RANDOLPH, NJ- The 9 th seeded Morristown Colonials fell to top seed and unbeaten Randolph by a score of 3-0 at Randolph High School. The Rams used a 3-goal second half to hold off the upset-minded Colonials. With the defeat, Morristown falls to 6-3-3, snapping their 3-game win streak.
The opening 40 minutes saw a lot of Randolph possession, but no goals thanks to the Morristown crossbar.
“We came in with a game-plan that we executed flawlessly in the first half,” said coach Scott Hansen. “We really organized and worked really hard.”
Just 4 minutes into the 2 nd half, Morristown was called for a foul inside the box, awarding Randolph a penalty. Lauren Robles made no mistake about it, giving the Rams a 1-0 lead. Eight minutes later, Karen Hull evaded multiple Colonial defenders and fired a left-footed strike into the top corner for a 2-0 Randolph advantage.
Down a couple goals, Morristown played the best soccer of the match, completing passes and firing a few shots just over the crossbar.
“They scored and we kept fighting,” said coach Hansen. “That’s this team, we have a lot of seniors and they always lead by example.”
Hull would add a 2 nd 15 minutes later after deflecting a clearance from Mia Cecala into the back of the net. Randolph now finds themselves 10-0-2 on the year and 2-0 against Morristown.
“We were better today than our earlier matchup,” said coach Hansen. “It may not reflect in the score- line, but I’m proud of how far we’ve come. We are in a good position in our conference and we just continue to improve every day.”
Morristown will look to get back to their winning ways on Thursday against Mount Olive.