The Dayton boys’ soccer team captured the North 2, Group 1 championship by winning at top-seeded Glen Ridge 2-1 in double overtime Thursday, Nov. 10. The Bulldogs won the section as the second seed.
Dayton will next play North 1, Group 1 champion Verona in the Group 1 semifinal to be played Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Indian Hills at 7:30 p.m.
With a minute left before penalty kicks, Anthony Nagy scored the game-winning goal – his team-leading 27th – off an assist from Jose Mejia.
Dayton tied the game in the first half at 1-1 when Mejia scored on a penalty kick.
Bulldog goalkeeper Jared Horowitz made seven saves for the victory in goal.
Lucas Burke gave Glen Ridge a 1-0 lead. Ridgers goalie Quinn Allemand made eight saves.
Dayton is now 16-7-1 and has won five straight, including a 3-2 win at Governor Livingston before the North 2, Group 1 playoffs.
2016 NORTH 2, GROUP 1 BOYS’ SOCCER PLAYOFFS
– DAYTON BULLDOGS CHAMPIONS –
SEEDS: 1-Glen Ridge. 2-Dayton. 3-Technoloby. 4-Secaucus.
5-Ridgefield. 6-Roselle Park. 7-Belvidere. 8-North Arlington.
9-Palisades Park. 10-Brearley. 11-North Star Academy. 12-Bloomfield Tech.
13-Hoboken. 14-Weehawken. 15-Becton. 16-Newark Collegiate.
Glen Ridge 10, Newark Collegiate 0
North Arlington 3, Palisades Park 0
Ridgefield 4, Bloomfield Tech 1
Secaucus 4, Hoboken 3
Technology 8, Weehawken 1
Roselle Park 5, North Star Academy 0
Belvidere 3, Brearley 0
Dayton 5, Becton 2
Glen Ridge 2, North Arlington 1
Ridgefield 4, Secaucus 2
Roselle Park 5, Technology 2
Dayton 2, Belvidere 1
Glen Ridge 2, Ridgefield 1
Dayton 1, Roselle Park 0
Dayton 2, Glen Ridge 1 (2OT)