MILLBURN, NJ - In a poll on NJ.com, Millburn midfielder Chloe Zegas is among the choices for best girls' soccer player in New Jersey. During yesterday's win over Columbia, she made a strong argument for why she should be picked.
Zegas potted four goals in the Millers' 6-4 victory over the Cougars. Maggie Speckhart and Elie Forster also scored in the win. Millburn pushed ahead early, but Columbia scored three times in the second half to get to the final tally.
Speaking with TAPinto after the game, Zegas broke down what she had seen during the game.
"I think the first half, we attacked a lot more with speed while in the second half, we kind of just - we weren't really making our runs and were a lot slower and kind of played more kickball," Zegas said. ”If we played more like we did in the first half, where we kind of tried to posses, it would help us more in the second."
She also said that her recognition is just a fraction of why she plays, but that it is nice to be recognized.
"It is [nice], because it just makes me feel like I'm doing it for a reason," Zegas said.
For coach Chris Hogan, the win was sloppy at times, but the outcome was something he is happy with moving forward.
"Honestly it was a big game," Hogan said. "It was a tournament game, and so in order to be successful, we have big goals this season, and these are the games we need to step up and win."
Millburn will continue to play in the Essex County Tournament. More information to be announced this week.