Matawan 2 Ocean 39/19/12The Huskies (0-1) opened their 2012 campaign on the road when they traveled to Ocean for a clash with the Warriors. For extended periods of the first half the Huskies dominated posession and continued to pressure the Ocean goal mouth only to see chance after chance fizzle out unsuccessfully. Ocean grabbed a 1-0 advantage that it took into the halftime break. Matawan finally clawed back even 1-1 when Keleb Mehari pounded home a Matt Mawson pass for his first goal of the season. Ocean regained the advantage when a deflected shot found its way into the back of the Husky net, minutes later Ocean added another extending their lead to 3-1. Refusing to hang their heads or quit the Huskies continued to fight drawing a goal closer when Bobby Johns finished a Denir Radoncic cross. Eventually running out of time the Huskies fell 3-2, Ethan Goldenthal made six saves in the loss. Matawan prepares to regain its winning ways on Friday when they travel to Holmdel to tangle with the Hornets. Newcomers Anthony Koempel and Anthony Quattrocchi sparkled in the developmental period each tallying their first goals of the young season and showing the great depth of talent that this young Husky team possesses.Matawan 4 Holmdel 29/21/12Matawan (1-1) got off to a slow start for the second consecutive game by spotting Holmdel to a 2-0 advantage within the first ten minutes of the game. Down but not out the Huskies clawed their way back to even behind the left foot of Denir Radoncic. Ryan Cavanagh helped Matawan pull the first goal back when he played a ball over the top of a Holmdel flat back four to an on running Radoncic who slotted it home. Radoncic leveled the game five minutes later when his theft of the ball in the defensive third turned into the equalizer. 2-2 at the halftime interval, Matawan carried its momentum into the second half where it finally wore down the Hornet defense. Radoncic's cross was fumbled by the goalkeeper and Matt Mawson pounced on the loose ball to make it 3-2. The Huskies extended the advantage when Mawson's corner kick found its way through the keepers legs and into the back of the net. Ethan Goldental made seven saves in the winning effort. Matawan looks to stay hot on Tuesday when they host Neptune in their home opener. Michael Porcelli got his name on the score sheet during the developmental period when his shot beat the goalie and found the back of the net.Matawan 7 Neptune 09/25/12Matawan (2-1) got on the score sheet early and often Tuesday afternoon in their complete dismantling of Neptune. Matt Mawson started the scoring when he took a pass from Tyler Walling and dribbled through four defenders before slotting it by the keeper. Will Casagrande made it 2-0 when he poked home a rebound in front of the Neptune goal. Keleb Mehari, Anthony Koempel and an own goal made it a 5-0 scoreline at the half. Mehari tallied his second assist of the game when he set up John Vail's first goal of the season, a left footed shot into the side netting. Bobby Johns finished the scoring with his second of the year assisted by Tyler Chin. Ethan Goldenthal and Chris Mallozzi combined for the shutout. In the developmental period it was more of the same as Anthony Koempel and Denir Radoncic each added two goals and Mal Mehari got his first on a blast that beat the keeper upper 90. Matawan looks to stay hot today in the rain as they travel to Long Branch.Matawan 2 Long Branch 39/27/12The Huskies (2-2) spotted Long Branch a 2-0 lead and fell short running out of time in the end. Matawan reduced the defecit by one goal when John Vail headed home a Tyler Chin corner kick to make the scoreline 2-1. The Green Wave had an immediate response making it 3-1 at the halftime interval. Narrowly missing on several occassions in the second half, Denir Radoncic finally borke through when he expertly tucked home his third goal of the season on an assist from Matt Mawson. The Huskies will look to regain their winning form when they host Thompson on Tuesday. Ethan Goldenthal made five saves. Matawan continued to show its impressive depth of the bench as they tally three more goals in the developmental period. Nico Clark and Vito Koempel scored their first goals of the young season and Mal Mehari found the score sheet for the second consecutive game.Matawan 4 Thompson 010/2/12On a wet and soggy afternoon the Huskies (3-2) dominated Thompson in all phases of the game to regain their winning ways. John Vail got Matawan off and running when he pounced on an uncleared corner kick from Tyler Chin giving Matawan the early 1-0 advantage. Matt Mawson expertly set up Denir Radoncic to make it 2-0 at the halftime break. Matawan continued to pressure and dictate play throughout the second half and again capitalized on a set piece when Radoncic tallied his second goal of the game by getting on the business end of another Chin corner kick. Vail remained hot when he took a pass from Vito Koempel and deposited into the corner of the net sealing the victory and claiming his fourth goal of the season. Chris Mallozzi grabbed his first career shutout in the win. Matawan looks to continue to improve upon its current form when they travel to Bayshore on Friday. Nico Clark scored his second developmental period goal on a blast that beat the keeper upper 90.Matawan 1 Bayshore 310/5/12The Huskies (3-3) could not sustain the winning momentum on their most recent trip to Bayshore. The Huskies struggled all afternoon to cash in on their quality scoring opportunities, ultimately falling to Bayshore 3-1. Down 1-0, Ethan Goldental saved a penalty kick that seemed to inspire his fellow Huskies as minutes later and seconds before the haltime break; Keleb Mehari played Denir Radoncic into space and he expertly finished it into the back of the net. Matawan was unable to carry this momentum into the second half, surrendering two more times. Ethan Goldenthal had six saves in the losing effort. The Huskies prepare to host first place Hazlet on Wednesday. Anthony Quattrocchi and Ryan Cavanagh found the score sheet in the developmental period, continuing the Huskies trend of dominance in this period.Matawan 2 Hazlet 110/10/12The Huskies (4-3) rebound from a tough defeat at Bayshore to beat previously undefeated Hazlet in a complete team effort. In a bruising and physical first half Matawan was able to draw first blood when dimunitive outside half Bobby Johns created some space from his marker and was chopped down inside the penalty box. Keleb Mehari converted the insuing penalty kick to give the Huskies a 1-0 halftime lead. In a second half that saw Matawan on their heels for much of it, Ryan Cavanagh sprung Denir Radoncic on a counter attack which extended the lead to 2-0. Hazlet was able to pull one back but ultimately ran out of time. Ethan Goldenthal made six key saves in preserving the win. Matawan looks to stay hot when they host Colts Neck on Friday.Matawan 2 Colts Neck 110/12/12The Huskies (5-3) continued their winning ways with a tough grind it out win against a fiesty Colts Neck team on Friday. Fighting a stiff breeze and a crafty trapping defense the Huskies grabbed an early 1-0 lead that they would carry into the halftime interval. John Vail headed home a Tyler Chin corner with authority. Colts Neck equalized late in the second half only to be undone minutes later, again by a John Vail finish. Coming back from injury and in his first action of the year, Jacob Labinger beat the offside trap with a precision through ball that played Vail in alone on the keeper. Ethan Goldenthal made six saves in securing the victory. Matawan looks to climb towards the top of the table when they travel to Thorne on Tuesday.Matawan 2 Thorne 310/16/12The Huskies (5-4) as they have in all their defeats this year got off to a slow start and spotted a fiesty Thorne team a 2-0 lead early in the first half. A Keleb Mehari penalty kick just before the half helped Matawan claw closer. Conceding an early second half goal the Huskies again found themselves down by a two goal margin. In a second half dominated by Husky possession and missed opportunities, Denir Radoncic found the back of the net with help from Keleb Mehari. In the end the Huskies squandered opportunites were the story as the second half expired on their comeback attempt. Matawan will hope to right the ship on Thursday when they host Holmdel. Will Casagrande added a goal in the developmental period on a ball that was clipped over the keepers head and into the back of the net.Matawan 4 Holmdel 110/18/12The Huskies (6-4) swept the season series with Holmdel in convincing fashion, bouncing back from a tough defeat to Thorne. Jacob Labinger played inspired soccer in his third game back since returning from a foot injury. Labinger netted a hat trick, all three goals coming on perfectly placed shots from outside the eighteen yard box. Ryan Cavanagh added an assist on Labinger's second marker. Will Casagrande finished the scoring by adding a expertly placed shot into the back of the net sealing the Matawan victory. Tyler Walling picked up the assist on the Casagrande goal. Ethan Goldenthal made three saves in the victory. Matawan prepares for a rematch with Long Branch on Thursday.Matawan 1 Long Branch 210/25/12The Huskies (6-5) turned in one of their best performances as a team only to fall to Long Branch by one goal on a late last minute second half goal. Ryan Cavanagh helped Matawan claim a one goal advantage in the first half when his driven cross rattled around inside the six yard box and found the back of the net. Liam Nappi, Tyler Chin, Griffin Hayward and Cavanagh anchored a back four that for sixty minutes made it very difficult for Long Branch to create any quality scoring chances. From an offensive stand point, Matt Mawason and Jacob Labinger dominated the middle of the field, helping to create several quality scoring opportunities that never materialized. Ethan Goldenthal turned in another quality performance in goal making four saves in the loss. Matawan finishes their season today with a season sweep on their minds when they travel to play a one loss Hazlet team.Matawan 2 Hazlet 310/26/12The Huskies (6-6) were on the road looking to sweep the season series with first place Hazlet. Matawan got off the mark quick as Will Casagrande used his size and speed to draw penalty kicks in consecutive trips down the field. Keleb Mehari converted both spot kicks to give the Huskies a 2-0 advantage. That advantage was not enough as Hazlet controlled possession and continued to apply pressure in and around the Husky eighteen yard box throughout out the game. The Hazlet pressure was physical and intense and just before the half time break, the Rockets broke through pulling a goal closer. The second half was dominated by Hazlet pressure much like the first half ended. The Huskies fought hard and brilliantly attempting to spring several counter attacks but in the end conceded two more second half goals and fell 3-2 to Shore Conference of Middle School champs Hazlet. Ethan Goldenthal was remarkable coming up huge on more than one occassion and making eight saves in the loss.
Last Modified on November 12, 2012