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Saturday Lightning Round

Posted in Uncategorized by mattmanley on October 3, 2009

Marlboro 2, Colts Neck 1

I’ll have a game story and video up when I get back from the Middletown night game, but to sum this one up, Marlboro scored two goals in the first nine minutes (Abedrabbo and Chris Battaglia) and the rest of the game was fairly even. I thought Colts Neck played Marlboro better this game than they did in the 1-1 tie and according to Art Collier, some of the players said the same thing after the game. In the end though Marlboro gets the win, which is big because…

Howell 2, Freehold Township 1

Last year, the Patriots lost to Manalapan twice then went on to win the SCT. Maybe Howell will be Township’s Manalapan of 2009, but that’s little consolation right now. The Rebels have found the formula to beat the Patriots, and it seems to involve Russell Ernst, who scored the winner in the first game and assisted Kyle Dougher’s winner today. Ozzie Onder opened the scoring for Howell and Anthony Fiorletti, who scored the overtime winner Thursday against Marlboro, scored his sixth goal of the season.

CBA 4, Manalapan 0

Like I said earlier this week, we won’t learn much about CBA this week, but to their credit, the Colts are taking care of business against respectable competition. Gragnano, Thomsen and Krachie score in the win.

Toms River East 2, Brick Memorial 1

Craig Wagenblast scores in the 88th minute of overtime to save the Raiders from a letdown tie/loss. Brick Memorial has shown fight at times this year and did so Saturday when Ryan Scheiderman scored in the 78th minute to send the game to overtime. Nick Lally got the scoring rolling in the 58th for East, which is now 4-4-1 in the division and on a two-game winning streak heading into a road matc hagainst undefeated Toms River North

Toms River North 2, Toms River South 1

This is another game I’ll have some extended coverage on, but all you need to know is that Jeff Scheck, who scored 15 goals last year as a sophomore, had a coming out of sorts, scoring the first goal and assisting on Zach LoBello’s goal while coming off the bench. Steve Petrosino scored about six minutes into the second half to cut the deficit in half, but South did not threaten much after that. Read on to see why TR North should end up winning the division.

Jackson Memorial 4, Lacey 3

The Jags beat an undermanned Lions team in overtime, Lacey’s third straight loss after a 5-0-1 start. Not only did Lacey start the season well, but they started this game with two goals and held a 2-0 lead at half. Then, the floodgates opened with the two teams trading goals to make it 3-1, and Jackson closing the game on a three-goal run. Jake Jennings scored two goals, including the overtime winner, while Kyle Shankel added a goal and Joe Ogren scored the game-tying goal at 77:16. Craig Rutter, Dan Ratyniak and Jared Krampetz tallied a goal each for Lacey. A week ago, Lacey and TRN appeared to be the class of the division, but now Lacey is in a race for second place with four or five other teams.

Southern 2, Brick 1

Rob Solorzano scored the winner in the 70th to give Southern a two-game winning streak. We haven’t used the words “Southern” and “winning streak” in the same sentence in a while so good things are happening in Stafford. They are a team to watch in the next couple of weeks.

Manchester 4, Barnegat 0

Liam Cahill scores three to help the Hawks get back on track after losing three of the previous four.

Lakewood 1, Jackson Liberty 0

Argenis Morales scored the winner in the final minute of overtime to continue his strong season and pull Lakewood up to .500 for the season.

Point Boro 2, Pinelands 1

Lou Pazienza opening the scoring and assisted Colin Fixter’s goal early in the second half to give the Panthers just enough to hold off the Wildcats.

RBC 0, Rumson 0

Typical RBC game with a lot of defense and physical play. The Caseys might have needed a win here, but for now, they’ll settle for a tie against another solid team. As for Rumson, not a bad tie for a team in a division looking for respect.

Monmouth 3, Matawan 2

The Falcons, playing without Eric Steinberger, jumped out to a 3-0 lead and withstood two late goals to pick up the nondivisional win.


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