Ocean Township High School junior midfielder Dylan Gargulinski controls the ball. Ocean was 6-4-2 overall, including 5-4-2 in Shore Conference Class A Central, through its first 12 matches of the season. It was fourth in the seven-team division. The Spartans outscored their opponents 24-18. Photo credit: Melissa Gargulinski
By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER
Former Ocean Township High School girls bowling standout Jenn Ingulli has won an academic honor.
The Felician University senior women’s team’s star earned a berth on the East Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. To be honored, a student-athlete must posted a cumulative grade point average of either 3.25 or better at the end of each academic year.
In high school football:
Asbury Park, 20, Matawan 17: Najier Massey rushed for 192 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries to lead the Blue Bishops (4-2) past the Huskies (1-4).
Massey bolted 32 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. He added six tackles.
Lydel Brown caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Jai’Sun Brown for the winners. Nasir Alston ran 12 yards for a touchdown. Jai’Sun Brown tossed the conversion pass to Lydel Brown.
Jai’Sun Brown completed seven of 16 passes for 65 yards and one touchdown. Alston caught one pass for 24 yards. Makai Brown-Jones caught three passes for 18 yards. Lydel Brown hauled in two passes for 16 yards and one touchdown. Brown-Jones made six tackles.
The Blue Bishops shredded the Huskies for 264 yards on 37 carries. Matawan led 17-14 at halftime before the winners rallied.
Asbury Park 26, Neptune 12: Jai’Sun Brown completed 15 of 23 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Blue Bishops past the Scarlet Fliers.
Massey rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown and caught one touchdown pass. He caught three passes for 56 yards and added one sack and seven tackles. Jones and Lydel Jones hauled in touchdown passes from Jai’Sun Brown.
Nepune’s JaQuan Smith ran for one touchdown and Nino Bua tossed a touchdown pass to Zaeir Day.
Jai’Sun Brown rushed for 57 yards on eight carries. Alston caught two passes for 33 yards. Jarrett Chathuant added one sack and five tackles. Javon King and Brown-Jones added four tackles each. Brown made three tackles. Corey Thermitus added three tackles.
Toms River South 22, Neptune 8: The Scarlet Fliers (2-5) fell to the Indians (5-2).
Monmouth Regional 16, Pinelands Regional 15: Frankie Harris-Thomas blocked the Wildcats’ extra-point kick, sealing the Falcons’ win.
For Monmouth, Yassin Moore rushed for 117 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries and added a pair of two-point conversions and eight tackles. Keontae Wiggins, who rushed for 91 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries, added seven tackles and one pass breakup. Eric Crossley added eight tackles and two sacks. Matt Fleschner made eight tackles.
“Matt’s tackles include two big stops in a goal line stand,” winning coach Dan Wendel said.
In boys soccer:
St. Rose 1, Asbury Park 0: Lucas Hope’s goal gave the Purple Roses (9-2) a win over the Blue Bishops (7-4).
St. Rose 3, Asbury Park 2: Matt Kirkpatrick netted two goals and Morgan Fahy added one score for the Purple Roses in their conquest of the Blue Bishops.
Shane Killeen added six saves. JaQuan Lunsford netted one goal and Chefston Simeus added one goal and one assist for the Blue Bishops and Edgar Zuniga added six saves.
Luke Hamil added one assist and Killeen contributed three saves. For Asbury Park, Edgar Zuniga made one save and Eduardo Vargus-Cruz added two stops.
Ocean 2, Red Bank Catholic 1: Goals by Michael Reid and Rodley Petit propelled the Spartans (6-4-2) past the Caseys (0-12).
Aidan Tisony and Peter Wolff Bailler-Geau each handed out one assist and Francisco Castela added two saves.
Long Branch 2, Middletown North 0: Jason Laviola netted one goal and added one assist for the Green Wave (11-2, 11-2) and Eduardo Ribiero added one goal in a win over the Lions (4-7-1, 4-5-1).
The Green Wave achieved a virtual tie for first place among Shore Conference Class A North public schools.
Neptune 3, Matawan 1: Marvin Munoz-Garcia, Steven Camacho and Ernst Louisis each scored one goal and Cosmo Fierro added two assists for the Scarlet Fliers (7-7) in their win over the Huskies (5-9).
Monmouth 2, Passaic Tech 0: Bryan Leonard scored one goal and added one assist and fed freshman Anthony Cano for his first career goal for the Falcons (6-7-1).
It was Monmouth’s sixth straight victory.
In field hockey:
St. Rose 1, Neptune 0: Ella Rossetti scored off a feed from Colleen Ragan and Anya Gloster made four saves for the Purple Roses (8-2) in their win over the Scarlet Fliers (0-13).
St. Rose 1, Trinity Hall 0: Caroline Nappo scored off a pass from Rossetti and Gloster made two saves for the Purple Roses (9-2) in their win over the Monarchs (3-3-1).
Ocean 7, Holmdel 0: Led by Taylor Cerafice’s two goals and two assists, the Spartans bested the Hornets.
Erin Novobilsky added one goal. Erica Pardon added two goals and one assist. Allison Tanasy added one goal and one assist. Olivia Wnorowski added one goal. Ally Walk added two assists and Sofia Chebookjian contributed four saves.
Ocean 6, Matawan 0: Pardon scored two goals to lead the Spartans (8-6) past the Huskies (4-6).
In boys cross country:
Theobald stars: St. Rose sophomore Brian Theobald won the Boys Varsity Small School race in 16:40.74 at the Monmouth County Championships at Buck Mill Park in Colts Neck.
Sophomore teammate Tylwer Ferlise was second in 17:02.57. Ocean sophomore Mark Viggiano was 19th in 17:17.02 in the Varsity Boys Large School Race.
In girls cross country:
O’Connor sparkles: St. Rose sophomore Tilly O’Connor placed second in 19:06.55 in the Varsity Girls Small School Race at the Monmouth County Championships at Buck Mill Park.
The meet consisted of 57 runners and eight teams. The Purple Roses were fourth with 114 points, Red Bank Catholic won the meet with 41 points.
Trinity Hall freshman Hayla Dora was eighth in 20:17.17.
Neptune senior Molly Silva was 29th in the Varsity Girls Large School Race in 22:50.94.
In college football:
Pickett on target: Former Ocean standout Kenny Pickett completed 21 of 27 passes for 210 yards and ran for one touchdown for the University of Pittsburgh in its 41-17 win over Florida State University.
He had missed the previous two games–losses to Boston College and the University of Notre Dame–because of an ankle injury. The win pushed Pickett’s career record to 14-8 as the Panthers’ starting quarterback against Atlantic Coast Conference competition. He’s a senior.
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