Boys soccer roundup: Buena Regional breaks school shutout record
The Buena Regional High School boys soccer team held host Winslow Township scoreless to earn its program-best 10th shutout of the season Friday in a non-league game.
The Chiefs broke the old record of nine shutouts in a season, set in 1992.
Jake Bleyhl made four saves and Miguel Hernandez recorded a hat trick.
Josue Guadarrama added a goal and an assist and Zayne Czeronka also scored as Buena won its third straight game.
Buena Regional 3 2-5
Winslow Township 0 0-0
Goals- Czeronka, Guadarrama, Hernandez (3) BR.
Goalies-Bleyhl (4) BR; Blatcher (8) WT.
Records-Buena 12-3, Winslow Twp. 2-11.
No. 10 Absegami 1,
Egg Harbor Township 0
Pete Varsalona scored the lone goal midway through the first half to lead the Braves.
Absegami's Gianfranco Rifici recovered a bouncing ball inside EHT's box and passed the ball to Varsalona who found the net.
Rifici saved a goal in the second half when he volleyed the ball out of the box from on his own goal line.
Matt McCormick made three saves for Absegami to earn the shutout. Brad Watkins made seven saves for EHT.
Egg Harbor Township 0 0-0
Absegami 1 0-1
Goalies-McCormick (3) A; Watkins (7) EHT.
Records-EHT8-6-1, Absegami 10-1-1.
Lower Cape May Regional 3,
Cape May Tech 1
Stephen Moore, Marco Aguado and Erik Valencia scored for Lower Cape May.
Ryan Barry had a second-half goal for Cape May Tech.
Lower Cape May Regional 1 2-3
Cape May Tech 0 1-1
Goals-Moore, Aguado, Valencia LCM; Barry CMT.
Goalies-Barikian (6) LCM; Edmunds (13) CMT.
Records-LCM 7-3-1, CMT3-9.
Mainland Regional 0
Oakcrest's Quinn Hardrick scored the winning goal midway through the first half, and John Mitchell assisted. Vince Giardino added an insurance goal in the second half, off a corner kick by Tyler Thompson. Goalie Ryan Costello recorded the shutout with 12 saves.
Peyton Kelly made 10 saves for the visiting Mustangs.
Mainland Regional 0 0-0
Oakcrest 1 1-2
Goals-Hardrick, Giardino O.
Goalies-Kelly (10) M. Costello (12).
Records-Mainland 5-7-1, Oakcrest 5-8-2.
Atlantic City 4, Vineland 0
Atlantic City's Adu Akwasi scored two goals, including the game-winner 25 minutes into the first half. Alexis Mendoza scored on a penalty kick and Edras Palma added a goal. Goalie Juan Elizade had six saves for the shutout. Vineland's Brandon Alvarez made nine stops.
Goals-Adwasi (2), Mendoza, Palma AC.
Goalies-Elizade (6) AC. Alvarez (9) V.
Records-A.C. 6-7-1, Vineland 2-12.
Hammonton 3, Bridgeton 0
Justinian Grant, Dave Donio-
Enscoe and Jimmy Lamp'l scored for Hammonton. Guyer Shane and Nick Auleta each had an assist.
Hammonton 2 1-3
Bridgeton 0 0-0
Goals-Grant, Donio-Enscoe, Lamp'l.
Goalies-Slater (0) H; Ruebles (5), Martinez (4) B.
Records-Hammonton 11-2-1, Bridgeton 1-10-1.
Atlantic County Insitute of
St. Joseph 0
Mario Penagos broke a scoreless tie with 10 minutes remaining in the first half.
German Zuniga added a goal in the second half, and Chris Vargas made three saves to earn the shutout.
Tim Atallah made five saves for St. Joseph.
Atlantic County Institute of Technology 1 1-2
St. Joseph 0 0-0
Goals-Penagos, Zuniga ACIT.
Goalies-Vargas (3) ACIT; Atallah (5) SJ.
Records-ACIT 5-7-1, S.J. 1-13.
No. 11 Middle Township 3,
Holy Spirit 0
Noah Granigan scored twice to lead Middle. Granigan's first goal came 16 minutes into the first half when he beat a couple of defenders after a pass by Andrew Hoy.
Scott Kurkowski also scored for the Panthers. Steven Hand and Tanner Kerr each played a half and combined for the shutout win.
Fransisco DePalma made 13 saves for Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit 0 0-0
Middle Township 2 1-3
Goals-Granigan (2), Kurkowski MT.
Goalies-Hand (1) Kerr (2) MT; DePalma (13) HS.
Records-Spirit 2-10, Middle 11-2.
Southern Regional 1,
Jackson Liberty 0
Dylan Kanson scored the lone goal at 32:26 of the first half to lead the Rams.
Kanson took a pass from Bayley Young outside the 18-yard box, then cut left and put a shot into the upper right corner of the net.
Luke King made three saves to earn the shutout for Southern.
Jackson Liberty 0 0-0
Southern Regional 1 0-1
Goalies-King (3) SR; Benecke (8) JL.
Salem 3, Wildwood 1
Anthony Madle scored on a penalty kick for Wildwood.
Salem's Zach Richman and Kyle Wygor each had a goal and an assist.
Wildwood 1 0-1
Salem 2 1-3
Goals-Madle W; Richman, Wygor, Ciarlente S.
Goalies-Veltri (13) W; Cox (5) S.
Records-Wildwood 6-7; Salem 4-8.