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Final Score: Bridgewater-Raritan 18, Pingry 8
For the 5th straight year, the 1-seed Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers (15-3) are the Somerset County champions, beating the 3-seed Pingry Big Blue (15-4) 18-8 at Torpey Athletic Complex in Bridgewater. The Panthers went up 5-0 barely 5 minutes into the game, but an Olivia Lai hat trick led the Big Blue all the way back to 5-5. Bridgewater-Raritan took the lead again before halftime thanks to Lizzy Escudero’s 3rd score of the half, which was also their 4th extra-woman goal. They poured on the offense in the 2nd half, as Tai Jankowski and Maddie Bray completed hat tricks; Julieann Murphy, who had 6 points in 2019 entering the game, earned 1 goal and 3 assists in the half. Both teams are #1 seeds in their state tournament brackets, with Pingry in Central Group 1 and Bridgewater-Raritan in North 2, Group 4.
Shots: P 13, BW-R 28
Shots on goal: P 9, BW-R 22
Saves: P 4, BW-R 1
Draw controls: P 8, BW-R 19
Turnovers: P 11, BW-R 10
Free position shots: P 2/3, BW-R 2/4