NEWARK, NJ - Mia Faieta struck out 11 batters to help lead the No. 1 seed Cedar Grove Panthers softball team to a 1-0 victory over No. 2 seed Mt. Saint Dominic in the Essex County Tournament finals on Sunday in Newark.

Ava Fernandez went 2-for-3 and scored the winning run for Cedar Grove which was driven in on a sacrifice fly by Gianna Kubu in the sixth inning. 

On the mound for MSD, Julianna Kocenski struck out eight batters and allowed three hits.  

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