Thursday boys' soccer roundup

This is the South Jersey boys' soccer roundup:

Cherokee rebounded from losing its first two Olympic Conference American Division boys’ soccer games this season with a 2-0 upset over visiting Cherry Hill East. The Chiefs (2-2) beat the No. 4 team in The Inquirer’s South Jersey Top 10 with first-half goals from Ryan Lynch and Mike Ryan.
Lynch scored Cherokee’s first goal in the game’s 13th minute off an assist from Tom Meenan. Ryan added some insurance off a rebound at 30 minutes.
Despite a combined total of 28 shots on goal in the game, Cherokee goaltender Barry Fitzgerald made 11 saves for the shutout, while Cherry Hill East (3-1) keeper Mike Randall stopped 17 shots.

In other Olympic action, Lenape edged Washington Township, 1-0, in double overtime with a goal from Giovanni Tacconelli. The win gives Lenape sole possession of first place in the American Division.

Shane Lavin flicked in a headball in the first overtime to lift Shawnee, 1-0, over visiting Triton.

Milton Tucker scored twice as Winslow Township won at Pennsauken, 5-0. Charles Craig, Dave Fridolph and Pat Nelson also scored for Winslow Township.

Seneca remained undefeated in National Division play (3-0) with a 3-0 home victory over Camden Catholic. Kent Dimmig, Andrew Lux and Shea McGee scored for the Golden Eagles.

Tri-County Conference

Junior midfielder Evan Hathaway scored in the 51st minute off an assist by T.J. Schaefer as Woodstown beat visiting Glassboro, 1-0, remaining the only team still undefeated in the Diamond Division play (2-0-2). Woodstown goalie Alex Zeilder made five saves to record his third shutout.

Pennsville scored a goal in each half to earn a 2-0 win at Penns Grove. Corey Finlaw and Shaune Gorman scored Pennsville’s goals, and keeper Zach Inman made five saves.

Keith Karol scored with 9:41 remaining to earn Cumberland a 3-3 tie at Delsea. Delsea held a 3-2 second-half lead on a goal by Nick Visalli, but Cumberland got goals from Kyle Mecouch, Mike Casper and Karol to salvage the draw.

Cape-Atlantic League

Mitch Grotti’s two goals led host Lower Cape May past Millville, 3-0.


David Silipino notched four goals and three assists as Buena routed visiting Cumberland Christian, 9-1.

Dylan Desorte’s hat trick and five first-half goals lifted host St. Joseph’s over Wildwood, 6-0. Andrew Joyee made seven saves for the shutout.

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