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Morristown-Beard shut out by MKA

MORRISTOWN _ No matter what the outcome of Tuesday's North, Non-Public B opening-round game against Montclair Kimberley, Morristown-Beard was going to have a record of .500 or better. Being even usually doesn't bring contentment but, in this case, it did.

Anselmo shoulders load for Colts

DENVILLE _ Among the arms and legs and hips and heads that battled in front of the Villa Walsh goal, it was Karyn Anselmo’s shoulder that proved to be the most valuable body part since it returned the Kinnelon Colts to the Morris County Tournament final. Anselmo bodied in an Emily Thiem corner kick with 6:09 left in overtime to lift Kinnelon to a 2-1 triumph over defending champion Villa Walsh in a Morris County Tournament semifinal on the lower field at Morris Catholic on Sunday.

Roemer, Rams land in final

DENVILLE _ On Thursday, Alexa Roemer wasn't even a varsity member of the Randolph soccer team. On Sunday, she emerged as a hero for the Rams. Roemer, a sophomore forward, connected off a deflection with 6:21 left in the second overtime to lift Randolph to a 1-0 triumph over Mendham in the semifinals of the Morris County Tournament.

DiClemente strikes twice; spurs Kinnelon in MCT

KINNELON _ There was a time when Kinnelon was a Morris County Tournament Cinderella just hoping for an opportunity to advance. Now all the Colts have been doing is turning the soccer ball dreams of other tournament hopefuls into pumpkins.

Zimmerman, Madison advance

MADISON _ It was the kind of game that caused Madison coach Kevin Lynott to take a long stress-relieving walk afterward and one that gave Morris Knolls a worn-out, helpless feeling.

Smiling Maltby "saves" Chatham

ROXBURY _ Chatham goalie Morgan Maltby made it a habit to give a big smile to all the Roxbury players who prepared to kick a ball at her during the game-deciding shootout. It's uncertain whether it made a difference but her teammates were certainly smiling at the end result.

Vikings, Red Hawks play to tie

PARSIPPANY _ After three intense games in four days, the Parsippany soccer team is aching and emotionally spent. The Red Hawks have players sidelined with concussions and others who are playing through pain.

Vikings will defend from top

PARSIPPANY _ Villa Walsh captured its first Morris County Tournament title for girls soccer last year. This season, the Vikings get to defend it from the top spot. Unbeaten Villa Walsh earned the No. 1 seed when the county coaches met for their seeding meeting at Parsippany High School on Wednesday.