Boys soccer roundup

Boys soccer roundup


Boys soccer roundup


James Murphy’s direct kick from just outside of the box sailed into the back of the net four minutes into the second overtime Friday night, and the second-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School boys soccer team rallied for a 2-1 triumph over archival and third-seeded Westfield in a Union County Tournament semifinal at Kean University.

The Raiders (13-4-1) will face top-seeded Elizabeth for the county title, 7 p.m. next Sunday again at Kean University.

Mate Landeka scored off a turnover inside the Raiders’ 18 to give the Blue Devils (10-5) a 1-0 lead with 2:39 left in the first half.

It didn’t take long for Scotch Plains-Fanwood to answer, though.

Just 90 seconds into the second half, Christian Zazzali converted a feed from Murphy to knot the game 1-1.

Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament second round

Timothy Christian 1, Spotswood 0: Zach Coyle scored off a rebound in the goal mouth following a shot by Ayub Yousaf in the second half to lift eighth-seeded Timothy Christian (15-2), which has won 15 straight. Keeper Evan Waldron had six saves for the Tigers and Matt Krause had seven saves for Spotswood (10-8).

Prep B Tournament first round

Wardlaw-Hartridge 5, Rutgers Prep 2: Ezer Browne scored both goals for Rutgers Prep (5-6-2) while Wardlaw-Hartridge evened its record at 9-9.

Regular Season

Woodbridge Academy 2, Henry Hudson 1: Brian Smighelschi scored in the 39th minute to give Woodbridge Academy a 1-0 lead at halftime and Varun Uchil scored off an assist from Ali Ben-Saad 10 minutes into the second half. Kyle Kopcho had 10 saves for Woodbridge Academy (3-11-1).

Ranney 4, East Brunswick Tech 0: Morgan Montgomery made five saves as East Brunswick Tech fell to 2-13.

Warren Tech 2, Middlesex Academy 0: Middlesex Academy fell to 4-9-2.


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