UCT girls’ soccer set to commence with preliminary round games Sept. 29; Cranford is the 3rd seed

Westfield, which last won the championship outright 15 years ago, is the top seed for the 36th annual girls’ soccer Union County Tournament.
The last three times the Blue Devils were crowned champs they shared the title with Scotch Plains in 2012 and 2006 and with Oak Knoll in 2002.
Westfield has won the most championships with 19, including the first 12 (all outright) from 1981 to 1992 and 15 (all outright) of the first 16 from 1981-1996.
Scotch Plains has won the second most titles with 10 – all coming in the past 11 seasons. The Raiders have won eight of those championships outright.
Scotch Plains is the six-time defending champion, with one of those titles shared with Westfield in 2012. The first UCT crown Scotch Plains shared came in 2006, also with Westfield.
Cranford, which last won the crown for the second time in 2009, is the third seed.
Oak Knoll, which has won two titles including its only one outright in 2003, is the fourth seed.
Preliminary round games are scheduled to be played Sept. 29.
First round games are to be completed by Oct. 1 and second round games must be completed by Oct. 8. All of those matches will be played at the higher seeds.
The quarterfinals are scheduled to be played at the higher seeds on Oct. 15.
The semifinals are set to be played at Johnson High School’s Nolan Field in Clark on Oct. 21 and the final at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union on Oct. 28.

2016 GIRLS’ SOCCER
UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT
SEEDS: 1-Westfield. 2-Scotch Plains. 3-Cranford. 4-Oak Knoll.
5-Union. 6-Summit. 7-Gov. Livingston. 8-Johnson.
9-Rahway. 10-Elizabeth. 11-New Providence. 12-Linden.
13-Dayton 14-Union Catholic. 15-Kent Place. 16-Roselle Park.
17-Roselle Catholic. 18-Brearley 19-Plainfield.

PRELIMINARY ROUND:
17-Roselle Catholic at 16-Roselle Park
19-Plainfield at 14-Union Catholic
18-Brearley at 15-Kent Place

FIRST ROUND:
by Saturday, Oct. 1

SECOND ROUND:
by Saturday, Oct. 8

QUARTERFINALS:
Saturday, Oct. 15

SEMIFINALS
Friday, Oct. 21
at Johnson

FINAL
Friday, Oct. 28
at Kean University

UCT GIRLS’ SOCCER CHAMPIONS
1981-2015:
2015: Scotch Plains 2, Westfield 1
2014: Scotch Plains 1, Union 0 (2OT)
2013: Scotch Plains 1, Cranford 0
2012: Scotch Plains 1, Westfield 1 – co-champs
2011: Scotch Plains 1, Westfield 0
2010: Scotch Plains 2, Westfield 0
2009: Cranford 1, Scotch Plains 0
2008: Scotch Plains 3, Johnson 0
2007: Scotch Plains 1, Westfield 0
2006: Scotch Plains 1, Westfield 1 – co-champs
2005: Scotch Plains 1, Oak Knoll 0
2004: Gov. Livingston 1, Cranford 0
2003: Oak Knoll 5, Gov. Livingston 0
2002: Westfield 1, Oak Knoll 1 – co-champs
2001: Westfield 2, New Providence 0
2000: Cranford 3, Union Catholic 1
1999: Union Catholic 4, Cranford 1
1998: Union Catholic 1, Cranford 0
1997: Union Catholic 2, Scotch Plains 0
1996: Westfield
1995: Westfield
1994: Westfield 2, Johnson 1
1993: Union Catholic
1992: Westfield
1991: Westfield
1990: Westfield
1989: Westfield
1988: Westfield
1987: Westfield
1986: Westfield
1985: Westfield
1984: Westfield
1983: Westfield
1982: Westfield
1981: Westfield
CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Westfield 19
Scotch Plains 10
Union Catholic 4
Cranford 2
Oak Knoll 2
Gov. Livingston 1

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