Chatham Lady Cougars Defeat Summit Lady Hilltoppers 1-0 in Tight Field Hockey Battle


CHATHAM, NJ – The Chatham Lady Cougars hosted the Summit Lady Hilltoppers in a field hockey classic on Monday and came away with a 1-0 victory.

The Chatham girls started off with possession, but neither team had a shot on goal for the first 18 minutes of the game.   Chatham’s Danielle Melchionna ended the shooting drought with the first shot on goal, which was saved by Angelica Angelo of Summit.

Chatham’s Kimmy Pyhel had her first save of the game by diving for the ball and tipping it to Kit Whiteman, who cleared it to the 40-yard line.

Sign Up for E-News

“It was just one of those saves where you use your instincts to get the ball and to just do and not think about it” Pyhel said about her save.

Summit’s Nikki Sharkin had a shot on goal that was saved by Chatham and taken down the field by Chatham’s Meghan Murry.

The Lady Cougars were soon given their second corner.  The ball was then passed to Maddie Hamilton, then to Melchionna.  Melchionna lifted the ball into the goal for Chatham and the Lady Cougars took a 1-0 lead.

The Summit squad then took over on offense and had three more shots on goal.  However, they couldn't put the ball in the net. 

Chatham finished the game with the 1-0 victory in the tight contest. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Fri, April 27, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kroll Conference Room, Madison

Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

Sun, May 20, 2:00 PM

Chatham Township Municipal Building, Chatham

A Tour of Chatham Township and Green Village

Arts & Entertainment

Robotics and Turkey Sandwiches

April 24, 2018

April 22, 2018

Below is the thank you letter written to all of the groups involved in a wonderful service project today in support of Bridges Outreach, a Summit based organization that has been aiding local homeless friends for 30 years.

Dear Central Presbyterian Kindergartners, Stanley Family and friends, Fear the Gear, Columbia High School robotics and Washington Avenue School ...

The Madison Area YMCA’s “The Mind Matters 5K: Mentally Healthy One Stride at a Time” is Wednesday, May 16

April 26, 2018

Calling all runners! Lace up your running shoes for a great cause. On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Madison Area YMCA will host "The Mind Matters 5K: Mentally Healthy One Stride at a Time” and 1-mile family fun run/walk on the campus of Giralda Farms in Madison. This is the 22nd year that Pfizer has served as the lead corporate sponsor of the race.


All proceeds ...