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Wolfpack lose in Group III semifinal

Clare Shea's goal in the 48th minute and a strong performance by goalkeeper Kayla Klatt provided the difference in Northern Highland's 2-1 triumph over West Morris in a Group III semifinal at Millburn High School on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Hana Kerner added a goal in the 24th minute for undefeated Northern Highlands, which registered its 71st consecutive game without a loss. Klatt made five saves, including several strong ones to preserve the margin of victory.
The win brings the Highlanders (22-0-1) one step closer to their third consecutive Group III title. They will play Toms River South on Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Group III final.
Kendall Ballotti tied the game, 1-1, for West Morris in the 31st minute when she redirected a Sydney Sapir Ball.
West Morris also received a strong performance from goalkeeper Ilissa Webb, who stopped 12 shots. Despite being outshot, the Wolfpack placed quality shots on goal that were stopped by Klatt.
West Morris finishes its season at 19-3-3.

West Morris 3, West Essex 0

Kendall Ballotti, Brooke Carty and Madison Schmitt scored goals for West Morris when it blanked West Essex for the North Jersey Section 2, Group III title on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Madison Williams dished two assists and Madison Schmitt also assisted on a goal for the Wolfpack (19-2-3). Ilissa Webb earned the shutout on eight saves.

West Morris faces Northern Highlands, a 5-0 winner over River Dell, in a group semifinal.

Bernards 3, Parsippany 2

The sixth-seeded Red Hawks rallied for two late goals in regulation to send the game into overtime but fell to Bernards in the North Jersey Section 2, Group II final on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Senior Sam Pignatella scored twice, with 11 and five minutes remaining, to give Parsippany a chance.

Alexa DeMartines scored twice for fifth-seeded Bernards (19-3-1). Parsippany finishes at 15-8-1.

Morris Catholic 4, Montclair Kimberley 1

Sam Garzon posted a hat trick and Jillian Sudo also connected for the second-seeded Crusaders (15-5-1) in a North Jersey Non-Public B semifinal.

Morris Catholic led 2-1 at the half and widened the gap more after the break.

The Crusaders, last year's Parochial B champions, will defend their title next week against the winner of St. Rose and Mater Dei. MKA finishes at 16-7.

Randolph 1, Montclair 0

Katja Bracklemanns-Puig connected off a pass from Esther Wellman to lift Randolph to victory over Montclair in North Jersey Section 1, Group IV action on Monday, Nov. 11.

The win improved the Rams to 18-2-2 on the season. Montclair finishes at 21-2.

Randolph moves on to face Livingston in the sectional final on Thursday, Nov. 14.

West Morris 4, Nutley 3

The Wolfpack, who received goals from Brooke Carty, Madison Williams, Christina Hein and Sydney Sapir, advanced in overtime in a North Jersey Section 2, Group III semifinal.

Carty and Williams also had assists for West Morris (18-2-3).

West Morris will host West Essex in the title game on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Parsippany 2, Whippany Park 0

Freshman Selena LaDonne continued her heroics, scoring one goal and assisting on the other in North Jersey Section 2, Group II play on Monday, Nov. 11.

LaDonne scored six minutes into the match. Danielle Spillerts stopped 13 shots to earn the shutout. Brittany Birth also had an assist for Parsippany (15-7-1).

The Red Hawks face Bernards, a 3-0 winner over Caldwell, in the next round.

Morris Catholic 3, Eastern Christian 0

Sophomore midfielder Rachel Mills scored twice and Sam Garzon also added a goal for the Crusaders in Non-Public B play on Monday, Nov. 11.

Taylor Shannahan notched a pair of assists and Jeannie Kivlon stopped one shot to gain a shutout.

The Crusaders (14-5-1) host Montclair Kimberley in the title game on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Montclair Kimberley 2, Morristown-Beard 1

Olivia Vaughn scored twice, including the gamewinner with three minutes left in the second overtime, to propel MKA in the state tournament.

Kathryn Bregna connected for the Crimson (11-10).

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