All but one top seed from South Jersey has advanced to the sectional semifinals in the New Jersey high school soccer tournament for boys and girls last.
The top-seeded Triton boys team was taken down by eighth-seeded Moorestown 2-0 by goals on each side of halftime from Alex Lopacinski and Cade McGrath in one of the few early round upsets last week. Ocean City was the only second-seeded boys team to be knocked out when they fell on penalties to seventh-seeded Cherry Hill West after a 1-1 draw.
Second-seeded Clearview girls were knocked off by the 15th seed Cherokee 3-2 in the opening round, but Cherokee lost their next game to No. 10 Kingsway, which plays No. 3 Shawnee in one of the semifinals in Group 4 taking place on Tuesday. Seventh seed Cinnaminson took down No. 2 Haddonfield 1-0 on a Simone Pacetti goal and clean sheet from Monmouth commit Maddie Ogden.
Awaiting Shawnee is a potential fourth game against top seed Eastern, which they’ve beaten once and lost to twice this season, including the Coaches Cup final.
On the boys side of Group 4, No. 1 Washington Township has bounced back from their surprise Coaches Cup loss to St. Augustine for their only loss of the season. St. Augustine is one win away from playing for a sectional final in Non-Public A, where Bishop Eustace is in the other semi as a fifth seed.
The boys semifinals are all scheduled for this afternoon with the finals on Thursday. The girls play the semis on Tuesday and finals on Friday. The South Jersey winners face the winner from the Central New Jersey sectional in the state semifinals.
No. 1 Washington Township vs No. 5 Howell
No. 2 Jackson Memorial vs No. 6 Eastern
No. 4 Seneca vs No. 8 Moorestown
No. 6 Pinelands vs No. 7 Cherry Hill West
No. 1 Bordentown vs No. 4 Manasquan
No. 2 Delran vs No. 3 Haddonfield
No. 1 Palmyra vs No. 5 Pitman
No. 2 Glassboro vs No. 3 Haddon Township
No. 1 Christian Brothers vs No. 5 Bishop Eustace
No. 2 St. Augustine vs No. 3 Notre Dame
No. 4 Moorestown Friends vs No. 9 St. Rose
No. 3 Rutgers Prep vs No. 7 Gloucester Catholic
No. 1 Eastern vs No. 4 Washington Township
No. 3 Shawnee vs No. 10 Kingsway
No. 1 Moorestown vs No. 5 Ocean City
No. 2 Mainland vs No. 3 Toms River South
No. 1 Delsea vs No. 5 West Deptford
No. 3 Haddon Heights vs No. 7 Cinnaminson
No. 1 Audubon vs No. 5 Woodstown
No. 2 Schalick vs No. 6 Pennsville
No. 1 Red Bank Catholic vs No. 5 Mount St. Mary
No. 2 Bishop Eustace vs No. 6 Pingry
No. 1 Wardlaw-Hartridge vs No. 12 Trinity Hall
No. 2 Rutgers Prep vs No. 3 St. Rose