St. Rose pulls away from Mater Dei in a Class B Central boys soccer match

St. Rose pulls away from Mater Dei in a Class B Central boys soccer match

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St. Rose pulls away from Mater Dei in a Class B Central boys soccer match

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The St. Rose boys soccer team got two second-half goals to break open a close game en route to a 3-0 Shore Conference Class B Central victory over visiting Mater Dei.

In the second half, Brett O’Malley fired a shot from the 18-yard line to the upper right side for a 2-0 lead in the 48th minute. Then Ryan O’Malley converted a Bobby Tuzzio cross to the bottom left side to finish off the scoring.

Earlier, Matt Skea converted a corner kick with his header to the upper right side of the goal.

St. Rose goalie Kelley Jordan made eight saves and Mater Dei goalie Rich Nielsen made 20 saves.

IN OTHER BOYS SOCCER GAMES

MANASQUAN 2, LAKEWOOD 0: Manasquan senior midfielder Rich Comer opened the scoring at 6:45 in the first half before netting his second marker of the afternoon in the 64th minute, providing all the offense the Warriors (1-1) would need to blank the Piners (0-2) in this nondivisional meeting.

Manasquan’s Tim Krajewski stopped six shots to preserve the shutout.

MONSIGNOR DONOVAN 0, TOMS RIVER SOUTH 0: Toms River South’s Kollin White (12 saves) and Monsignor Donovan’s Paul Kelly (13 saves) played stellar defense for their teams in a nondivisional game.

IN GIRLS SOCCER

MANASQUAN 2, LAKEWOOD 0: Manasquan’s Meg Gallagher started the scoring early, finding the back of the net 45 secons into the game off a pass from Kaylee Harmstead. Gallagher would score again at the end of the first half staking the Warriors (1-0, 1-0) to a two-goal lead, which would be all the offense needed in this nondivisional victory over the Piners (0-2).

Bridget Ford stopped four shots to preserve Manasquan’s shutout win.

IN GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Saturday saw some of the top harriers in the Shore Conference venture to Jersey City and blaze a trail at Lincoln Park for the St. Dominic Invitational.

Red Bank Catholic’s Eryn Mills out-paced the field finishing as the overall winner with a time of 19:45 and was backed by teammates Meghan Coakley (20:08) in third place, Emily Rienzo (20:11) in fourth, Gracie Eckstein (20:18) in fifth, and Shayne McNally (20:26) in seventh, as the Caseys would capture the team title with 20 points.

Top finishers for Rumson-Fair Haven were Jaqueline Gottuso, who placed second with a time of 20:00, and Megan Hellman, who crossed the finish line in sixth place at 20:25.

The Bulldogs’ Morgan Steinhacker also earned a top-20 finish, placing 16th with a mark of 20:39, as Rumson finished second in the team standings with 60 total points.

Toms River South sophomore Alexis Vuocolo placed ninth overall with a time of 20:29 while teammate Chelsea Smith came in at 21:37, which was good enough for 23rd place. Toms River South would place sixth overall with 185 total team points.

IN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

BRICK MEM. 2, BRICK 1: In-town rivals Brick Memorial and Brick needed all three games to decide this nondivisional match, as the Dragons (0-2, 0-1) stole the opener by a score of 26-24, before the Mustangs (2-1, 1-0) recorded successive wins of 26-24 and 25-20 to earn the overal victory.

Brick Memorial’s Alyssa Roselli recorded four digs and 13 assists, while Christina VanDerVliet added four blocks, two assists, and seven kills, and Danielle Oakley contributed two assists, three digs, and two assists of her own.

Brick’s Nicole Vazquez filled up the score sheet with two assists, eight digs, and 15 kills, as Jenn Ling delivered five blocks and 10 kills, while Lindsey Jones dealt out 16 assists.

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