Bella Nardone had a day fit for royalty when top-seeded Mendham shut out rival West Morris 3-0 in a Morris County Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Nardone, a senior forward, put in the first of the three goals, all of which were in the opening half, scoring 4:56 into the game. With eight minutes left in the second half, the efficient Nardone left the field to prepare to be homecoming queen.
Sam DiMaio, who assisted on Nardone's goal, fired in the Minutemen's second goal 7:07 before halftime. Then Ally Reardon, whose pass set up DiMaio's goal, put the ball in the cage five minutes later.
The Wolfpack, the MCT runner-up to Madison in 2014, did not quit. They had nine corners in the second half. Faith Spaziano took a penalty stroke for West Morris 10 minutes into the second half but her shot went wide left.
Tori Fessenden was exceptional on defense for Mendham, stopping a sure goal with her body. Avery Smith was another standout on "D" for the winners, making big stops and getting the ball upfield.
"West Morris came out strong and energized in the second half and played very well," Mendham coach Lori Welles said. "They put a lot of pressure on us. Mendham girls held strong with good ball movement and kept control of the ball."
Mendham will meet fourth-seeded Morristown in the semifinals.
Emily Egan finished with 13 saves for the Wolfpack.
Morristown 3, Morristown-Beard 1
The Colquhoun and Sundin sisters provided the bulk of the offense for fourth-seeded Morristown when it defeated Morristown-Beard 3-1 in a MCT quarterfinal on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Sam Chanzit gave the No. 5 Crimson a 1-0 advantage, scoring seven minutes into the first half. Devon Colquhoun scored in the opening half with an assist from her sister, Quinn, knotting the score, 1-1. Callie Sundin knocked in her goal after receiving a pass from her sister, Mackenzie.
Marlena Fahmy completed Morristown's scoring with a goal late in the second half.
Madison 5, Roxbury 0
The Dodgers received two goals each from Kaitlyn DaSilva and Caroline Turnbull and advanced to the semifinals of the MCT on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Steph Dellavia contributed a goal and Amanda DaSilva had a pair of assists for second-seeded Madison (11-2).
Goalie Emilie Flamme stopped four shots on goal for the Dodgers.
Hunterdon Central 2, Newton 0
Brittany Bill and Jill Murray had second-half goals for Hunterdon Central in the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex quarterfinal on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Maddie Freeman and Elizabeth Webb had assists for Hunterdon Central. Goalie Molly Lafferty had six saves for the winners.
Katie O'Brien stopped four shots for Newton, which suffered its first setback of the season. The Braves are 10-1-1.
Morristown 1, Sparta 0
Freshman forward Olivia Graham ended a scoreless deadlock with a goal in overtime, sending Morristown to a win over Sparta on Thursday, Oct. 8.
Bella Vega turned back seven shots on goal for the Colonials, who outshot the Spartans, 12-8.
Courtney McKenna had 11 saves for Sparta.
West Morris 6, Parsippany Hills 0
Faith Spaziano's hat trick propelled the Wolfpack past Parsippany Hills on Thursday, Oct. 8.
Nicole Legg added a goal and three assists for West Morris.
Skylar Migliaccio and and Jackie Drzewinski also scored goals for the winners.
Newton 6, North Warren 0
Natalie Rivas highlighted the Braves' win over North Warren with a hat trick.
Kate Barbato added two goals for Newton, which remains unbeaten. The Braves' other goal came off the stick of Emily Weiss.
Amanda Alessandra and Katie O'Brien combined for three saves in goal.
Mountain Lakes 2, Boonton 1 (OT)
Holly Smith came through with a goal with 21 seconds left in overtime to send Mountain Lakes past Boonton on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Isabella Fragomeni had the assist on the gamewinner. Macara Smith had the other goal for the Lakers (5-3-1) and Abby Marshall had the assist. For Boonton, Chelsea Davis scored off a Michelle Tolochko pass.
Meghan Cuozzo made five saves for the Lakers. The Bombers' Sarah Larsen had five saves.
High Point, 2, Lenape Valley 1
Kelsey Little scored her second goal in overtime to lift High Point to victory over Lenape Valley on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Freshman Tyra Wingle assisted on the decisive score by Little, a junior. Little opened the scoring for the Wildcats, converting 6:44 into the first half. The Patriots answered back three minutes later, tying the score on Kristen Rafferty's goal.
Lenape Valley goalie Kaylee Gentillucci recorded 14 saves and Maddie Griswold had a stick save.
Morristown-Beard 3, Butler 1
The Crimson, buoyed by Jaime Shepard's two goals and Alissa Masini's goal and two assists, defeated Butler on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Victoria Palazzetti had an assist for Morristown-Beard.
Casey Soules had the Bulldogs' goal. Butler goalie Erin McFall turned back 14 shots on goal. Devin Blanchard made threee saves for the Crimson.
West Morris 4, Sparta 0
Nicole Legg and Faith Spaziano helped West Morris to a 2-0 lead on the way to a win over Sparta on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Skylar Migliaccio assisted on Legg's goal for West Morris (5-3-1). Spaziano scored 1:37 before halftime assisted by Johanna Diehl.
Kayla Demarest scored both of the Wolfpack's second-half goals. Spaziano and Jackie Drzewinski had assists on Demarest's scores. Emily Egan made two saves for the shutout in goal.
Madison 5, Mendham 1
The Dodgers, buoyed by Caroline Turnbull and Elizabeth Romano, who had two goals each, handed Mendham its first loss of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Kaitlyn DaSilva chipped in with a goal for Madison. Amanda DaSilva had a pair of assists.
Tara Litjens had the Minutemen's lone goal. Mendham goalie Morgan Turner repelled 19 shots.
Roxbury 4, Pope John 0
Junior forward Kayla Bedel-Franklin paced Roxbury to a 4-0 victory over Pope John with two goals and an assist on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
The Gaels (5-3-1) also got goals from Emma Karnitsky and Jaymie Fiebel.
Jordan Segrave ended with three saves for Roxbury, which has won five of its last six games.
Randolph 7, Morris Hills 0
A four-goal effort by Taralyn Naslonski spurred the Rams on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Jenna Patel, Emery Varga and Emily Cohen added goals for Randolph (7-3-1). Patel and Erin Corrigan had two assists each.
Morris Hills goalie Chloe Wickkiser made 19 saves.
Mount Olive 3, Morris Knolls 0
The Marauders did all of their scoring in the second half on Tuesday, Oct. 6, getting goals from Maddie Keegan, Angela Petrizzi and Gina Verrona.
Rachel Jeska had two assists and Gianna Turzi had one for Mount Olive.