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

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
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
Mac Bredahl looks for an opening behind Frank Anello's pick Credits: TAP Chatham
Chris Francesco makes a downhill run for Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham

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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