Senior attackman Mark Scherzer had six goals as the Holmdel boys lacrosse team defeated Monsignor Donovan, 14-6, in a Class A Central game on Saturday.
Senior attackman Joe Tages added four goals, senior midfielder Connor Shields had two goals and two assists and senior midfielder Matt Dixon had one goal and three assists. The Hornets (3-3, 1-1) used goalies junior Justin Ruiz (nine saves) and sophomore Michael Lubrano (two saves).
Monsignor Donovan freshman midfielder Peter Schlendorf had four goals and freshman midfielder Matt Baltus had two goals and three assists while senior goalie Joe Derado made 11 saves for the Griffins (1-6, 0-4).
MANASQUAN 8, ST. ROSE 5: Joe Murphy scored the team’s only goal in the second quarter that gave the No. 6 Warriors (5-2, 2-1) a 3-2 halftime lead. Murphy finished with that one goal while Blaine Birch had three goals and Jarrett Birch added one goal and one assist. Manasquan’s Jack Bianco won 90 percent of the faceoffs and Tom Pollock made seven saves. St. Rose’s Sean Sullivan had two goals and one assist, Matt Frost had two goals and Dean Mazur made 15 saves.
SOUTHERN 15, JACKSON MEMORIAL 1: Dylan Jinks (eight goals, one assist) and Bredan Mullen (three goals, three assists) led the offense as the No. 3 Rams (3-1, 3-0) defeated the Jaguars (0-6, 0-3) in a Class A South game. Shawn McManus added one goal and two assists, Chris Smith had one goal and one assist and Brendan Lefanto had 13 saves and Tristen Farina made three saves. Jackson Memorial’s Vinnie Celedonio scored in the first quarter and Cody Weisel made 12 saves.
MIDDLETOWN NORTH 11, NORTH BRUNSWICK 7: Junior attackman Justin Russo had five goals and three assists and junior midfielder Chris Fisher added three goals and one assist as the Lions (2-5) defeated the Raiders (0-7) in non-conference game. The Lions have won two games in a row.
ST. JOHN VIANNEY 19, RANNEY 9: Senior attackman Dan Louriero had six goals and six assists, senior attackman Christian Byer had four goals and senior attackman T.J. Coleman had three goals and six assists for the Lancers (4-1, 3-0) in their Class A Central victory over the Panthers (1-4, 0-3).
WALL 8, MARLBORO 4: Sarah Ligouri (two goals), Alexis Mollica (one goal) and Becky Kurfehs (one goal) all scored their first varsity goals as the Crimson Knights (8-0, 5-0) toppled the Mustangs (2-4, 1-4) in a Class A North game. Marlboro’s Shayna Levine had two goals.
SOUTHERN 18, TOMS RIVER EAST 8: Junior Lia Stango scored a game-high six goals, with three coming in each half and senior Marina Felmly added five goals with three in the first half as the Rams (2-3) defeated the Raiders (1-2) in a Class A South game. Senior Hayes added four goals and goalie Hannah Myers had six saves. Toms River East’s Meaghan Sullivan had four goals and Nicolette Faragalli added two goals.
JACKSON LIBERTY 13, PINELANDS 2: Nicole Mickendrow scored two of her three goals in the first half and Carina Legotte added two of her three goals in the second half. Mickendrow and Legotte each finished with three goals and one assist while goalie Kellie Liquori made nine saves in her first varsity game of her career. Pinelands’ Kelly Byrnes and Zoe Sillitoe each scored a goal.
OCEAN 14, HOLMDEL 1: McKayla Conti scored five goals and assisted on another as the Spartans (6-1) upended the Hornets in this non-divisional matchup. Gabby Hagerman scored four goals and Caitlin Herod contributed two more to the Ocean victory.
Track and field
The Matawan boys track and field program dominated its own Husky Relays on Saturday, capturing the Division 1 team title with 138 total points to Long Branch’s 68-point second place showing.
Greg Edwards, Aliem Shaw, Tyler Perlowin, and Khalil Haskins captured the 4×100 (44.52) and 4×200 (1:31.00) for Matawan, while Edwards, Perlowin, John Walsh, and Harrell Dixon placed first in the 4×400 event at 3:36.31.
Dan Wills, Brendan Howley, Matt Coyle, and Tom Natoli fronted the Huskies 4×800 relay team and took first with a time of 8:14.78, while Perlowin, Shaw, Noah McGhee, and Matt Natoli captured the 1600 sprint medley crown at 3:34.74.
Tom and Matt Natoli also fronted Matawan’s first place distance medley team that included Dixon, and Wills, as the group raced to a mark of 10:49.30, while Pritinder Singh, Nate Bowie, Kadeem Spencer, and David Alston won the meter shuttle hurdles event at 1:05.95.
Matt Isaacson (13-06) and Samuel Labinger (12-00) placed one-two in the pole vault event to earn a full 10 points for the Huskies.
Lakewood’s Allen Ford (6-00) and Robert Hill (6-00) finished first and second, respectively, in the high jump, while Amir Tyler earned the individual gold in the long jump at 19-02.50, a distance when combined with Anthony Terry’s 17-03.25, earned the Piners all 10 points in the event.
Long Branch’s Terrell Cox earned the individual triple jump title with a leap of 39-02.75, while Rumson-Fair Haven’s Jason Bryan placed first in the shot put (59-11) and discus events (164-07).
Jackson Memorial captured the boys Division 2 team title with 64 points to Middletown North’s 62.
Middletown North’s Jordan Pitts, Ryan Brown, Scott Chenoweth, and Chad Freshnock earned the 4×100 relay title (44.23), while Jake Betkowski (6-00) and Roshaad Redway (6-00) finished 1-2 in the high jump to capture all 10 points.
Jackson Memorial’s Nick Claudeo took the individual 400 meter hurdles title at 57.28, the Jaguars only first place finish of the meet.
Monmouth earned the overall Division 1 girls team title with 64 points to Holmdel’s 58.
The Golden Falcons’ Jazmyn Ball (89-07) and Halena Martin (89-06) placed first and second, respectively, in the discus, Monmouth’s only first place finish of the meet.
Holmdel’s Irene Garidas, Kiera Yonclas, Gypsy Blue Cooper, and Marin Warner combined to win the distance medley title at 12:32.24, while Erin Shamarak, Isabella Pinnero, Sam Ciervo, and Kelly McKay collectively ran a 1:11.00 to win the meter shuttle hurdle event.
Hannah Lee (14-10) and Yonclas (14-06.75) placed 1-2 in the long jump event earning all 10 points for the Hornets.
Red Bank Catholic ran away with the Division 2 girls championship with a total of 106 to Howell’s 94.
The Caseys’ Eryn Mills, Gracie Eckstein, Emily Rienzo, and Megan Coakley earned the 4×1600 relay title at 21:42.09, while Samantha Spallazani, Abbey Collins, Haley Roussell, and MaryKate McNamara ran to a 4:14.18 to win the 1600 sprint event.
MaNamara, Roussell, Kaitlin Ryan, and Gabriella Farrigine won the distance medley at 12:22.17, while Michelle O’Malley, Maeve O’Brien, Erin Perri, and Katerina Saling captured the 4×800 meter crown at 10:27.79.