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HS Girls Soccer: Heights Edges Wood-Ridge 3-2, in 2OT on Senior Night

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Seniors from both Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge were honored at Wednesday night's game at Depken Field. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Hasbrouck Heights Lady Aviators and honorary ballgirls from the Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association during the National Anthem. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Wood-Ridge Lady Blue Devils stand at attention during the National Anthem. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Still recovering from an injury, senior Alyssa Volpe comes off the field after a ceremonial face off to start the game. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Senior goalie Emma Nichols and her mother at halftime. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Senior Maddie Kalmowitz and her parents. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Senior Paola Garcia and her mother at halftime. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Senior Monika Lucic and her family at halftime. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Senior Jackie DeLorenzo and her parents at halftime. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Senior Elizabeth Gjeli and her family at halftime. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Senior Megan Lorfink and her mother at halftime. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Senior Alyssa Volpe and her family at halftime. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Senior Nani Odjourian and her family at halftime Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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The senior Lady Aviators at halftime on Senior Night. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Lady Aviator Kelly Innis gives chase to the ball in the second half. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Kelly Innis scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second overtime, as Hasbrouck Heights defeated Wood-Ridge, 3-2, on Senior Night at Depken Field.  Wood-Ridge had tied the game with 6:28 on a goal by Emily Gardella to send the game to overtime. 

Innis scored the game's first goal, nearly seven minutes into the second half, following a scoreless first 40 minutes.   Wood-Ridge tied the score six minutes later on a goal that was credited to Natalie Cala after Hasbrouck Heights mishandled a goal in their own end.  

Heights bounced back as Rebecca Beerman put one past Wood-Ridge goalkeeper Angela Picheo for a 2-1 Lady Aviator lead with 21 minutes gone in the half.  The Blue Devils bounced back once again, with Emily Gardella scooting one around Heights goalkeeper Emma Nichols to tie the game, with less than six minutes remaining in the game.

Innis goal came with about two minutes remaining in the second overtime.

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