JSZ Year in Review: Top Boys Soccer Games of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-20 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras. Here are the Top 10 most viewed boys soccer games games on JSZ from the 2018 season: #10 St. Benedict’s 8 Lawrenceville 0 Ronald Mafunzwaini led St. Benedict’s with a hat trick as the Gray Bees rolled past the Big Red: #9 St. Benedict’s 5 St. Peter’s 0 Julian Gomez pumped in three goals to lead the way, as the Gray Bees took care of the Marauders: #8 Ocean 2 Colts Neck 1 – Group 3 Central Final James Schutz and Santieno Harding scored as the Spartans captured the Group 3 sectional title: #7 Long Branch 4 Middletown South 3 (2OT) The Green Wave stormed back from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime, before Reynaldo Guzman scored the golden goal for Long Branch in the second overtime period: #6 Ocean 1 Christian Brothers Academy 0 (2OT) – Shore Conference Tournament Final After over 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, Leo Montesinos found the net in double overtime to clinch the Shore Conference Tournament championship for the Spartans: #5 Ocean 2 Holmdel 2 (Ocean advances 4-2 in PKs) – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal The Spartans and the Hornets battled it out for 100 minutes before Ocean advanced in penalty kicks: #4 Delbarton 2 Seton Hall 2 (Delbarton advances 4-3 in PKs) – Non-Public A North Final The Green Wave captured the Non-Public A sectional title, outlasting the Pirates in penalty kicks. Delbarton keeper Kyle Swift came up clutch in net: #3 St. Benedict’s 5 Pennington 2 Celio Pompeu scored a pair of goals to lead the Gray Bees past Pennington in the pouring rain: #2 Christian Brothers Academy 2 Delbarton 1 (2OT) – Non-Public A State Final Luke Pascarella scored in double overtime as the Colts won the Non-Public A State championship in a thriller over the Green Wave: #1 St. Benedict’s 7 Pennington 0 – Prep A Final The Gray Bees dominated the Red Raiders to win the Prep A title. St. Benedict’s put the finishing touches on an undefeated season and a #1 national ranking in our most viewed game of 2018:
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Jersey Sports Zone brought our cameras all over the state and captured amazing plays from boys and girls high school soccer. We have nominees for the goal of the year (boys and girls) plus save of the year (boys and girls combined). Our poll will stay open until Wednesday at 9:00 pm. You can watch all the nominees below in our three categories. The winners will receive a plaque and a visit from JSZ cameras. Thank you again to all the great athletes from around the state for giving us so many incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ Girls Soccer State Finals Highlights from 11.18
Jersey Sports Zone brings you highlights from two girls soccer state championship games held Sunday at Kean University — Eastern vs. Bridgewater-Raritan and Northern Highlands vs. Moorestown. Eastern 1 Bridgewater-Raritan 0 | Group 4 Championship Kelli McGroarty’s header in the 76th minute was the lone goal in Eastern’s riveting win against Bridgewater-Raritan, the consensus No. 1 ranked girls soccer team in New Jersey. Kelli helped Eastern secure their first state title in the last 12 years, and did so alongside her father, Jamie, Eastern’s head coach. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights and an emotional post-match interview with the McGroarty’s: Northern Highlands 1 Moorestown 0 – Group 3 Girls State Championship Sophomore Reagan Klarmann’s goal off a corner kick in the 16th minute was the only goal of the game as Northern Highlands does not give up a single goal in the post-season on the way to its 7th state title in the last 10 years. JSZ has the highlights from the final state championship game of 2018 on the soccer pitch at Kean University: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Moorestown High is brought to you by NJM Insurance
Watch JSZ Boys Soccer State Finals Highlights from 11.17
Jersey Sports Zone has full highlights of two boys soccer state championship matches from Kean University — Holmdel vs. Glen Rock and Ocean vs. Millburn. Stay tuned throughout the night for extensive coverage and check in tomorrow for more highlights from the girls soccer state championships! Holmdel 3 Glen Rock 1 | Boys Soccer Group 2 Championship Holmdel buzzed back from a 1-0 deficit to score three unanswered goals as the Hornets went on to capture their 2nd consecutive Group 2 state title. Goals from Anthony Arena, Mark McStay and Jack Giamanco helped secure this historic win for Holmdel’s program. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has all the highlights and more from Union: Ocean 1 Millburn 0 – Group 3 State Championship James Schutz scored on a Leo Montesinos cross in the 72nd minute to give the Spartans their first state championship since 1996. The Spartans finish the season as Shore Conference champs with wins over state winners CBA and Holmdel and now the Group 3 title. JSZ has the highlights from Kean University:
Watch JSZ State Semifinal Soccer Highlights from 11.13
It’s state semifinal Tuesday in New Jersey high school soccer! JSZ brings you nine games from around the state! Northern Highlands 1 Middletown North 0 (OT) | Group 3 Girls State Semifinals With time winding down in overtime, Northern Highlands sophomore Reagan Klarmann kneed in the game-winning goal to push the Highlanders to yet another Group 3 title game. An incredibly even match throughout, both the Highlanders and Lions have chances to win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from a thriller at Livingston High School: Holmdel 2 Delran 1 | Group 2 Boys State Semifinals In a rematch of last year’s semifinals No. 3 Holmdel and No. 7 Delran faced off with much more on the line than bragging rights Tuesday evening. The Hornets got ahead on a goal from Jack Russo, but Delran answered with a score of their own to leave us tied by the 20 minute mark. Late in the second half Anthony Arena would find net to send reigning Group 2 State Champions Holmdel back to the title game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Ocean Township 3 Seneca 0 | Group 3 Boys State Semifinals Leo Montesinos blast a 29-yard direct kick with under four minutes to go in the first half and Andrew Yates and Luke Yates scored goals 2:12 apart in the second half to give the Spartans a spot in the Group 3 state finals this Saturday at Kean against Millburn. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River North: Millburn 2 Paramus 1 | Group 3 Boys State Semifinals Evan Berney’s goal in the 63rd minute proved to be the game-winner as the Millburn Millers advance to the Group 3 state title game this weekend at Kean University. Rory McLaughlin also tallied an equalizer earlier in the match from a free kick. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Livingston High School: Elizabeth 3 Morris Knolls 0 | Group 4 Boys State Semifinals The Morris Knolls Golden Eagles upset the Elizabeth Minutemen in the Group IV State Semifinal game at Franklin High School. Scalici & Furlong lead the way to victory. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has all the highlights for you now: Washington Township 4 East Brunswick 0 | Group 4 Boys State Semifinal Chad Yates scores two goals to lead Washington Township (24-1) to the state championship on Saturday morning at Kean against Morris Knolls. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Rowan University: Bridgewater-Raritan 2 West Orange 0 | Group 4 Girls State Semifinals Bridgewater-Raritan eliminated West Orange in the North 1 Group 4 State Semifinals at Franklin High School. They are now heading off to the state final game at Kean University for the 6th time in school history. Courtney DuPont has the full highlights for you: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Ortho & Total Rehab! Moorestown 2 Brick Township 0 | Group 3 Girls Semifinal Julia Dalmass scored an amazing 60-yard goal on a free kick and Cici Imhotep on the Quakers on the board in the 13th minute as Moorestown gets its fourth consecutive shutout. The Quakers will face Northern Highlands for the Group 3 state championship on Sunday at 5:30 pm at Kean University. JSZ has highlights and post-match reaction from Toms River: Thanks to NJM Insurance for allowing us to capture great moments from Moorestown High all year long! Gov. Livingston 1 Delsea 0 | Group 2 Girls State Semifinals Governor Livingston reached the Group 2 State Finals for the first time in over 30 years with a 1-0 win over Delsea. After a scoreless first half Freshman Allie Post with 10 minutes remaining gave the Highlanders the only lead of the game for either team with a late score. GL would then looked to it’s defense to close out the match. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Delsea coverage!
The Sacrifice for Soccer: An Inside Look at St. Benedict’s Prep, The No. 1 Soccer Team in America
Everyone has their secrets — but is St. Benedict’s Prep’s? The consensus No. 1 ranked high school soccer team in America rolled through 2018 with arguably its best team in school history, but how did they get there? The answer is simple: sacrifice and family. Jersey Sports Zone has an inside look at the best high school team in the country and the formula they’ve used to be so successful. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story:
Watch JSZ 11.11 State Championship Soccer Highlights
It’s state championship Sunday at Kean University for Non-Public soccer. JSZ brings you highlights and post-game reaction from four games. CBA 2 Delbarton 1 (2 OT) – Non-Public Boys “A” State Final Luke Pascarella delivered a magical right foot shot from 33-yards out with :19 seconds left in double overtime to give CBA a stunning win over the #1 ranked team in the state. The Green Wave scored four minutes into the championship game courtesy of Brendan McSorley and led 1-0 at the half. The game took a dramatic turn following a double yellow card on Delbarton and the Green Wave played the final 29 minutes a man down. The Colts drew even with 5:09 to go thanks to an upper 90 missle from James Hempstead to force overtime. Pascarella’s golden goal was a thing of beauty as you’ll see in the highlights. JSZ breaks it all down and talks to Pascarella in a fantastic and poignant interview: L Gill St. Bernard’s 7 Rutgers Prep 0 – Boys Non-Public “B” State Final Gill St. Bernard’s grabbed it’s second Non-Public B State Title in three years after an offensive explosion against Rutgers Prep. The Knights were led by Micaah Garenette who finished with hat trick. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Pingry 3 Oak Knoll 1 – Girls Non-Public “A” State Final Olivia Volpe scored two first-half goals and Sophia Cavaliere added a score in the second half as the #6 seed claims its first state title in six years. JSZ has highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: Morristown-Beard 2 Saint Rose 0 – Girls Non-Public “B” State Final The Crimson gets goals from Genevieve Pike and Danielle Yanotta in the span of 1:57 midway through the second half to get their first girls state soccer championship in school history. JSZ has the highlights from Kean and post-match reaction:
Watch JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights from 11.8
JSZ has cameras all over the state Thursday as public and private sectional champions in boys and girls soccer are crowned. Stay tuned throughout the night for soccer highlights from Delbarton’s PK win, Holmdel’s 2nd consecutive sectional title, an upset by East Brunswick and much more. Delbarton 2 Seton Hall Prep 2 (Green Wave in PK’s 4-3) – Boy’s North Non-Public “A” Final Kyle Swift made two consecutive saves during penalty kicks to give the Green Wave a spot in the Non-Public “A” state championship. After Seton Hall Prep tied the game in the second half on a blast by Jon Ned, twenty scoreless minutes in overtime led to drama in the PK’s. After Liam Bertrand made nine saves for the Pirates, Tomas Hut came in at keeper during the penalties and came up with two saves. Seton Hall Prep was one kick away from advancing, but Swift forced a sixth round after making a save. Following Sam Burvill’s second goal in the PK session, Swift made one final stop to end a tremendous match. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Millburn High: Rutgers Prep 2 St. Rose 1 – Boy’s South Non-Public B Final Rutgers Prep made school history Thursday evening by capturing the program’s first South Non-Public B Sectional Title with a 2-1 victory over ninth seed St. Rose. The Argonauts got ahead early with two first half goals from Sophomore Demetri Zambas. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Holmdel 4 Shore 0 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 2 Final After losing a heartbreaker against Ocean in the Shore Conference Tournament, Holmdel has been an unstoppable team. The Hornets ripped through the Central Jersey Group 2 field by outscoring opponents 27-1. The finale came Thursday when junior forward Jack Giamanco buried two goals en route to a 4-0 win against Shore Regional. It’s Holmdel’s second consecutive CJG2 title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights: East Brunswick 1 Hunterdon Central 0 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 4 Final Upset Alert!! East Brunswick, the six seed in the Central Jersey Group 4 Section Tournament, took down the number one seed Hunterdon Central in the tournament final. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights and post-game for you now: Washington Township 2 Jackson Memorial 1 | Boy’s South Jersey Group 4 Final Arturo Serano and Jake Logar scored first-half goals to pace Washington Township to a fifth consecutive South Jersey Group 4 title. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Ocean 2 Colts Neck 1 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 3 Final Santieno Harding’s goal in the 76th minute would prove to be the game-winner as Ocean Township captured the Central Jersey Group 3 title in a 2-1 win over Colts Neck. James Schutz also provided the first goal of the day in the 13th minute. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ocean: St. Rose 1 Trinity Hall 0 – Girl’s South Non-Public B Final St. Rose took home their first Sectional title since 2010 on Thursday night, as they defeated Trinity Hall in the South Non-Public Group B Final. Julianne Leskauskas, the Rutgers commit, scored the lone goal for the Purple Roses less than 10 minutes into the first half. St. Rose will take on Morristown-Beard on Sunday morning for the overall Non-Public Championships. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights:
Watch JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights from 11.7
Thanks to weather postponements, we have Wednesday state girls soccer playoffs. We’ve got a dramatic finish courtesy of Old Bridge, a Saint Rose upset and dominating efforts by Red Bank Catholic and Moorestown. Red Bank Catholic 3 Mount Saint Mary 0 – Non-Public South “A” Semifinals Freshman Morgan Cupo got the scoring started in the first five minutes and seniors Casey Pavlick and Sofia Giamanco added second-half scores to put the Caseys in the Non-Public “A” South finals against Pingry on Thursday. JSZ has the highlights from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you by Playa Bowls of Red Bank Old Bridge 1 Monroe 0 – Central Group 4 Semifinals Wednesday’s Central Group 4 Semifinal between Greater Middlesex Conference rivals 11th seed Monroe and second seed Old Bridge was a physical thrill ride that needed more than 80 minutes to play. With two minutes remaining in the first overtime sophomore Emmi DeNovellis scored the only goal of the game to send the Knights to their first sectional final in six years. They will face top seed Hunterdon Central on 11/9. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! St. Rose 1 Rutgers Prep 0 | 2018 NJSIAA Non-Public “B” South Semifinals The 3 seed takes out the 2 seed in the South Non-Public B Girls Tournament. St. Rose’s defense kept them in this one, while Gabrielle Hueth came in clutch with a late 2nd half goal for the win. Check out full highlights now: Moorestown 5 Ocean City 0 – NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 3 Tournament, Semifinal The Moorestown Quakers scored three times in the first half of their semifinal game against Ocean City on Wednesday. Less than six minutes into play, senior Isa Arvelo put the Quakers on the scoreboard with a beautiful kick that made it in the top left corner. Just nine minutes later, junior Ciara Imhotep took advantage of her good field position, as she put up the second goal for Moorestown. Maggie Brown and Rylee Brown also each scored a goal for the Quakers. Additionally, Imhotep scored the last goal for Moorestown, and the Quakers walked away with a 5-0 South Jersey Group 3 Semifinal win on Wednesday. JSZ has the highlights from Moorestown: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Moorestown coverage!
Watch Tuesday 11.6 JSZ State Soccer Playoff Highlights
It’s the girls turn to take center stage as JSZ brings you three sectional soccer semifinal battles. We’ve got Middletown North in North 2 Group 3, an impressive effort in South Jersey by Delsea, plus Burlington Township tangling with Hopewell Valley Hopewell Valley 1 Burlington Township 0 – Central Group 3 Semifinals Tuesday’s matchup in the Central Group 3 Semifinals between Burlington Township and Hopewell Valley was an 80 minute defensive battle. Despite coming off an upset win against No. 1 ranked Allentown in the previous round, Hopewell Valley was able to limit the Falcons thanks to a 10 save effort by sophomore Braylee Walters. Late in the first Emily Cooke scored the only goal of the game for the fifth seeded Bulldogs to send them to the sectional final where they will face second seed Brick Township on 11/9. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage. We loom forward to bringing you more Bulldog athletics all year round! Middletown North 2 West Morris – North 2 Group 3 Semifinals Darien Rinn and Ashley Dietrich scored in the first 15 minutes as the Lions reach the 20-1 mark and will host Cranford in the sectional finals this Friday. Haley Martin had 11 saves in net for the shutout. JSZ has the highlights from Middletown: Delsea 4 West Deptford 2 – South Jersey Group 2 Semifinals Sophomore Peyton Gilmore had a hat trick for the third straight game and the top-seeded Crusaders raced out to a 3-0 lead to advance to the South Jersey Group 2 Finals. JSZ has the highlights from Rowan University: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance Group
Watch Monday 11.5 JSZ State Playoff Highlights
A rainy Monday in New Jersey does not slow down the JSZ team bring your four boys soccer sectional semifinal matchups. We’ve got highlights from Shore Conference champion Ocean Township, a cinderella battle between Shore and Carteret, plus wins for Elizabeth and Hunterdon Central. Shore 3 Carteret 2 – Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinals It has been one crazy ride for 14th seed Shore Regional in the Central Group 2 playoffs thus far. In their semifinal matchup with 10th seed Carteret the Blue Devils trailed twice to come up with a late game tying goal thanks to Conor Creighton. Then in overtime it was Brandon DeNavaes who came in clutch with the golden goal to send them to the sectional championship. Shore will face top seeded Holmdel on 11/8. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Campozino Restaurant for sponsoring our Carteret coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Rambler athletics all year round! Hunterdon Central 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro North 1 – Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals Will Drinane’s header off a feed from Thomas Schmitt with 15:21 to go broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Red Devils a spot in the sectional finals where they will face East Brunswick. Both teams exchanged goals in the first six minutes and stayed even until the second half goal. JSZ has the highlights from Hunterdon Central High School: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for supporting JSZ’s coverage of West Windsor-Plainsboro North all season long Ocean Township 2 Wall 0 – Central Jersey Group 3 Semifinals James Schutz and Santieno Harding scored in the first ten minutes of the second half as the Spartans avenged a 2-0 loss to the Crimson Knights to return to the Central Jersey Group 3 finals for a second straight year. Ocean will host Colts Neck on Thursday. JSZ has the highlights of the All-Shore Conference battle in the sectional semifinals: Elizabeth 2 Westfield 1 – North 2 Group 4 Semifinals A Josser Amaya goal from a set piece in the 59th minute was the deciding factor as Elizabeth captured a 2-1 win at home against Westfield. Stephen Valencia was rock solid in net and Mathew Giraldo scored his sixth goal of the year in the win. The Minutemen will now face off against Scotch Plains-Fanwood for the title on Thursday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Westfield High School athletics this year is proudly brought to you by New Jersey State Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Watch JSZ 11.1 State Playoff Soccer Highlights
Round two of the state soccer playoffs brings JSZ cameras to four games from around New Jersey. We’ve got Prep state soccer championship wins for the St. Benedict’s boys and the Pennington girls plus a dramatic golden goal from #14 seed Shore Regional and a dominating effort from defending state champ Holmdel. Watch it all on Jersey Sports Zone! St. Benedict’s Prep 7 Pennington 0 | Boys Prep A Finals St. Benedict’s Prep added yet another achievement to a laundry list of accomplishments for their 2018 season. The Gray Bees rolled through Pennington to capture a National Championship, the No. 1 national ranking, their 29th Prep A title in 30 years, while going undefeated for the last two seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Newark for this historic win for the St. Benedict’s Prep program: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all Pennington athletics is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. (14) Shore Regional 1 (6) Raritan 0 (OT) – Central Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals Ryan Bongarzone’s right foot blast off a feed from Colin Creighton :59 seconds into overtime was the golden goal to give the #14 seed a second straight upset in the state playoffs. Shore reaches the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals and a matchup with #10 seed Carteret. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Hazlet: Pennington 5 Blair 1 | Girls Prep A Finals Pennington Girls Soccer claimed its third Prep A Title in four years with a 5-1 win over Blair Academy. After trailing 1-0 at the break the Red Raiders led by St. Joseph’s commit Jayden Avery scored five times in the second half. Avery would have three of the goals as Pennington claims their 13th Championship in 15 seasons to accompany their recent Mercer County Tournament Title win over No. 1 ranked Allentown just days ago. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Pennington coverage! Holmdel 8 Robbinsville 1 – Central Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals Anthony Arena had two goals and two assists as seven different Hornets scored on the way to a convincing win. The Hornets are now 18-0-1 and will face Voorhees in the Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinals. Watch the highlights from a dominating first half: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Robbinsville is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights from 10.30
The girls state soccer tournament is underway and JSZ brings you four first-round matchups plus we check in on the number one high school soccer team in the nation, the St. Benedict’s Gray Bees boys who played in the Prep state semifinals. St. Benedict’s Prep 7 Lawrenceville 0 | Boys Prep A Semifinals A four-point performance from Celio Pompeu and a two-goal game from Ronald Mafunzwaini pushed St. Benedict’s Prep to a 7-0 win over Lawrenceville in the Satte Prep A semifinals. The Gray Bees are ranked as the consensus No. 1 ranked high school soccer team in America. They’ll play the Prep A state finals on Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. at Riverfront Park in Newark against the winner of Pennington vs. Hun, played Tuesday night. Watch the match highlights here: No. 13 Somerville 4 Warren Hills 1 | North 2 Group 3 Girls Round 1 Somerville the 3 seed in the North 2 Group 3 Tournament faced the Warren Hills, the 14 seed, at home during round 1 of the state playoffs. In this matchup, Somerville’s offense impressed with multiple goals scored by multiple players. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont was there with the full coverage. Hopewell Valley 1 Northern Burlington 2 – Central Group 3 First Round The Opening round of the Girls Central Group 3 Tournament saw a close physical battle between 12th seed Northern Burlington and 5th seed Hopewell Valley that left us scoreless at halftime. In the second Maddie Ellis put the Bulldogs on the board with an early score and goalkeeper Braylee Walters came up with a close save in the 1-0 victory. Hopewell will take on 4th seed Nottingham in the second round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage on JSZ! Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Voorhees 0 – Central Jersey Group 1 First Round Morgan Hobson had three first-half goals to pace the Bulldogs to a 7-0 win over the #16 seed in the opening round of the Central Jersey Group 1 state playoffs. JSZ has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac Point Pleasant Beach 8 Bound Brook 0 – Central Jersey Group 1 Girls First Round Abby Angelucci had a hat trick to lead an eight-goal first-half outburst for the Garnet Gulls. The #3 seed advances to the quarterfinals and a matchup with #6 South River. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from the Jersey Shore: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
Watch JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights from 10.29
Let’s get it going! JSZ has coverage from across the state for the opening day of the NJSIAA boys soccer state tournament. Highlights will be posted throughout the evening so make sure to check back in later and watch. No. 14 Middletown South 2 No. 3 Hillsborough 1 | Central Jersey Group 4 State Tournament Round 1 UPSET ALERT!! 14 seed Middletown South took down the 3 seed Hillsborough in the Central Jersey Group 4 State Tournament. Jon Santos played a major roll in the win, assisting both Middletown South goals. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the highlights for you: 2X Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by our friends at the Monmouth Building Center and coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho!! Thank you to both of our dedicated sponsors for the continued support! #8 Red Bank Catholic 2 #9 Saint John Vianney 1 – Non-Public South “A” Boys First Round Alex Nichols set up two goals in the final seven minutes as the Caseys score a dramatic win in the first round of the state playoffs. Nichols fed John Duffy for a goal with 7:01 remaining to draw even. With 2:31 to go, Nichols delivered a perfect cross on the corner kick that Andrew Colannino headed home for the game winner. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Red Bank: Thanks to BCB-Bayshore (St. John Vianney) and Playa Bowls of Red Bank (RBC) for sponsoring JSZ’s high school sports coverage! #2 Ocean Township 4 #15 Nottingham 1 – Central Jersey Group 3 Boys First Round Luke Yates had a goal and an assist to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Spartans broke a 1-1 tie with three unanswered goals to move on to the Central Jersey Group 2 quarterfinals and a date with #10 seed Burlington Township. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Madison Bess in Oakhurst: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Nottingham Northstars #6 Raritan 5 #11 Monmouth Regional 0 – Central Jersey Group 2 Boys First Round Nick Bavaro and Anthony Sparacino nailed two goals each and Jake Fortune scored his 12th goal of the season as Raritan blasted through the Monmouth Regional defense to a 5-0 win. The Rockets will prepare for another home match later this week against #14-seeded Shore Regional. Check out the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you these highlights thanks to our great sponsors Monmouth Building Center (Monmouth Regional) and BCB Bayshore (Raritan). #9 Robbinsville 1 #8 Metuchen 0 – Central Jersey Group 2 Boys First Round First round of the Boys Central Group 2 State Soccer Tournament featured ninth seed Robbinsville versus eighth seed Metuchen. After a scoreless first half Ravens Captain George Fotiou hit a goal in the 49’ to take a 1-0 lead. Robbinsville Goalkeeper Eric Schreir with five saves would help record a shutout to send them to the second round of the tournament to face top-seeded Holmdel. Watch the highlights now: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Robbinsville coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Raven athletics all year round!
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.25
JSZ’s county tournament coverage continues on the soccer pitch as we bring you the boys and girls title games from Mercer County along with the second-ranked team in the state looking for a spot in the Essex County championship game Pennington 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 0 – Mercer County Boys Soccer Tournament Finals Jack Borden scored on a volley in the first half and Ousmane Gueye made a magnificent strike for his 15th goal of the season to give Pennington its fourth consecutive Mercer County title. Watch highlights of the Red Raiders 11th win of the season along with great post-match interviews: We’re able to capture great moments like Pennington’s Mercer County championship because of the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Pennington 3 No. 1 Allentown 0 – Mercer County Girls Soccer Tournament The Mercer County Tournament Girls Final featured top seed and No. 1 in the NJ Top 20 Allentown taking in fourth seed Pennington. The undefeated Red Birds in search of their first MCT title were derailed when St. Joseph University commit Jaydin Avery began the game with two electrifying scores to give Pennington a 2-0 lead at the break. In the final half Kelli Collins would add another score for the Red Raiders as they claim their first county championship in four years. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Pennington and Allentown coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Red Raider and Red Birds highlights throughout the school year! No. 2 Montclair 1 No. 15 West Orange 0 | Essex County Boys Soccer Tournament Semifinals This was a must-see rematch! Earlier in the season, the Mounties took down the Mountaineers 3-0, but with a spot in the Essex County final on the line both teams turned it up a notch. This time the Mountaineers took Montclair into double overtime, but in the end, it was the Mounties who came away with their 16th win of the season. Check out full highlights of this exciting matchup brought to you by our MMJ Courtney DuPont:
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.24
What a day in the Shore Conference. JSZ has all the coverage from the thrilling boys and girls SCT finals which gave fans from Ocean Township and Toms River reason to celebrate. Make sure to check in and get all the Shore Conference highlights here, along with another girls soccer game that kicks off the Prep A tournament. #4 Ocean Township 1 #3 CBA 0 | Shore Conference Tournament Boys Finals Leo Montesinos scored the golden goal on a header 3:05 into the second overtime period and Max Winters had 10 saves to give the Spartans their 5th SCT crown. CBA controlled possession for nearly the entire 93 minutes and had numerous scoring chances, but the Spartans made the most of their one and only scoring opportunity. Ocean beats two top 10 ranked teams in back to back games to claim the Shore Conference title. Watch the highlights from Point Pleasant Boro along with great post-match reaction: #5 Toms River North 1 vs. #2 Red Bank Catholic 0 | Shore Conference Tournament Girls Finals Alexa Peto’s strike in the 28th minute actually served as the game-winner as the Toms River North Mariners upset Red Bank Catholic in a tight 1-0 game at Point Pleasant Borough High School. The Mariners have played lock-down defense throughout the SCT, allowing only one goal along the way. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from an impressive Toms River North win: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to CJA Construction (Toms River North) and Playa Bowls of Red Bank (Red Bank Catholic), Jersey Sports Zone is able to bring you extended highlights of the Shore Conference Tournament girls soccer finals! Oak Knoll 3 Hun 2 | Prep “A” Tournament Quarterfinals Oak Knoll takes the victory and advances to the tournament semifinals, after an unusual overtime, where they will face Blair Academy. Usually in high school soccer a golden goal ends OT, but in this matchup the Royals and Raiders played by World Cup rules and went a full extra 20 minutes. Check out full highlights of this exciting prep school matchup now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hun is brought to you by Princeton Ortho! Thank you Princeton Ortho for the continued support!
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.23
Jersey Sports Zone had cameras at seven boys and girls soccer games Tuesday for matches in the Mercer County Tournament and the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Tournament. Check in throughout the evening to watch highlights from across these two conferences. West Windsor-Plainsboro South 1 Hopewell Valley 0 | Mercer County Tournament Boys Semifinals Three halves of soccer wasn’t enough for Tuesday afternoon’s Mercer County Tournament semifinal matchup between second seeded West Windsor-Plainsboro South and eighth seed Hopewell Valley. In double overtime following a controversial overruling of a penalty sophomore Suhith Nandyala landed the Golden Goal for the Pirates to send them to their third mercer County Tournament Final in four years. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our West Windsor-Plainsboro South and Hopewell Valley coverage! Pennington 2 Steinert 1 | Mercer County Tournament Boys Semifinals Pennington’s Ousmane Gueye and Babacar Niang lead the offensive for the Red Raiders in this victory. Gueye now has 14 goals and 3 assists this season, making his a key offensive factor for Pennington as they head into the Mercer County final against West Windsor. Check out full highlights now: Coverage of Pennington is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for your continued support!! Allentown 3 Hopewell Valley 0 | Mercer County Tournament Girls Semifinals No. 1 in the NJ Top 20 Allentown is one step closer to capturing their first Mercer County Tournament crown. The top seeded Red Birds defeated fourth seed Hopewell Valley 3-0 off a pair of Emma Pascarella corner kicks headed by Alex Searing and Lauren Coiante. They will face second seed Pennington Oct. 25th at the College of New Jersey in the MCT Final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Hopewell Valley coverage! Pennington 2 Princeton Day 0 | Mercer County Tournament Girls Semifinals The Pennington Red Raiders dominated possession and possession in this one, and sophomore midfielder Kylie Daigle lead the charge. She scored the first goal of the night and caught up with our MMJ Courtney DuPont after the game. Check out full highlights of this one now: Coverage of Pennington and Princeton Day is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for your continued support!! South Brunswick 6 South Plainfield 1 | GMC Tournament Boys Quarterfinals South Brunswick forward Jake Stump had a career day by drilling four goals in a dominant performance as the Vikings took a 6-1 victory over South Plainfield. The Vikings now move onto the GMC semifinal round for a rematch of last year’s finals against Monroe set for Thursday night. JSZ has the highlights from South Brunswick: Monroe 3 North Brunswick 2 | GMC Tournament Boys Quarterfinals Brendan Deal had two goals and an assist in the first half as the Falcons raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead and held on to advance to the GMC semis. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Monroe: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Monroe is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates East Brunswick 2 Sayreville 0 | GMC Tournament Boys Quarterfinals Sean Joo had a first-half goal and assisted Poorav Desai’s score in the second half as the #2 seed is through to the semifinals and a showdown with #11 seed St. Joe’s-Metuchen. JSZ has the highlights of the Bears 11th win of the season:
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We’re now well into the county tournament season and JSZ has highlights from three different counties: Essex, Mercer and Monmouth. Check in throughout the night to follow along with our high school soccer coverage. #9 Columbia 0 (5) #8 Glen Ridge 0 (3) – Essex County Boys Quarterfinals After 100 minutes of scoreless soccer, Columbia came out on top 5-3 with PKs against Glen Ridge. Senior keeper Sam Maidenberg was the star in this one. Not only did he make a big-time save during penalty kicks, but he actually scored one himself to give his team the edge. Full highlights of this exciting Essex County matchup now: #5 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2 #12 Hun 0 – Mercer County Boys First Round Connor Staples and Ryan Grund found the net and James Mattson made eight saves to get WWPS into the quarterfinals and a matchup with fourth seed Notre Dame. JSZ has the highlights from the battle of the Raiders: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great Mercer County moments all year long and sponsoring both West Windsor-Plainsboro South and the Hun School #5 Toms River North 2 vs. #4 Shore 0 – Shore Conference Girls Quarterfinals Marisa Tava and Alexa Peto both scored for the second consecutive game to give Toms River North a Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal round win over the Shore Blue Devils. This was a rematch from last year’s SCT quarterfinals with the Mariners winning that one, 3-1. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from a commanding win in West Long Branch. Thanks to CJA Construction for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Toms River North!
CBA holds off Lakewood to advance in Shore Conference Tourney
Wednesday’s high school soccer schedule was highlighted by the Shore Conference Boys Tournament Second Round. JSZ brings you highlights from CBA’s win over Lakewood CBA 2 Lakewood 1 – SCT Second Round Luke Pascarella’s second-half goal proved to be the game winner as the #3 seed Colts was able to hold off the #19 seed to advance in the Shore Conference Tournament. Michael Casper gave CBA a 1-0 lead from 20 yards out in the 25th minute. In the second half, Lakewood keeper Moises Galvan made some high quality saves before Pascarella broke through. Christian Jiminez got Lakewood on the board with just under 11 minutes to go, but the Piners could not draw even. JSZ has the highlights from Lincroft: Shore Conference Boys Soccer Tournament Quarterfinals – Friday #8 Southern Regional at #1 Holmdel #21 Raritan at #4 Ocean Township #11 Manasquan at #3 CBA #7 Manalapan at #2 Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone brings you great coverage of New Jersey high school sports because of our sponsor support. Thanks to Inzelbuch Law for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Lakewood
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It’s tournament time around the state of New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone will be out there for the remainder of this fall covering soccer county and state tournaments. Tuesday’s action has four girls games from around the Garden State — three from the Shore Conference Tournament bracket and a Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) showdown. Shore Conference Tournament – #1 Middletown North 4 vs. #16 Jackson Memorial 1 – Girls Soccer Goals from Katelyn Reid, Darien Rinn, Emily McCarthy and Lindsay O’Keefe aided Middletown North through the opening round of the girls Shore Conference Tournament against Jackson Memorial. The Lions are now 15-0 on the season and are one of a few remaining undefeated teams left. JSZ has the highlights from the opening round in Middletown: Shore Conference Tournament – #2 Red Bank Catholic 2 #15 Southern Regional 0 – Girls Soccer Morgan Cupo scored her 10th goal of her freshman campaign and Caroline O’Connor added a penalty kick in the second half to give the Caseys a spot in the SCT quarterfinals and a matchup with rival Rumson-Fair Haven. JSZ has highlights from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank Shore Conference Tournament – #5 Toms River North 3 #12 Saint John Vianney 0 – Girls Soccer Emily Royson scored in the first two minutes of the game and Marisa Tava and Alexa Peto added second-half goals to give the Mariners a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals and a matchup with #4 seed Shore Regional. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River: Thanks to CJA Construction (TRN) and BCB-Bayshore (SJV) for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of their hometown teams Old Bridge 2 Carteret 0 The first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament saw 15th seed Carteret taking on the second seed Old Bridge. The No. 20 Knights came in with eight straight shutouts. However, the story of the game was Carteret goalkeeper Demaraste Dorvilma who kept Old Bridge scoreless in the first half with her 16 save performance. After a score midway through second half Lauren Corless followed up with an additional score to seal the victory for the Knights. They will take no seventh seed Spotswood in the quarterfinal round of the GMC Tournament. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez the highlights: Thank you to Campazino restaurant for sponsoring our Carteret coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more Rambler athletics all year long!
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Monday soccer from JSZ features two state-ranked showdowns and the start of conference tournament play. St. Peter’s Prep 2 Kearny 1 – Boys Soccer Both the Marauders and Kardinals fought it out to a tie nearly four weeks ago, but these two Hudson County squads gave it their all again in another thrilling matchup. Goal from Antonio Callegari and Kyle Hess along with stellar keeper play from Ulises Rodriguez helped St. Peter’s Prep notch a big win with the playoffs around the corner. JSZ has the highlights from these two Top 20 teams in Jersey City: No. 9 Watchung Hills 3 No. 10 Somerville 1 | Girls Soccer Top Ten Battle With Watchung Hills ranked ninth in the state, and Somerville ranked 10th, this game was a can’t miss. The Warriors made a statement in the first half when they scored three unanswered goals, and although Somerville shutdown the Watchung offense in the second half, they were unable to produce much offense themselves. Watchung Hills took the “W” 3-1. Check out full highlights now: Notre Dame 4 Robbinsville 2 – Boys Soccer With county tournament time right around the corner Notre Dame continues to make an impressive resume in the home stretch of their regular season schedule. After trailing 1-0 at the break the Irish bounced back with four goals in the final half to take down Robbinsville 4-2. Both the Ravens and Notre Dame are favorites to make a deep run for Mercer County. Watch the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Robbinsville and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more Ravens and Irish athletics all year long! South River 7 South Amboy 0 – GMC Boys Soccer Tournament The Rams had six different goal scorers to advance to the Round of 32 in the GMC Boys Soccer Tournament. South River will face #13 seed Wardlaw-Hartridge on Wednesday. JSZ has the highlights of South River’s fifth win of the season: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of South River is made possible by Campozino Restaurant Point Pleasant Beach 4 Manasquan 1 The Garnet Gulls had four different goal scorers and raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead to improve to 12-1 on the season. JSZ has the highlights of Monday afternoon girls soccer highlights out of the Shore Conference: Thanks to Ryne Olsen and Peak Coaching for Success for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach
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Two state-ranked teams out of the Shore Conference are featured on JSZ’s Wednesday highlights. Watch the 2nd ranked Holmdel Boys and the 20th ranked Red Bank Catholic girls pick up wins. Holmdel 4 Shore Regional 1 – Boys Soccer Anthony Arena scored back-to-back goals in the second half to put the exclamation point on a 12th straight wins for the Hornets. The senior all-stater has been hampered by a hamstring injury, but is coming back into form just in time for post-season play . Ryan Ferguson and Joe Arena staked the Hornets to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Freshman Jao Victor Fonte Boa got Shore on the board early in the second half. JSZ has highlights of Holmdel’s road win to secure the Shore Conference “A” Central title: JSZ’s coverage of Holmdel High is made possible by BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank. Red Bank Catholic 1 Monmouth Regional 0 – Girls Soccer A blast from Morgan Cupo in the 33rd minute was the lone goal in a tight Shore Conference divisional match against Monmouth Regional. Keeper Anthi Panayides also corralled in a half-dozen saves in the win. The Caseys will surely lock up a top spot in the Shore Conference Tournament set to kick off in the coming days. JSZ has the highlights from Red Bank: Double Sponsor Alert! JSZ always takes the time to thank its loyal sponsors. Shoutouts go to Monmouth Building Center (Monmouth Regional) and Playa Bowls (RBC) for sponsoring the coverage of this match.
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JSZ has highlights from three boys showdowns including Watchung Hills and Phillipsburg, Jackson Memorial clinching the Shore’s “A” South crown and the state ranked showdown between Pingry and Hillsborough Hillsborough 2 Pingry 1 The Raiders rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit with goals from Justin Dominique and Alfredo Gonzalez to improve to 10-0-1 on the season and secure the top seed in the upcoming Somerset County Tournament. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction with Madison Bess: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Jackson Memorial 5 Toms River North 1 – Boys Soccer Joe Schlageter had a natural hat trick with the game’s first three goals and Dan Russo added two more as the Jags improve to 11-1 and clinch the Shore Conference’s “A” South crown for a second straight year. JSZ has the highlights of Shore Conference soccer in Jackson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by CJA Construction Watchung Hills 3 Phillipsburg 3 – Boys Soccer Phillipsburg kept pace with Watchung. The Warriors came into this game with just one loss, but the Stateliners showed no fear. They stayed right with the Skyland Conference power throughout the game and end this one with a tie. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you Garnet Booster Club for the continued support!
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It’s the last week of the regular season and you know what that means — teams around New Jersey are vying for their final seeds as tournament time quickly rolls around. JSZ has highlights from an Essex County upset, a Top 20 showdown and a handful of more games. Check in throughout the night for the highlights! Millburn 1 Seton Hall Prep 0 Millburn’s Alex Marx dinged a header in the 16th minute that would prove to be the only goal in a hard-fought win against Seton Hall Prep, ranked as high as No. 4 in the latest state rankings. Goalie Zach Barr had a half dozen saves on the day, the biggest coming with under 4 minutes to go on a penalty kick. Here’s the highlights from a late regular season upset: East Brunswick 2 Piscataway 0 East Brunswick picked up its second win in a row after topping Piscataway 2-0 Monday night. Bears leading scorer Carrado Carbone score late in the first half put EB on the bird first. In the second half Phil Han would capitalize on a penalty kick to secure the victory. East Brunswick who improves to 9-1-2 will now have three tough games to close out the season before county tournament time. South Brunswick who handed them their only loss, No. 9 in the NJ Top 20 Christian Brothers Academy and 8-3 Steinert. Watch the highlights: Montclair 3 West Orange 0 The Montclair Mounties, No. 4, took on the West Orange Mountaineers, No. 11, at Montclair high school this afternoon. Montclair took home the win with a 3-0 final score, improving their record to 10-0. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights for you, as well as, post-game interviews with Marcos Ribeiro & Will Moore. Check it out now: Toms River South 1 Rumson-Fair Haven 0 Shane Kluxen’s goal in the first half was the only tally of the night as the Indians improved to 5-4-1 and qualified for the Shore Conference Tournament. JSZ has the highlights under the lights in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac