Senior midfielder Kim Davis notched a hat trick and sophomore forward Ruby Liss added two goals as the No. 16 seed Long Branch field hockey team defeated No. 17 seed Lacey, 5-0, in a Shore Conference Tournament preliminary round game on Saturday morning.
Davis, who has 20 goals this season, scored the first of her three goals on a penalty corner play when she blasted a shot from the top of the circle at 24:58. Liss scored the first of her two goals on a penalty corner play when she cleaned up a rebound off the goalies pads that gave the Green Wave (10-5-1) a 1-0 lead at 4:00.
The Green Wave are off to their best start in fifth-year head coach Gina Keagle’s career and they will play at No. 1 seed Shore on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Lacey goalie Karlie McCarthy made eight saves.
IN OTHER SCT PRELIMINARY ROUND GAMES
TR SOUTH 6, PINELANDS 0: Junior forward Victoria Alvarez had a hat trick and one assist and senior midfielder Amanda Applegate added two goals as the No. 12 seed Indians (12-3) defeated the No. 21 seed Wildcats. Senior midfielder Noelle Shirey had two assists and the Indians used junior Meghan Lee (three saves) and junior Alex Kupecz (two saves) as their goalies. Pinelands’ Lindsay McClellan made six saves. Toms River South will play at No. 5 seed Freehold at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
CENTRAL 3, JACKSON MEM. 2: Senior midfielder Brittany Oldehoff completed a hat trick as she scored the game-winning goal 6:00 into overtime as the 14th-seeded Golden Eagles (11-2-2) outlasted the 19th-seeded Jaguars (8-7). Oldehoff’s final goal came off a long hit play. The long hit came into the circle and Hannah Crick reversed stick passed it to Oldehoff, who was on the left post, and Oldehoff just tapped it in. Central goalie Taylor Keehn made five saves. Jackson Memorial’s Kayla Skodmin scored goals at 53:13 and 54:09 and goalie Morgan Novak made 10 saves. Central will play No. 3 seed Freehold Township at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
KEYPORT 1, JACKSON LIB. 0: With the score deadlocked at zero in the second half, Keyport’s Angie Tornetto inserted a penalty corner to Taylor Sheridan who crushed a low line drive off a defender’s leg, redirecting the ball to the back of the cage at 47:48, and lifting the No. 13 Red Raiders (12-2) past the No. 20 Lions (8-5) for the program’s first Shore Conference Tournament victory in its 25-year history. Jenna Nicholl stopped all five shots faced to earn her eighth shutout of the season. Keyport will play at No. 4 seed Southern at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
MANASQUAN 3, POINT BORO 0: Sophomore midfielder Mackenzie Grogan had a hand in all three of Manasquan’s goals, finding the back of the cage of twice in the first half at 14:46 and 25:44, and assistisng on Kaitlyn Anderson’s second half marker at 42:36 as the No. 15 Warriors (6-4-3) moved past the No. 18 Panthers (7-4-2). Manasquan will travel to No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven for a 3:30 p.m. game Tuesday.
IN GIRLS SOCCER
RB CATHOLIC 4, ST. ROSE 0: Mackenzie Cowley had two goals , Grace Correll had one goal and two assists and Christina Balacco had one goal as the Caseys (14-1) defeated the Purple Roses (8-3-2) in a nondivisional game. Cowley now has 19 goals this season and goalie Jackie Robinson made seven saves. St. Rose’s Jordan Nash made nine saves.
MONMOUTH 1, BARNEGAT 1: Stephanie Cotton played a through ball to Samantha DeCapua and she finished it to the left corner from six yards out for a 1-0 lead for the Bengals (9-4-2) in the 42:00 but Monmouth (4-11-2) rallied at 55:09 as Nicole Handa converted on a penalty kick after there was a foul in the box. Barnegat’s Stephanie Kostka made 10 saves and Monmouth’s Brianna Wolff made 10 saves.
IN BOYS SOCCER
ST. ROSE 2, RB CATHOLIC 2: Travis Petillo had two goals for the Purple Roses (9-4-1) and Ryan Andrews and Pat Meehan each scored a goal for the Caseys (1-10-2) as the teams forged a nondivisional tie. St. Rose’s Keelan Jordan made 15 saves and Red Bank Catholic’s Nick Schweizer made 13 saves.
SJ VIANNEY 2, RARITAN 1: Junior midfielder Chris Loney scored the game-winning goal at 52:34 as the Lancers defeated Rockets in a Class A Central game. St. John Vianney senior forward T.J. Giovanniello gave scored at 2:15 for a 1-0 lead and then Raritan junior midfielder Pat Goggins scored at 25:05 and that tied the game.
HOLMDEL 4, MANASQUAN 0: Zach Bond had two goals and Jason Kyriacou and Menos Hiras each had one goal as the Hornets defeated the Warriors in a Class A Central game. Holmdel’s Mitchell Walier had two saves for his ninth shutout and Manasquan’s Nolan Jordan made five saves.