurance goal off a deep free kick late in the second half. 

Manchester will travel to No. 4 Cinnaminson in the quarterfinals. 

(4) Cinnaminson 6, (13) Barnegat 0 

Sophomore Shiloh Moore scored a hat trick to lead Cinnaminson into the quarterfinals of SJG2.

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