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Pequannock prolongs season

PEQUANNOCK _ Pequannock is having a banner year and is playing like it doesn't want it to end. Junior forward Dana Scillieri scored two minutes into the game and Pequannock erupted for four second-half goals in a 5-1 triumph over Lenape Valley in North Jersey Section 1, Group II state tournament play on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Crimson set record for wins

MORRISTOWN _ Over the last three seasons, Morristown-Beard's soccer players have taken the program to places it has never been. A prep title and a Morris County Tournament semifinal appearance are two of the accomplishments. This year, when Morristown-Beard, which defeated Parsippany 2-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 29, finishes its season, it will set a standard for victories.

Gaels, Rams share MCT crown

ROXBURY _ There were tears of sadness and disappointed looks on the faces of the Randolph and Roxbury soccer players. It could only mean one thing as they huddled in separate areas of the field to console themselves... Co-champions once again.

Freshman goalie, defense pace Rams

MOUNTAIN LAKES _ Roxbury has not been to a county final since 2007. Randolph seems to get there every year. In their own ways, the NJAC-National rivals have made it to the Morris County Tournament title game and have a date with each other and destiny on Saturday, Oct. 25.

No. 15 Colts shock Madison

MADISON _ Even if Kinnelon didn't score the winning goal, the Colts were more than happy to accept it. An own goal off a Madison defender lifted Kinnelon to a 2-1 overtime victory in the quarterfinals of the Morris County Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 12.

Dodgers gain MCT quarterfinals

MADISON _ Madison's Bailey Hurst has been known for her ability to launch shots on goal anywhere on the soccer field. A change in her strategy helped the Dodgers advance to the quarterfinal round of the 2014 Morris County Girls Soccer Tournament. Hurst set up teammate Mackaella Goodwin's header for a goal in the 65th minute to lift Madison to a 1-0 triumph over Hanover Park in the opening round of the MCT on Sunday, Oct. 5.

Rams are top seed for MCT

PARSIPPANY _ Unbeaten and defending co-champion Randolph was awarded the top seed at the Morris County Tournament seeding meeting held at Parsippany High on Wednesday, Sept. 24. West Morris (6-1), which tied Randolph in last year's final, Roxbury (5-2) and Villa Walsh (7-0-1) were awarded the first four seeds. Morris Catholic (7-2), Pequannock (5-1-1), Madison (5-1-1) and Morris Hills (5-3) round out the top eight.

Randolph eliminating doubts

WASHINGTON TWP. (Morris) _ During the preseason, members of the Randolph girls soccer team thought they might be hard pressed to live up to the talented Rams teams of the past. Now it seems that any doubts they may have had over the summer seem a little bit silly. Gillian McConnell connected on a Kaitlin Robinson feed with 7:40 left in regulation to lift Randolph to a 2-1 victory over West Morris in a battle of unbeaten teams on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Lutz, Ritger power Minutemen

ROCKAWAY _ Varsity teams often ask young players to step up in important games. Two of the younger Mendham booters teamed on Saturday, Sept. 20 to give the struggling Minutemen a much-needed upset victory. Freshman Allie Lutz scored her fourth goal of the season and sophomore goalkeeper Rose Ritger earned a shutout in her first varsity start to lift Mendham to a 2-0 triumph over Morris Hills on the turf at Gifford Field.

Roxbury dominant vs. Chatham

CHATHAM _ The Roxbury girls soccer team prides itself on possessing the ball. Now, if its players can get better at finishing what they start, the Gaels will have the chance to be a formidable team. Chelsea Artigliere, Alyssa Rose and Caitlin Mertens each scored a goal and Roxbury put in a dominating performance in a 3-0 triumph over Chatham on Tuesday, Sept. 16 on the turf at Haas Field.