"It means a lot," Sutcliffe said. "I am glad the boys thought it meant a lot and are behind it, and I am glad we are in the finals."
Michael Kassak scored twice for Moorestown, and Michael Handlan added an insurance goal in the 58th minute.
Kassak opened the scoring in the fourth minute on a 10-yard shot from an angle.
Kassak got the game-winner in the 46th minute, tapping in a loose ball. Teammate Alex Musnug started the play with a long throw-in on goal that wasn't handled by Lenape. Kassak was there to put it away.
East senior keeper Steven Oberlander figuratively stood on his head during the penalty-kick segment.
The teams were tied at 1 after 100 minutes of action. Oberlander then blocked three of the four penalty kicks he faced, giving the Cougars a 3-1 edge in that segment.
"There is not much you can do in penalty kicks other than guess, and if you save it, you save it, and if not, it's not really our fault, so there really wasn't a lot of pressure on me," Oberlander said.
East scored on its first three penalty kicks by Garrett McVeigh, Jake Russ, and Zach Steinbock.
In regulation, East took a 1-0 lead on Jake Faford's goal in the 60th minute.
Township, which split with East in the regular season, answered with a goal 11 seconds after East scored.
After Oberlander stoned Township's Burak Ozdemir, Joe Casaletto tapped in the rebound for the equalizer.
In the second overtime both teams had a chance to score. Township's Tyler Logar's blast hit the left post from 23 yards out.
East had two chances from close range, one on a shot and another a header that went wide.
Cherry Hill East 0 1 0 0 - 1
Washington Township 0 1 0 0 - 1
(East wins, 3-1, on penalty kicks)
Goals: C-Jake Faford; WT-Joe Casaletto
Moorestown 1 2 - 3
Lenape 1 0 - 1
Goals: M: Michael Kassak 2, Michael Handlan; L-Paul Mostak.
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