NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys soccer team became the 2016 North Jersey Section 1, Group 2 Champions on Thursday, November 10, when they played home against Lakeland in the final round of the NJSIAA tournament and won 1-0.

Edward Lynch was the only player to score a goal during the game on Newton’s turf field. Lynch scored with an assist by Nick Daschko.

Top-seeded Newton out shot seventh-seeded Lakeland 12-3. Lakeland’s goalie Josh Schaffer had 12 saves against Newton. Newton High School’s keeper Sam Miller had three saves throughout the game.

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The Newton High School Braves boys soccer team now advances to the North 2, Group 2 semi-final round.

They will take on the winner of the Group 2 championship, top-seeded Harrison on Tuesday, November 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Livingston High School.