SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Field Hockey team defeated East Brunswick for the second time this season 2-0.  Earlier in the year South Plainfield defeated East Brunswick 1-0 in a game that was called at half due to lightning.  South Plainfield in 2012 defeated East Brunswick in the GMC finals to win the County Championship.  Many believe these two teams will cross again in the County Tournament.

 Shannon Hughes scored with 10 minutes remaining in the first half on a breakaway and then 5 minutes later her sister Meghan scored off a corner from a pass from Holly DeLair to account for all the scoring in the game.  

Courtney Ross made 10 saves for the shutout.  It was Ross’ second shutout of the year against East Brunswick.  East Brunswick had sustained pressure throughout the second half, but Ross and South Plainfield’s defense were up to the task.  East Brunswick goalie Emily Polinski made 10 saves in the game.  South Plainfield is now 10-1 while East Brunswick falls to 7-3.

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Meghan Hughes had this to say after yesterday’s field hockey game:

South Plainfield Coach Cheryl Hughes was very pleased with the Tigers victory.  Coach Hughes said “Beating East Brunswick is always a great win. We hadn't played our best hockey the last two games, but the girls came out determined today.  Hopefully we build on this and continue to play well the second half of the season."  The South Plainfield Field Hockey team plays this Thursday away in Piscataway.