Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Scott Thomsen’s overtime goal brings home state soccer championship for the school.
The Christian Brothers Academy soccer team defeated Delbarton 1-0 in overtime to win its fourth Non-Public “A” State Title and first since 2002. With the win, the Colts finished the season with a perfect 21-0 record. THE GAME — IN SHORT The Colts played a ball control game in the first half dominating possession time but had few good scoring chances as the Delbarton defense was able to keep CBA on the outside. The second half started much more wide open with both teams’ offenses able to move the ball up the field. Delbarton had its best chance early in the second half as forward Mike Moshier was able to get past the Colts' defense down the right side and come in alone on keeper Steve Donato. Moshier’s shot just missed the left post as it …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Eagles versus Shore Regional on Saturday, Oct. 29
Game to Watch: Middletown South vs. Shore Regional – Girls Soccer, Oct. 29 After losing to the Cougars of Colts Neck in the third round of the Shore Conference Tournament on Monday, the Eagles of Middletown South look to bounce back in one of their final regular season games of 2011 against Shore Regional High School on Saturday. Both Middletown South and Shore Regional currently hold an 11-3 record. While the cutoff date to make the tournament has already passed, and this game will likely have no bearing on the seeding of either team, it will certainly make its mark as a crucial contest as both teams look to regain momentum heading into the post-season. The Eagles, who earlier in the season clinched their first division title since 2002 …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The annual soccer tournament featured 135 teams playing in costume.
Young soccer players came dressed as zombies and smurfs, angry birds and Rambos ... and some hailed from Middletown. The Freehold Soccer League's 13th annual Frightfest tournament took place at Michael J. Tighe Park and Opatut Park on Saturday, Oct. 21. Some 135 teams from around New Jersey participated in Frightfest, an event which will likely be expanded next year, according to Freehold Soccer League President Kevin Kane. Check out the photos of the Middletown teams and the video above for a glimpse into the event.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Lightning delays play for half an hour.
The Freehold boys' soccer team didn't need lightning to strike twice during Thursday's game against Red Bank Catholic. Following a 30-minute lightning delay in the early minutes of the second half, the Colonials came out strong, adding two quick goals to give themsevles a comfortable three-goal possession. Freehold Boro would hold on to that lead, taking the Caseys down 3-1 at Count Basie Park in Red Bank. "I was hoping we would [play better]," Freehold head coach John Lachacz said. "We came off the bus today and we were pretty slow. We had a few rough days of practice the last two weeks, and it was evident today." "We came out as a totally different team." After accumulating a number of chances throughout the first half, the Colonials …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Middletown South boys' soccer team struggles through loss.
When junior defender Kevin Mongahan went down with a head injury halfway through the second half, the tide changed from bad to worse. Trailing 1-0 to a talented Howell Rebels squad, the Middletown High School South Eagles (0-1) defense struggled from that point-on, surrendering three goals and allowing Howell to cruise to their final tally, 4-0, in their season opener, Thursday afternoon at South. The Eagles had decent chances throughout the game, but they did not appear to have the firepower to finish any of those chances, and the Rebels (1-0) would capitalize on the few mistakes the team made. “We came out flat,” said Pat Petretta, South's head coach. “We came out nervous. We are missing a couple key guys due to injuries. It was a tough …