BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Alex Konovalov scored four goals and the Ridge ice hockey team advanced with a 9-3 victory over Manalapan in the second round of the NJSIAA Public A state tournament Friday night.
Ridge (20-6-1) scored five goals in the second period to take a 6-0 lead. Connor Villa had a goal and an assist and Matt Fabiunke had two assists for the Red Devils, who outshot Manalapan, 36-17.
Konovalov (twice), Dan Knightly, Brian Breslow and Tyler Ebeling all scored during Ridge's second-period onslaught.
Next up for Ridge will be River Dell on Monday afternoon in the third round of the states at Bridgewater Arena.