ROCKAWAY _ Montville's Jess Shalongo inspected the pitching circle and deemed it "fine."
"I've played on worse fields, in worse conditions," said Shalongo, the junior right-hander who will have to wait until Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. to play in the Morris County Softball Tournament final. "I'm disappointed. We had a great warmup. We were ready."
Joelle Manganella scored a career-high eight goals, including the 100th of her career, to highlight Roxbury's 13-2 victory over Fair Lawn on Monday, May 13.
The Gaels' other goals were by Kayla Lucia, Emily Guderian, Kelsey Ryan, Amanda Beal and Katie Cikovsky. Ryan's goal was the first of her career.
Megann Sanderson had eight saves for Roxbury. Rachel Gruber had 15 saves for Fair Lawn, which received both of its goals from Erica Bogart.
Mountain Lakes 16, Villa Walsh 4
Mountain Lakes, behind four goals by Jackie Perry, took control early and led 12-1 at the half en route to a victory over Villa Walsh in Morris County Tournament quarterfinal action on Tuesday, May 7.
The top-seeded Lakers, who received a hat trick and three assists from Allie LaBeau and three goals from Victoria Kalamaras, will face Kinnelon in the second game of Thursday's semifinal doubleheader at Roxbury High School.
Villa Walsh (11-3) got goals from Taylor Medd, Candace Pallitto, Jess Racanelli and Lucia Smircich. The win lifts the Lakers to 12-1.
Kinnelon 14, West Morris 13
Virginia Annaheim scored twice, including the game-winning goal late in the contest, when the Colts edged the Wolfpack in a MCT quarterfinal on Tuesday, May 7.
Heidi Annaheim scored six goals and Nicole Belanger had five assists for the fifth-seeded Colts (5-9).
Paige Burton had three goals and two assists for fourth-seeded West Morris (4-10).
Mendham 19, Morristown 4
Christine Graziano scored seven goals and Gia Padavano had five goals and four assists to lift the second-seeded Minutemen in MCT quarterfinal play on Tuesday, May 7.
Mendham took control early and went up 14-1 at halftime. Christie Long contributed four assists for Mendham (10-4). Allie Ferrara scored twice for 10th-seeded Morristown (10-3).
Mendham faces Chatham in a semifinal battle of last year's finalists on Thursday, May 9 in the 5 p.m. game of the doubleheader.
Morristown 12, Madison 10
Sophomore Meghan Siverson had five goals and two assists to lead Morristown to an of Madison in Morris County Tournament girls lacrosse action on Saturday, May 4.
Casey O'Brien and Allie Ferrara had two goals and one assist each in the closely-contested game.
Michelle Montagna had five goals and snagged seven ground balls and Rachel Azzolini scored twice for the seventh-seeded Dodgers (11-4).
The victory advances the 10th-seeded Colonials (10-2) to play second-seeded Mendham in the quarterfinal round.
Villa Walsh 12, Montville 10
Taylor Medd had four goals and Candace Pallitto had two goals and one assist to fuel the Vikings' narrow MCT victory on Saturday, May 4.
Jill Racanelli and Kelly Holt added two goals apiece for eighth-seeded Villa Walsh, which will meet top-seeded Mountain Lakes next.
Abby Haimson had four goals and one assist and Ashley Bello added four goals for Montville. Carly DeNigris and Julia LoBosso each added a goal for the ninth-seeded Mustangs (7-6).
Chatham 17, Jefferson 2
Maddy Bowles has five goals and one assist and Kristen Maiorano fired a hat trick in the Cougars' MCT triumph on Saturday, May 4.
Chatham, the defending MCT champion, led 13-1 at the half. Bridget Ballard, Kennedy Krause and Maggy O'Neill scored two goals apiece for third-seeded Chatham (6-7).
The Cougars advance to play Morris Knolls in the quarterfinal round. Kara Hodapp scored twice for the 14th-seeded Falcons (14-2).
Kinnelon 16, Pequannock 2
The fifth-seeded Colts (4-9) advance to play fourth-seeded West Morris in the quarterfinal round.
Pequannock, the 12th seed, drops to 6-8 on the season.
Livingston 17, St. Elizabeth 6
Carolyn Byrnes registered a hat trick and Julia Darcy scored twice for the Panthers (6-8) when they fell to Livingston.
DENVILLE _ As a teacher of sophomore history, Roy Hamblem instructs students on the events that shaped the United States.
On Saturday, May 4, Hamblen watched as Mendham made history, claiming the girls championship at the Morris County Relays at Morris Knolls High School. The boys squad won for the first time, too, making it a sweep.