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Boca Wins Another Pair – phillysoccernews
June 18, 2006

June 18, 2006

McGrath, Mancuso score two each

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ –The Jersey Shore Boca U23 won a pair of Mid-Atlantic Summer Showcase League games on Sunday, defeating the Jersey Knights 2-1 and then downing the Atlantic City Diablos 4-2.

Boca’s Jay Mancuso tallied his team-leading third goal of the season when he beat the Knights keeper to the far post off a twenty-yard cross from George Gkionis at eight minutes into the second half of the firt game. Christina Pontier scored the game winner in the 75th minute.

In the second game, Justin McGrath staked Boca to a 2-0 first-half lead scoring two goals five minutes apart in the twenty-second and twenty-seventh minutes, off assists by Mark Schmiegel and Mancuso.

After allowing the Diablos back into the game with two unanswered goals, Boca’s Mancuso netted his second tally of the day and fourth of the season in the 65th minute when Stevens Tech. sophomore midfielder Versh Tivzenda slotted a thru ball to the former Toms River North standout who beat the Diablo keeper near side to make the final 4-2 Boca.

The Boca U23s remain undefeated in league play and improve to 5-0-1 and stay in first place in the MSSL U23 men’s standings for their second consecutive week.

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June 18, 2006