Rafi edges Panthers past Golden Falcons

Rafi edges Panthers past Golden Falcons


Rafi edges Panthers past Golden Falcons


Cailyn Rafi’s goal with five seconds left in overtime gave the host and No. 7 seed Point Pleasant Boro High School field hockey team a 2-1 win over No. 10 seed Monmouth Regional on Saturday in an NJSIAA Central Group II first-round game.

Rafi was right in front of the goal and fired a shot into the middle of the cage.

The Panthers (9-4-2) tied the match with 3:36 left in regulation when Sabrina Hammel received a pass from Rafi and fired a shot into the goal.

Taylor Hager had given Monmouth (4-11) a 1-0 lead 15:12 into the match.

Point Boro will play at No. 2 seed Delran in the sectional quarterfinals.

HOLMDEL 3, HACKETTSTOWN 0: Amanda Jones scored a goal and assisted on Gina Moglino’s goal and Cassidy Fontana had two assists as the No. 9 seed Hornets (9-6) defeated the No. 8 seed Tigers (9-9) in a North 2 Group II first-round match.

Moglino and Jones scored in the last 6:10 of the first half with Jones goal coming just before time in the half expired.

Holmdel will play at No. 1 seed Rumson-Fair Haven in the sectional quarterfinals.

Boys Soccer

CHEROKEE 2, TR EAST 1: Dan Hampton blasted a shot from 25 yards into the lower right hand corner with two minutes left in the second overtime to give the No. 9 seed Chiefs the win over the No. 8 seed Raiders (10-5-2) in a South Group IV first-round game.

Hampton tied the game two minutes into the second half with a free kick into the lower left corner from 20 yards out.

Matt Singh had given Toms River East the lead with a goal with six minutes left in the first half.

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