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Colonials are MCT champs

MONTVILLE _ Morristown needs to work a little bit on its celebrations. Other than that, everything went just as the Colonials dreamed it would when they made their first appearance in the Morris County Girls Lacrosse Tournament final. Annika Begley scored four goals and Ava Plott had a hat trick in Morristown's 10-6 triumph over Mountain Lakes in the MCT final held at Montville High School on Saturday, May 5. Sarah Chupak scored twice and Callie Sundin had a goal and two assists for the top-seeded Colonials. Faith Reilly fired a hat trick for second-seeded Mountain Lakes, which was seeking…

Monteleone, Lakers gain MCT final

MONTVILLE _ Scoring a goal just before halftime always gives the lacrosse team that scored it a boost. On Thursday, May 3, it helped elevate Mountain Lakes to a 9-6 Morris County Tournament semifinal victory over Mendham. Sarah Monteleone scored six goals to pace the Lakers. Breanna Wilson notched five assists and Faith Reilly added two goals and one assist. Second-seeded Mountain Lakes, the two-time defending MCT champ, advances to play top-seeded Morristown in the MCT final scheduled for Saturday, also at Montville. The Colonials earned their first appearance in the championship game with a 14-6 win over fourth-seeded Chatham…

Records set in Morristown victory

WASHINGTON TWP. (Morris) _ Plenty of personal records were set in the Morristown girls lacrosse team's 20-5 victory over West Morris on Thursday, April 26 but the Colonials players didn't seem to be keeping count. The only score, however, that was important to them was on the scoreboard. Callie Sundin had six goals, Annika Begley had four goals and three assists and Nicole Ferrara had three goals and five assists for Morristown. Begley scored her 200th varsity goal and Ferrara had her 100th career assist during the contest but the only thing that mattered was that the Morristown team continued…

McIntyre, Peck propel Mendham

MENDHAM _ Mendham's 8-7 girls lacrosse victory over Chatham on Saturday, April 14 doesn't make up for the Cougars' victories which eliminated the Minutemen in county and state tournaments last year but it sure felt good. Kelly McIntyre scored twice, including her 100th varsity goal, and freshman Ashley Peck scored three goals, including the eventual gamewinner for Mendham. Jess Beneducci also had two goals for the Minutemen (3-4).Paige Guenther and Lizzie O'Neill had two goals apiece for Chatham (3-4). Mendham led 6-3 at halftime and Chatham rallied late but never passed the Minutemen. The victory will go a long way…

Dorwart's five goals spur Morristown-Beard

MORRISTOWN _ Morristown-Beard got first-rate offensive performances from seniors Renee Dorwart and Izzy Pompeo and relied on strong team defense when it shut out Cedar Grove, 15-0, in a North Jersey Section 1, Group I state tournament girls lacrosse first-round game on Monday, May 15. Dorwart had five goals and two assists and Pompeo contributed one goal and six assists to spark the Morristown-Beard attack. The Crimson have now won three straight games to improve to 9-7 and will play at fourth-seeded New Providence in a sectional quarterfinal game, probably on Thursday. Morristown-Beard took an 11-0 lead at halftime and goalie Emily Kitchen made nine…

Holt, Wilson connection lifts Lakers in OT

MONTVILLE _ Sophia Holt and Brenna Wilson have always been very well connected. They turned the chemistry they have into something special in the 2017 Morris County Girls Lacrosse Final. Holt scored off a Wilson pass with 14 seconds left in overtime to lift Mountain Lakes to a 9-8 triumph over Chatham in the title game on Saturday, May 6 at Montville High School. Faith Reilly fired a hat trick and Holly Smith and Holt had two goals apiece for the Lakers, who defended last year's championship despite being the fourth seed this year. Lauren Sammarro was named Tournament MVP…

Cougars, Lakers to battle again in final

MONTVILLE _ Kat Friday wasn't feeling that well. Abby Morgan was in great physical shape all the way through. Both Friday, Chatham's goaltender, and Morgan, an attacker, came up with big efforts on Thursday, May 4 to help lead second-seeded Chatham to a 10-9 come-from-behind victory over third-seeded Mendham in a Morris County Girls Lacrosse tournament semifinal game at Montville High School. Friday, entering the game a few minutes into the first half, recorded 11 saves and Morgan had three goals and one assist for the Cougars (9-5). In the second semifinal of the evening, fourth-seeded Mountain Lakes stunned top-seeded Morristown, 7-6. Sarah…

Park's Hoberman tallies 100th career goal

WHIPPANY _ Amanda Hoberman won the draw control, raced to the net, faked low, shot high and made the 100th goal of her varsity career look like so many others that had come before this milestone. Hoberman scored five times as Park Regional pounded Parsippany 16-1 in a girls lacrosse contest on Thursday, April 20. Molly Powers, Michaela Kaminski and Natalie Santangelo also scored two goals apiece for Park Regional, which improved to 6-0 on the season against winless Parsippany. Park had only won five games over the previous two seasons, so, overall, this campaign has been a thrill for Hoberman,…

Colonials draw top seed for MCT

PARSIPPANY _ Morristown was named top seed in the Morris County Girls Lacrosse Tournament at the seeding meeting held at Parsippany High School on Thursday, April 20. Chatham earned the second seed followed by Mendham and Mountain Lakes. West Morris, Randolph, Roxbury and Morris Knolls round out the top eight. Preliminary-round play begins this weekend with seven games on the schedule. It will end with the championship game scheduled for May 6 at Montville High School. Mountain Lakes was last year's champion. The Lakers defeated Chatham 7-6 in overtime. The records given are the teams' records at the time of the…

Cougars eke out win over Lakers

MOUNTAIN LAKES _ The girls on the Chatham lacrosse team were smart enough to know that Mountain Lakes, despite being 0-5, wouldn't play like a winless team. As expected, the Lakers gave the Cougars all they could handle but Chatham rallied late to earn a narrow victory. Emily DeKeyzer scored four goals and Zoe Kraus scored twice to lift Chatham to an 8-7 win over Mountain Lakes on Thursday, April 13. Catherine McNiff scored the gamewinner on a free position in the final minutes to spark the Cougars. Abby Morgan also connected for Chatham, which improved to 5-2. Haley Tietjen scored four…