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Gov. Livingston Lacrosse Teams Split in Opening Week

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It was a mixed bag of results for the Gov. Livingston girls and boys lacrosse teams opening week as both teams earned a split outcome. The girls dropped their season-opener on the road against Livingston before bouncing back with a 13-7 victory over Morris Hills. The boys opened with a decisive 11-4 victory over Hanover Park and lost their home opener to Oratory Prep on Saturday. 

Gov. Livingston girls lacrosse season opener on Thursday began on a disappointing note for first year head coach Chloe Griffin, who was minus her leading scorer, senior Lindsay Gerrato, who was out of the line up due to illness. Livingston built an 8-5 first half lead. While both sides played an even second half, each scoring five goals apiece, GL couldn't find enough to get past their early first half deficit. Elena Gerrato scored five goals for GL, Julia Woo contributed two, and Jenna Attanasio, Valerie Diamond and Riley Jankowski each scored one.

GL rebounded on Saturday with a convincing 13-7 victory over Morris Hills behind Lindsay Gerrato's seven goals, Elena Gerrato and Skylar Dowling added two goals each, Attanasio and Meryl Schaffer chipped in with one goal each in the victory. 

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The Gov. Livingston boys lacrosse team pulled off a 10-4 major win on the road Wednesday in the season opener against Hanover Park but couldn’t sustain the momentum at home on Saturday against Oratory Prep, losing 10-3.

Senior Jon Wong scored three times and Kyle Wahlers, Will Nicholson  and Brandon Gyory added a pair of goals a piece to pace the Highlanders. Doug Anderson and Brendan Cahill rounded out GL's scoring while Marvin Steller backstopped the Highlanders’ win in goal.

In Saturday's loss, GL was down, 5-1, at halftime and the Rams poured on five more goals in the second half to pull away with the Oratory victory.  

Scoring for the GL were Cahill, Cole Wahlers and Gyory.

The Highlanders are back in action Tuesday when they travel to Parsippany with a 6 p.m. start, while the Lady Highlanders will travel to Pequannock on Wednesday with a 4 p.m. start.  

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