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Lakers claim MCT championship

CHATHAM _ No one person can win a team championship. Victorious squads have to rely on everybody to get the job done. Fortunately for Mountain Lakes, everyone did. Equal measures of offense, defense and success on the draw provided the difference in Mountain Lakes' 6-4 triumph over Mendham in the Morris County Lacrosse Tournament final on the turf at Haas Field in Chatham on Tuesday, May 14.

Lakers, Mendham in MCT final

ROXBURY _ Mendham gained a measure of revenge. Mountain Lakes learned a lesson in intensity. Both girls lacrosse teama found their way into the Morris County Tournament championship game.

Cougars back in MCT semis

CHATHAM _ They may have taken a mid-season detour but the Chatham Cougars may have gotten back on track at just the right time. The defending Morris County Tournament champions advanced to the semifinal round with a 17-4 rout of Morris Knolls on Tuesday, May 7.

Morris Knolls begins streak

DENVILLE _ The record may not show it but the Morris Knolls girls lacrosse players firmly believe that they are a good team capable of winning games. Now, the Golden Eagles have positive proof that all their hard work is starting to pay off. Senior attack Jaime Chapman scored four goals to lift Morris Knolls to a 14-9 triumph over Roxbury in Morris County Tournament girls lacrosse opening-round action on Friday, May 3.

Mountain Lakes is top seed

MONTVILLE _ Unbeaten Mountain Lakes earned the No. 1 spot at the Morris County Girls Lacrosse Tournament seeding meeting on Thursday, April 25 at Montville High School. Mendham was seeded second, defending MCT champion Chatham was chosen third and West Morris took the fourth seed while Kinnelon, Morris Knolls, Madison and Villa Walsh completed the top eight seeds for the tournament rankings.

Sapir's six goals, two assists key Wolfpack

WASHINGTON TWP. (Morris) _ Victories for West Morris girls lacrosse have been few and far between this year so, when the opportunity arose to earn a triumph against Kinnelon, the Wolfpack weren't going to let their chance pass without acting upon it. Junior center/midfielder Sydney Sapir scored six goals and had two assists to lift West Morris to a 15-11 triumph over Kinnelon on Wednesday, April 24.

Minutemen are back on track

MENDHAM _ The Mendham girls lacrosse team has been such a commanding force in Morris County lacrosse over the years that it comes as a bit of a shock when the Minutemen lose a couple of games early in the season. However, that only made them more determined to rise up against a familiar foe on Thursday, April 18. Senior midfielder Becky Gohsler scored four goals and Gia Padavano and Mariah Salerno each added a pair of goals to lift Mendham to a 10-6 triumph over Chatham.

Montville edges Pequannock

PEQUANNOCK _ It was a considered a game for charity but the annual battle between Montville and Pequannock girls lacrosse teams had more of a feeling of rivalry to it. Junior center Abby Haimson scored seven goals, including the eventual gamewinner, in Montville's 13-12 triumph over Pequannock on Saturday, April 13.

Morristown leads early, wins

DENVILLE _ The players on the Morristown girls lacrosse team were happy to take the lead early against Morris Catholic but, in the back of their minds, was a reminder – don't get too happy. The Colonials stuck to their work and were all business for the full 50 minutes.

Mtn. Lakes makes statement

MOUNTAIN LAKES _ When do the hunters become the hunted? In sports terms, it's when a team attains an elite status of excellence and expects opponents to lift their efforts to knock them off. Mountain Lakes girls lacrosse is not there yet but, if it continues winning games like it did on Thursday, April 4, the Lakers might be on their way to earning that kind of attention.