Garfield scores two goals in 27 seconds in the final two minutes to win the Group 2 state championship over Holmdel 2-1 while Toms River South falls to Mendham 4-0.  SSZ has highlights of both games from Kean University

Group 2 State Championship

Garfield 2 Holmdel 1

The Hornets got a goal from Leo Nobrega in the 73rd minute to get Holmdel on the doorstep of a state championship, but Garfield scored two goals in the final 2:03 in a 27 second span to give Holmdel a heartbreaking end of the season.  Both Garfield goals were on free kicks as Dave Herrera served it up to Wojciech Piwowaczyk who scored both goals on a header.  Holmdel was the #9 seed in Central Jersey Group 2 falling just short of winning a state crown.  Watch the highlights and post-match reaction here:

Group 3 State Championship

Mendham 4  Toms River South 0

Jared Beneducci scored two goals to help pace Mendham to a dominating victory over Toms River South.  The Indians finish the season with a 21-5 record.  Watch the highlights here:

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SSZ has highlights and post-match reaction from Colts Neck’s upset win over Northern Highlands, plus a golden goal for Shore Regional to win a Group 1 crown and interviews with Freehold Township after sharing the Group 4 championship.  Click HERE to see all of our girls soccer state championship videos.