Vianney moves on to field hockey semifinals

Vianney moves on to field hockey semifinals


Vianney moves on to field hockey semifinals


The third-seeded St. John Vianney field hockey team defeated sixth-seeded Bernards 3-1 in the NJSIAA North 2 Group II quarterfinals on Saturday morning.

In the first half, senior Nicole Granito put the Lancers on the scoreboard after receiving a penalty stroke at the 6:32 mark. Junior Jackie Gallagher added to the Lancers’ lead with a breakway and shot a bullet at the top of the circle to take a 2-0 lead at halftime.

The Lancers received another penalty stroke halfway through the second half which was taken by Gallagher to take a 3-0 commanding lead. The Mountaineers were able to get on the scoreboard before the final whistle blew with an unassisted goal by sophomore Emma Christus.

Junior goalkeeper Megan Guilbert made seven saves in the net as the Lancers outshot the Mountaineers 11-7 in the win. The Lancers will move on to the semifinals round against Madison on Monday at 2 p.m.


WARREN HILLS 3, OCEAN 1: The top-seeded Blue Streaks received scoring from three different players to defeat the ninth-seeded Spartans in the North 2 Group III quarterfinals. Nikki Profita, Nikki Schott and Amanda Crampton each scored for the Blue Streaks. Junior Karly Gabrysiak scored one goal, and Amanda Roskey had one assist. Ocean’s goalkeeper Bailey Herr made 13 saves.

FREEHOLD TWP. 3, LENAPE 1: Lindsay Tobey scored two goals to lead the top-seeded Patriots past the eighth-seeded Indians to advance to the semifinals in the Central Group IV bracket. Sydney Weise scored one goal and added two assists. Lenape’s goalie Amanda Cohen made nine saves in the loss.

FREEHOLD 5, PRINCETON 1: Junior Lauren Bock scored four of the five goals scored to lead the third-seeded Colonials to victory over the sixth-seeded Little Tigers in a North 2 Group III quarterfinal game. Freshman Jessica Pianko added one goal in the win. Alyson LeBlanc and Kaitlyn Ortiz split time behind the net each collecting two saves.


HOLMDEL 3, RARITAN 0: Zach Bond scored two goals in the second half leading the second-seeded Hornets over the 15th-seeded Rockets in an NJSIAA Central Group II game.

Jason Kyriacou also added a goal in the 69th minute off an assist from Eric Bulvid. The Hornets will host seventh-seeded North Planfield on Tuesday in a Group II quarterfinal game at 2 p.m.

OCEAN 1, RED BANK 0: Tyler Nowak scored the only goal of the game in the first half off a direct kick, leading the second-seeded Spartans over the 15th-seeded Bucs in a Central Group III game.

The Spartans will host seventh-seeded Middletown South in a Group III quarterfinal game at 2 p.m.

LONG BRANCH 1, MANASQUAN 1 (Long Branch wins 6-5 in PKs): Welke Galvao scored a goal in the 55th minute sending the game into overtime, and then hit the game winning PK giving the fifth-seeded Green Wave a Central Jersey Group II win over the 12th-seeded Warriors.

In round eight of the PKs, Long Branch keeper Thomas McGlennon made a crucial save, setting up the game-winner for Galvao. Andrew Dayton scored the only goal of the game for the Warriors in the 43rd minute of the second half.

Long Branch will host 13th-seeded Robbinsville in a Group II quarterfinal matchup.

WALL 2, NEW BRUNSWICK 1 (OT): Tim Bogert scored the game-winning goal with 3:26 left in the second overtime period giving the sixth-seeded Crimson Knights a Central Group III win. Bogert’s game-winner was assisted by Zach Hetzel.


FREEHOLD 4, WOODBRIDGE 0: Junior midfeilders Meghan Holtz and Hayley Rice each scored a pair of goals for Freehold, while Chelsei Bender collected a pair of assists, as the top seeded Colonials (15-1-2) defeated the No. 16 Barrons (2-19) in this Central Group III meeting.


WALL 2, FORT LEE 0: Senior setter Alyssa Stansfield’s 15 assists, six aces, four digs and two blocks led the sixth-seeded Crimson Knights (23-2) past the No. 11 Bridgemen (12-12) in the Group II quarterfinals.

Senior outside hitter Olivia Hayes added 15 kills and three digs. Stansfield notched her 600th career assists. Hayes blasted home her 500th career kill. Freshman outside hitter-defensive specialist Katie Mitchell contributed nine digs and three kills. Senior defensive specialist Samantha Plewa added eight digs and two aces.

Wall won by 25-13 and 25-20 scores.

“The girls played very well,” Wall coach Jared Musolf said. “We came out in the first game and played as if we had not taken any time off. That was neat. The girls flew all over the court and got to balls they should not have gotten. Our girls are excited.”

RIVER DELL 2, RED BANK 0: The 16th-seeded Bucs (14-7) fell to No. 1 River Dell in the Group II quarterfinals.

Senior setter Becka Zabilowicz led the Bucs with three aces, nine assists, seven kills and seven digs. Junior middle blocker Megan Reardon added three aces, two blocks, two kills and seven digs. Junior outside hitter Abby Curtis contributed two blocks, four kills and seven digs.

CHEROKEE 2, MARLBORO 1: The 11th-seeded Mustangs ended their season a 20-5 with a loss to the No. 6 Chiefs in the Group IV quarterfinals.

Senior outside hitter Jet Manzi led Marlboro with two aces, 16 kills, six digs and two blocks. Junior outside hitter Haley Unger added six digs, two aces and two kills.


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