Central Group IV
Montgomery 1, Freehold Boro 0: Jessi Goldman broke a scoreless tie with one minute left in the second overtime Thursday to lift the fourth-seeded Montgomery High School girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over No. 5 Freehold Boro in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Central Group IV Tournament.
Goldman got free and hit a left-footed ball into the air from 20 yards out that got through the keeper and into the back of the net. Colleen Gaffey picked up the assist for the Cougars, who will face ninth-seeded Manalapan in Monday’s semifinals.
Rebecca Ravitz made four saves to post the shutout.
East Brunswick 2, Jackson 1: Ellie DiLiberto rescued second-seeded East Brunswick from an early 1-0 deficit, scoring a pair of goals. Trailing 1-0, DiLiberto and Sydney Rosa played give-and-go, resulting in a one-on-one for DiLiberto and she didn’t miss from inside the box. In the 31st minute, the senior forward struck again, this time heading home the game-winner off a corner kick from Kaitlyn Roughan. East Brunswick goalkeeper Alex Kalafor made 11 saves in the victory. The Bears will play the winner of Friday’s game between No. 3 Hunterdon Central and No. 6 Freehold Township.
Manalapan 0, Old Bridge 0 (3-0 in shootout): After playing 100 minutes of scoreless soccer, top-seeded Old Bridge fell victim to a round of penalty kicks. Ninth-seeded Manalapan scored on three of their four attempts and the Knights missed all four of theirs to emerge victorious. Old Bridge (18-2-1) goalkeeper Alley Mauer made seven saves in regulation and overtime.
Central Group I
Florence 3, Highland Park 0: Kiara Weinstein made nine saves for fourth-seeded Highland Park (8-10).
North 2 Group IV
Watchung Hills 2, Linden 0: Alyssa Bonneson and Sam DePinho scored goals, and Rachel Marino posted both assists, as 15th-seeded Watchung Hills rolled over the No. 7 seed and into the semifinals. Lindsey Carroll made four saves for the Warriors, who will visit third-seeded Ridge on Monday.
Bridgewater-Raritan 5, Edison 0: Hayley Soriano tallied two goals and an assist to lead fourth-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan past No. 5 Edison. Allison Morgan, Samantha Orecchio and Rebecca Dransfield each added a goal for the Panthers, who will visit top-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood in Monday’s semifinals. Casey Murphy and Danielle Staffin combined for the shutout, while while Kaitlin Marold made 17 saves for Edison.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 3, Millburn 0: Katherine Cunningham struck for two goals, while Kelly Yeager added another to lift No. 1 seed Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Jodi Cornwell and Tori Baliatico added goals for the Raiders, who will play host to fourth-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan on Monday.
Ridge 4, Elizabeth 0: Jenny Haskel and Kelly McWhorter each posted two goals as third-seeded Ridge cruised into the semifinals. Gigi Cifelli dished out two assists for the Red Devils. Who will face 15th-seeded Watchung Hills on Monday.
North 2 Group III
Governor Livingston 1, Morris Hills 0: Lauren Jankowski converted a loose ball inside the 6 yard line midway through the second half and fourth-seeded Governor Livingston advanced. The Highlanders, who got five saves from Olivia Emanuel, will face top-seeded Cranford or eighth-seeded West Essex on Monday.
North 2 Group II
Bernards 2, Hanover Park 0: Montana Sutton posted a goal and an assist, and Lucy Grey chipped in a goal as fifth-seeded Bernards advanced past the No. 4 seed. Sarah Ryan made two saves and Nicole Sullivan stopped three shots for the Mountaineers, who will face top-seeded Lyndhurst or ninth-seeded Caldwell in Monday’s semifinals.
Non-Public A South
Bishop Ahr 1, St. John Vianney 1 (6-5 in sudden-death shootout): Claire Dundon knocked home the game-winner in the seventh round of the penalty kick shootout to lift top-seeded Bishop Ahr (17-2). The first five shooters from each side converted their penalty kicks before Brianna Foster stoned St. John Vianney’s sixth shooter with a diving save to her right. After a miss by each side, Dundon calmly stepped up and scored the winner. Alexa Povelaitis converted a goal from Dana DeSantis in regulation and Foster made six saves for the Trojans, who will face fourth-seeded and defending champ Pingry on Monday.
Pingry 1, Red Bank Catholic 1 (3-0 in shootout): Junior Emma Thomas turned aside all three shots against her during the shootout and Rachel Corboz, Alexa Ferreria and Drew Toper buried their attemps to lift fourth-seeded Pingry into the semifinals. Lauren McLaughlin scored off a Ferreira assist with 21:48 left in the first half to tie the game 1-1, before the team played another 58:12 scoreless to force the shootout.
Non-Public A North
Immaculate Heart 4, Union Catholic 0: Top-seeded Immaculate Heart scored two goals in each half to eliminated eighth-seeded Union Catholic.
Non-Public South B
Mater Dei 4, Cardinal McCarrick 0: Seventh-seeded Cardinal McCarrick (9-7) managed just a pair of shots on goal in defeat.
St. Rose 6, Rutgers Prep 0: Kendra Barat scored a second-half goal, but top-seeded St. Rose proved too much for ninth-seeded Rutgers Prep to overcome and the Argonauts wrapped up their season 8-10-2.
St. Joseph-Hammonton 5, Wardlaw-Hartridge 0: Taylor Gerhart scored a goal, but the sixth-seeded Rams wrap up their season 10-9-1.
Central Group II (from Wednesday)
Holmdel 4, Delaware Valley 0: Evangeline Soucie made 15 saves as ninth-seeded Delaware Valley (11-9-2) fell to No. 1 seed Holmdel (14-5-1) on Wednesday.