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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.

Renna era begins at Chatham

CHATHAM _ There's a new head coach and a lot of new faces on the Chatham girls lacrosse team. One thing that hasn't changed is the result. The Cougars looked sharp in their season opener. Senior midfielder Mary Kate O'Neill scored seven goals and Lauren Maiorano added four goals in Chatham's 17-10 triumph over Kent Place on the Haas Field turf on Tuesday, April 2.

FIsher, Kinnelon athletes sign

KINNELON _ After months of shouldering the burden and anxiety of deciding on their college futures, it didn't take much for four Kinnelon athletes to finally put their minds at ease. All it took was the stroke of a pen. A scribble on a piece of paper allowed Abby Fisher, twin sisters Heidi and Virginia Annaheim and Nicole Belanger to take some stress out of their busy lives and turn their futures into realities. The four Colts signed their National Letters of Intent on Monday, Nov. 19 in a ceremony held at the Kinnelon High School Auditorium in front of family,…

Cougars' late flurry falls short

UNION _ It may take awhile for the Chatham girls lacrosse team to fully appreciate what they did in the Tournament of Champions final. The 12-11 loss to Moorestown on Saturday, June 9 at Kean University doesn't begin to describe how the Cougars had everyone at the game on the edge of their seats as they mounted an amazing comeback and provided one of the most thrilling endings in the history of girls lacrosse tournament play. Chatham rallied from a 12-4 deficit in the final 12:33 and nearly caught the undefeated Quakers watching the clock.  Mary Kate O'Neill and Jaclyn Leto fired hat…

Chatham's next stop is TOC

FLEMINGTON _ The Chatham girls lacrosse team had a week to prepare for Red Bank Catholic. It seems like the Cougars put that time to good use. Jaclyn Leto scored six goals to lift Chatham to a 19-6 victory over Red Bank Catholic in the girls lacrosse state tournament Group II final held on Thursday, May 31 on the turf at Hunterdon Central High School.