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Livingston Girls Soccer Team Earns 2-0 Victory Over Millburn on Senior Night



LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Lady Lancers got goals from Clara Scher and Jordy Bonvini in the second half as they fired 22 shots in the game en route to a 2-0 win over the Millburn Lady Millers on Tuesday night at Livingston High School.
After a first half full of quality chances that just missed finding the back of the net, Livingston would get their first goal of the game midway through the second half.
Midfielder Joanna Scotti took a direct kick from about 30 yards out after a Millburn penalty.  She sent a ball toward the far left post among several players from both teams that was headed in by Scher to break a scoreless tie.

"Joanna stepped up to take the free kick and it was a perfect ball right to the top left corner," Scher said. "It was so easy to just head it in.” 
A few minutes later, Livingston would take advantage of another Millburn foul.  This time, Bonvini was tripped up in the opposition’s box as the referee awarded her a penalty kick try.  She took her time and booted a ball into the top right corner of the cage to give Livingston a 2-0 edge with 21:12 remaining in the contest.
That would be all of the insurance that Livingston needed, as the defense yielded just one shot on goal after that play that was thwarted by goalkeeper Samantha Rothenberger.  In fact, Livingston let up only six shots the entire game.
“Defense, they pass left, right.  We try to play out, play to feet and move off of each other,” Scher commented.
The first half began in the home team’s favor in a big way.  They controlled possession virtually the entire way through and several shots, centering tries and deflections could have easily found their way into the net to put away the game early.
Sophomore Sabrina Flores had perhaps the best opportunity in the first 40 minutes of play when she received a pass from Scher right in front of the Millburn goal.  However, her kick sailed just wide right.
Still, although Livingston did not score in the first half, they remained composed and kept playing their game until they finally broke through the Millburn defense and goaltender Courtney Brosnan in the second half.
“I think, as a team, you need to work cohesively.  We get there, we get there… It’s just that final finishing that’s so important and sometimes that’s hard, but once we got that first goal I think it was (good) from there,” Scher told The Alternative Press after the game.
A bright spot for Millburn was the play of Brosnan in net.  The sophomore goaltender kept her team in the game all night long with some big saves; she finished with 12 for the game.  
One of those stops came off a diving save after a hard shot from Scher midway through the first half.  She would deny Scher one more time on a breakaway later in the game.
Livingston is now 10-1-1 on their season after their senior night win and will next play host to Glen Ridge High School this Thursday at 4 p.m.
Millburn falls to 3-10.  They will look to get back in the win column when they travel to play Caldwell High School this Thursday at 4 p.m.

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