• Huskies fall 3-2 to Hazlet; finish with a 8-4 record

    Huskies fall 3-2 to Hazlet; finish with a 8-4 record

    10/23/15- The Huskies were slow off the mark and found themselves in a 2-0 hole before they knew what hit them, surrendering and early goal and another from a free kick just outside the eighteen yard box. Just before the half, 8th grade striker Gavin Klamm received a target pass, cut back across the defender and slid a timely diagonal ball onto the feet of strike partner Tom Zalepka who calmly slid the ball past the keeper cutting the deficit by one before the half. Hazlet would convert another free kick to pull the advantage back to two goals. The Huskies continued to dominate possession and ask questions of the Hazlet back line. With chances continuing to come, Matawan was awarded a penalty kick after a Hazlet defender hand ball in the box. 8th grade winger, Anthony Peters calmly stepped up and buried the ball in the back of the net. That would be as close as the Huskies would get before finally fall by a 3-2 scoreline. Jason Asare stayed red hot as he scored another goal in the developmental period on a perfectly placed cross from Aaron Reingold, helping the Huskies claim the extra period by a 1-0 mark. The Huskies finish their season with a record of 8-4 and a fourth place finish.

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  • Huskies struggle to get off the mark, fall to LB 2-1

    Huskies struggle to get off the mark, fall to LB 2-1

    10/19/15 The Huskies(8-3) came up a goal short in the away leg of the season series between Long Branch on Monday night. Matawan was able to persevere through a transportation dilemma as well as a cold, windy afternoon, however they were a goal short on the scoreboard at the end of regulation, dropping their third game of the season. Matawan struggled to control the midfield and generate any sustainable attack as they found themselves hunkered deep in their defensive third for most of the game. Trailing 2-0 into the second half, the Huskies thought they may have found a lifeline back however Justin Sumner's shot from just inside the box, rattled the crossbar and went harmlessly out of bounds. Minutes later, the Huskies did pull one back when Thomas Arendt's driven shot across the box found Gavin Klamm who was able to deposit it in the back of the net. In the end the Huskies didn't lose but ran out of time, falling by a final scoreline of 2-1. The Husky bench again showed signs of future promise as Luke Zibbell and Aaron Reingold found the back of the net in the developmental period. Matawan closes out the season on Friday against rival Hazlet.

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  • Huskies ground Scarlet Fliers, finish busy week 4-0

    Huskies ground Scarlet Fliers, finish busy week 4-0

    10/16/15 The Huskies (8-2) continued their recent sparkling form as they push towards the top of the standings in a 2-0 road victory over Neptune. Matawan took a 1-0 lead into the half when they took advantage of a throw in deep in the offensive third, quickly serving it into a crowded six yard box where 8th grade center midfielder Marcelo Colonna was first to get a boot to it, poking it out of the scrum and passed the keeper. The Huskies would nurse the slight advantage deep into the dying embers of the second half, repeatedly turning away any Neptune offensive. "Super sub", Kyle Hunter would provide the insurance Matawan needed only minutes after entering the game for the first time. With the minutes short and the outcome still in question, Hunter was on the receiving end of a Ryan Leonard low driven cross that was cleverly "dumbied" through the box, finding him on the edge of the eighteen, before he brought it under his control and calmly clipped it over a diving keeper. Mike Mallozzi made six saves to preserve the shutout and collect the victory. The Husky bench provided more fireworks in running away with the developmental period 4-0, behind a scintillating hat trick from Brandon Groh, a goal and an assist from Jason Asare and helpers from Luke Zibbell and Tyler Coco. The Huskies look to stay hot as they travel to Long Branch today in search of the season sweep over the Green Wave.

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  • Huskies downgrade Hurricanes to Tropical Storm, in riveting 3-2 comeback

    Huskies downgrade Hurricanes to Tropical Storm, in riveting 3-2 comeback

    10/15/15- The Huskies battled back from two separate one goal deficits to outlast rivals Hazlet in a 3-2 thriller. Trailing 1-0 midway through the first half. Justin Sumner found Thomas Arendt just outside the box and from 20 yards out, Arendt hit a blast that beat the Hazlet goalie high near post, leveling the game at one goal apiece. Hazlet snatched back the lead and momentum shortly after the halftime interval making it 2-1. That momentum would be short lived as Tom Zalepka evened the scoreline at 2-2, when he was first to a 50/50 ball inside the six yard box, stabbing it past the keeper at the near post. Gavin Klamm would record the game winner taking a driven cross in from Elijah Santos, settling it in a crowd and having the presence of mind to knee it over an oncoming goalie and into the back of the net, securing a Husky victory. Matawan also dominated the developmental period 3-0, seeing starting goalie turned striker Mike Mallozzi grab a goal and an assist in the extra ten minutes. Mallozzi's helper set up Brandon Groh's first goal of the year and Jason Asare capped the evening when his blast found side netting. Matawan looks to stay red hot as they travel to play front running Neptune today.

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  • Huskies dominate possession in 5-1 clubbing of Thorne

    Huskies dominate possession in 5-1 clubbing of Thorne

    10/14/15 It took the Huskies until part way into the second half before they were able to find the back of the net but once they did the offense came fast and furious. Marcelo Colonna got the attack rolling when his shot from just inside the eighteen yard box took a slight deflection and found the corner of the goal. Shortly thereafter it was 2-0, when Giovanni Gallo's cross into the box clattered off the keeper and the crossbar before being poked home by the ever opportunistic Gavin Klamm. Klamm made it 3-0 when he deposited a Ryan Leonard service from the corner, sending the Huskies into a rabid frenzy. 6th grade striker John Contini found Justin Sumner who took the ball on a 45 yard walk, beating five Thorne defenders with with a combination of dribble and speed before slotting it past a giving keeper. Colonna book-ended the offense with his second goal as he received a target pass from Tyler Coco, swiveled on a defender and ripped a shot over and passed the goalie. Mike Mallozzi was solid in goal collecting the win and the Huskies bench provided them with many quality minutes in securing the victory. The Huskies look to stay hot when they travel to face bitter rival, Hazlet.

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Last Modified on October 26, 2015