The Seton Hall Prep soccer team opened its 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 9, traveling to Tatlock Field at Summit HS and defeated Summit, 4-1.
Senior forward Michael Pavick opened the scoring with 22:16 left in the first half on an assist by senior defender Adam Silva.
Senior defender Jason Gomes increased the SHP lead to 2-0 with 21:02 left on assists by senior midfielder Nick Kriak and senior defender Adam Silva and Jon Ned closed out the SHP scoring in the first half with 17:29 left on assists by senior midfielder Paul Silva and sophomore forward Aidan Dunphy before Summit scored with 6:42 left to make the halftime score, 3-1.
Pavick scored his second goal with 33:31 left in the second half on assists by Dunphy and Kriak. Junior goalie Liam Bertrand had one save and senior Gabe Ferreira had one save as SHP outshot Summit 11-3.
The SHP-Newark East Side match on Sept. 6 was postponed and rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Ironbound Recreation Center.
Seton Hall Prep is currently ranked No. 35 in the TopDrawerSoccer.Com Fab 50 National Poll and No. 8 in the East Region. In the NJ.com poll, they are currently ranked No. 2 in New Jersey.