Lucas overtime goal lifts Metuchen past Bishop Ahr

Lucas overtime goal lifts Metuchen past Bishop Ahr


Lucas overtime goal lifts Metuchen past Bishop Ahr


Junior Jake Lucas scored a golden goal in the first overtime with 1:52 remaining to lead the Metuchen High School boys soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Bishop Ahr in a Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division matchup.

The Lucas goal was scored off a direct kick from senior Ryan O’Neil.

Bishop Ahr (2-5-1) grabbed the lead four minutes into the game courtesy of a goal by junior Chris Carnevale, but Metuchen (6-2) was able to tie it up at the 22 minute mark of the second half on a Tom Costello goal.

Ben O’Connell and Joe Misdea combined to make six saves in goal for Metuchen while Bishop Ahr goalkeeper Scott Licari made eight saevs.

ST. JOSEPH 2, J.P. STEVENS 0: Andre Bell and Peter Dresch scored goals for St. Joseph (2-6). Bell scored on a free kick in the first half and the Dresch goal came midway through the second half.

EAST BRUNSWICK 3, PEDDIE 1: Senior Ethan Yaros scored two goals and sophomore Kevin Walsh added another for East Brunswick (5-3). Junior Ryan Goydos and sophomore Dennis Kotenko made four saves combined.

MIDDLESEX 3, CARTERET 2: Geo Barbozza scored twice for Middlesex and Joe Karom added another. Vickram Singh scored both Carteret goals.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD 2, RIDGE 1: Erick Rodriquez scored a pair of goals and Josue Cevallos and Taylor Born each notched one assist to propel South Plainfield (3-2-3). Patrick Boyle made 9 saves for the Tigers. Danieli Colbertaldo scored a goal for Ridge.

SOUTH RIVER 2, SPOTSWOOD 0: Feli Csombok scored two goals, both coming in the second half for South River (6-1-1). Spotswood drops to 6-2.

Girls soccer

METUCHEN 1, MOTHER SETON 0: Gabby Cyran was assisted by Taylor Hueston at the six-minute mark of the second half. Metuchen improves to 6-0-1 while Mother Seton drops to 3-6.

FRANKLIN 2, IMMACULATA 0: Taylor Packwood netted two goals and Veronica Acevedo made four saves as Franklin (3-3) posted a shutout. The Spartans fell to 1-3-2.

PISCATAWAY 1, RIDGE 0: Sophomore Kelsey Nugent scored just under five minutes into the second half off a pass from Daija Griffin and Piscataway held on to improve to 7-0-1. Senior Kristyn Shea made eight saves for the Chiefs.

BISHOP AHR 1, EDISON 0: Jill Vassallo scored the games only goal in the first half to lift Bishop Ahr (7-1). Edison (3-5) has now dropped three in a row.

DUNELLEN 4, SOUTH RIVER 0: Freshman Jackie Von Itter scored two goals and Adaobi Ojinakka added goal and an assist to lead Dunellen (1-3) to its first victory. Kerry Johnson stopped three shots for the Destroyers, while Arielle Flores made eight saves for South River (0-7).

SOUTH BRUNSWICK 4, NORTH BRUNSWICK 2: Jessica Puchalski scored two goals and added two assists to lead South Brunswick (4-4). Marylynn Muldowney and Julie Youndman accounted for the North Brunswick (3-5).

4, ELIZABETH 0: Sara Beenders compiled two goals and one assist to spearhead the Rahway (5-1) attack. Emily Beenders and Parisse Dawkins accounted for the other two Rahway goals.

J.P. STEVENS 5, HIGHLAND PARK 1: Aelana Freeman scored twice for J.P. Stevens (4-4) which led 3-1 at halftime. Marissa Cooney and Liz Scoda had two assists each for the Hawks. Angela Mishky scored the only Highland Park (6-1) goal.

CARTERET 6, MIDDLESEX 1: Giselles Perez (three goals), Ciara Alston (two goals), and Fiorella Doglio (one goal) provided all the scoring for Carteret (5-1-1). Emily Walther scored the only Middlesex (1-6) goal.

SOMERVILLE 4, SOUTH PLAINFIELD 2: Adriana Solano, Emily Lockwood, Emily Millar and Colleen Murphy all scored goals to power ninth-ranked Somerville (5-1). Carlee Gonzalez struck for the Tigers (1-6-1).

WARDLAW-HARTRIDGE 2, J.F. KENNEDY 0: Both goals were scored in the second half with Taylor Gerhart and Valentina Margiotiello doing the scoring for the Wardlaw-Hartridge (7-0). J.F. Kennedy drops to 2-6 with the loss.

TIMOTHY CHRISTIAN 7, SOUTH AMBOY 3: Sabrina Solorzano scored three goals to lead Timothy Christian (4-2). Stephanie Gay compiled a hat trick for South Amboy (2-4).

SPOTSWOOD 2, NEW BRUNSWICK 0: Both Spotswood (6-3) goals were scored in the second had with Samantha Dix and Alexandra Coghlan scoring one each. Maria Salas made 12 saves for New Brunswick (0-7).

GILL ST. BERNARD’S 5, RUTGERS PREP 1: Lauren Davis scored an unassisted goal 2:30 into the contest for Rutgers Prep (1-4).

EAST BRUNSWICK 1, PEDDIE 0 (OT): Ellie Diliberto scored off a feed from Sydney Rosa to power East Brunswick (6-1-1).

Field hockey

MONROE 3, SAYREVILLE 2 (2OT): Jenna Parisen, who had already scored two goals on the day, scored her third and deciding goal with 6:12 left in the second overtime for Monroe (4-4). Erin Fitzsimmons scored both Sayreville (2-6) goals.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD 1, EAST BRUNSWICK 0: Danielle Butrico scored the games only goal in the first half as South Plainfield improved to 8-0. Emily Polinski made 13 saves for East Brunswick, who fell to 6-2.

1, OLD BRIDGE 0: Brooke Goetz scored the only goal of the game to lead Monroe (4-4). Demiera Lockhart made four saves for Old Bridge (1-6).

BRIDGE 1, PISCATAWAY 0: Kristen Failla scored the only goal of the game in the second half for Old Bridge (2-6). Caitlyn Nemeth had the assist on the Failla goal.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK 3, METUCHEN 2: Alyssa Talarick deposited a pair of goals for South Brunswick (6-2) while Claire Dice and Olivia Volpe accounted for the Metuchen (4-4) offensive output. Eileen Rolwood added a goal for South Brunswick.


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