The wait is over! The New Jersey soccer season officially kicked off with terrific action all over the state on Thursday. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights!

Ocean Township 2 Monmouth Regional 1 (OT) | Boys

Michael Reid’s golden goal eight minutes into overtime gave the Spartans a season opening win on the road. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the game winning goal and post-game reaction from Tinton Falls:

Rumson-Fair Haven 5 Shore Regional 0 | Boys

Alec Pentikis scored two goals to lead a five goal first half barrage for the Bulldogs. Joe Stypa, Dylan Rummage and Luke Pentikis also found the net for Rumson and Sean Allingham added a pair of assists. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Long Branch:

J.P. Stevens 1 South Brunswick 1 | Boys

J.P. Stevens and South Brunswick were so eager to face off that two overtimes weren’t enough for these Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division rivals. Pranav Chanthan helped the Falcons take the lead with a goal late in the first before South Brunswick would tie it on a score from Aiman Arif to begin the second. Keepers Vishal Sriram and Ali Zuhfer each finished with 5 saves. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: 

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Triton 7 Delsea 0 | Boys

Triton captured its first sectional title in 2019, and the Mustangs mean business again in 2020. Aiden Sommers, Nick Cerminaro, Beytullah Ozbas, Ryan Gale, Max Hawk, Tony Jones and Brian Davidson all scored as the Stangs cruised past the Delsea Crusaders.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Tri-County Conference clash in Franklinville:

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Seton Hall Prep 1 Verona 0 | Boys

The reigning Non-Public A state champions are back on the pitch and opened the year with a gritty win over fellow Essex County team, Verona. Lucas Ross, the hero who scored the game-winning goal in the state championship game, delivered the game-winning goal in this one. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange:

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