• 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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  • Huskies outlast Long Branch in slug fest, Sumner delivers KO

    Huskies outlast Long Branch in slug fest, Sumner delivers KO

    10/13/15- The Huskies improved their record (5-2)and standing by defeating once beaten Long Branch 1-0 behind a late second half goal from Justin Sumner. The Huskies survived a first half sluggish start and a Long Branch near miss that rang off the upright and needed to be cleared off the line to avoid going down 1-0 in the opening minute of the game. Rattled, but undeterred the Huskies found their composure and traded blows with Long Branch to and through a scoreless first half, anchored by a staunch defense up the middle led by Chris Dietrich, Justin Sumner and Thomas Arendt. Absorbing each Long Branch offensive the Huskies finally found the breakthrough on the counter attack. When freshly inserted substitute winger Luke Zibbell threaded a diagonal ball onto a Justin Sumner run from the back that he clattered off the keepers hands and was able to poke home the rebound for the 1-0 advantage. Michael Mallozzi made eight saves to secure the victory and his second shutout of the year. Matawan got a complete team effort in a gutsy victory that leads off a week of four consecutive games. The Huskies hit the road today in search of a season sweep of Thorne.

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  • Holmdel stings Matawan; downs Huskies 2-0

    Holmdel stings Matawan; downs Huskies 2-0

    10/6/15 The Huskies (4-2) four game win streak was brought to an end Tuesday afternoon when Holmdel defeated Matawan by a 2-0 scoreline. The Huskies conceded two first half goals, and were left chasing the game in the second half. The Huskies played a spirited final thirty minutes in which they dominated possession but were unable to connect to find the back of the net. Kyle Hunter picked up the lone goal in the developmental period when he was first to pounce on a goalkeeper rebound off a Brandon Groh shot just inside the eighteen yard box. The Huskies go back to work today in preparation to host Long Branch on Tuesday, October 13.

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  • Huskies chew Thorne to bits in 7-1 thumping

    Huskies chew Thorne to bits in 7-1 thumping

    10/5/15 The Huskies(4-1) won their fourth consecutive game and found their goal scoring prowess as they tallied a resounding 7-1 victory over Thorne. Tom Zalepka got the Huskies off and running when he turned a perfectly placed Giovanni Gallo corner kick into a 1-0 lead. Zalepka doubled the advantage minutes later after a pass from Marcelo Colonna put him into space just outside the eighteen yard box. Matawan took a 3-0 lead into the halftime interval care of a Justin Sumner from Elijah Santos thirty yard break away run that was tucked neatly into the corner of the goal. The Huskies pulled away in the second half, when the strike combo of Gavin Klamm from Tom Zalepka scored two markers in quick succession, extending the Matawan advantge to 5-1. Chris Dietrich pounded a header home from a Giovanni Gallo inswinging set piece to give the Huskies a sixth goal. Gavin Klamm added the final exclamation point completing the hat trick with help from a Sumner square ball. Along with the offense the Huskies received shut down defense from the likes of Ryan Leonard and the platoon efforts of Dylan Frye and Lucas DiGregorio. Mike Mallozzi made four saves to secure the victory. Matawan prepares for a quick turn around as they host Holmdel today.

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  • Huskies outlast Colts in defensive struggle

    Huskies outlast Colts in defensive struggle

    9/30/15 The Huskies overcame a slow start and were able to outlast Colts Neck 2-0 to improve their record to (3-1) on the year. A scoreless first half that saw both teams struggle for possession and control of the midfield, bled into the second half where quality attack opportunities were few and far between. The Huskies undeterred from their earlier struggles continued to ask questions of the Colts Neck defense, before finally breaking through with Thomas Zalepka clipping a ball into space in front of the eighteen yard box where Gavin Klamm calmly side volleyed it past an oncoming keeper. Justin Sumner put the exclamation point on the win when he dribbled 3/4 of the field with defenders hanging all over him and was taken down in the box. Marcelo Colonna converted the penalty try for his sixth goal of the season, cementing the Husky victory. Matawan received strong defensive efforts from Chris Dietrich, Ryan Leonard, and Dylan Frye, while Mike Mallozzi made five saves to secure his first shutout of the season. Matawan preps to travel to Hazlet on Friday for a showdown with their bitter rival.

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  • Huskies tear into Spartans; win 6-1 at home

    Huskies tear into Spartans; win 6-1 at home

    9/28/15- The Huskies (2-1) continued their victorious ways, settling a score four years in the making with their first win over Ocean. Matawan got off to a quick start when 8th grade center half Thomas Arendt received a pass from Anthony Peters and tee up a rocket blast from twenty yards out that took a slight deflection off an Ocean defender that left the keeper wrong footed. The Huskies made it 2-0, when Gavin Klamm recorded his first marker of the year, squeezing one past the keeper from a tight angle. Matawan took a three goal lead into the half after Thomas Zalepka was first to get a foot on a rebounded shot. The Huskies doubled up their first half advantage with second half goals from Elijah Santos and two more from 8th grade midfielder Marcelo Colonna, giving them a 6-1 victory in a complete team effort. The Huskies turned out a dominant defensive effort getting tough physical play from everyone in the back and inspired offensive attack from the wings and the wide areas. Mike Mallozzi made six saves in the win and Chris Dietrich and Justin Sumner were anchors in the back. The Huskies will prepare to travel to Colts Neck on Wednesday.

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  • Huskies take a bite out of Bayshore; score first win of the season

    Huskies take a bite out of Bayshore; score first win of the season

    9/24/15 The Huskies raced out to a quick one goal advantage when Justin Sumner scored his first goal of the season, turning a goal kick miscue into a 1-0 lead. The scoreline advanced to 2-0, when Marcelo Colonna found the net for the third time this season, beating the goalie high from fifteen yards out. Bayshore pulled one back in second half courtesy of a Matawan own goal; however the comeback attempt was snuffed out when Elijah Santos sent a clever diagonal through ball into space creating a scoring chance for Justin Sumner who calmly beat the keeper to the far post. The Huskies got stalwart performances in the back from Ryan Leonard, Gavin Klamm and Dylan Frye, who continually disrupted any Bayshore progression and attack. The Huskies took the developmental period by a solo tally coming from Aaron Reingold who continued his goal mouth run and banged home a Jose Higuita Zapata shot that bounced off the post. The Huskies look ahead to Monday when they host a fiesty Ocean team whom Matawan has failed to beat in three previous attempts.

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  • Huskies fall to Thompson 4-3 in dog fight

    Huskies fall to Thompson 4-3 in dog fight

    9/21/15 The Huskies (0-1) opened their 15-16 campaign on the road at Thompson and quickly found themselves down 2-0. Determined by heart and grit, the Huskies clawed back into the game care of two sparkling individual efforts by 8th grade center midfielder Marcelo Colonna. Chris Dietrich leveled it again at 3-3 when he hammered home a Giovanni Gallo corner kick. The Huskies would ultimately fall by a scoreline of 4-3, however the experience of playing such a tightly contested game will serve Matawan well moving forward. The Huskies prepare for their home opener on Thursday when they host Bayshore. Matawan also turned out a solid performance during the developmental period. Elijah Santos tucked home his first goal when he took a perfectly weighted through ball from fellow newcomer Jose Higuita Zapata.

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