MILLBURN, NJ - After a long weekend in Cranford tournament where Millburn Beat Scotch Plains 10-4, Somerset Hills 12-3 and Watchung Hills 8-4, the fourth grade Millers battled a very physical and talented Chatham team.
The squad demonstrated great discipline and unselfish passing in a 12-9 victory over Chatham to move to 23-0 and extend their two-year winning streak to 40 consecutive games. One of the keys to victory for Millburn was hustling and moving the ball well.
The team had 10 assists on their 12 goals, with Chace Redler and Quinn Barkley each logging four and Jagger Zemachson and Nicholas Ferraro contributing one each.
Millburn's Defense was again lead by Drew Rothman, Zemachson and Brendan Nettune along with Henry Chao and Holden Cohn playing solid physical defense. They had to help make a statement as Chatham had over 10 early slashing penalties
On the offensive side, scoring was lead by Cole Luber and Barkley, who had a hat trick each. Redler had two goals, and Zemachson, Ferraro, Rothman and Charlie Cohen all found the back of the net once each.
Zav Wolf was also solid in goal.
During the course of the game, Millburn was able to out-hustle Chatham, winning the majority of ground balls in play. The team was led in that category by Redler and Rothman. Ferraro, Cohn, Zemachson, Barkley, Seeger, Cohen and Luber also contributed as well.
The win was not without its injury concerns, as Brandon Rey was taken away in an ambulance early on with a sprained knee. The Millburn youth lacrosse team is pulling for a speedy recovery
Up next, the Millers take on Montclair. It is the first meeting between the two the first time in a long time, with teams looking to try and be the one to give the class of 2027 their first loss in over two years, a challenge that Millburn has so far answered.