• Huskies start strong, fail to close out Hazlet in season finale

    Huskies start strong, fail to close out Hazlet in season finale

    10/24/14 The Huskies(3-8-1)came off the bus ready to roll; and were first off the mark and fastest to the ball in the first half. The Husky offensive attack was thriving early, creating space out wide and getting the ball deep into the Hazlet defensive third. Enir Radoncic spotted Matawan to a 1-0 lead when he deposited a Nico Clark service into the back of the net. Unfortunately, that would be all the offense the Huskies would create even as they continued to make penetrating runs and establish possession in the attacking end. Three unanswered Hazlet goals would prove to be the difference in the second half, sending the Huskies to the dog house in a 3-1 defeat. 8th graders Mal Mehari, Nico Clark, Michael Porcelli, and Anthony Altomonte gave inspired spirited performances in their final game at the middle school. Giovanni Gallo capped a stellar 6th grade campaign with a blast from outside the eighteen yard box in the developmental period off of an assist from Marco Medel.

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  • Huskies get washed away in Green Wave; fall to LB 4-1

    Huskies get washed away in Green Wave; fall to LB 4-1

    10/20/14 A depleted and thinned Matawan(3-7-1) squad traveled to Long Branch with upset on their minds and eventual fell to the Green Wave by a scoreline of 4-1. Enir Radoncic was the lone goal scorer, when he found the back of the net on a transitional counter attack set up by Marcelo Colonna. With all hands on deck, the Huskies turned in gritty efforts from numerous sixth grade standouts looking to make a name for themselves and 8th grade leader Michael Porcelli returning from injury. The Huskies look to close the season with a victory against cross town rival Hazlet on Friday.

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  • Huskies get stung by Hornets; fall to Holmdel 2-0

    Huskies get stung by Hornets; fall to Holmdel 2-0

    10/17/14 The Huskies (3-6-1) struggled to create any consistant offensive attack on Friday afternoon and eventually fell to Holmdel 2-0. The Matawan goal mouth was under seige most of the first half, but strong play from Anthony Ferrara and Chris Dietrich kept it a 0-0 halftime scoreline. The second half was more of the same, Matawan struggling to connect with each other and losing the race every 50/50 ball. In typical Husky fasion; Matawan clawed and fought until the final whistle; ending in a 2-0 defeat. Matawan gets back to work this afternoon when they travel to Long Branch looking to even the season series at one game a piece with the Green Wave.

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  • Huskies sweep season series against Thorne; win 6-0

    Huskies sweep season series against Thorne; win 6-0

    10/15/14 The Huskies continued their dominance over Thorne on Wednesday with a resounding 6-0 victory. Marcelo Colonna gave the Huskies a 1-0 halftime advantage when his penetrating run was met by an Enir Radoncic through ball that Colonna calmly rifled to the top netting. The pressure of forward tandem Radoncic and Gavin Klamm forced the Thorne defense into an own goal giving Matawan a 2-0 cushion. The lead was extended on Chris Dietrich's perfectly placed header off a Colonna restart. Radoncic made it 4-0 when took a pass from Klamm, beat a defender and then dribbled by the keeper. Gavin Klamm scored his fifth goal of the campaign when he received a well paced pass from Anthony Peters and quickly deposited it into the back of the net. Nico Clark capped off the offensive surge when he received a pass from Anthony Altomonte inside the eighteen, was able to turn and expertly find the back of the net. Matawan also took the developmental period 1-0 on a goal from Giovanni Gallo, assisted by Anthony Peters. Aaron Reingold and Tom Loniewski sparkled on defense keeping Thorne off the score sheet for the entire day.

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  • Huskies get 2nd win of season, steamroll Thorne

    Huskies get 2nd win of season, steamroll Thorne

    10/10/14 The Huskies (2-5-1) hopped off the bus with a 2-0 advantage thanks to a pair of goals from 7th grade striker Enir Radoncic. Unassisted markers from Gavin Klamm and Marcelo Colonna made it 4-0, and an outstanding solo effort down the sideline by Anthony Peters which lead to a converted penalty kick; his first goal of the season made it a 5-0 Matawan lead at the halftime interval. 6th grade halfback Giovanni Gallo added a pair in the second half. The first on a feed from Radoncic and the latter a 15 foot bender off a free kick giving the Huskies a resounding 7-0 victory. The Huskie defenders turned in a strong performance in front of Mike Mallozzi's second clean sheet. Gallo added a third goal on the day in the developmental period on a clever pass from Marco Medel, giving him is second helper of the day. The Huskies look to stay hot when they host Thorne in Wednesday's rematch.

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  • Huskies fall to rival Hazlet 1-0

    Huskies fall to rival Hazlet 1-0

    10/8/14 The Huskies(1-5-1) continue to slide down the standings as a conceded goal in the opening minutes to Hazlet proved to be more than they could overcome in a 1-0 loss. The Huskies seemed to gain momentum as the game wore on into the second half but were unable to create an equalizing strike. Anthony Ferrara and Chris Dietrich provided a strong defensive presence on the backline keeping it a one goal defecit. The Huskies look to pull out of this current tailspin when they travel to Thorne on Friday. Mike Mallozzi made seven saves in the loss.

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  • Huskies chase Colts from beginning, fall short in 3-1 loss

    Huskies chase Colts from beginning, fall short in 3-1 loss

    2/6/14 The Huskies (1-4-1) conceded an early goal to Colts Neck and were forced to chase the game, eventually falling 3-1. The first half was marked by glimpses of splendor play but was dominated by miscues and an inability for the Huskies to connect the dots and maintain any attack. 6th grade defenders Andrew Rosenberg and Dylan Frye played admirably as their minutes increased due to injury on the backline. Mal Mehari converted a penalty kick to pull the Huskies within one with under ten minutes remaining. Minutes later the Huskies midfield sprung Enir Radoncic into space, with a defender in his hip pocket; Radoncic used speed and guile to create a sliver of space to get off a half chance that went harmlessly wide as the Colts Neck keeper came charging out and clipped Radoncic as he tried to dribble around him much to the dismay of the Matawan faithful. A Colts Neck goal a few minutes later put the game out of reach for good. The Huskies host defending champs Hazlet on Wednesday, as they look to spoil their undefeated campaign.

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  • Huskies fall to Ocean 4-1 in physical slugfest

    Huskies fall to Ocean 4-1 in physical slugfest

    10/2/14 The Huskies (1-3-1) fell to Ocean by a score of 4-1 in a tightly contested physical battle. Matawan answered an early Ocean goal when they progressed the ball into the Ocean corner, Enir Radoncic beat a man and slipped a perfectly paced ball across the six yard box to Gavin Klamm who tucked it into the corner for his third marker of the season. That would be the only goal of the game as the Huskies struggled to create an attack against an overly aggressive physical Ocean squad that seemed to punish and bruise them for every contested ball. Mike Mallozzi was splendid in goal making ten saves, allowing Matawan to remain in the game until late in the second half. The young Huskies continue to improve and learn from each lump and bruise they take, always fighting until the final whistle. Today Matawan goes back to work in preparation for Colts Neck on Monday.

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  • Huskies roll past Bayshore for first victory of the season

    Huskies roll past Bayshore for first victory of the season

    9/30/14 The Huskies(1-2-1) got after Bayshore early and often en route to a 7-0 victory. 8th grade captain Mal Mehari got the Huskies off the mark converting an early first have penalty. Matawan made it 2-0 when Marcelo Colonna thumped home a Nico Clark pass from inside the eighteen yard box. 6th grader Giovanni Gallo took a Marco Medel pass and sent a left footed blast into the side netting for a 3-0 Matawan advantage. Colonna added his second of the game, unassisted to give the Huskies a 4-0 halftime lead. Marcelo Colonna would complete the hat trick in the second half alongside goals from Marco Medel and Gavin Klamm. Anthony Altomonte was a dominant force in the air, along side a rotating group of physical defenders who shut down any Bayshore attack and helped Mike Mallozzi secure his first shutout of the year. The Huskies look to gain more momentum when they travel to Ocean on Thursday for a clash with the Spartans.

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  • Huskies settle for 3-3 draw in back and forth thriller

    Huskies settle for 3-3 draw in back and forth thriller

    9/24/14 The Huskies (0-2-1) limped out of the gates when they hosted Thompson, surrendering an early goal and trailing 1-0 at the half. Beginning the second half the Huskies were an inspired pack: moving without the ball, playing unselfishly, and physically winning every ball. Enir Radoncic leveled the game at 1-1 when he redirected a Nico Clark blast from the eighteen yard box. Minutes later the Huskies took a 2-1 advantage when Radoncic neatly played Anthony Ferrara into space and the 8th grade defender beat the keeper over the top for his second goal of the year. Thompson leveled the game at 2-2 before Gavin Klamm's aggressive run to goal was rewarded with a goalie miscue leaving him an easy tap in to give Matawan a 3-2 advantage. The Huskies however could not close it out and eventually settled for a 3-3 draw. Mike Mallozzi recorded eight saves in goal. The Huskies will travel to Bayshore on Tuesday in search of their first win of the season. The Huskie pups again dominated the developmental period getting a goal from 6th grade winger Giovanni Gallo and stout defensive efforts from Andrew Rosenberg, Justin Leonard, and Thomas Loniewski.

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  • Huskies slow start continues...fall to (0-2)

    Huskies slow start continues...fall to (0-2)

    9/22/13 The Huskies early season struggles continued on Monday as they fell to Long Branch 4-1, marking their second consecutive home loss to start the season. Matawan continues to play more competitive games than the scorelines would indicate, playing physical and gritty until the final whistle. The young Huskies have all the makings of a dynamic team, if they can continue to improve on playing as a unit and developing some on the field chemistry. Anthony Ferrara converted a second half penalty kick for the Huskies only goal of the game. Michael Mallozzi made nine saves in the loss and Enir Radoncic turned in a strong performance as an attacking midfielder. The Huskies return to work today in preparation for hosting Thompson on Wednesday. The Huskies dominated the developmental period getting a goal and an assist from Marcelo Colonna, and a tally from striker Gavin Klamm. Ryan Leonard made several key saves to preserve the shutout.

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  • Husky pups struggle in home opener falling to Neptune

    Husky pups struggle in home opener falling to Neptune

    9/18/14 Matawan(0-1)struggled to get out of the gates in their home opening defeat to the Scarlet Fliers. After conceding an early goal, the Huskies drew level when Marco Medel beat the keeper on a cleverly played ball from Gavin Klamm. Although the final scoreline was 5-1 in favor of Neptune, the young Huskies showed moments of promise and fought until the final whistle. Old stalwarts: Anthony Altomonte and Nico Clark turned in quality physical performances in the midfield while newcomer Giovanni Gallo was an attacking threat on the wing. The Huskies go back to work today in preparation for their game Monday against Long Branch. Chris Dietrich just missed a spectacular goal when he rattled the crossbar in the developmental period.

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