MADISON _ The situation - overtime versus Chatham - called for fresh legs and determination.
Impressed with the play of Skyler Oates, who saw her first varsity action midway through the second half, Madison coach Ann Marie Davies wanted the sophomore forward on the field for the extra period.
MORRISTOWN _ When Mendham High School's Katie Gutknecht began taking lessons from Danny Wilson at the Randolph Tennis Center in February of 2010, her game was dramatically altered.
"Everything about my game changed," said Gutknecht, who won the first varsity match of her career on Monday versus Morristown.
WASHINGTON TWP. (Morris) _ Ahead 2-0 at halftime, West Morris figured it had found its comfort zone and its lead over Boonton would keep expanding.
Wolfpack coach Courtney Bertos warned her players not to settle in. They couldn't relax. The Bombers, she was certain, would turn it up a few notches in the second half.
Drollinger's on-target passes set up goal after goal for the Lakers. Still, coach Coleen Buckley envisioned Drollinger being a bit more selfish and finishing.
So, Buckley conveyed that to Drollinger, who agreed to take on a new role as a senior.
As center forward, Michele DeGraw plays more than a few giant steps in front of Pequannock's goalies.
Still, DeGraw is highly concerned about the mental health of the netminders, who saw way too much action last season and experienced unnecessary anxiety.
"We've got to keep it on the offensive side more so the goalies aren't so stressed out," said DeGraw, a senior. "We need to score some goals. The forwards need to be stronger."
Taylor Chamberlain, a senior libero and tri-captain for the Mendham volleyball team, can empathize with the frustrations experienced by athletes in many other sports.
Chamberlain feels for the football team that can't score in the Red Zone. She knows what it's like to constantly leave runners on base.