LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Ava Fernandez went 3-for-3 with a game changing RBI to help propel the Panthers to a 2-0 victory over Roselle Park in the Group 1 semifinals at Montclair State University on Thursday.
The game was scoreless until the fifth inning when the Panthers managed to load the bases thanks to Ava Mandala, Rianna Marinelli and Kali McCabe. Fernandez came to the plate found her pitch and legged out a single to give her team the first run of the game. Daniella Cordasco drove in the second run of the game with an infield single that brought Marinelli home.
Mia Faieta delivered another strong showing on the mound for Cedar Grove, striking out the first six batters and not allowing a runner on base until the fourth inning. She ended the game with a no hitter, two walks and 15 strikeouts.
The win moves the Panthers to the Group 1 finals. They will take on Metuchen this weekend at Kean University.