Jacob Cowan led third-seeded Middle Township High School with three goals and an assist as the Panthers shut out 11th-seeded Atlantic County Institute of Technology 5-0 in a South Jersey Group II quarterfinal boys soccer game Monday.
Cowan has 28 goals this season, which puts him in the top five in the state for scoring, according to coach John Maher, and second in the Cape-Atlantic League behind Atlantic City’s Akwasi Adu.
David Hicks and Joe Fala each scored a goal for Middle.
Steven Hand collected his 20th career shutout and set a school record. The shutout was the team’s 12th this season.
ACIT’s Chris Vargas made 11 saves for the Red Hawks.
The Panthers will play seventh-seeeded Cinnaminson on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the semifinals.
ACIT 0 0—0
Middle Township 1 4—5
Goals—Cowan (3), Hicks, Fala MT.
Goalies—Hand (1)/Kerr (2) MT; Vargas (11) ACIT.
Records—Middle 17-3; ACIT 10-9-1.
S. J. Group III quarterfinal
(3) Hammonton 3,
(6) Delsea Regional 1
Jimmy Lamp’l led Hammonton with a goal and an assist. Guyer Shane and Dave Donio-Enscoe each added a goal. Andrew Slater made 11 stops for the Blue Devils.
Victor Morella scored for Delsea.
Hammonton plays second-seeded Kings-way Regional, a 2-0 winner over Burlington Township, in the semifinals at a date to be named.
Delsea Regional 0 1—1
Hammonton 1 2—3
Goals—Donio-Enscoe, Shane, Lamp’l H; Morella DR.
Goalies—Slater (11) H; McBride (11) DR.
Records—Hammonton 16-4-2; Delsea 10-9-2.
(1) Moorestown 4,
(9) Lacey Township 3, OT
Kevin Tonkovich scored two goals and Ben Mrozinski added one for Lacey Township.
Mike Kassak scored two goals and assisted two others for top-seeded Moorestown.
Lacey Township 1 2 0—3
Moorestown 1 2 1—4
Goals—Tonkovich (2), Mrozinski LT; Handlin (2), Kassak (2) M.
Goalies—Lynch (4) LT; Bretschneider (1) M.
Records—Lacey 8-11; Moorestown 17-4-1.
St. Augustine 8,
Sean Lynch led St. Augustine with two goals.
St. Augustine Prep 2 6—8
Bridgeton 1 0—1
Goals—Koons, Thornton, Ciasullo, Halfpenny, Smythe, Riehl, Lynch (2) SAP; n/a B.
Goalies—Higbee (5) SAP; n/a (17) B.
South Jersey Non-Public B quarterfinals
(1) Our Lady of Mercy Academy 8,
(9) Timothy Christian 0
Juniors Sarah Buchanan and Taylor Tighe scored two goals apiece for the Villagers.
Freshman Tziarra King had four assists. Devon Donaghy made two saves in the shutout.
OLMA will host either fourth-seeded Mater Dei or No. 5 Gill St. Bernard’s in a South Jersey Non-Public B semifinal.
Timothy Christian 0 0—0
Our Lady of Mercy Academy 6 2—8
Goals—Ballard, Buchanan (2), Dasilva, MacDonald, Tighe (2), Williams O.
Goalies—Lassiter (12) TC; Donaghy (2) O.
S. J. Group II semifinal
(3) Woodstown 1,
(2) Lower Cape May Regional 0
Lauren Devault scored on a penatly kick early in the first half for Woodstown.
Lower’s Lizzy Sulecki made 12 saves in the loss.
Woodstown 1 0—1
Lower Cape May Regional 0 0—0
Goalies—Sulecki (12) LCM; Secaur (6) W.
Records—LCM 15-3-1; Woodstown 17-2.
S. J. Group IV quarterfinal
(1) Eastern 6,
(6) Egg Harbor Township 0
Madison Tiernan led Eastern with three goals and an assist. Jaylyn Thompson, Christina Padovani and Sydney Jackson each added a goal.
Sarah Kane had two assists for the top-seeded Vikings.
Egg Harbor Township 0 0—0
Eastern 4 2—6
Goals—Tiernan (3), Thompson, Padovani, Jackson E.
Goalies—Maffia (11) EHT; Taylor (3) E.
Records—EHT 8-9-1; Eastern 22-1-1.
S.J. Group IV semifinals
(3) Shawnee 1,
(2) Southern Regional 1
Shawnee outscored Southern 3-1 in penalty strokes to advance to the South Jersey Group IV championship.
Brianna Angellella scored in the first half of regulation for the Rams.
Arielle Galgano picked up the assist.
Julie Dunkin scored for Shawnee.
Shawnee 0 1 0—1
Southern Regional 1 0 0—1
Goals—Dunkin S; Angellella SR.
Goalies—Flannery (4) S; Martorano (9) SR.