The soccer playoffs continue with sectional semifinal action all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights!
West Orange 4 Clifton 0 | Boys | North 1 Group 4 Semifinal
The No. 2 seed Mountaineers stormed out to score a goal in the first 28 seconds of the match and never looked back in a rout of the No. 3 seed Mustangs. Nathan Menor, Francisco Soca, Ari Rosu and Jack Dvorin all scored in the first half as West Orange (19-4) continues to power on in one of the best seasons in program history. GK Justin Scavalla made four saves to secure the clean sheet against Clifton (16-4-1). West Orange will face the winner of Kearny-Passaic in the North 1 Group 4 final on Thursday.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Essex County:
Haddon Twp. 3 Schalick 0 | Boys | Group 1 South Semifinal
Graham Looram went for a hat trick as the second-seeded Hawks beat the third-seeded Cougars to punch a ticket to the sectional final. Looram scored once in the first half off an assist from HT keeper Cole Johnston. Looram added two more goals in the second half, with Nasir Morris and Dermot Sheehan picking up the assists. The Hawks (14-6-1) will travel to top-seeded Palmyra for the Group 1 South final on Thursday. Schalick finishes the season at (16-3-2).
JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction:
Delran 1 Cinnaminson 0 | Boys | Group 2 South Semifinal
The Bears punched its ticket to the sectional finals by avenging an earlier loss to rival Cinnaminson in the latest chapter in one of South Jersey’s top rivalries. Sophomore Drew Roskos netted his 27th goal of the year in the 18th minute of play to give Delran (18-2-2) the lead for good. Senior Eamon McLoughlin picked up a clean sheet in net for the Bears. Delran will host third-seeded West Deptford in the Group 2 South final on Thursday at The Den. Cinnaminson finishes the season at (19-2-2).
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Delran: