MORRISTOWN, NJ- In a semifinal matchup between No. 2 seed Ridge and No. 3 seed Morristown, it was Ridge advancing to the final after a 14-10 win over the Colonials.
In a game where Morristown led by as many as 3 goals and for almost the entire first half, the Colonials were eyeing a finals appearance. They lost momentum late in the first half and lost the lead as well. The sides went to halftime with Ridge holding an 8-6 lead.
Sarah Chupak cut the deficit to 1 goal just a few seconds into the second half and Morristown had life yet again. Ridge responded almost immediately and built up a commanding lead, in which Morristown couldn’t recover.
Callie Sundin led the way for Morristown scoring 6 goals and assisting 1. Nicole Ferrara had 3 goals and 3 assists while Chupak had the other goal. Kara O’Brien made 12 saves for the Colonials in a losing effort.
Ridge had a more balanced scoring attack with Georgia Pesot and Mena Loescher scoring 3 goals each. Bailey Aaron, Claire Keller and Annabelle Pesarchick each added 2 goals. Emily Schmitt made 5 saves in Ridge’s victory.
The State tournament may not have gone the way Evan Mager and Morristown had hoped, but nobody can forget the historical season they had. The Colonials finish the year at 13-7 and they won their first ever county title in a season that girls lacrosse fans won’t forget for a long time.