Monmouth Regional Falcons soar to sectional finals

Monmouth Regional 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 1

Joel Burgos set the school season scoring record with his 30th goal and David Lopes delivered what proved to be the game-winner on a magnificent long run to get the Falcons into the Central Jersey Group 2 finals.  Burgos drew a red card seven minutes into the second half when he was dragged down and three minutes later was able to get the Falcons on the scoreboard.  RFH, despite playing with just 10 men, poured on significant pressure looking for the equalizer, but Lopes was able to win the chase for a cleared ball on a Bulldogs free kick and went from his own 18-yard line to the entire length of the field to score with just under four minutes to go.  The Bulldogs got on the board with 23 seconds left, but the Falcons were able to melt away the final seconds.  Monmouth will face top seed Holmdel for the Central Jersey Group 2 title.  Watch the highlights and post-match reaction in the rain:

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