Welcome to the first weekend of the 2019 lacrosse season! Stay tuned throughout the day as we continue to publish some great action around the state.
Manasquan 18 Ocean 3 – Boys Lacrosse
Canyon Birch is rewriting record books. Birch broke the Shore Conference all-time career goals record with an eight-goal game in Manasquan’s season-opener against Ocean. The record, which was 274 goals, was previously held by Southern’s Dylan Jinks. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from a record-setting day:
Hopewell Valley 7 East Brunswick 6 – Boys Lacrosse
Hopewell Valley picked up its second straight win of the season with a close 7-6 victory over East Brunswick. Spencer Bell and Kenny Abey found net twice in the opening quarter to put the Bulldogs ahead 4-1. East Brunswick would score two goals of their own in the second to cut the lead to 4-3 at halftime. After taking a four goal lead in the third, the Bears rallied back to cut it to 7-6 in the closing seconds of the game. Unfortunately there was not be enough time remaining to force overtime. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage!
St. Augustine 5 Moorestown 3 – Boys Lacrosse
The Hermits opened the season with an impressive victory over Moorestown. Logan Hone scored a pair of goals to pace St. Augustine. David Burr, Brendan Roth and Daniel Bennett also found the back of the net in the win. Sam Winkler scored twice for the Quakers in the loss, with Ben Cantwell adding a goal for Moorestown. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
JSZ’s coverage of Moorestown is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Holmdel 13 Red Bank Catholic 12 – Double OT
The Holmdel Hornets defeated the Red Bank Catholic Caseys on Saturday morning, improving their overall record to 1-1 for the season. RBC’s Jack Zenkert forced the game into OT after tying the game at 12. He scored the game-high with eight goals. After a scoreless four minutes of overtime, the game was forced into double overtime. Holmdel’s Tommy Ilvento was the superstar for the Hornets on Saturday. He scored five goals, including the game-winning double OT goal. Dan Tempone scored a hat trick for Holmdel. Justin Cohen and Kyle Kapcsos each scored two goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights as well as post-game reaction from Holmdel:
Thank you to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic!
Rumson-Fair Haven 11 Mountain Lakes 3 – Girls Lacrosse
Chase Boyle scored 4 goals and added an assist to lead RFH to a second straight win against a high quality out of conference opponent. Cassie James and Ava Poupard added two goals each for the 2-0 Bulldogs. JSZ has Saturday morning highlights from Rumson:
Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven