Bessette 2 goals for Chatham Field Hockey in 3-1 State Tournament Win Over Roxbury

Noelle Bessette netted two goals for Chatham in state tournament win over Roxbury Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham goalie Abby Walrond came up with 15 saves in the road victory at Roxbury Credits: TAP Chatham
Ellie Walker's goal staked Chatham to a 1-0 lead vs. Roxbury in the state tournament Credits: TAP Chatham

SUCCASUNNA, NJ - Junior midfielder Noelle Bessette scored a goal in each half, leading Chatham to a 3-1 field hockey victory over Roxbury on Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 state tournament at Roxbury High.

Fifth-seeded Chatham (11-8-1) took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by senior forward Ellie Walker. The Lady Cougars made it 2-0 after Bessette put in a rebound off her own shot. Kathleen Scerra's goal cut it to 2-1 for Roxbury before the halftime break.

In the second half, Bessette converted a penalty stroke to give Chatham the two-goal advanage. Junior goalie Abby Walrond was credited with 15 saves for Chatham.

The Lady Cougars play at top-seeded West Morris on Wednesday in the state sectional semifinals.


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