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Chatham Boys Lax Wins 11th Straight to Set up Morris County Tournament Semifinal Rematch With Mountain Lakes

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Connor Byrd, Frank Anello and Mac Bredahl combined to produce 10 goals and five assists for Chatham in the MCT win over Morristown-Beard Credits: TAP Chatham
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Members of the "Electric Company" Jim Herendeen, Jack O'Neill and Sean Valenti keep the team charged up during the game vs. Morristown-Beard Credits: TAP Chatham
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Mac Bredahl looks for an opening behind Frank Anello's pick Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chris Francesco makes a downhill run for Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM, NJ - It took the 11th straight victory by the Chatham boys lacrosse team - an 11-5 defeat of Morristown-Beard on Thursday at Cougar Field - to get back where it was last year in the Morris County Tournament.

The Cougars took care of business in its MCT quarterfinal against the Crimson to earn a rematch with Mountain Lakes in the semifinals of the county tournament. A year ago, Mountain Lakes knocked Chatham out in the MCT semifinals, 8-6.

The Cougars (13-1) have never won a Morris County Tournament championship in boys lacrosse.

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Connor Byrd, Frank Anello and Mac Bredahl talk about the upcoming matchup against Mountain Lakes

Morristown-Beard (6-7) took a 1-0 lead before Connor Byrd (see below) converted a pass from Kyle Kology to set off a four-goal surge by the Cougars in the first quarter.

Mac Bredahl followed Byrd's goal with an unassisted score (see below) that gave Chatham the lead for good at 2-1. Thomas Berger then made a run at the goal and put away an underhand shot from in close. Bredahl's goal off a feed from Frank Anello with just 6.4 seconds showing in the first made it 4-1.

Mac Bredahl scores an unassisted goal for Chatham vs. Morristown-Beard

The Cougars picked up their offense in he second quarter when Ryan Decker sparked a transition goal with a quick pass to Bredahl, who sent it to Byrd for the finish and a 5-1 advantage.

Byrd finished with four goals, Anello came up with three goals and an assist and Bredahl produced three goals and four assists.

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