MORRISTOWN – It was not easy, but the Morristown field hockey team passed its first county tournament test.
Junior Devon Colquhoun’s second half finish proved to be all the difference in a close match, as the Colonials held on for a 1-0 victory on Saturday afternoon in the MCT Round of 16. Morristown now moves to 9-1 on the season with the victory.
Seeded second, Morristown’s drawing of No. 15 Mendham as its first county opponent was not much of a reward from the tournament’s seeding committee. While the Minutemen are only 5-6 on the season, they had played a tough schedule and are an upper echelon program in the area more years than none.
"We are very excited to be the No 2 Seed", said Morristown Field Hockey Coach Diane DeSalvo. "We have been working very hard and working well as a team. October is the time to put everything together to achieve our goals-winning each game."
Looking ahead to next week’s quarterfinal round, Morristown will take on seventh-seeded Chatham. Like Mendham, the Colonials see Chatham twice a year during the regular season as a fellow NJAC-United Division member.