MADISON, NJ - The Madison Girls’ soccer team got their first victory in an exciting game against Morristown Beard this Thursday afternoon. Their season opener came late this year as their game against Morris Catholic was postponed due to bad weather last week.

The Dodgers were off to a slow start, but their tireless attitude kept them in the game and left both teams scoreless at halftime.

The second half was a different story. Madison came out strong, nearly scoring twice in the first several minutes. Senior Katie Geraghty finally put one in the net off a rolling shot that fumbled off the goalie, putting the Dodgers up by one.

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Freshman Brooke Kleiven followed with a second goal, finishing with her non-dominant foot. This was especially exciting as it was Kleiven’s first game with the team. Senior Lauren Kaye assisted the goal.

Sophomore goalies Tess Callaghan made numerous saves to keep the lead as well. The final score was 2-0.

“We played really well as a team,” junior midfielder Sadie Kim reflected, “We learned how we are going to play as a team this season, how well we can handle high pressure situations, and what our competition is going to be like.”

“We are excited and hopeful for the rest of the upcoming season,” Kim added.

The team only had one day off before their second game Saturday against Morris Catholic which they won 4-1.

The Dodgers next face off against Mountain Lakes Thursday Sept 20.