TR South girls upset TR North in first round

TR South girls upset TR North in first round


TR South girls upset TR North in first round


Sophomore Taylor Troutman’s goal with 27 minutes remaining gave No. 14 seed Toms River South a two-goal lead and the Indians held on to upset No. 3 seed and Shore Conference Tournament champion Toms River North 3-2 in an NJSIAA South Group IV girls soccer first-round match on Tuesday.

Troutman, who had two goals and an assist, received a long pass over the defense from Madison Kenny and then slotted a shot from 12 yards out into the lower right hand corner.

Toms River North (17-2), which won the SCT for the first time in its history on Oct. 27, closed to within 3-2 with 15 minutes remaining when Jena LoBello scored off a free kick. It was LoBello’s second goal of the match.

Troutman had given the Indians (13-7) a 2-1 lead with 3:40 left in the first half when she received a pass from Lauren Mendez, turned and fired a shot into the lower left corner from 12 yards away.

Amanda Timmis had given Toms River South a 1-0 lead four minutes into the match off a cross from the right end line by Troutman. Timmis, who was on the left post after she received the pass, trapped the ball and then slid it into the goal.

Toms River South will play at No. 11 seed Toms River East on a date to be determined in a sectional quarterfinal. Toms River East swept the regular season series from Toms River South.

Toms River North had swept the regular season series from Toms River South.


PINELANDS 1, OCEAN CITY 1 (4-3 on PENALTY KICKS): Heather Scott fired a penalty kick into the bottom right corner to give the No. 10 seed Wildcats (8-7-3) the win over the No. 7 seed Red Raiders in a South Group III first-round match.

Pinelands had tied the match with 13 minutes left in regulation when Ali Herbert fired a shot into the lower right corner after Amanda Allikmaa had gathered in a poor clearance.

Pinelands keeper Breanna Wilson stopped a pair of breakaways in the second half. She and the Wildcats’ defense fended off five Ocean City corner kicks in the last five minutes of overtime.

Pinelands will play at No. 2 seed Central in a sectional quarterfinal

CENTRAL 8, CUMBERLAND 1: Senior center midfielder Brittni Calleo’s two goals and two assists powered the No. 2 seed Golden Eagles (13-3-1) past the No. 15 Colts (3-14) in a South Group III first-round game.

Sophomore forward Amanda Carolan added two goals and one assist and freshman forward Brooke Myers contributed two goals.

BRICK MEMORIAL 3, JACKSON MEMORIAL 1: Madison Farley’s goal 10:46 into the match sent the No. 4 seed Mustangs (13-4-1) on their way to the win over the No. 13 seed Jaguars in a Central IV first-round match.

Farley fired a hard, low shot to the near post and the ball went off the goalkeeper’s hands.

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN 3, MATAWAN 0: Schuyler DeBree picked up a loose ball about 20 yards out, beat a defender and fired a shot into the lower left corner 15 seconds into the second half for the game’s first goal and sent the No. 5 seed Bulldogs (9-7) on their way to the win over the No. 12 seed Huskies (9-6-3) in a Central II quarterfinal.


SOUTHERN 1, WASHINGTON TWP. 0: Senior left midfielder Arielle Galgano scored unassisted 1:15 into the second overtime to give the No. 2 seed Rams (19-1) the win over the No. 7 Minutemaids (17-6) in a South Group IV quarterfinal.

Galgano raced down the left sideline and slid the ball into the lower right corner from 15 feet. The Rams will host Shawnee Monday at 2 p.m. in a sectional semifinal.

DELRAN 2, POINT BORO 1: The story here was the generosity of the Delran players and school adminstration, who according to Point Boro athletic director Dave Kirk donated five carloads of water and cleaning supplies to the Point Boro players to help the people of Point Pleasant who were affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

Kirk said Delran also gave the Point Boro players hot dogs and cheeseburgers.

“They (Delran) epitomize what sportsmanship is about,” Kirk said. “Their character is exemplary. They treated us like royalty.”

TOMS RIVER NORTH 1, RANCOCAS VALLEY 0: Courtney Copeland deflected in a Nikki Gardner shot that was going wide to the right of the goal with 12:24 remaining to give the No. 6 seed Mariners (8-10-2) the win over the No. 3 seed Red Devils in a Central IV quarterfinal.

Toms River North will play at No. 2 seed Toms River South in a sectional semifinal.

TOMS RIVER SOUTH 3, CHERRY HILL EAST 2: Stephanie Toal’s goal with 16:21 remaining gave the Indians (16-4) the win over the No. 10 seed Cougars in a Central IV quarterfinal.

Toal received a pass across the goal from Sarah Roleke and stuffed it into the cage from near the right post.

CENTRAL 2, HIGHTSTOWN 1: Madison Simons poked the ball into the goal off a scramble with no time remaining in regulation to give the No. 4 seed Golden Eagles (14-3-2) the win over the No. 5 seed Rams in a Central Group III quarterfinal.

LACEY 2, DELSEA 0: Aly Smilaowicz’s goal 9:36 into the second half broke a scoreless tie and sent the No. 3 seed Lions (11-8-1) on their way to the win over the No. 6 seed Crusaders in a South III quarterfinal.

WALL 3, NO. BURLINGTON 0: Niocle Kuerzi, Erin Casner, and Sam Grigoletto each scored a goal as the No. 3 seed Crimson Knights (13-4-2) defeated the No. 6 seed Greyhounds (10-10) in a Central III quarterfinal.


TOMS RIVER NORTH 3, WILLIAMSTOWN 2: Sal Turelli received a throw-in inside the box and fired a shot through the goalkeeper’s legs with 12 minutes left in regulation to give the No. 11 seed Mariners (10-7) the win over the No. 6 seed Braves (9-8) in a South IV first-round match.


BARNEGAT 2, MANCHESTER 0: The 19th-seeded Bengals (13-10) ousted the No. 14 Hawks from first-round Group II play.

For Barnegat, junior outside hitter Meg Nichols notched three aces, four kills and 10 digs. Middle hitter Sara Ridgeway added eight kills and six digs. Junior middle hitter Hannah Fitzmaurice contributed five kills and two blocks and junior setter Kelsey Ritner added two aces, two digs and 16 assists.

Manchester senior setter-outside hitter Michelle Cuthbert finished with four digs, two blocks, three kills and seven assists. Junior setter-middle hitter Kylie Siemanowicz added four digs, two blocks, five kills and three assists. Junior outside hitter Valerie Ortense contributed six digs and two kills.

RANCOCAS VALLEY 2, JACKSON MEMORIAL 0: Senior outside hitter Courtney Matlock put up three aces, 11 kills, two blocks and six digs for the 14th-seeded Jaguars (15-6) in their loss to the 19th-ranked Red Devils (14-7) in Group IV first-round action.

ROXBURY 2, JACKSON LIBERTY 0: Despite two aces and six assists from junior setter Kelly Lunk, the 17th-seeded Lions (16-5) fell to the 16th-ranked Gaels in Group III first-round play.

MOUNT ST. DOMINIC 2, DONOVAN 0: The 19th-seeded Griffins’ season ended at 11-13 with a loss to the No. 13 Lions in first-round Non-Public action.

Donovan senior setter-opposite Hallie Papiernik notched four kills, three assists, two blocks and two digs. Junior setter Aime Sinor added six assists and senior outside hitter Shawna Ingraham contributed four kills and five digs.

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