SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Fourth-seeded East Brunswick prevailed in a shootout to defeat third-seeded South Brunswick for the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament boys soccer championship Thursday night.
It is East Brunswick's second consecutive GMC Tournament championship over South Brunswick. The Bears won last year's final, 1-0, over the Vikings.
The two teams played to a 2-2 tie over the 80-minute regulation and two 10-minute overtimes before the Bears (14-4-1) posted a 4-3 advantage in the tiebreaking penalty kick process.
Cory Peterson gave South Brunswick (13-7) a 1-0 lead with a goal 10 minutes into the game. Just three minutes later, Srihari Sudhir scored for East Brunswick to tie the game, 1-1.
Sudhir gave the Bears a 2-1 lead with his second goal of the game on a goal with eight minutes left in the first half. It stayed that way until there were 16 minutes to go in the second half, when Jake Stump scored for the Vikings to knot the contest, 2-2.
The teams split two games with each other during the regular season, with South Brunswick winning, 1-0, and then East Brunswick winning, 5-0.