Upsets abound in NJSIAA boys' soccer tournament

Two Burlington County League schools pulled off first-round upsets of Tri-County Conference favorites Tuesday as Moorestown and Burlington Township advanced in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 3 boys’ soccer tournament.

Visiting Moorestown, seeded No. 11 in the 16-team field, eliminated No. 6 seed Delsea, 3-0. Quakers goalie Tommy Hand needed just five saves to earn the shutout.

Unassisted goals by Pablo Zegarra, John Tanglienti and Jacob Dowiak in the first 21 minutes provided enough offense to send the Quakers into the quarterfinals.

In other Group 3 action, 13th-seeded Burlington Township dealt host Kingsway, the No. 4 seed, a 1-0 defeat on the strength of Christian Montemore’s goal.

Brendan Stringfellow provided the assist for Montemore 10 minutes into the game, and Falcons goalie Mike DiPaola had three saves.

Visiting Cumberland, seeded No. 12, also notched an upset, disposing of fifth-seeded Timber Creek, 4-1. Mike Ordille’s two goals joined single goals from Keith Karol and Jacob Morales to fuel the Colts’ offense.

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