Shawnee survived being a player short for the last five minutes of yesterday’s Olympic Conference boys’ soccer game as it battled visiting Cherokee to a 1-1 standoff in a meeting of top 10 teams.
The Renegades (6-1-1), ranked No. 7 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, got on the board first with a 25-yard goal from Jesse Shea.
Ninth-ranked Cherokee (3-2-1) came back and knotted the score with 12 minutes remaining as Brandon Tarzy headed in a cross from Dave Schlatter.
Shawnee lost a player to a red card late in the second half but goalie Mike Hartman kept the Chiefs from scoring again.
Also in the Olympic, Shea McGee’s second goal of the game was a header off a throw-in in overtime that wrapped up Seneca’s 3-2 thriller at Winslow Township. The Eagles tied the game with 10 minutes left in regulation on Pat Nelson’s goal.
Cherry Hill West turned second-half goals by Ramadan Dayyan and Connor Quigley into a 2-0 triumph at Paul VI.
Lenape rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 6-1 win at Triton in which Rocco Gambino and Marc Ruggia contributed two goals apiece.
Bishop Eustace stayed hot with a 2-1 success against visiting Cherry Hill East. Marc and Eric Montinard<NO1>brothers<NO> each scored in the first half.
Second-half goals by Brendan Quigley and Guy Shamir allowed Eastern to pull away from host Camden Catholic for a 3-0 win. Joe Bertucci’s corner kick set up Sean Viereck for the first-half goal, and Vikings goalie Scott Koehler made four saves.
Single goals by Jeff Tanski, Jeffrey Morgan and Guiseppe DeLuca carried Timber Creek past visiting Pennsauken, 3-0. Morgan also assisted on DeLuca’s game-winning goal, and Pennsauken stayed in the game with 20 saves from goalie Daquan DeSesso.
Bordentown needed Drew Turygan’s goal five minutes into overtime to get past host Holy Cross, 2-1. The Lancers tied the game on Triston Watson’s goal with 14 minutes to go.
Mayron Vieira’s two goals fueled Maple Shade’s 4-1 win over visiting Pemberton.
Penns Grove goalie Steve Mulligan made eight saves and helped the visiting Red Devils surprise Gloucester Catholic with a scoreless tie. Rams goalie Matt O’Brien had one save.
Kingsway secured a 4-1 victory at Deptford as Ryan Novzen scored a goal and assisted on another.
Eric Walmsley knocked in a rebound 15 minutes into the second half for the only goal Gloucester needed to win its first game, 1-0, at Wildwood. Warriors goalie Mike DeMayo made 14 saves.
Pitman goalie Steve Schuler anchored a 2-0 shutout at Clayton by making eight saves, and getting offensive help from goals by Josh Pacana and Kyle McAvinue.
Salem’s Josh Smick scored on a penalty kick and assisted Eddie Mahoney’s goal as the Rams beat host Schalick, 2-0.
Cumberland’s balanced attack produced single goals by Billy Boss, Kyle Mecouch, Tommy Morris, Mike Ordille and Jay Perticari for a 5-0 win over visiting Highland.
Cape-Atlantic. Brandon Anderson converted a penalty kick in the 12th minute, and Eddie Garcia-Reyes scored 14 minutes later, boosting Middle Township past host Cape May Tech, 2-0.
Wildwood Catholic handed visiting Pleasantville its first National Conference Division II loss, 3-0, as M.. Nestor scored twice.