CHATHAM, NJ - The season is only three games old and the Chatham girls soccer team already has done something that hasn't been done in quite some time - win a game over West Morris.
Elizabeth Droner's second goal of the game - a penalty kick with 2:12 left in overtime - gave Chatham an intense 4-3 win Monday at Haas Field, the first for the Cougars over the Wolfpack since 2004.
Senior Jen Olnowich's heel pass into the box had sent Droner on a break into the box, where she was tripped from behind (see the video below).
Droner, a junior, then stepped up and placed the ball into the lower right corner to break the 3-3 tie with 2:12 left in the overtime, ending Chatham's 15-year drought against the Wolfpack (see the goal below).
Elizabeth Droner and Jen Olnowich talk about the win over West Morris that ended a 15-year drought for the Chatham girls soccer team
In the back-and-forth battle with West Morris (2-1), the Cougars never trailed, but couldn't pull away from the Wolfpack as Bridget Moylan, Kacy Smith and Alexa Murawski each netted tying goals.
Ollnowich got Chatham (3-0) started when she put drove home Lizzie O'Neill's cross off the goalie and into the net in the fifth minute (see below).
The was tied 1-1 at the break, but Chatham struck quickly in the second half when Cleo Bley scored off a pass from Kayleigh Coughlin just 36 seconds into the action (see below).
The 2-1 lead for Chatham didn't last long as West Morris struck less than a minute later to make it 2-2.
Droner put Chatham back on top in the 48th minute with a tremendous individual effort, powering her way into the box with three West Morris defenders hanging on her and finishing with a drive past the charging goalie for a 3-2 edge (see below).