Twin sisters Kayla and Kara Molnar teamed up for the game-winning goal as the Jackson Memorial field hockey team defeated Middletown North, 3-2, in a nondivisional game on Monday afternoon.
The game-winning sequence started with Kara Molnar taking a long hit into the circle with 22 seconds left and later a penalty corner was called.
Time expired before the penalty corner play started, but the Jaguars (9-7) would have at least one opportunity to get the ball in play. They only needed one chance, as Kara Molnar inserted the ball into her sister Kayla Molnar at the top of the circle, Kayla took one swing and blasted a shot for the game-winning score. It was her second goal of the season.
Jackson Memorial’s Kayla Skodmin led the team in scoring with two goals and for the season Skodmin had 12 goals and Teresa Carr had two assists and goalie Morgan Novak made eight saves.
Middletown North’s Devon Freshnock scored both goals and goalie Gabby Tsakiris made 15 saves for the Lions (8-8-2).
IN GIRLS SOCCER
TR NORTH 2, TR EAST 0: In the first half, Krista Federici stole the ball and scored to put the Mariners (13-1, 13-1) up 1-0 at 1:20 and then Erika Pita finished off a play started by Meg Larsen and Sami Santos nine minutes into the second half as the Mariners won the Class A South division with the victory over the Raiders (9-5, 7-4). Toms River North goalie Alyssa Dell’Acqua made 12 saves for her seventh shutout and Toms River East’s Jodi Bruno made 10 saves.
HOWELL 1, MANALAPAN 0: Darian Marsh scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute as the Rebels (7-2-3, 6-2-3) outlasted the Braves (7-5-2, 6-4-2) in a Class A North game. Brittany Hamilton dribbled through the midfield and played a through ball to Marsh on the left side. Marsh dribbled into the box and then blasted a shot to the lower left corner for the game-inning goal. It was her second goal of the season. Howell goalie Caitlin Matus made eight saves and Manalapan’s Brianne Nealon made 11 saves.
CENTRAL 4, MANCHESTER 0: Brittni Calleo had one goal and one assist and goalie Lindsey Mahnken made seven saves as the Golden Eagles (12-1-1, 12-1-1) defeated the Hawks (7-8-2, 5-6-2) in a Class B South game. The victory clinched the division title for the Central, the second in school history. Manchester’s Jess Constantine made 10 saves.
TR SOUTH 4, BRICK MEMORIAL 1: Madison Kenny scored three consecutive goals for the Indians (9-6) leading them over the Mustangs (10-3-1) in a Class A South game. Kenny put her first in off a PK in the 43rd minute, and her second came from about 25 yards out in the upper right corner of the goal.
IN BOYS SOCCER
COLTS NECK 0, WALL 0: Colts Neck’s David Reingold made six saves and Wall’s Jack Wishart made six saves for his ninth shutout as the Cougars (11-2-2) and the Crimson Knights (11-3-1) forged a nondivisional tie.
MANALAPAN 3, HOWELL 1: Russell Kokot scored two goals leading the Braves (4-9-2) over the Rebels (4-11) in a Class A North game. Adam Weisberger also had all three assists for the Braves, and Kevin Bower scored the only goal of the game for the Rebels.
IN GIRLS TENNIS
NJSIAA State Singles Tournament
Rumson Fair-Haven’s Kate Fahey has used this 2012 campaign as a vehicle to assert herself, not only as the class of the Shore Conference, but as one of the best singles competitors in the state, and she’ll play for a chance to officially be crowned as such this afternoon at 3 p.m. on the center court of Mercer County Park.
This trip to the finals is a new high water mark for Fahey who, as a freshman, made it all the way to the 2011 state singles semifinals where she would fall to eventual state champion Taylor Ng of Haddonfield.
Today, Fahey faces off with Westfield’s top seeded Lexi Borr, a senior that’s gone deep into this tournament both her freshman and sophomore seasons, and has managed to drop a mere eight games in her five match winning streak en route to this championship battle with the Bulldog’s burgeoning star.
NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I
The Central Jersey Group I finals match between the top seeded Metuchen and No. 2 Point Beach (12-3, 8-2) scheduled for Monday afternoon was rained out and will be played at 3 p.m. today on the Bulldogs’ home court.
TR NORTH 5, MON. DONOVAN 0: Toms River North senior Kendall Kauffman tied the school record for career wins by girls a tennis player with her 88th singles victory, which came by scores of 6-1 and 6-0, as the Mariners (18-3) defeated the Griffins (14-6) in this nondivisional meeting. Kauffman currently sits deadlocked atop the record book with Toms River North alumni Tristan Pajak and Julie Schiller.
IN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
RED BANK CATHOLIC 2, MANCHESTER 1: Senior outside hitter Jacqueline Reilly’s seven kills, two blocks, six digs and two aces led the Caeys (16-4) past the Hawks (12-4) in nondivisional play. Sophomore setter Tatiana Luis added seven assists and two blocks and sophomore setter-opposite Mary Yachnik contributed 10 assists and two blocks. Senior outside hitter Anevea Tinnery led the Hawks with 12 digs, two aces and nine kills. Junior setter-middle hitter Kylie Siemanowicz added three blocks, 10 kills and five assists.
BRICK MEMORIAL 2, POINT PLEASANT BEACH 1: Junior middle Alahna Reeves and junior setter Alyssa Roselli led the Mustangs (7-9) to a nondivisional win over the Garnet Gulls (8-7). Reeves finished with eight digs and nine kills. Roselli added four digs and 11 assists. Leading the Garnet Gulls were senior libero Jane Haugen (four aces, six kills, nine digs) and senior setter Amanda Hopcroft (five aces, 18 assists).
ST. JOHN VIANNEY 2, LAKEWOOD 0: Paced by senior outside hitter Bianca Piccione’s six kills and four digs and senior libero Louisa Omoregie’s six aces and four digs, the Lancers (12-5) bested the Piners (2-12) in nondivisional play. Freshman outside hitter Vanelix Merced led Lakewood with two kills, four digs and three aces.