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Madison, Morristown to battle in final

BOONTON _ Madison, a team rife with injuries, didn't need one more. That's why Dodgers coach Ann Marie Davies was upset when she found standout senior sweeper Caroline Blount in the trainer's room two days before the the Morris County Tournament semifinal against Randolph. Blount, who sprained her left ankle while playing rugby in gym class, didn't want to tell Davies about the mishap so she simply stayed quiet and played hurt versus Montclair. It was unknown if Blount would play in the semifinal but she was in her familiar position and her mere presence aided in Madison's 3-1 victory…

Cougars rally past Randolph

CHATHAM _ When it comes to soccer, a little desire makes all the difference. Chatham discovered that after its come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Randolph in the opening round of Morris County Tournament girls soccer on Saturday, Sept. 30. Caroline Crouse and Sophia Reed connected for the Cougars. Sixth-seeded Chatham (6-3) advanced to play third-seeded West Morris in the quarterfinals on Sunday, Oct. 8. Karen Hull scored a first-half goal for 11th-seeded Randolph. Chatham was determined and was able to match the Rams' physicality. The Cougars also prevailed despite a terrific performance by Randolph goalkeeper Ellie Sciancelepore, who made eight saves…

Pych lifts Crimson in MCT

MORRISTOWN _ The sprints and timed miles drew groans from the members of the Morristown-Beard field hockey players at recent practices. Of course, no one questioned the extra running, not with the Morris County Tournament looming. Senior center back Katie Wright actually sounded like a fan of the added endurance workouts after the fifth-seeded Crimson emerged with a hard-fought 1-0 win over 12th-seeded Mount Olive in a Morris County Tournament first-round game on Tuesday, Oct. 3. "We've been working on getting back," Wright said. "We've been doing a lot of running. This made it worth it. It was definitely worth…

Minutemen back in top form

MENDHAM _ Mendham's shutout loss to Ridge last week certainly was a game to forget. The Minutemen lacked energy and their slick passing game and teamwork were missing. On Monday, Oct. 2, Mendham returned to top form and blanked 11th-seeded Whippany Park 5-0 in Morris County Tournament first-round action. Five players had goals for the sixth-seeded Minutemen, who notched their sixth shutout of the 2017 season. Mendham (6-2-1) raced out to a 3-0 lead in the opening half behind goals by Avery Smith, Grace Chapis and Megan McIntyre. "That was an off day," said Mendham senior defender and tri-captain Sarah…

Hornets, Lakers play to tie

MOUNTAIN LAKES _ Neither Hanover Park nor Mountain Lakes liked playing 100 minutes of soccer in unseasonably searing heat on Wednesday, Sept. 27 and ending up with a 0-0 tie.   However, players on both sides learned how resilient their teammates were and gained confidence from playing an even match against a very worthy opponent.   Hanover Park is 5-3-1 with the result while the tie ended a Mountain Lakes winning streak. The Lakers are still unbeaten at 7-0-1.    Hanover Park goalie Natalie Santangelo was credited with seven saves and Mountain Lakes' Lea Credidio had three saves.   The…

Parsippany blanks Butler

PARSIPPANY _ The stick was short, definitely way too short, for Parsippany forward Savannah Cerrato, who is 5 foot 11 and affectionately nicknamed "the giraffe" by her teammates. At the end of last week, Cerrato practiced with the 30-inch stick that belongs to the daughter of Red Hawks assistant coach Colleen Smith. A day later, Cerrato recorded her first-ever hat trick, helping Parsippany to a win over Mountain Lakes. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Cerrato scored again, knocking in the Red Hawks' third goal to help them shut out Butler, 4-0. "The coach's daughter left her mini stick so I just…