BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Bernards boys soccer team opened play in the Section 2, Group 2 tournament with a 3-2 victory over North Star Academy in the first round on Tuesday.

The second-seeded Mountaineers (15-2) erased an early 1-0 deficit in a game played through a steady drizzle. Nelson Ferreira scored with an assist from his brother Gilberto Ferreira to tie the game, 1-1. Then Gil Ferreira found the back of the next to give Bernards a 2-1 lead.

In the second half, Bernards extended its lead to 3-1 when Nico Botti finished a set piece with a goal. Alejandro Woelper sent a corner kick to Hernan Goodoy-Vera, who assisted Botti on his goal.