It was a beautiful fall day in Holmdel today. And not just the weather. The bleachers were full of cheering fans as the Holmdel Hornets defeated Rumson-Fair Haven in the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament by a score of 2-0. The first goal, by senior Zachary Bond, broke the Holmdel High School record for most career goals scored. That record was set in 1991 by Blair Primas. Twenty-one years later, Bond owns a piece of Holmdel history with the new scoring record of 48 goals. Congratulations Zach!
Not to be forgotten, junior Jason Kyriacou scored the second goal of the day. Both Holmdel goals came in the first half and that would be all the scoring by both teams for the day. But that would be all that was needed. Goal keeper Mitch Walier preserved the win with several good saves and the always strong defense of Nick King, Conor Shields and Dylan Chapman. That is the third time this season that Holmdel has defeated RFH. Holmdel (14-1-0) now advances to the quarter-finals of the Shore Conference Tournament. The Boys will face Freehold Township on Tuesday. #5 Freehold Township defeated #12 Toms River North earlier today 3-0.
The Boys will face Freehold Township home, at Roggy Field on Tuesday. The time has yet to be finalized.
Unfortunanately, the Girls did not fare as well in their Shore Conference competition. Friday, Holmdel's Varsity Girls fell to #2 seed Toms River North by a score of 3-0. Although disappointed, the Girls showed up today in full force to support the Boys team, body paint and all. The Girls resume their season Monday, with a home game against Red Bank Regional and a game Tuesday against Mater Dei.
Tuesday will also be HYAA's girls night as the younger recreational soccer teams turn out to support the high school team and play a scrimmage during half time.
It's a great time to be a Holmdel High School soccer fan. Come on out and catch a game.