Chatham Girls Lacrosse Off to 0-3 Start After 14-10 Loss to Mendham

Sophomore Emily Wingate is one of the underclassmen stepping up for the Chatham girls lacrosse team. Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - The good news is that Chatham's young talent is starting to earn their varsity stripes. The bad news is that the Lady Cougars have yet to taste victory.

Despite three goals from sophomore Emily Wingate and a goal and an assist from classmate Bridget Ballard, Chatham dropped its third straight game to open the season, 14-10, to Mendham on Monday at Haas Field.

Emily Wingate talks about her three-goal game in video below

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So far, Chatham has lost to Mountain Lakes, Summit and Mendham (1-1).

"Tough start, but at the same time we've played the hardest team we're going to play this season," senior defenseman Natalie Washuta said. "With each game we're coming out stronger and better. Every game we work on the little things that we can do better. We're doing great. The younger players are coming off the bench to contribute. This is a positive step."

Becky Gohsler led the way for Mendham with six goals. After Maddy Bowles (1 goal, two assists) came around from behind the net to score and cut the deficit to 10-7, Gohsler scored two straight goals push Mendham's lead to 12-7.

Still, Chatham showed signs of improvement, gaining control of more draws and connecting on more passes.

"Much better than we did in our first two games,"  Chatham coach Hilary Renna said. "Coming in, we knew our first three games were going to be our hardest. We didn't want to lose all three, but we knew they were going to be tough. We have to clean some stuff up. Our passing was better, but our ballhandling can be crisper."

Another sophomore, Alex Frenzel, played a strong overall game for Chatham, winning draws and causing turnovers.

"Alex Frenzel gives 110 percent every time she's on the field and every single play," Renna said.

Morgan Sullivan and Maggie O'Neill each netted two goals for Chatham, which received one goal from Kristen Maiorano.

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