Toms River South’s Aliya Canfield (shown on the left) has a knack for scoring goals this season.
In fact, she leads the Indians in goals scored this season.
So, it comes with no surprise when the Indians needed a big goal, Canfield delivered it in dramatic fashion with 32 seconds left in double overtime as No. 4 seed Toms River South outlasted No. 10 seed Seneca, 3-2, in the NJSIAA South Group III final on Thursday afternoon.
Madison Meise gave the Indians (17-5) a 1-0 lead at 5:32 and Tori Babcock gave the Indians a 2-1 advantage with a goal at 36:47. However, Seneca’s Dami LeSanit tied it up at 39:46 and Toms River South’s Canfield with her team-leading 15th goal of the season ended the game in double overtime.
Toms River South will play Central Group III winner Colts Neck in a 5 p.m. NJSIAA Group III state semifinal at Toms River North on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
IN OTHER GIRLS SOCCER SECTIONAL FINALS
Point Boro 4, West Deptford 3: Just 21 seconds into overtime, junior Kaitlyn Seitter scored the game-winning goal as the No. 2 seed Panthers (19-2-1) outlasted No. 8 seed West Deptford in the South Group III final.
In the 16 th minute sophomore Devon Wondolowski put the Panthers up 1-0. The Panthers went up 2-0 when Wondowski got taken down in the box and senior Robin Fiorentino took the penalty kick and scored in the 34th minute. In the 42nd minute Seitter got her first goal of the game from a pass from Wondolowski for a 3-0 lead.
Point Boro will play Holmdel, the Central Group II winner, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Augustine Prep for a Group II state semifinal game.
IN BOYS SOCCER SECTIONAL SEMIFINALS
CBA 2, St. Augustine 1: Matt Thorsheim had two goals including the game-winner with three minutes left as the No. 1 seed Colts (19-3-1) outlasted the No. 3 seed Hermits (14-6-1) at Eastern High School in the NJSIAA Non-Public South A final. CBA will play the Delbarton/Don Bosco Prep winner from the Non-Public North A bracket in the state final on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. at Kean University in Union.
IN NJSIAA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SECTIONAL SEMIFINALS
St. John Vianney 2, Union Catholic 1: The No. 2 seed Lancers (34-2) defeated the No. 3 seed Vikings (21-6) by game scores of 25-10, 18-25, 25-15 as Dani Jankauskas had three aces, 12 kills and 10 digs and Alyssa Reardon had three aces and 30 assists and Gabby Merced had two aces, eight kills and nine digs. St. John Vianney will play the winner of Immaculate Heart and Hudson Catholic in the Non-Public State Final at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at William Paterson University.
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