MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville boys soccer team’s losing streak was extended to eight straight on Monday as they were defeated 1-0 at home by NJAC United Division rival Chatham. This was also the sixth time during this skid that the Mustangs were shut out.
The Mustangs and Cougars played very evenly in the first half, but the officiating crew appeared to give many chances to Montville as there was a wide margin in fouls in Montville’s favor. The head coach of the Cougars voiced his displeasure throughout the first half and was eventually given a yellow card in the 29th minute of play. After the first 40 minutes, both teams had failed to score.
Chatham worked to get the upper hand in the second half as Brian Guimond put one just past the diving Evan Orris in the 68th minute off an assist from Harrison Shi. The Cougars kept up the intensity on offense in the ensuing minutes, firing two shots off the post and crossbar in the span of less than a minute.
Play between the two sides got chippy after the goal as two yellow cards were handed out over the final four minutes. The Mustangs had one last chance to get the equalizer with 13 seconds left with a free kick from roughly 40 yards out, but the kick was headed out of bounds as the clock ran out.
The Mustangs will look to end the regular season on a high note on Wednesday when they host their Senior Night under the lights against Parsippany Hills. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.