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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).

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.

Changes made Gutknecht more effective

MORRISTOWN _ When Mendham High School's Katie Gutknecht began taking lessons from Danny Wilson at the Randolph Tennis Center in February of 2010, her game was dramatically altered. "Everything about my game changed," said Gutknecht, who won the first varsity match of her career on Monday versus Morristown.

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.