Eastern’s defense allowed two shots at goalie Scott Koehler, who claimed his fourth shutout in the Vikings’ last five games by blanking visiting Shawnee, 4-0, Monday in an Olympic Conference matchup of top-10 boys' soccer teams.
Nick Tierce scored two goals, Joe Bertucci and R.J. Biondi had one each, and Rob Wiacek had two assists to fuel the offense for Eastern (7-1-1), ranked No. 8 in South Jersey by The Inquirer.
Seventh-ranked Shawnee (7-2-1) was thwarted by Koehler and the defensive quartet of seniors Michael Pallante and Marc Forman, junior Kwasi Archeampong and sophomore Kyle Bennett.
Also in the Olympic, ninth-ranked Cherokee snapped a three-game winless skid by blanking host Paul VI, 2-0. Mike Ryan and Brandon Tarzy scored early goals.
Colonial. Gateway (5-5-1) held visiting Haddon Heights (6-1-1) to a surprising 1-1 draw as Gators goalie Josh Schmidt came up with 13 saves. Heights’ Billy Dollarton scored early in the second half and Gateway’s Ryan Wells scored with 8 minutes, 37 seconds left.
Jake Perry scored with five minutes to go as West Deptford escaped from Woodbury with a 2-1 thriller.
Jay Casey boosted his season total to 13 goals with a three-goal performance that highlighted Haddon Township’s 4-0 win over visiting Sterling. Hawks goalies Mickey Skabla and Drew Hart combined for seven saves.
Haddonfield’s Taylor Gulbins scored twice, including a head-flick assist by Sam Wyckoff and chip from Michael Rusie, in a 2-0 win over visiting Lindenwold.
Mark Pennisi gave Collingswood a 1-0 lead in the game’s second minute, and he finished a hat trick by scoring two more after halftime as Collingswood raced past host Audubon, 5-1.
Burlington County. Max DiLeo notched a goal in each half, providing enough offense to push Cinnaminson past host Maple Shade, 2-1.
Chad Campbell snapped a scoreless tie five minutes into the second half, assisted by Tim Young, and Moorestown goalie Tom Hand made two saves in a 1-0 win over visiting Burlington Township.
Willingboro’s Jabari Moseley nailed down his second shutout with eight saves, stifling visiting Florence, 3-0. Trey Callendar had all three goals.
Goals in the first 30 minutes from Chris Schwear, Kyle Lammerding and Chris Bette ignited New Egypt’s 4-1 success against visiting Medford Tech.
Cape-Atlantic. With one minute to go in a tie game, Millville’s Mitch Grotti secured a turnover and drilled an 18-yard shot that made Millville a 2-1 winner at Absegami. Thunderbolts goalie Mike Corroco kept his team in the game with 16 saves.
Oakcrest (5-5) got to the .500 mark with a 3-1 win over visiting Hammonton in which Matt Ventri scored twice.
Nonleague. Timber Creek’s Guiseppe DeLuca and Jeffrey Morgan turned a pair of Delsea mistakes into goals, providing the difference in the visiting Chargers’ 2-0 win.