MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Colonials, the No. 12 seed in the Morris County Tournament, defeated No. 21 seed Montville by a score of 3-1 to advance to face No. 5 seed Mendham next Sunday.
Morristown jumped out early on Montville and didn’t look back in this one. Eileen Thomas opened the scoring in the 13 th minute when she connected on a cross putting the ball into the top corner of the net to give the home side the lead.
The Colonials kept their foot on the gas when just 3 minutes later when Kathleen Rawding’s thru ball sent Morgan O’Neill in on goal and she beat the keeper making it 2-0 Morristown.
“We came in with a plan on how to break them down and I was really proud of how the girls stuck with it,” said coach Scott Hanson. “We had a tough injury in the beginning of the game, and the team’s response to that was fantastic.”
Montville's Raquel Migliorino pulled one back early in the second half with their only legitimate chance on goal leaving Mia Cecala with no chance.
Caitlin Rempson put the game away just moments later for Morristown with a long shot from the corner of the box which was mishandled by the Montville keeper, giving Morristown a 2-goal cushion again and booking their ticket into the next round.
Having played Montville earlier in the week, the Colonials knew what they were up against.
“We saw the formation they played on Tuesday, and we expected them to come out the same way and we worked on taking advantage of the gaps in their formation,” said Hanson. “It’s very hard to beat a team twice in the same week, but we fought hard and overcame it.”
“Mendham is a team we know very well having beaten them at their home field last season to secure the conference championship and we are ready to do it again,” he said.
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