The Nutley Girls Soccer team saw their Essex County Tournament run come to an end yesterday in the semi-finals as they fell in a penalty kick shootout to Glen Ridge. Nutley’s goal was scored by freshman Natalie Ruffino on a beautifly bent corner kick.
After 100 minutes played and the score tied at 1-1, the 2 teams met at midfield to conduct the penalty kick shootout. After 5 kicks the 2 teams were tied at 3 goals each and then went into a sudden death situation. Both Glen Ridge and Nutley converted their kicks, and Glen Ridge ultimately prevailed in the next round.
Nutley (10-2-2) now sets it’s sight on the North Jersey Section 2 State Tournament. Nutley is the 5th seed and will host Belleville on Tuesday at 4pm.