SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In two consecutive NJSIAA tournament games, Scotch Plains-Fanwood found itself tied with just minutes left in regulation.Twice it was Lizzie Ley who saved the day. For her helping her team advance to the semifinals of the state tourney, Ley has earned the honor of being the Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week. 

Ley‘s corner kick with 13:25 remaining in regulation curved right into the goal and severed a 0-0 tie, as No. 4-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood got by No. 5 Piscataway, 1-0, in the North 2, Group 4 sectional quarterfinal in unseasonably warm temperatures at Wexler Field on Friday, Nov. 2.

The Raiders made it to that game because of Ley’s heroics on Tuesday, Oct. 30. 

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Although the dream of winning a state championship will allude Scotch Plains-Fanwood for this year, girls varsity head coach Kevin Ewing is proud of Lizzie and the entire team.

"As a coach I am very proud of all the girls," said varsity coach Kevin Ewing. "They fought hard in every game and never gave up in any game. They played and worked hard in every practice. As a coach that is all you can hope for."


Joint Motion Physical Therapy is located across the street from the Stage House Tavern and shares a free, handicap accessible parking lot with the Scotch Plains Public Library. Joint Motion can be reached for an appointment by phone 908-322-3202, or email You can also learn more at

Joint Motion Physical Therapy
373 Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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