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Spotswood Girls Varsity Soccer Team Makes a Surprising Early Exit from NJSIAA

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team makes a surprising first round exit from the first round of the Central Jersey Group Two NJSIAA Tournament, losing to the fifteenth seed, 2-0.

The Chargers were the second seed in the tournament with a 13-4-1 overall record. They ended the season 12-1-1 in conference play. Their record was a big contrast to Raritan who was 2-12-2 before today's big win. The Rockets were 0-10 in conference play.

However, as any athlete or coach knows, records don't necessarily matter once two teams take the field.

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Today, Raritan came out on top, moving on in the tournament and ending Spotswood's post season hopes. Alyssa Conanan and Jenna Yascur both netted goals for the Rockets while Julia Stiffler notched an assist. Kayla Quinn earned the huge shutout, making 11 saves.

However, despite the early exit from the states, the Chargers still had an extremely successful season. After losing their season opener, they rifled off twelve straight victories. They finished the season with a 14-5-1 overall record. Goaltender Lizzie Vignuolo backstopped the team to nine shutouts.

Raritan will move on in the tournament to play tenth-seeded Governor Livingston later in the week.

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