MILLBURN, NJ - Coming into their NJSIAA North 2, Group 3 semifinal against Millburn, the Summit High School Varsity Field Hockey team's recent performance metric was "seasonably warm," as in red hot.
Winners of six games in a row, The Maroon and White had outscored their opponents 16-7 during the streak, which saw them level their season record at 9-9-1 and defeat their bracket's top-seed, Middletown North.
What's more, during the run, Summit had defeated the Millers 4-1 just over two weeks ago, October 15 to be exact, so Hilltopper spirits were high entering the contest.
All the good recent form and fervor did not accompany Summit on the short drive down Route 24 however, as Summit fell behind 2-0 in first half and was not able to recover, eventually falling to Millburn, 6-0.
Lauren Dresner, Amanda Faust and Lily Mynott each scored two goals for the Millers, and Millburn's Raquel Winer assisted on five of the six goals, while Dresner and Mynott each had a pair of assists to both have four-point days.
Junior Maddie Gaeta had 10 saves in goal for Summit, which completed its season with a 9-10-1 record.