RANDOLPH, NJ- In a battle of the top two teams in the NJAC National Conference, the West Morris field hockey team came to Randolph for a game that started with both teams sporting 4-0 conference records.
Even though the Lady Rams had the better of the chances in the second half, with ten minutes left in the game the scoreboard still showed 0-0. But that changed a minute later, when West Morris snuck a shot into the Lady Rams net to take a 1-0 lead.
Randolph had two good chances down the stretch to get the equalizer, but the West Morris goalkeeper came out and kicked away the Randolph shot attempts and the game ended 1-0.
“The girls played hard, we dominated most of the game and had more shots than West Morris, but we just couldn't finish,” said Randolph coach Gina Adickes. “We had some great plays and beautiful transitions up the field. It was a hard loss for us but a good wake up call to get us ready for the county tournament.”
Randolph bounced back strong in their next game, taking out their aggression by blasting Sparta 9-1 on Friday September 29th.
Erin Corrigan led the way, netting two goals and adding two assists in the win. Olivia Meyers also scored two goals, while Augustino Lago had a goal and two assists.
“I would say we are a good team with some holes, but there are days we have beautiful passes and everyone is on,” said Adickes. “I hope we continue to grow and hope to see West Morris later in the county tournament.”
The Lady Rams record currently stands at 7-0-1, and they have earned themselves the No. 2 seed in the Morris County tournament. Randolph’s next game is their MCT opener on October 3, home against Parsippany at 4 P.M.