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Absegami High School Boys' Soccer Team Advances to South Jersey Final

The Braves defeated Cherry Hill East, 2-1, in overtime.

Sean Milligan had both the game-tying and game-winning scores to lead the Absegami High School boys' soccer team into the South Jersey Group IV final.

The top-seeded Braves advanced to the championship game with a 2-1 overtime win over No. 13 Cherry Hill East in the semifinals of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV playoffs on Thursday, Nov. 15 in Galloway Township.

Zach Steinbeck put the Cougars up, 1-0, with a goal in the first half, but Milligan tied things up with a score on a penalty kick in the second half to force overtime.

Milligan scored the overtime goal for the Braves to help them advance to the final.

The Braves will face No. 2 Washington Township in the final on Monday afternoon, Nov. 19. Washington Township needed overtime to defeat Toms River North, 3-2, on Thursday.

The Braves improved to 19-2-1 on the season.

Absegami advanced to the semifinal round with back-to-back shutout wins in the playoffs. On Nov. 6, the Braves defeated Southern Regional, 2-0. On Nov. 12, Absegami shut out Cherokee, 1-0.

Cherry Hill East pulled off two upsets to advance to the semifinals. On Nov. 6, the Cougars knocked off fourth-seeded Lenape, 2-0. On Nov. 9, Cherry Hill East scored a 2-1 win over No. 5 Eastern Regional.


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