MOUNT OLIVE, NJ- Connor McCreedy outjumped the Mount Olive keeper, heading home a Brendan Nielson cross for the game-winning goal in Morristown’s 2-1 victory over the Marauders. With the win, Morristown (11-3-1) has now won 4 straight games, and avenged an early season scoreless draw against Mount Olive (6-6-4).

“Today was a hard-fought game,” said head coach Diego Salas. “First time we played them real tight, and today we were a little fortunate, but we continue to make the most out of our opportunities.”

The first 15 minutes of play were even, with Morristown having an edge in possession. Andres Casanova had a diving header attempt fling off the crossbar, as play started to open up. Diego Salas subbed on Jordan Viotto, Henry Acosta and Lazlo Stauss and was rewarded seconds later, by a strike from Acosta to put the Colonials ahead.

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Mount Olive found their equalizer moments before half time, when Anthony Rocco was played in behind the Colonial defense and beat Jonathan Nicholson to the near-post. Nicholson was superb for the Colonials, making 10 saves, including multiple crucial saves down the stretch.

“He was huge for us today, making a lot of great saves,” said coach Salas. “Proud of our defense to hold on the last 15 minutes, this is a great win for us.”

Next up for the Colonials, arguably the biggest game of the season against Delbarton in the MCT semi’s on Sunday at Parsippany Hills.

 

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