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Gov. Livingston Girls Win Second Round Against Morris Hills

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GL Isa Bjorkeson makes a steal with seconds left on the clock. Credits: Tom Soranno
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Missy Quinn heads the ball to maintain possession. Credits: Tom Soranno
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Alice Cabellero chases down the ball. Credits: Tom Soranno
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Lauren Jankowski gets tied up by a Morris Hills player. Credits: Tom Soranno
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Haley Clark gets ready for header. Credits: Tom Soranno
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Lauryn DiStaso keeps the ball away from a Morris Hills player. Credits: Tom Soranno
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GL Goalie Olivia Emanuel glances back to be sure she deflected the ball away from the goal. Credits: Tom Soranno
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston Girls soccer advances to the semi-final round of the NJSIAA State playoffs with a win on Thursday against Morris Hills. Gov. Livingston played a hard fought game in the rain to beat Morris Hills 1-0. 

Coming out of a scoreless first half, Gov. Livingston dominated the second half showing their skill and teamwork. GL senior Lauren Jankowski scored the only goal of the game off of a cross from Isa Bjorkeson with 27:47 remaining in the game.

Morris Hills made an attempt to gain control by playing phyicial and getting called on their fouls with a yellow card in the final seconds of the game.  

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Skill and determination prevailed as Gov. Livingston stayed in the battle focused on the win. GL goalie Olivia Emanuel recorded the shut out with 5 saves.

GL Captain Lauren Jankowski credits the win as a team effort. She looks forward to the next round against West Essex on Monday, Nov. 11.

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