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:
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#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:
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#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:
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#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!