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Boys Soccer: SPFHS Tops St. Joseph High School, 4-1

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Jordan Cimring (20) scored the game's first goal. Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains goalkeeper Sean Murray allowed one goal vs. St. Joseph High School (Metuchen) on Thursday. Credits: John Mooney
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Michael Echeverria (12), pursued by Julian Korduba (13), scored the only goal for St. Joe's. Credits: John Mooney
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Captains Kyle Duggan (15) of St. Joe's and Ari Rosenzweig (9) of Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
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Raiders Alex Ferrara, Sean Murray and Michael Ferrara  defend against a St. Joe's corner kick. Credits: John Mooney
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Raiders on the attack Credits: John Mooney
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Nick Cruz of St. Joseph High School (Metuchen) Credits: John Mooney
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Ari Rosenzweig chases the ball. Credits: John Mooney
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Alex Ferrara brings the ball toward the goal. Credits: John Mooney
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Sean Murray makes a save. Credits: John Mooney
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Junior Zach Cimring (23) advances the ball. Credits: John Mooney
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Under unseasonably warm temperatures, Scotch Plains-Fanwood and St. Joseph (Metuchen) played a mostly scoreless first half until Jordan Cimring broke the ice about 30 minutes into the period to make the score 1-1.

Shortly before the end of the half, Zach Halma found the back of the net, thanks to an assist by Zach Cimring.

In a fast paced second half, after the Raiders hit the post, Zach Cimring buried netted a goal of his own, helped by James Tenzer's assist.

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The Falcons picked up their offensive intensity, and scored on a goal by Michael Echeverria. Shortly afterwards, the Raiders' Robert Viglione tallied an unassisted goal, rounding out the scoring.

With the win, the Raiders improve to 15-1-1 and next play in the Union County Tournament semifinals on Saturday against Summit at ALJ High School in Clark. St. Joseph dropped to 9-8-1.

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Why We Keep Kosher

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This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

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