According to observers at the Paul VI-Camden Catholic soccer game, the rain was coming down in sheets and at times seemed to be coming in sideways. But Eric Romanowski didn’t let the conditions bother him.
Romanowski took a cross from Cedric Lewis and ran through the rain and the Irish defense in overtime to give the Eagles a 1-0 victory in an Olympic Conference National Division game. It was the first win of the season for Paul VI (1-5).
Ryan Murphy earned the shutout in goal after stopping seven shots for the Eagles.
Tri-County. Dylan Oldt scored with just under 15 minutes left in the game and handed Clearview a 1-0 win over host Williamstown. Steve Keane turned aside five shots to earn the shutout for the Pioneers, including three acrobatic goal-saving stops. T.J. Carson stopped eight shots for the Braves.
Emmanuel Ofori scored the first and last goals of the game to pull Highland into a 2-2 tie with visiting Kingsway. Sean Neary and Ryan Novzen scored for the Dragons who grabbed a 2-1 lead.
Brendan Phillips scored the eventual game-winning goal 15 minutes into the second half and lifted Wildwood to a 2-1 win over host Gloucester County Tech. Steve Bolle also scored for the Warriors, who got nine saves from goalie Mike DeMayo. Adam Markiewicz and Jake Schmidt each stopped four shots and Mike Welsh scored a goal for the Cheetahs.
Sean Madgey scored the lone goal of the game in the first half and Gloucester Catholic held on to beat visiting Salem, 1-0. Damin Kreiner stopped three shots to earn the shutout for the Rams.
Bryan Bodine and Shaune Gorman collected second-half goals and led Pennsville to a 2-0 win over visiting Pitman. Jake Wyshinski added an assist and goalie Zach Inman stopped 16 shots for the Eagles.
Jimmy Banks scored twice and helped Schalick beat host Glassboro, 3-1.
Andrew Ale, Mike Casper, Keith Karol, and Kyle Mecouch picked up goals for Cumberland in a 4-0 win over visiting Deptford. Kyle Maurer got the shutout after stopping two shots for the Colts.
Cape-Atlantic. M.J. Nestor notched a hat trick and accounted for the game-winning goal for Wildwood Catholic in a 4-1 victory over host Bridgeton. Nestor broke a 1-1 halftime tie with a goal 1 minute, 31 seconds into the second half. Kyle Raucci contributed a pair of assists and McKenzie Scott stopped 10 shots for the Crusaders.
Matt Rixey, Ryan Tomlin, and Anthony DiCicco combined in goal to keep St. Joseph out of the goal and Middle Township dropped the visiting Wildcats, 4-0. The Panthers were paced on offense by Brandon Anderson, Brandon Eaves, Eddie Garcia-Reyes, and Kyle Stanford who scored goals.
Christian Valencia scored twice to boost Lower Cape May to a 6-0 win over visiting Cape May Tech. Also scoring for the Tigers were Alec Delconte, Eric Valencia, Jeff Wallace and C.J. Young while goalie Tom Davis stopped six shots.
Colonial. Jake Perry handled the offense and led West Deptford past host Gateway, 2-0. Ryan Kelly assisted on Perry’s first goal and the second was unassisted, giving the Gators a 2-0 lead at the half. Kevin Brockway picked up the win in goal after stopping two shots while Josh Schmidt turned aside 16 shots for Gateway.
Nonleague. Joe Auleta and Scott Hummel collected first-half goals and boosted Hammonton to a 2-1 win over host Winslow Township. Daniel Schenker earned the win in goal after stopping seven shots. Pat Nelson scored a goal and Pat Raletz stopped seven shots for the Eagles.
Orlando Askie scored the game-winning goal with 10 minutes left in the contest and boosted Lindenwold to a 3-2 win over host Willingboro. Jaime Bonilla and Jose Sotelo also scored for the Lions who got a nine-save effort from Javier Maldonado. Myer Cooper and Hamilton Klar scored goals and Jabari Moseley stopped 10 shots for the Chimeras.
Dominique Rodriguez notched a hat trick and led Pennsauken past visiting Pemberton, 4-2. Brendan Corcoran also scored for the Indians who got four saves from Daquan DeSesso. Devon Gardner picked up two goals and Rhyan Kinslow stopped 19 shots for the Hornets.