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Field Hockey

Fearless Journey sparks WM

WASHINGTON TWP. (Morris) _ Mimi Journey couldn't stop her hands from shaking prior to and during Monday's game against Chatham. "I was extremely nervous," said Journey, a senior inner on the host West Morris field hockey team. "I realized it was an important game. I feel that my hands shaking helped me.

Madison No. 1 seed for MCT field hockey

BOONTON _ Seasons without several significant titles don't sit well with the Madison High School field hockey team. The Dodgers claimed only the NJAC-Independence Division championship in 2010 and, of course, it wasn't enough.

Lee strikes twice to power Colonials

MORRISTOWN _ Joanna Lee thrives on being in the midst of the action. It's a given that Lee, a junior forward on the Morristown field hockey team, will be battling for the ball or helping to bring it up the field.

Dodgers, behind Oates' OT goal, nip Chatham, 2-1

MADISON _ The situation - overtime versus Chatham - called for fresh legs and determination. Impressed with the play of Skyler Oates, who saw her first varsity action midway through the second half, Madison coach Ann Marie Davies wanted the sophomore forward on the field for the extra period.

Gutkind's OT goal propels W. Morris

WASHINGTON TWP. (Morris) _ Ahead 2-0 at halftime, West Morris figured it had found its comfort zone and its lead over Boonton would keep expanding. Wolfpack coach Courtney Bertos warned her players not to settle in. They couldn't relax. The Bombers, she was certain, would turn it up a few notches in the second half.

Drollinger hat trick sparks Lakers

MOUNTAIN LAKES _ Casey Drollinger's 15 assists were much appreciated by the Mountain Lakes field hockey team last season. Drollinger's on-target passes set up goal after goal for the Lakers. Still, coach Coleen Buckley envisioned Drollinger being a bit more selfish and finishing. So, Buckley conveyed that to Drollinger, who agreed to take on a new role as a senior.

Pequannock Panthers focus on offense

 As center forward, Michele DeGraw plays more than a few giant steps in front of Pequannock's goalies. Still, DeGraw is highly concerned about the mental health of the netminders, who saw way too much action last season and experienced unnecessary anxiety. "We've got to keep it on the offensive side more so the goalies aren't so stressed out," said DeGraw, a senior. "We need to score some goals. The forwards need to be stronger."