SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School girls soccer team followed in the footsteps of the boys, who yesterday advanced to the state sectional finals. The girls defeated a tough Westfield team, 1-0, at Wexler Field on Tuesday on an overtime goal by Tori Baliatico. Sophie Brause had the assist, and Andrea Leitner made five saves in goal for Scotch Plains-Fanwood.
Baliatico dribbled through the Westfield defenders and booted the ball into the goal less than three minutes into the overtime period. It was the third time this season that a match between SPFHS and Westfield ended 1-0 with the Raiders emerging victorious. They also played to a scoreless tie on October 9. In all four contests against Scotch Plains-Fanwood, the Blue Devils were held scoreless.