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:
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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:
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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:
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