ROXBURY, NJ – One day after barreling over Middletown North to win the first round of the NJSIAA Tournament, the Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team on Tuesday crushed another team: Governor Livingston.
The Gaels defeated the New Providence based Highlanders 15-6, riding high on multiple-goal efforts by Melissa Murphy, Mia Sadowski, Emily Stanich and Hanna Bhend. Points also came from shots made by Emily Koepfler and Emma Karnitsky.
The Gaels went into the second half with a dominant 7-2 lead. Roxbury added eight more in the following half, where Governor Livingston managed only four. Koepfler was the high-scorer, with four goals and an assist.
Gaels goalie Natalie Shulkowski blocked four Governor Livingston scoring attempts.
The victory followed the team’s May 15 routing of Middletown North in the first round of the state tournament. The fifth-seeded Gaels held their 12th-seeded opponent to only one point while scoring six in the first half and five in the second to win 11-1 and advance to the second round. That game, against No. 4 seed Hopewell Valley takes place on May 18.
Roxbury is now 14-5 on the year.