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Washington Township wins second straight state title

Senior Ryan Logar battled through an ankle injury to lead The Minutemen to a 1-0 win over West Orange in the New Jersey Group 4 final; Schalick fell 1-0 to Brearley in the Group 1 state final.

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For the second year in a row, the Washington Township High School boys soccer team are champions.

Senior Ryan Logar, who was on crutches at school during the week after injuring his ankle in the state semifinal, not only started the match but delivered the game-winner in the 22nd minute on a play started by a Travis Yates corner kick on Sunday afternoon at Kean University. Collin Yeiter was credited with the assist on the goal.

Goalkeeper Matt Tini made four saves to keep West Orange, the number two seed in the tournament and the number seven team in the most recent USA Today/NSCAA Region III poll, off the scoreboard. Washington Township were ranked number six in the Region III poll and a number four seed in the tournament.

The win finished a season that saw the Minutemen (25-1-1) lose only once and gave head coach Shane Snyder an incredible 76-3-1 record and two state championships over the last three seasons.

Schalick falls short in state final

Schalick conceded an early goal and were unable to recover in the Group 1 state final against Brearley at Kean University on Sunday.

Senior goalkeeper Chris Lenahan kept the Cougars in it with seven saves, but Justin Estremera's goal held up as the winner and kept the Salem County high school program from capturing a state title for the first time since 2004.

Schalick finished the season 22-2, winning the Tri-County Conference Diamond Division and the South Jersey championship with a penalty shootout win over South River.