The Mainland Regional High School boys lacrosse saw its run in the South Jersey Group III tournament end Tuesday.
The third-seeded Mustangs lost 16-9 to second-seeded Shawnee in a sectional semifinal. The Mustangs, ranked fourth in The Press Elite 11, dropped to 17-2.
Shawnee, ranked No. 1 in the Elite 11, led 5-0 after the first quarter and 5-2 at the half. The Renegades used an eight-goal third quarter to pull away.
“We got off to a slow start,” Mainland coach Clayton Smith. “It was one of those things where they got out to too good of a jump, and we couldn’t catch up.”
Gavyn Wilson led Shawnee’s offense with six goals and two assists. Blake Brinster, Kyle Korchak, Chris Lyons and Tom Shinske scored twice. Bailey Pringle and Colin Wood added goals.
Mainland’s Vincent Giunta scored three goals to go with an assist. Colin Cooke scored three, and Antonio Yeoman added two goals. Keegan Ford had a goal and two assists, and Hunter Faunce made 13 saves.
Mainland finished the season 17-2 but doesn’t go away empty-handed. The Mustangs won its first Cape-Atlantic League championship May 11.
“It was a good season that way,” Smith said. “For us, over the past three years, we tried to improve and grow as a team and program. That’s exactly what happened.”
S.J. Group III semifinal
(1) Moorestown 19, (4) Mainland Regional 0
Moorestown (18-2), the top-ranked team in the Elite 11, led 11-0 at the half.
For the game, 14 players scored for the Quakers, led by Colette Smith with goals and four assists. Ashley Nutt added two goals and two assists.
Mainland, ranked eighth in the Elite 11, dropped to 12-4. Moorestown will host Ocean City in the final at 2 p.m. Friday.
Southern Regional 14, Toms River East 6
Southern (10-7) led 8-1 at the half.
Colleen Mason and Emily Brown scored four goals each in the game.
Holly Yannacone had a goal and five assists. Brooke Little, Maitland Demand, Rachel Sauer, Danielle Bialecki and Carmella Hall scored, and Noelle Englebert made 11 saves.
Madison Nobel led East (2-14) with three goals.
St. Joseph 6, Pleasantville 5
Austin Pustizzi hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning that scored the eventual winning run for the Wildcats in their 6-5 victory over Pleasantville in a Cape-Atlantic League United Division game.
Steve Brady and Cejai Parrish doubled for St. Joseph (12-12). Brennan was the winning pitcher. He struck out four in two innings.
Alejandro Rosado threw 61/3 with three strikeouts for the Greyhounds (5-12). Rafael Mena had two hits, while Rosado singled and walked twice.
Atlantic Christian 10, Cumberland 5
Dan Roland homered, scored three runs and had two RBIs for Atlantic Christian (14-2), while Solomon Griffith tripled, scored two runs, and had two RBIs. Luke Phillips doubled, and Elijah Chapman scored two runs and had two RBIs. Griffith was the winning pitcher.
Wildwood Catholic 7, Bridgeton 0
Giacamo Antonicello doubled and scored twice and Mike Sharkey doubled, scored and drove in a run for Wildwood Catholic (4-11).
Phil Pfaffman had two hits and a run. Ben Church was the winning pitcher.
Bridgeton’s (4-19) Leonardo Perez struck out two.
Holy Spirit 9, Oakcrest 2
Jimmy Pasquale and Matt Rivera had three RBIs, while Dan Marczyk had two RBIs for Holy Spirit (14-7). Rivera had a game-high three hits. Jake DiNatale pitched five innings with one strikeout.
Anthony Firpo had two hits for the Falcons (10-14). Jailen Heard went five innings with one strikeout and five walks.
Oakcrest 19, Lower Cape May Reg. 0
Emily Tunney and Julianna Brown each had three RBIs for Oakcrest. Brown, Tainna Ortiz and Aryel Arroyo had two hits a piece. Tunnry went three innings for the Falcons (6-12) and struck out three.
The Caper Tigers fell to 0-20.
Atlantic Christian 15, Cumberland 10
Samantha Rhodes had nine strikeouts for the Cougars. Sydney Pearson and Chloe Vogel each had RBI doubles, while Samantha Rhodes went 4 for 5, including a three-run triple in the third inning.
Shannon Connelly struck out 10 for Cumberland.
Middle Township 5, Mainland Reg. 2
The Panthers’ Kayla Cubernot hit the eventual game-winning RBI, driving in Grace Fox.
Cubernot also scored a run, while Fox tripled and had two RBIs.
Raine DeRose went 2 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. Sam Grassi doubled and had an RBI. Grassi struck out eight in four innings.
Middle (11-13) scored four runs in the fifth inning.
Brianna Barretta singled and scored a run for the Mustangs (19-6). Mackenzie Brennan scored a run.
Lower Cape May Reg. 4, Oakcrest 1
The Caper Tigers’ Dennis Mancuso defeated Ben Delano of Oakcrest 6-2, 6-3 in first singles.
The Falcons’ Rodgerick McCoullum defeated Daniel Cristelo 6-3, 6-3 in third singles.
Lower’s Liam Robinson and Max Souder defeated Oakcrest’s Andy Nguyen and James Burgess 7-6, 6-2 in second doubles.
Other matches, singles: Justin Smith of Lower Cape May defeated Zian Pena 7-6, 7-5. Doubles: Lower’s Evan Warburton and Jared Lepor defeated Ethan O’Brien and Christian Pimenta 6-4, 7-5.
Cape May Tech 191, Oakcrest 199
Cape May Tech’s Scott Wiltshire shot a five-over-par low round of 41 with one birdie at Blue Heron Pines Golf Course.
Also for the visiting Hawks (13-10), Zach Johnson scored a 46, while Chris Porto shot a 48 and Ruby Redmond had a 56.
Matt Boakes led Oakcrest with a 47.
Others Falcons scorers were Vivek Kolli (49), Gio Martin (51) and Cassie Booth (52).