CRANFORD, NJ  - Emily Morris scored twice, and Chloe Ferreira and Jenna Tobia each had a goal and an assist, to lift the Watchung Hills Girls soccer team over Cranford on Monday, 4-3.

"That was one of our best efforts of the season," said WHRHS head coach Brian Figueriedo.  "We did a great job of overcoming adversity in the second  half when Cranford tied the game twice.  It was a difficult environment against a top 10 team and we found a way to get it done.  I’m hoping we can build off this heading into the state tournament."

The Cranford High School varsity girls soccer team honored its nine seniors on Monday night at Memorial Field.  The nine seniors - Nellie Clark, Caroline Ewing, Maidson Flynn, Claire Ganley, Maya Jones, Maggie Murray, Brooke Swandrak, Laurel Teel, and Zoe Trotta, all started the game but found themselves in an early 2-0 hole, which held until halftime. 

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Cranford was able to battle back from behind twice, tying the game at 2-2 and 3-3 off goals by Swandrak and Murray, respectively, but went on to fall 4-3 after a goal by Watchung Hills'  Tobia with just under 18 minutes remaining.

COUGARS GAME STATS:

Goals - Swandrak, Murray, Kirsten Williams

Assists - Murray (2)

The Cougars will have the next three days to gear up for the Union County Tournament Championship Round on Friday when they take on Westfield at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark at 7:30 p.m. Cranford has swept the season series with the Blue Devils the past two years.

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