Sarah Schnayder scored her first varsity goal, while Sydney Rosa scored her team-leading 19th to lead the second-seeded East Brunswick High School girls soccer team to a 2-0 victory over 15th-seeded Sayreville in a first round Central Group IV game on Monday.
Margaret Lee set up the opening goal in the sixth minute, as she found Schnayder, who one-timed the ball just under the crossbar from eight yards out. Rosa’s second half goal came after she crushed a shot from 12 yards off a pass from Carla Larocaa, who played a beautiful through ball from Catherine McCulley
Alex Kalafor made four saves to record the shutout for the Bears (18-4-1) while Bombers (6-12-1) goalie Kelly Raub made 12 saves.
Old Bridge 4, West Windsor-Plainsboro North 1: Lauren Coletti registered a hat trick and added an assist and Ashley Cafarella also scored for top-seeded Old Bridge (17-2).
Manalapan 2, South Brunswick 1: Miho Yamada scored on a pass from Taylor Brantley for eighth-seeded South Brunswick (13-7).
Freehold Township 6, Monroe 0: The eleventh-seeded Falcons were shut out and finished their season 9-8-3.
Wall 6, Woodbridge 0: Justine Stefura and Karli Huber combined to make nine saves for 10th-seeded Woodbridge (7-14), which trailed 1-0 at halftime in CJ III.
Cinnaminson 2, Spotswood 1: Rebecca Hager connected on a second-half penalty kick but second-seeded Spotswood (14-4-1) fell in CJ II on a goal inside of a minute to play. Lisa Millburn made eight saves for the Chargers.
Bordentown 2, Carteret 1: Fiorella Doglio converted a header from Julia Silva in the second half for sixth-seeded Carteret (13-7-1) in CJ II.
Rahway 3, Matawan 1: Emily Beenders scored twice and Catalina Lozano also scored for third-seeded Rahway (14-5-2). The Indians will play 11th-seeded Bordentown in Thursday’s CJ II quarterfinals.
Middlesex 1, South Hunterdon 0: Corrine Jones scored with 9:00 left in regulation to break a scoreless tie and send ninth-seeded Middlesex past No. 8 South Hunterdon in CJ I. Katlyn Schweyher made six saves for the Blue Jays, who will visit top-seeded Metuchen in Thursday’s quarterfinals. Megan Donnelly made seven saves for South Hunterdon, which wraps up its inaugural varsity season at 5-12-1.
Point Beach 6, South River 0: Breona Hill made 15 saves for tenth-seeded South River (6-14-1) in CJ I.
Ridge 7, Piscataway 0: Jenny Haskel netted two goals, while Gigi Cifelli and Kristina Mueller each added a goal and an assist as third-seeded and defending sectional champ Ridge cruised into the quarterfinals. Amanda Cox, Kelly McWhorter and Alex Weyrauch added goals for the Red Devils, who will play host to sixth-seeded Elizabeth on Thursday. Jackie McEvoy made 12 saves for 14th-seeded Piscataway in North 2 Group IV.
Linden 3, Union 2 (OT): Shannon Walsh recorded a hat trick, including the game-winenr in overtime, as 10th-seeded Linden (9-2) advanced to face 15th-seeded Watchung Hills in the quarterfinals.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4, Franklin 0: Kelly Yeager scored two goals, while Jodie Cornwell and Erin Connors each hit once and top-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood rolled into the quarterfinals. No. 16 Franklin wraps up its season 5-15-1.
Summit 2, South Plainfield 2 (2-1 shootout): Caity Hughes and Brianna Boyce scored second-half goals and sixth-seeded South Plainfield erased a 2-0 halftime deficit to force overtime, but the Tigers fell 2-1 in a shootout to 11th-seeded Summit in North 2 Group III.
West Essex 3, Colonia 0: Brittany Martins made 34 saves for ninth-seeded Colonia (8-9).
Wardlaw-Hartridge 4, Our Lady of Mercy 4 (5-4 shootout): Senior Mairead Forrest buried her shot in the first sudden-death round of a shootout, following a save by sophomore keeper Lacey Gress, as sixth-seeded Wardlaw-Hartridge advanced in Non-Public South B. The Rams trailed 4-2 at halftime after Taylor Gerhart scored a pair of goals before Neema Liverpool scored in the 62nd minute and Alex Garces tied the game with 1:30 left in regulation. Forrest, Garces, Gerhart and Kiera Varley hit for Wardlaw-Hartridge during the best-of-5 shootout before Gress, who finished with 17 saves, stopped Our Lady of Mercy’s fifth attempt before the Rams missed, to force the sudden-death round. The Rams will face third-seeded St. Joseph-Hammonton in the quarterfinals.
Rutgers Prep 2, Gill St. Bernard’s 1:Tyler Nolley snapped a 1-1 tie with 15 minutes left in regulation to lift ninth-seeded Rutgers Prep into the Non-Public South B quarterfinals. Radhika Kadakia opened the scoring for the Argonauts after a corner kick played by Lauren Davis. Rutgers Prep will visit top-seeded St. Rose on Thursday. Andrea Jablonskyj scored the goal for Gill St. Bernard’s.
Cardinal McCarrick 4, Roselle Catholic 0: Megan Kosa registered a hat trick and Madison McNally chipped in a goal and two assists as seventh-seeded Cardinal McCarrick (9-6) rolled In Non-Public South B The Eagles advance to Thursday’s quarterfinals against second-seeded Mater Dei.
Moorestown Friends 4, Timothy Christian 1: Sabrina Solorzano scored a first-half goal for Timothy Christian, but the fifth-seeded Tigers were eliminated from Non-Public South B.
Mount St. Dominic 4, Mother Seton 0: Tenth-seeded Mother Seton was knocked out of Non-Public North A by the seventh seed and ended its season 7-13.
West Windsor-Plainsboro North 2, East Brunswick 1 (OT): Kara Helsby scored off Taylor McNamara’s assist in the game’s sixth minute for second-seeded East Brunswick (16-5-1) while Bears goalie Emily Polinski made 12 saves in North 2 Group IV. Olivia Harpel evened the score for the seventh-seeded Knights (10-10) with 2:29 left in the first half and also scored the game-winner in overtime.
West Windsor-Plainsboro South 6, Monroe 2: Jenna Parisen scored a goal and had an assist and Andrea French also scored a goal as fifth-seeded Monroe (8-11-1) fell in North 2 Group IV.