(3) Manalapan advances to their first Public South Final in program history following a thrilling 2-1 victory over (2) Monroe. After a scoreless first period the two traded goals in the second for a 1-1 tie. Five minutes into the third period a go-ahead goal from senior Mike Schmelzer was waved off, Schmelzer would find redemption with 7:17 remaining for the official game-winning score. Jake Bender had the other goal for Manalapan. The Braves move on to face (1) Westfield in the Championship.

JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Jersey Shore Arena:

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