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Local club soccer team wins NJ State Cup

The South Jersey Futbol Club, a U-17 team made up of South Jersey players, including a handful from Ocean City High School, captured the New Jersey State Cup championship for the second straight season with a 6-0 win over Real Jersey FC over the weekend.

Danny Alejo scored a hat trick,  Julian Cruz added two goals and Matt Brook chipped in one for SJFC.

SJFC won its quarterfinal match, 6-4, over Morris County SC and its semifinal game, 5-1, over Pasco Soccer Club to reach the title match.

The State Cup victory sends SJFC to the President’s Cup Region 1 championship tournament in Barboursville, W. Va.

Last year, SJFC won the Region 1 championship and advanced to the national final four.

The SJFC team includes (pictured left to right): top row – coach Mike Pellegrino, Ryan Duchat, George Arsenis, Marko Grdic, Nick Telvacchio, P.J. Brittain, Bryan Calderon, Matt Brook, Dylan Blauvelt, Ben Hannemen, coach Lou Paone; bottom row – Mario Grdic, Ryan Pellegrino, Hunter Paone, Trevor Paone, Julian Cruz, Danny Alejo.