MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Pope John 3, Princeton Day 2
Pope John opened the 2021-22 season in a big way as it took down NJ.com’s No. 9-ranked team at Princeton Day School, handing Princeton Day a loss in its first game as a member of the Gordon Conference.
Owen Lapinski and Emporio Iencio struck for two goals in a span of 18 seconds early in the second period to break a 1-1 tie for Pope John, which is coming off a 2-5-2 campaign last winter. Freshman Jack Jarosiewicz also scored for Pope John in the first period. In total, eight different players made their way onto the scoresheet for the Lions in a very balanced effort.
Tyler Paluzzi stopped 29 of 31 shots to backstop the Lions to the win.
Pope John will next take on Seton Hall Prep next Monday at 4 p.m. at Codey Arena.
Delbarton 4, Gloucester Catholic 2
Nick Faccone and Max Pendy each recorded two goals for Delbarton as it won its second-straight game to start the year and took down NJ.com’s No. 2-ranked team on the road.
Pendy gave the Green Wave the lead 1:48 into the game, and it remained 1-0 until late in the second period. Faccone scored with 4:34 left, before Pendy buried another just a minute later to make it a three-goal lead. Gloucester Catholic’s Billy Sheridan scored twice in the final 1:55 of the second to make it a 3-2 game, but Faccone got a big insurance goal in the third, assisted by Trip Pendy.
Delbarton has gotten off to a great start with wins in its first two Gordon Conference games after finishing 2-4-1 in the conference last year. It can move to 3-0 on Tuesday when it hosts St. Joseph of Montvale.
Jason Cai stopped 32 of 34 shots in the win.
Mountain Lakes-Boonton 5, Montville 0
Mountain Lakes-Boonton opened its 2021-22 season with a 5-0 win over Montville in a crossover battle between the Halvorsen and Haas Divisions.
Aiden Reidy netted two goals and an assist for Mountain Lakes-Boonton, which moved up to the Halvorsen Division this season after finishing in first place in the Haas last year and back-to-back Haas Cups. Jonathan Garibaldi added a goal and two assists, while Caz Kotsen and Jimmy Holda each found the back of the net.
Cullen Fagan stopped all 19 shots he faced to earn the shutout for Mountain Lakes-Boonton. Alexis Riley stopped 22 shots for Montville (0-2) which was out-shot, 27-19.
Boys: Chatham 9, Indian Hills 0
Girls: Summit 11, Chatham 0
Coaches: Please e-mail your box scores after each game to Mike Gurnis at email@example.com for inclusion in our nightly roundups.
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