Sutera, Esposito lead Indians

Sutera, Esposito lead Indians


Sutera, Esposito lead Indians


Senior opposite Brian Sutera’s seven kills and three digs and senior setter Joe Esposito’s 20 assists led the host Toms River South boys volleyball team past Lacey, 2-0, in Shore Conference Class A South on Thursday.

Senior middle Josh Swindell added three kills and two blocks for the Indians (6-1, 3-1). Senior outside Trevor Signorino contributed five kills.

For Lacey (1-4, 1-3), senior outside hitter Trevor Matthews and junior middle blocker Matt McGovern finished with four digs and seven blocks each. Senior middle blocker Kyle D’Autorio had six digs and five blocks.

HOWELL 2, COLTS NECK 1: The Rebels (1-4, 1-3) upended the visiting Cougars (4-3, 1-2) in the final game, 25-21, for a Class A North win.

Sophomore outside hitter Jacob Brown led Howell with eight kills, five aces and two digs. Jason Gillies added 14 assists and two kills. Pete Wilson contributed seven kills.

For Colts Neck, Jack Lind put up seven kills, two blocks and four digs. Dan Clayman handed out 22 assists and added three kills and two aces. Joseph Schecter contributed 17 digs and two aces.

TR NORTH 2, CENTRAL 0: Nicolas Mercadante and Jacob Iovino propelled the host Mariners (3-1, 3-1) past the Golden Eagles (1-3, 1-3) in Class A South.

Mercadante finished with five kills, four aces and seven digs. Iovino added 14 assists and 10 digs. Jesse Buchan contributed six digs, four blocks and two kills and Jimmy Dellane added four blocks, two kills and two aces.

Central’s Casey Raso notched five kills and four digs.

RB CATHOLIC 2, DONOVAN 1: Ryan Farley’s 26 assists and five digs helped the host Caseys (3-1, 3-0) past the Griffins (1-4, 1-3) in Class A Central.

J.P. Legrottaglie added eight kills and four digs. James Taylor contributed six kills, five digs and two assists. Donovan senior middle blocker Jon O’Connor set the school’s single-match blocks record with 11. He added eight kills.

In girls lacrosse

LACEY 23, DONOVAN 9: Senior center Lauren Salemme erupted for nine goals and five assists, leading host Lacey (6-0, 4-0) past Monsignor Donovan (0-3, 0-3) in Class B South.

Junior left attack wing Holly Brewster added eight goals and two assists for the Lions. Right defensive wing Maura Weaver contributed four goals and two assists.

Lacey sped to a 12-4 first-half lead as Salemme netted five goals, Brewster put home four, Weaver struck for two and Brittany Biele added one. The Lions scored the game’s first 10 goals as Salemme and Brewster connected for four each.

Sarah Smith paced the Griffins with four goals. Madison Marko added two goals and one assist.

MANASQUAN 16, HOLMDEL 10: Madison Brown scored four goals to lead the Warriors (2-1, 2-1) past the Hornets (0-4, 0-4) in a Class A Central game.

Kirin Dombek and Chapin Taggart each scored four goals, and goalie Adria Ostafi made 10 saves for the Hornets.

OCEAN 15, RED BANK 12: McKayla Conti scored four of her game-high six goals in the first half to lead the Spartans (4-1, 4-0) past the Bucs (2-2, 2-2) in a Class B North game.

Seniors Stephanie Garley and Kendall Sidun scored four goals each for the Bucs.

In boys tennis

HOLMDEL 4, MANASQUAN 1: Sam Joynson won his match at first singles, leading the Hornets (5-0) over the Warriors (2-1) in a Class A Central match. Juan Angel-Alvarado also secured a point at second singles for the Hornets by defeating Craig Lapham 6-2, 6-4.

Stephen Turner and Joeseph Donohue won the only point for the Warriors at first doubles by beating Ethan Wong and Kenrick Woo 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

COLTS NECK 3, FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP 2: Andrew Vaysman won at third singles, leading the Cougars (4-2, 3-2) over the Patriots (3-3, 2-3) in a Class A North match. Mudassar Zaidi and Brandon Zaou secured a point at first doubles for the Cougars.

Blake Goldberg won his match at first singles for the Patriots.

MATAWAN 3, RED BANK 2: Andrew Polyak won his match at first singles, leading the Huskies (3-3) over the Bucs (4-2) in a Class B North match. The marathon match against Ethan Neubelt finished in three sets, with all three ending in a tiebreaker, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4).

Mario Liu won his match at second singles for the Huskies after he defeated Alan Macioszek 6-0, 6-2.

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