Fifth-seeded Ocean City High School beat No. 13 Toms River East in the South Jersey Group III girls soccer quarterfinals Thursday.
The Red Raiders won 4-3 in penalty kicks after regulation ended 1-1.
Delaney Lappin scored 8 seconds into the game for the Red Raiders’ lone goal and the final penalty kick that gave them the win. Abby Fenton made five saves.
“I love the way we started. We made a statement,” said Ocean City coach Kelly Halliday.
Anna Devlin, Tanis McDonnell and Suzy Dietrich all scored one penalty kick.
“Toms River East is a great team, and by no means a 13th seed,” Halliday. “Two good teams went at it today and at times we both had control of the game. It was very back and forth. Closing out big games is something we can work on and have been working on during the season. We are happy to win and move on, though. Our kickers looked so confident and experienced today when they were out there taking the penalty kicks. I’m proud of my girls.”
Ocean City will host the winner of No. 1 Moorestown vs. No. 9 Cherry Hill West in the semifinals Tuesday.
South Jersey Group II quarterfinals
(1) Delsea Reg. 4,
(9) Middle Twp. 0
Peyton Gilmore scored three goals to lead Delsea (19-2). Ava Szwed scored one goal and Brianna Russo added two assists.
Middle Township fell to 9-9-2. No further information was available.
South Jersey Group II quarterfinals
(1) Bordentown 3,
(8) Pleasantville 0
Kevin Cryan, Aiden Hoenisch and John Reichert scored one goal apiece for Bordentown (15-3-3). Stratos Gromitsaris made five saves.
Gerardo Castro had 11 saves for the Greyhounds (14-4).
(3) Haddonfield 3,
(11) Oakcrest 1
Steve DiTomaso scored twice to lead Haddonfield (14-6) while R.J. Mroz scored one goal.
Oakcrest fell to 10-10. No further information was available.
S.J. Group III quarterfinals
(4) Seneca 2,
(5) Lacey Twp. 1
Michael Cyphers scored in the first half for the Lions (13-5-2), while Ryan Giles made six saves.
Drew Galalgher and John Meale scored in the second half for Seneca (17-1-3). Jonah Mikulski had six saves.
(7) Cherry Hill West 1,
(2) Ocean City 1 OT
Cherry Hill West defeated Ocean City 6-5 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 score in regulation and overtime. Luke Varallo scored for the Red Raiders (15-5), the No. 9 team in The Press Elite 11, while Zach Bruno scored for Cherry Hill.
S.J. Group IV quarterfinals
(1) Washington Twp. 1,
(8) Egg Harbor Twp. 0
Arturo Serano scored the game-winning goal for Washington Township (21-1), the No. 2 team in The Press Elite 11, assisted by Alex Desiderio. Mike Pagano made five saves.
Chance Seacrest had five saves for Egg Harbor Township (14-5-2), the No. 8 team in The Press Elite 11.
S.J. Non-Public A quarterfinals
(2) St. Augustine Prep 5,
(7) Paul VI 0
Jimmy Olivia and Antonio Matos scored one goal apiece in the first half for St. Augustine (16-3-3), the No. 1 team in The Press Elite 11. Kevin Witkoski, Uchechi Wokocha and Mario Licciardello added one goal each.
St. Augustine will host No. 3 seed Notre Dame in the semifinals on Monday.
State Group II second round
(4) Pinelands Reg. 2,
(13) Voorhees 1
Pinelands (26-2) defeated Voorhees 25-19, 23-25, 25-9. Victoria Pickel had two digs, 27 assists and one ace for the Wildcats. Pickel broke the school record for most assists in a single with 571 this year. Kayla Thornton put up 16 kills, one block, 10 digs and three aces. Emma Capriglione had eight kills, two blocks, one dig, 15 service points and eight aces.
Pinelands will host No. 5 seed Pasack Hills in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
State Group IV second round
(2) Southern Reg. 2,
(15) Union 0
Southern (29-4) defeated Union 25-19, 25-16. Gianna Schiattarella had three kills, five digs, 17 service points and five aces for the Rams.
Stephanie Soares added eight digs, 10 assists and one ace while Riley Vaughn put up three kills, two blocks, one dig and two service points.
Southern will host the winner of No. 10 seed Monroe Township vs. no. 7 Williamstown in the quarterfinals on Saturday.