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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soccer Association Championship Won by Red Bulls

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Red Bulls captured the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soccer Association MLS Cup championship with a 2-0 victory over Montreal on Saturday at Terrill Middle School.

Ella Butters broke a scoreless tie with her first goal of the season with eight minutes remaining when she fired in a rebound of a deflected shot. Sophia Labazzo fired in a hard shot for an insurance goal in the final minutes. 

The Red Bulls, coached by Rudy Brandl, advanced to the championship game with a 3-0 triumph over Sporting KC. Midfielders Emily Roof, Grace Cawley and Sophia Labazzo connected for goals. 

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Other players contributing to the title were goalkeepers Mia Pentlicky and Elissa Steingart, defenders Colleen Kennedy, Kaitlyn Massa and Elizabeth Messano, midfielder Olivia Castucci and forwards Braelyn Brandl, Sofia Vanterpool and Juliette Besson. 

Montreal, coached by Michael Abadir, advanced to the finals with a thrilling penalty kick shootout victory over FC Dallas. The game was tied after regulation and overtime and decided in the sudden death phase of the shootout. Goalkeeper Carolina Conklin starred for Montreal.

The Seattle Sounders, coached by Chris Brencsons, fought their way through the consolation bracket and finished in a tie for third with FC Dallas, coached by Bob McGuinness. The game was tied at 1-1 after regulation when heavy rain began to fall just as the championship game concluded.

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