Football: It wasn't the cleanest of wins, but Mater Dei Prep held on to beat the Asbury Park Bishops 14-13 to improve to 4-0 on the season and win their 16th consecutive game. George Pearson '18 threw a great pass to Isaiah Noguera '20 for the first score of the game in the 2nd quarter to make the score 7-0. Asbury quickly responded with a touchdown of their own to make it 7-7 at the end of the first half. Malik Ingram '20 was the story of the second half with multiple big runs and plowing over defenders at the line of scrimmage. With the defenses not letting up, Pearson led a tremendous drive in the 4th quarter to take the lead 14-7 after he ran it in from 14 yards out. With a little less than 4 minutes in the game, Asbury responded again with a touchdown to cut the deficit to 14-13, but inexplicably went for two and possibly the win. The Seraphs defense made a huge stop on the conversion to keep the score of the game 14-13. With the Bishops using their timeouts on third down, with the game on the line, Pearson threw a beautiful ball to Gunnison Bloodgoode '19 to seal the game with a first down. The Seraphs will look to remain undefeated next week against Lincoln.
Boys Soccer: The Boys Soccer Team tried to start the week on a high note, but couldn't get anything going against St. Rose, losing 3-0. They matched up well with a great St. Rose team, but couldn't get any offense. On Wednesday, the Seraphs bounced back beautifully with a 4-1 win over Henry Hudson. AJ Bruney '20 had a goal and two assists, while Shane Xiao '19 had a great game with two goals. Patrick Mastro '20 also had a goal and an assist while Ryan Baird '18 made 15 saves. On Friday, the Seraphs took a devastating loss to Keyport in OT 1-0. The Seraphs played great defense throughout the game but one goal sealed it for Keyport. The Seraphs next game is on Wednesday against Red Bank Regional.
Girls Soccer: The Girls Soccer Team couldn’t start the week on the right foot with a 4-2 loss to St. Rose. The Lady Seraphs made it close until St. Rose pulled away at the end. The Seraphs followed up those games with losses to Ranney Prep (5-0) and Monmouth Regional (2-0). The Lady Seraphs will play their next game on Wednesday against Red Bank Regional.
Boys Cross Country: The Seraphs did the improbable on Tuesday when they won in Point Beach with a score of 16 for their 4th straight division championship. The closest score to the Seraphs was 39, and John Spinelli '18 was the Seraphs best runner with a 17:15 time. The Seraphs now remain undefeated on the year and their next meet in Holmdel for the County Championship on Tuesday.
Girls Cross Country: The Girls Cross Country team may not have won the division on Tuesday, but they did enough to place in the County Championship on Tuesday. Amanda Raimondi had the best time for the Seraphs, and they finished the season at 6-2. The County Championship is in Holmdel on Tuesday.
Field Hockey: The Seraphs Field Hockey Team got caught on a bad day on Tuesday with a 12-0 loss against Shore. They almost turned it around on Thursday against Keyport but couldn't prevail in a 4-1 loss. Melissa Kelly '18 scored the only goal for the Seraphs. They will have their next and final game on Thursday against Manchester Township.