S. Jersey Boys: Moorestown holds off Gateway, 4-3

Posted: September 09, 2012

Junior Mike Kassak scored twice for Moorestown as it jumped out to an early lead before dropping host Gateway, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon in a nonleague soccer match.

Gateway scored three goals in an 11-minute span, but it wasn't enough.

The Gators' career scoring leader, senior Anthony Colofranson, scored twice in the last eight minutes of the first half to tie it up.

Brett Blaker kept the Gateway momentum going three minutes into the second half, scoring off a throw from Colofranson in the weak post.

The lead held for 20 minutes before Moorestown scored on restarts in the 63d and 72d minutes.

The lead held, and the Quakers escaped with a victory.

In other nonleague action, Kingsway kicked off its season with a 1-0 shutout of Burlington Township.

Senior Tom Schmiegel scored the lone goal when he bent a corner kick that went untouched past the Burlington Township goalie.

Senior goalkeeper Jimmy Amorebella saved all three shots he faced for Kingsway.

Isiah Owens recorded two goals, and Jack Tierney had a goal and two assists as Woodbury won, 3-0, at home against St. Joseph.

Casey Sharp and Anthony Mangeri combined for a two-save shutout.

Palmyra scored three goals in the second half to pull away for a 4-1 victory over Pennsauken.

Ricardo Margolles scored twice for Palmyra. Alec Hochenberger and Kyle Stanley added a goal each.

Armando Rosario scored the lone goal for Pennsauken.

Williamstown extended its lead with a second-half goal and held off Mainland for a 3-1 victory.

Justin Curtin, Joey Fiore, and Ryan Mellen each scored for Williamstown. Nick Sarkos had the goal for Mainland.

Delran used two first-half goals en route to racing past host Lenape, 4-0.

Bernardo Miranda scored eight minutes into the game and was followed shortly after by goal from Samuel Santos.

Robert Hepworth added a penalty kick in the second half to put Delran ahead, 3-0. And the win was secured with Michael Ribeiro's second-half goal.

Nick Stone posted the shutout with six saves. Tom Ciapetta recorded nine saves for Lenape.

Olympic. Christian Morgan, off an Alex Kourahanis assist, put the ball in the back of the net for Timber Creek in Triton. It proved to be crucial as Timber Creek won, 1-0.

Trevor Tierno stopped five shots to record the shutout.

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