The 2021 soccer season kicks off with terrific action all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights!

CBA 3 Long Branch 1

Dylan Cupo took a feed from Will Thygeson to break a 1-1 tie in the 62nd minute and give the Colts and opening day victory in the Shore Conference. Jake Homowitz and Dylan Millevoi scored the other goals for CBA while Davenson JoinVilmar gave Long Branch a 1-0 lead in the first half before CBA stormed back.

JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Lincroft:

St. Augustine 8 Absegami 0

The Hermits opened the season with a bang, rolling past the Braves in Richland. Aidan Davis and Ryan Wiand each scored a pair of goals to pace the Prep. Justin Ceccanecchio, Brian Sharkey, Angel Collazo and Sawyer Widecrantz also scored for St. Augustine.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:

Kearny 3 Union City 1

The top two teams in Hudson County from last season didn’t waste any time getting after it in 2021. Kearny, who returns a lot talent from a season ago, was powered by goals from Juan Rojas, Dalton Davila and Aiden Mansilla. Joshua Rodriguez made nine saves in the winning effort.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus:

North Brunswick 5 Carteret 0

North Brunswick reasserted its dominance as top dog in the Greater Middlesex Conference White Division with a 5-0 shutout against Carteret. The Raiders finishing 13-4 and first in the division rankings last season began the year with a win thanks to goals from Jerven Umanzor, Kenny Aguilar, Nicholas Negron, Hayden McCarthy and Joey Whalen. Umanzor also added an assist to the stat sheet.

JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: