MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. - The Roxbury High School girls soccer team will play in the Morris County championship next weekend, having defeated neighboring Randolph on Sunday 5-1. It will be the Gaels' third consecutive trip to the culminating game of the Morris County Tournament.
After falling behind early in the first half of Sunday's semifinal - thanks to a goal by Randolph's Ashley Chipoletti - the Gaels did not stay in the Rams' mirror for long. Several minutes later, Roxbury tied the contest with a goal by Madison Martino.
That would be one of two made by the junior during the afternoon. She also registered an assist.
The rest of Roxbury's scoring was spread between starters Karly Forker, Brynn Freund and Jamie Irwin. Each scored one goal.
Gaels goaltender Sarah Olivero, who had to leave the game at one point due to an injury but returned shortly afterward, made four saves. Her Randolph counterpart, Ellie Scianclepore, blocked six attempted Roxbury goals.
The win sets up the Gaels for a shot at a third straight Morris County Tournament championship when they take on West Morris at 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 at home. Roxbury defeated West Morris in last year's county championship.
The team is now 10-2-1 for the season.