BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Watchung Hills fell to Bridgewater-Raritan, 3-2, in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 softball tournament Wednesday.
The two teams met three times this season, with Bridgewater-Raritan finishing 3-1 in the series.
The Lady Warriors defeated the Panthers in the Somerset County Tournament semifinal and went on to win the title with a thriller over Hillsborough on Sunday.
The game was scoreless until Bridgewater-Raritan rallied in the fourth.
Watchung Hills closed the gap in the fifth. Genna Cicchetti hit an RBI single and Tina Zoppi walked with the bases loaded driving in a run that cut the Panther lead to 3-2.
And that's how it ended.
Bridgewater-Raritan will face top-seeded J.P. Stevens next Tuesday.