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Girls Soccer: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Tops Oak Knoll, 3-0, Remains Flawless

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Annie Pierce nets her second goal of the day late in the second half. Credits: Michael Bruchert
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Kerri McNeely feigns a shot and dribbles around the keeper to finish a breakaway goal. Credits: Michael Bruchert
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Erika Muskus chases a ball moments before being tripped in the box. Credits: Michael Bruchert
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Raiders celebrate Annie Pierce's go-ahead goal. Credits: Michael Bruchert
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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ - Despite several starters taking a day off to rest, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders extended their winning streak Tuesday with a 3-0 victory over Oak Knoll.

With Taylor Diggs and Jackie Farenholz on the bench, Caroline Babis commanded the defense from the center back position, allowing Andrea Leitner to post her 15th shutout.

Both teams looked to the dump-and-chase strategy early to no avail and were caught offside as a result. The Raiders combined short passes, however, as Amanda Logie dished to Annie Pierce inside the box for the team's first goal.

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The Raiders kept the Royals in check for the second half, and ultimately gained breathing room when Kerri McNeely added an insurance goal in the 63rd minute on a breakaway.

Annie Pierce led the attack for Scotch Plains-Fanwood and scored her second goal of the day, sealing the victory in the game's closing moments.

The undefeated Raiders will play Cranford on Thursday at 4 p.m. and resume Union County Tournament play on Saturday, Oct. 24 in the semifinals against Oak Knoll once more.

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