Chatham Girls Lax Suffers Morris County Tournament Final Heartbreaker in OT Loss to Mountain Lakes

Freshman Lizzie O'Neill (3) is congratulated on her go-ahead goal for Chatham in the second half Credits: Glenn Clark
Credits: Glenn Clark
Catherine McNiff reaches for the draw Credits: Glenn Clark
Julia Doria gets her defense on for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
Catherine McNiff heads up field for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
Colleen Graham clears the ball Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
Emilie de Keyzer and Zoe Kraus celebrate a Lady Cougar goal Credits: Glenn Clark
Schuyler Bixby heads to the goal for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
Credits: Glenn Clark

MONTVILLE, NJ - If history says anything about the girls lacrosse meetings between Chatham and Mountain Lakes in the Morris County Tournament final, it's that the game is bound to be a one-goal difference that is decided in overtime.

The Lady Cougars and the Lakers met in MCT final for the fourth straight year and the result was a hard-to-take 9-8 overtime loss for Chatham on Saturday night at Montville High.

Sophia Holt's goal with 14 seconds left in overtime broke the 8-8 tie for Mountain Lakes.

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"Mountain Lakes wanted it more than us the whole game," Chatham coach Hilary Renna said. "They played harder than us. They wanted it and they played like they wanted it. They were winning the draws and beating us to ground balls."

Mountain Lakes (6-9) had taken a 6-4 lead in the second half before Chatham (9-6) reeled off four straight goals to grab an 8-6 lead. Senior Schuyler Bixby ignited the run with an 8-meter shot that she put away with 17:37 left.

Three and a half minutes later, Lady Cougar junior Emilie de Keyzer made a move from behind the net to score unassisted with a high shot (see video below) for a 6-6 tie.

Freshman Lizzie O'Neill then connected on an 8-meter chance (see video below) with a shot that just got over the goalie's stick for a 7-6 lead with 9:54 showing.

Then, with 6:06 left, Frances Workman made a downhill run to goal and finished her chance to give the Lady Cougars an 8-6 advantage (see video below).

Unfortunately for Chatham, Workman's goal was the last the Lady Cougars would score. Chatham had a chance at a final shot to win it in regulation and owned the first possession of overtime, but it wasn't meant to be.

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