The Lacey High School boys soccer team got off to a good start to this 2012 season, with a 3-2 victory over Brick Memorial in a Class A South divisional game on Thursday.
Senior Kevin Tonkovich, who was a first team All-Shore forward last year for the Lions, started what would prove to be the winning attack late in the second half. After controlling a 50-50 ball around midfield, Tonkovich played it too Junior midfielder Eric Krampetz. Krampetz eventually found junior Nick Iapicco making a run to the top of the 18, and played him the ball.
Iapicco created enough space for a shot from about 12 yards out that ripped past the keeper into the lower left corner, which proved to be the game-winner.
BARNEGAT 2, MANCHESTER 1: Senior striker Ryan Peters had one assist and scored the winning goal of the game in the 74th minute leading the Bengals (1-0, 1-0) over the Hawks (0-1, 0-1) in a Class B South game.
Peters controlled a long ball from Nick Horvath and beat the keeper from about 12 yards out in the lower right corner for the game-winner.
MARLBORO 3, MIDD. NORTH 3: With time running out in regulation, Geroges Fiori tipped a shot by Ramzi Habiby that was on goal as Firoi scored to the upper right corner in the 78th minute to help the Lions (0-0-1, 0-0-1) salvage a Class A North against the Mustangs (0-0-1, 0-0-1).
Fiori’s tying goal gave him a hat trick on the day after he scored in the 35th and 49th minutes, respectively.
Middletown North had the best opportunity in overtime for a game-winner, but Jimmy Kelly’s blast from about 18 yards out went off the crossbar.
MANASQUAN 2, RB CATHOLIC 0: Manasquan’s Andrew Dayton carried the offensive load for the Warriors (1-0, 1-0) in this Class A Central victory over the Caseys (0-1, 0-1) securing the win with an insurance goal late in the second half with a strike into the top left hand corner from 25 yards out, and assisting on the opening marker by placing a corner kick 12 yards from the cage for Dave Palangio to clean up.
MONSIGNOR DONOVAN 1, LAKEWOOD 0: John Underwood scored the winning goal of the game late in overtime leading the Griffins (1-0, 1-0) over the Piners (0-1, 0-1) in a Class B South game. Underwood scored off an assist from teammate Matt Dillon in the 88th minute of the first overtime period.
Paul Kelly recorded 4 saves and his first shut out of the regular season this year for the Griffins
IN FIELD HOCKEY
BRICK 4, TR EAST 1: Kara McGuire scored the game’s first goal off a pass from Jillian Olsen, who finished with two assists, and the Green Dragons (1-0, 1-0) opened the season with a Class A South win over the Raiders (0-1, 0-1).
At 7:28 of the first half, Olsen passed across the cage to McGuire, who tipped the ball in from the right post to open the scoring.
Courtney Tully made it 2-0 at 19:58 when she carried the ball into the circle and shot from about 10 feet out.
KEYPORT 3, COLTS NECK 0: The Red Raiders’ (1-0) nondivisional victory over the Cougars (0-1) was led by a pair of milestone moments for a couple of Keyport seniors in Angie Tornetto, who found the back of the cage for the first time in her career, and Jenna Nichol, who stopped all eight shots faced to record her first career shutout.
Tornetto also assisted on a Taylor Sheridan marker.
IN GIRLS SOCCER
JACKSON MEMORIAL 3, TOMS RIVER SOUTH 2: Senior midfielder Maura Peters scored a hat trick including the winning goal of the game in overtime leading the Jaguars (1-0, 1-0) over the Indians (0-1, 0-1) in Class A South.
Peters controlled a pass from Brianna Robinson near the top of the 18, and sent the ball past the keeper in the upper left corner of the net.
BRICK MEM. 1, LACEY 0: After Dana Fontana controlled a 30-yard pass from Justine Mangiafico, she sprinted upfield another 20 yards and scored to the lower left corner from about 15 yards out in the 25th minute as the Mustangs (1-0, 1-0) defeated the Lions (0-1, 0-1) in Class A South.
RB CATHOLIC 4, MANASQUAN 0: Mackenzie Cowley scored twice, while Marina Davi and Geena Ragozine also had goals as the Caseys (1-0, 1-0) defeated the Warriors (0-1, 0-1) in Class A Central.
Jackie Robinson made three saves to pick up the shutout victory.