Brittany Oldehoff scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the 14th-seeded Central Golden Eagles (12-2-2) defeated the third-seeded Freehold Township Patriots (13-2), 1-0. Oldenhoff scored 1:04 into overtime to create the biggest upset in the first round of the tournament.
The Patriots outshot the Golden Eagles 12-5 in the loss.
IN OTHER SCT FIELD HOCKEY GAMES:
WALL 3, MIDD. NORTH 0: Sophie Lozowski scored two goals in the second half as the seventh-seeded Crimson Knights (12-3-2) defeated the 10th-seeded Lions (8-9-2) to advance to the quarterfinals in the Shore Conference Tournament.
Junior midfielder Nicole Kuerzi scored the first goal of the game in the 23rd minute after teammate Dayna Nesta took a shot on goal that went off the pads of goalie Gabby Tsakiris leaving Kuerzi to tap it in to give the Crimson Knights a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Lozowski scored in the 45th minute of the game with an assist by senior Alex Oldock to lead 2-0. Less than two minutes later Lozowski took a bullet shot in the left hand corner of the net to give her team a 3-0 lead. The Crimson Knights held possession of the ball for the majority of the remaining minutes to hold on for the win.
The Crimson Knights outshot the Lions 24-5 after being outshot 10-4 in the first half of the game. Tsakiris made 17 saves in the loss.
SJ VIANNEY 3, RB CATHOLIC 2 (OT): Breann Morris scored nine minutes into overtime to lead the sixth-seeded Lancers (11-3-2) past the 11th-seeded Caseys (7-4-1). Nicole Granito beat a defender on a breakaway, and passed the ball across the cage to Morris to hit it in for the win.
Granito led the Lancers with two assists and scored one goal. Kerri Turk and Megan Murphy each scored for the Caseys.
RUMSON-FH 6, MANASQUAN 0: Senior Kate Dengler scored three goals including two in the second half as the second-seeded Bulldogs (15-1) defeated the 15th-seeded Warriors (6-6-3). Tori Huttner added two goals, and Clare Fitzgerald scored one goal in the win.
Manasquan’s Bridia Hegarty made 10 saves.
IN SCT GIRLS SOCCER PRELIMINARY ROUND GAMES:
MATER DEI 2, MIDD. SOUTH 1: Mater Dei’s sophomore defender Claire Begley took a crossing pass from Erin Shaw and put to the back of the net to open the scoring at 38:34 as the Seraphs (8-4-2) earned its first Shore Conference Tournament victory in the program’s history, according to Coach James Gelpke, over the Eagles (7-3-3).
Shaw would also assist on the eventual game-winning marker, put home off a corner kick by sophomore midfielder Lindsey Florio at 42:43, as Middletown South’s Bridget Skinner followed suit with a goal of her own at 48:23.
HOLMDEL 2, TR SOUTH 1 (OT): At 86:55 in overtime, Holmdel’s junior midfielder Alexa Limbach slid a pass to Jessica Moskal who lifed a high line drive to the back of a the cage from 20 yards out putting the Hornets (8-7-1) in position to move past the Indians (9-6-1). Toms River South’s Taylor Troutman opened the scoring with a late first half goal at 39:24 before Moskal answered with her first goal of the game at 57:26.
MANALAPAN 3, PT. BEACH 1: Mary Grace Monahan scored two goals and Kim Fetto scored a goal as the Braves (8-5-2) defeated the Garnet Gulls (7-5-2). Point Beach’s Hailey Ray scored at 22:00 and goalie Brooke McCarthy made 11 saves. Manalapan’s Brianne Nealon made nine saves.
TR EAST 3, SJ VIANNEY 1: The Lancers (8-7-1) took a 1-0 lead on the Raiders (10-5) when Taylor Ganter scored in the first minute but Toms River East responded with three unanswered goals. Emma Sinanan scored the first of her two goals on a breakaway down the left sideline at 37:00 and then Jackie Manza did the same thing at 45:00 to give Toms River the lead for good. Sinanana got her 13th goal of the season at 64:00. St. John Vianney goalie Laura Dramis made 11 saves and the Raiders used Jodi Bruno (two saves) in the first half and Meaghan Sullivan (two saves) in the second half.
SHORE 3, MON. DONOVAN 2: In the second half, Shore’s Jesse McDonough scored the game tying goal at 53:00 and was followed by Samantha McDonough’s game-winning marker at 67:00 as the No. 14 Blue Devils (11-3-1) overcame the No. 19 Griffins (11-4) in this Shore Conference Tournament meeting. Monsignor Donovan’s Erin Ruddy netted the first goal of the game at 23:12 which was quickly answered by a converted Caroline Slater penalty kick at 33:00. The Griffins also received a goal from Katie Weeks at 50:00.
COLTS NECK 1, RUMSON-FH 0: Oti Laki crossed the ball from outside the 18 and Halley Cartas headed the ball in from six yards out as the Cougars (9-4-1) outlasted the Bulldogs (8-7) in overtime. Colts Neck goalie Lauren Zborovancik made four saves and Rumson-Fair Haven goalie Emily Volker made 11 saves.
HOWELL 3, MANCHESTER 0: Cassie Ecklof, Kristen Carrette, Brittany Hamilton all scored a goal for the Rebels (8-2-3) as they defeated the Hawks (8-8-2). Howell’s Sarah Borrelli made four saves and Manchester’s Chandler Copeland made 15 saves.
JACKSON MEM. 3, BARNEGAT 0: Maura Peters scored two goals and assisted on another by Chandler Lages, who also scored the Jaguars’ (11-6) third goal. Sydney Lavan made three saves and Barnegat’s Stephanie Kostka made eight saves.