PEQUANNOCK _ When the winning team's postgame huddle takes longer than the losing team's huddle, there are some serious issues being discussed.
Kinnelon was not happy with the second-half slump that turned what appeared to be a comfortable victory into a dramatic finish but it will take a 3-2 triumph over Pequannock in the season opener for both girls soccer teams on Thursday, Sept. 6 on the Golden Panthers' turf field.
HANOVER _ Marc Dovico is trying to solve a puzzle.
Not a flat, one-dimensional jigsaw kind but a puzzle that has three dimensions, not counting brains, hearts and levels of skill. It's a puzzle called the Whippany Park girls soccer team and the first-year coach doesn't quite understand why the Wildcats aren't better than they have shown.
KINNELON _ If anyone can tell if a soccer team is playing robotically, it's new Kinnelon coach Jason Potzer.
The former High Point girls soccer coach, who teaches technology courses at Kinnelon, was hired to take over the Colts in late May. He replaces legendary coach Steve Racine who resigned at the end of last season. Kinnelon finished with an 18-5-1 record and reached the Morris County Tournament final in 2011.
MOUNTAIN LAKES _ It wasn't the longest walk Madison's Catherine Zimmerman had ever taken, but she looked a trifle uncomfortable doing it.
The senior midfielder would much rather be dribbling a soccer ball than acknowledging and accepting the honor of Player of The Year from the Morris County Girls Soccer Coaches Association on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Zeris Inn.
BASKING RIDGE _ There must have been times during Tuesday's Group III state semifinal when West Morris coach Ken Rossi and his players wished that Jackie Reyneke played volleyball instead of soccer. The Northern Highlands standout led her team to a state group title berth while rarely having to kick a ball.
The Highlander midfielder's monster sideline throws triggered three first-half goals and kept the Wolfpack on their heels. Northern Highlands topped West Morris 6-0 on the Ridge High School turf. Carly Leipzig added a pair of goals for the Highlanders (23-0) who will play for the Group III title on Saturday.