From Press staff reports
Sherlin Simeon found the back of the net at the last possible second to beat Mainland, 2-1, in a comeback overtime victory.
Mainland opened the scoring at the beginning of the second half, giving Mainland the 1-0 lead thanks to an assist from Victor Figueroa.
Absegami tied the game up on a goal from J.D. Leeds with 14 minutes left in regulation. That set up Simeon for the heroics at the end of the second overtime.
Absegami 0 1 1-2
Mainland 0 1 0-1
Goals-Leeds, Simeon A; Eger M.
Goalies-Rush (5), Elkasas (6) A; Talerico (10) M.
Records- Absegami 3-0, Mainland 0-2.
Chris Starner had himself a day for Southern Regional.
Starner's hat trick led his team to a 4-1 win over Barnegat.
Starner scored the only goal in the first half, just eight minutes into the contest. His goals at the 65th and 73rd minute helped seal the victory.
Barnegat tied the game up, 1-1, 58 minutes into the match thanks to Frank Buckley's goal. Chris Reed broke the tie just three minutes later thanks to an assist from Luke Kretschmer to give Southern the 2-1 lead.
Barnegat 0 1-1
Southern 1 3-4
Goals- Buckley B; Starner (3), Reed S.
Goalies-Kaeser/Fraser (4) B; Grady (3) S.
Records-Barnegat N/A; Southern 2-2.
Atlantic County Institute of Technology 1
Buena Regional 1
Daniel Marin scored his fifth goal of the year for host ACIT in the first half. Buena's Eddie Sheppard tied the game with less than three minutes left in regulation. Chiefs goalie Jake Bleyhl had 15 saves, and ACIT keeper Chris Vargas made seven saves.
Buena Regional 0 1 0 0-1
ACIT 1 0 0 0- 1
Goals-Sheppard B. Marin A.
Goalies-Bleyhl (15) B. Vargas (7) A.
Records-B 3-0-1, A 1-1-1.
Cedar Creek 3,
Holy Spirit 0
Cedar Creek shut out Holy Spirit in Absecon.
Jon Newman put the Pirates up 1-0 in the first half. Teammates Alex Malaspina and Ezequal Chaparro added goals in the second half to cement the victory.
Bobby Hudack made 14 saves for the Spartans.
Cedar Creek 1 2-3
Holy Spirit 0 0-0
Goals-Newman, Malaspina, Chaparro CC.
Goalies-Broecker (3) CC; Hudack (14) HS.
Records-Cedar Creek 2-1; Holy Spirit 0-4.
Egg Harbor Township 3,
Atlantic City 2, OT
EHT's Ryan Gentry scored the winning goal in the fourth minute of the first overtime. Enrique Fiallos and Sean McLaughlin each scored in the second half for the visiting Eagles. For Atlantic City, Derek Amoako made it 1-0 in the first half, and Evan Stoltzfus gave the Vikings a 2-1 lead in the 68th minute.
Egg Harbor Township 0 2 1-3
Atlantic City 1 1 0-2
Goals-Fiallos, McLaughlin, Gentry EHT. Amoako, Stoltzfus AC.
Goalies-Mason (7) EHT. Sanchez (5) AC.
Records-EHT 1-0-1, AC 0-2.
Hammonton blanked Oakcrest on its home turf.
The Blue Devils got a pair of goals in the first half from Jonathan McCarthy and Dalton Rudolph, who scored five minutes apart. Goaltender Andrew Slater made 13 saves for the shutout.
Oakcrest 0 0-0
Hammonton 2 0-2
Goals-McCarthy, Rudolph, H.
Goalies-Little (16) O; Slater (13) H.
Records-Oakcrest 1-2; Hammonton 1-3.