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Hanover Park has special chemistry

EAST HANOVER  _ Team chemistry is often elusive but, when it's present on the soccer field, it can be special. It's not the type of thing that usually happens on the Hanover Park soccer fields but there's a sense that the Hornets have an extra ingredient or two in their mix that they haven't had in the past.

Colts bounce back; trim Crimson

MORRIS TWP. – Every good soccer team knows the importance of a bounce-back game. No one wants to get into bad habits and a losing streak can easily sink a season. Kinnelon was coming off a double-overtime loss to Bridgewater-Raritan on Saturday and knew that beating Morristown-Beard would put it back on a winning track but the Colts knew it wouldn't be easy.

Golden Eagles coming together

DENVILLE _ The preseason was a trying time for the Morris Knolls girls soccer team. Injuries kept the Golden Eagles from putting all of their starters on the practice field at once. Four players sat out or were used sparingly.

Dodgers, Crusaders play to a tie

DENVILLE _ A tie provides the same result for both soccer teams, but that doesn't mean those teams react the same way afterward. After playing 100 minutes of scoreless soccer on Thursday, the Madison girls seemed a little more upbeat than their Morris Catholic counterparts. Both teams played to a 0-0 tie on the windy, damp turf on the Crusaders' upper field. Madison goalkeeper Meg Calcaterra made nine saves for the Dodgers (2-0-1) while Morris Catholic goalkeeper Kayla Murphy stopped three shots for the Crusaders (1-1-1).