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Madison tops Mo-Beard in MCT final

BOONTON _ Madison's last two Morris County Field Hockey Tournament championships have had distinct feels to them. Last year's theme was dominance as the Dodgers outscored their MCT opponents, 23-2. The 23rd MCT championship, attained with a 4-3 win over Morristown-Beard on Tuesday, Oct. 16, was markedly different as Madison had to come from behind in the semifinals and survive a late surge in the title game. None of the drama the top-seeded Dodgers, sparked by Kerrianne McClay's hat trick in the final, dealt with over the last four days mattered. Their only concern was being the last team standing.…

Dramatic endings at MCT soccer semis

PARSIPPANY _ In order to get to the final of the Morris County Girls Soccer Tournament, Morris Knolls just needed a good swift kick while West Morris had a goalkeeper who knew how to stand her ground. It took West Morris 100 minutes of action and a shootout to earn a 0-0 (3-1 in penalty kicks) victory over Randolph at Parsippany Hills on Sunday, Oct. 14. Morris Knolls defeated Hanover Park 2-1 in double overtime in the other semifinal at the same site. The defending champion Golden Eagles will clash with West Morris in the championship game on Saturday, Oct.…

Crimson, Dodgers prevail in MCT semis

BOONTON _ Wonderful. Fantastic. Ridiculous. Those were the words that spilled out of Nicole Borowiec's following Morristown-Beard's 3-1 victory over Parsippany in a Morris County Field Hockey Tournament semifinal at Boonton High School on Saturday, Oct. 13. Borowiec, a senior forward, was speaking rapidly, anxious to join her Crimson teammates in their extended celebration of the triumph that vaulted them into their first MCT final and to get to the homecoming festivities back at school. Borowiec was clutch in the first semifinal, scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal 3:42 before halftime to snap a 1-1 deadlock. "We were…

Young Hornets on a mission

EAST HANOVER TWP. _ Hanover Park girls soccer didn’t expect to make much of an impact this year. However, the Hornets booters have surprised themselves and are determined to make Morris County Tournament history. Claire Cahill’s goal off a Meghan Macaluso corner kick in the second half lifted Hanover Park to a 1-0 victory over Mount Olive in the MCT quarterfinal-round action on Sunday, October 7. It is the first time the Hornets have advanced to the semifinals in the history of the tournament. Hanover Park will play Morris Knolls in the MCT semifinals. West Morris and Randolph also are…

Cougars run MCT streak to six

RANDOLPH _ Chatham's Sydney Berkson and Emma Sheldon were sweating through a first set tie-breaker at second doubles when players began finishing their matches during the Morris County Girls Tennis Tournament finals. Berkson and Sheldon consider every point, every match, important but had no idea how critical their match was until they prevailed, 7-6 (7-3), 6-0, over Morristown-Beard's Sophia Maney and Emma Duffy and their coach, James Cai, approached them. "High five," a smiling Cai said, putting his right hand up. "You just won the county title." The Cougars' sixth consecutive championship, attained on Sunday, Sept. 23 at County College…

Cmaylo's two goals drive Madison

MADISON _ Chase Cmaylo had no problem getting the job done as a sophomore, racking up 15 goals and nine assists for Madison. This fall, though, Cmaylo has admittedly been a little off. Nothing's changed for the junior forward. She simply couldn't convert. On Friday, Sept. 21, Cmaylo rediscovered her scoring touch and put the ball in the goalcage not once, but twice, in the second half to power the Dodgers to a 2-1 non-conference victory over Warren Hills. "I think that may have brought some momentum to the team," said Cmaylo, whose second and third goals were assisted by…