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September 7, 2006

Jersey Shore Boca wins tourney, helps charity

Sept. 7, 2006

The Jersey Shore Boca men’s open team took first place in the competitive bracket of the annual Overnight Soccer Tournament held at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on Aug. 26-27 while helping raise money for benefit of the American Cancer Society.

The tournament is an annual event designed to help raise funds for a designated charity of New York Red Bulls.

For the past two years the Red Bulls (formerly MetroStars) have partnered with the ACS and has generated more than $25,000 for cancer research.

The ournament started on Saturday, Aug. 26 after the Red Bulls hosted Real Salt Lake and continued into the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 27.

The event was open to members of the community with teams in both competitive and recreational categories vying for the titles.

Since the inception of the overnight event, the seven vs. seven competition has been held at Giants Stadium with more than 30 teams competing each year with all the proceeds from entry fees and sponsorships going to the ACS.

After going 4-0-0 in preliminary round tournament games, Boca played a tough Chelsea Piers team from Manhattan to a 0-0 tie in the semifinal match throughout regulation and then advanced to the finals after besting Chelsea in a penalty kick shootout.

In the championship game, Boca defeated F.C. Sebil from North Jersey, 3-1.

The Boca men played six games throughout the tournament outscoring their opponents, 23-3.

Former shore area players Ryan Applegate of Central Regional H.S. and Rowan University and Christian Treney of Toms River East H.S. and Methodist College are the team’s player-coaches.

Other Boca players participating in the charitable tournament included Tomas Banionis (Bayville) and former Monmouth University players John Carrozza (Central Regional) and goalkeeper Art Satterwhite (Franklin Township).

Boca team members also included Dowaine Green, a former standout at Richard Stockton College and Ocean Township HS, Jim Dellapietro (Lacey Twp HS — Bloomfield College), Kemal Kansu (Toms River East) who played professionally with the New Jersey Stallions, Nick Tarquinio, III (Point Pleasant Boro-Moravian College), Jason Mancuso (Toms River North — Central Connecticut State University) and Justin Fuccello (Brick — Rutgers University).

The Boca men’s team raised $800 for the charitable event.

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September 7, 2006