Dunn Goes Off on Shore Regional, Leads Barnegat Lacrosse into SCT Quarterfinals



ON A MISSION: Junior Calli Dunn on May well 9 led Barnegat with eight objectives and 3 assists as the Bengals knocked off Shore Regional to reach the Shore Conference Event lacrosse quarterfinals for the 1st time. (Picture by David Biggy)
Calli Dunn went total beast mode May 9 and led Barnegat Substantial University ladies lacrosse to a area it had hardly ever absent in advance of in the program’s history.
For the duration of the 2nd spherical of the Shore Conference Tournament, the junior standout poured in 8 plans and assisted on a few of the other 4 plans Monday, as the 10th-seeded Bengals (16-1) went on the road to Eatontown and scored a 12-11 upset of seventh-seeded Shore Regional.
All over the history of the software – recall, the school opened its doors in 2004, and most of its varsity athletic programs started two years later – the Bengals had by no means achieved the SCT quarterfinals until finally now. On Wednesday, they had been scheduled to confront 2nd-seeded Trinity Corridor, last year’s SCT runner-up to defending champion Rumson-Honest Haven, once again this year’s best seed.
Against the Blue Devils, Barnegat jumped out to an 8-5, initially-half edge but were outscored, 6-4, in the 2nd 50 percent. Still, the Bengals, who received 6 saves from goaltender Emalie Menegus, survived and advanced. Sophomore Alyson Sojak contributed a few goals and an aid, even though junior Savia Singh extra a intention and two helps.
Barnegat begun the time with 14 straight victories in advance of suffering its to start with setback, a 13-8 decline to Toms River North on Might 3. The Bengals rebounded two times later on by scorching Shore Convention Class B South foe Jackson Liberty, 14-2.
In the meantime, the Southern Regional girls lacrosse squad also pushed its way into the SCT quarters on Monday, cruising to a 15-3 bruising of 13th-seeded Lacey, which dropped to Barnegat many months back.
The fourth-seeded Rams (12-2) led 8-2 following the to start with 50 %, then outscored the Lions, 7-1, for the duration of the next to advance and secure a conference against fifth-seeded Middletown South, which also lost to Barnegat before this time.
Delaney Falk led the way for the Rams, scoring 5 ambitions and providing out an guide, though Rylee Johnson delivered 4 ambitions and 3 assists, and Sophia Cooney scored four periods and handed out an support. Deirdre Jones contributed a aim and three assists, and goaltender Morgan Muirhead concluded with 5 will save.
A victory against Middletown South would send out the Rams to the semifinals, very likely to encounter Rumson-Truthful Haven.
Southern Boys
Roll Forward in SCT
Not amazingly, the Southern Regional boys lacrosse team is however vying for a spot in the Shore Convention Match last. The fifth-seeded Rams (12-1) swatted division rival and 12th-seeded Jackson Memorial, 15-3, in the second round, rolling to an 8- guide following the to start with quarter and cruising from there.
Jack Kolbe tempo Southern with 4 plans and four assists, whilst Ryan Sininsky, who scored the 100th goal of his occupation through a victory towards Toms River North very last 7 days, scored a few occasions, and Joey DeYoung additional a target and three helps. Hayden Lucas scored two times and gave out an aid, Jake Washco tossed in a goal and threw out two helps, and Konnor Forlai, Zach Washco, Liam Griffin and Kurt Falk just about every scored the moment. Tyler Sininsky and Nick Roesch put together for seven will save in entrance of the purpose.
The Rams will face fourth-seeded Christian Brothers Academy in the SCT quarterfinals.
Southern Volleyball Crew
Has Active Week
With a bye in the to start with spherical, the Southern Regional boys volleyball crew commenced levels of competition in this year’s Shore Meeting Event on Tuesday, May well 10, as the only undefeated team in the condition. And it is not like the Rams took it simple last 7 days.
In another hectic week that integrated a pair of victories in excess of Course A South rivals Toms River North and Central Regional, the Rams additional well prepared themselves for the put up-period with a big clash towards Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Could 4, adopted by the Tremendous 6 Showcase celebration on May possibly 7.
And guess what? The Rams are nonetheless undefeated. However, they finally missing a match all through match play – 2 times, essentially.
In opposition to Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Southern captured the initial match of a 3-recreation thriller, 25-23, before dropping, 21-25, in the 2nd. The Rams won their 19th contest of the period with a 25-19 third sport. Lucas Kean led the way with 16 kills, two aces and eight digs, although Gavin Bates delivered eight kills, Drew McNellis contributed three kills and three blocks, Angelo Addiego gave absent 27 assists and managed 8 digs, and Nick Piserchia tallied 12 digs, as did Finn Olcott.
To conclude the week, Southern went 4- in the Tremendous 6, ousting Honest Garden, Bridgewater-Raritan and Hunterdon Central by 2- scores, and receiving by St. Joseph-Metuchen, 2-1.
Through the 21-25, 25-22, 25-21 gain in excess of St. Joe’s, Kean smashed 15 kills and scored on two aces, even though Addiego dished out 27 assists and mustered 9 digs, Matthew Rekuc completed with a few kills and two blocks, Nick DiMaria added 3 kills and 3 blocks, and Drew McNellis bashed three kills and scored on a block. Landon Davis also experienced seven digs.
Versus Bridgewater-Raritan, the Rams (24-) had been paced by Kean’s 9 kills, Bates’ a few blocks and Addiego’s 13 assists, while Kean’s seven kills and McNellis’ 6 kills were much too considerably for Hunterdon Central through the Rams’ 25-10, 25-23 gain. Versus Truthful Garden (25-11, 25-21), Kean paved the way with eight kills and two blocks, and Bates included 3 kills and two blocks.
David Biggy
biggy@thesandpaper.net

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