From Press staff reports

David Hicks scored the game-winner 19 minutes into the second half as the third-seeded Middle Township High School boys soccer team edged 14th-seeded Manchester Township 1-0 in a South Jersey Group II first-round playoff game Tuesday.

Alijah Brobroadanx had the assist. Goalies Steven Hand and Tanner Kerr combined for the Panthers' 11th shutout of the season.

Middle will play 11th-seeded Atlantic County Institute of Technology in the quarterfinals on a date to be determined.

Manchester Township 0 0-0

Middle Township 0 1-1

Goals-Hicks MID.

Goalies-Hand (1)/Kerr (1) MID; Mcatier (12) MAN.

Records-Middle 16-3; Manchester 5-15.