From Press staff reports

Sal Avellino took a pass from Nick Lacovara and scored the game-winning goal with 44 seconds left in regulation for the first playoff win in school history on Saturday as No. 8 seed Egg Harbor Township High School edged No. 9 Howell 6-5 in a South Jersey Group IV first-round playoff game.

Kyler Bordonaro and Ryan King each had two goals and as assist for the Eagles. Eagles goalkeeper Christian Custodio made a number of big saves in the fourth and finished with 14 in the game.

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EHT will play at top-seeded Southern Regional in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Howell 2 1 1 1-5

Egg Harbor Township 1 2 1 2-6

Goals-Dambach, Sherman, Buannic, Paolillo, Ornstein H; Bordonaro (2), King (2), Houghton, Avellino EHT.

Goalies-Custodio (14) EHT.

Records-Howell 11-8; EHT 14-5.

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