BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The fourth-seeded Ridge girls soccer team shut out top-seeded Pingry over the final half plus overtime to come away with a 2-1 victory in the semifinal round of the Somerset County Tournament on Wednesday.
Abbie McCrea scored with 1:29 left in the first overtime to give RIdge (9-6-1) the victory. The Red Devils will play second-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan in the final Saturday afternoon at the Torpey Complex in Bridgewater. It will be the third meeting between the two programs in the last five county finals.
Ridge won the championship in 2015. Bridgewater-Raritan defeated Ridge in the 2017 county final. Bridgewater-Raritan defeated Rutgers Prep, 2-0, in the other semifinal game on Wednesday.
Pingry (12-5) took the early lead, 1-0, on Wednesday before a goal by Heather Cortese of Ridge tied the game, 1-1. The two teams then played scoreless soccer for the last 25 minutes of the first half and the entire 40 minutes of the second half. Cortese also had the only goal in Ridge's 1-0 victory over Watchung Hills in the county quarterfinals last weekend.
Allison Miscia made 10 saves in goal for the Red Devils.
Ridge had lost, 4-1, to Pingry in the regular season in September.