Varsity--West Morris Mendham 10 - Chatham 7
NJISAA--North 2 Group 3 Final
Carliegh Mahoney scored four goals to lead second-seeded Mendham,, No. 10 in the NJ.com Top 20, over fourth-seeded and seventh-ranked Chatham, 10-7, in the final round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament in Mendham.
Megan Graziano scored twice while Jessica Beneducci added a goal and an assist for Mendham (18-3), which has won 10 of its last 11 games, with its only loss in that span coming in a regular-season matchup against Chatham.
"I'm so proud of this team," Mendham head coach Ali Cassera said. "I'm so proud of the fight that my team showed today, especially when things got tough."
Mendham has won four of the last five matchups against Chatham, including earlier this season in the final round of the Morris County Tournament as well as the semifinal round of last year's sectional tournament.
"In the past, we've seen Chatham three times per season and it's not an easy feat to beat a team of their caliber twice," Cassera said. "We're excited for the next steps of our state tournament run."
Frances Workman scored four goals while Sophie Straka tallied three goals and one assist for Chatham (14-6).
Varsity--Chatham 11 - Summit 10 (OT)
NJSIAA--North 2 Group 3 Semifinal
Frances Workman netted a game-winning overtime goal to lead fourth-seeded Chatham, No. 12 in the NJ.com Top 20 to an 11-10 upset win over top-seeded and No. 2 Summit in the semifinals of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament in Summit.
Chatham advances to the sectional finals, where it will face second-seeded and No. 9 Mendham, on Thursday.
Mendham and Chatham are 1-1 against each other this season, as Mendham defeated Chatham 11-8 in the finals of the Morris County Tournament early in May, while Chatham came out on top 9-8 in a regular season matchup on May 11.
Chatham (14-5) rallied back from a 6-4 halftime deficit and scored a go-ahead goal with 12 minutes left in the second half. Chatam extended the lead with a goal three minutes later. Summit's Katie Carnevale sent the game to overtime by scoring a game-tying goal in the closing moments of regulation.
Workman tallied a team-high three goals, while Lizzie O'Neill and Haley Riabov netted two goals each.
Carnevale scored a game-high four goals. Julia Szynal and Rileigh Meyer scored two goals each for Summit (15-4).
Varsity--Chatham 18 - West Morris Central 6
NJSIAA Sectional Quarterfinal
Frances Workman netted three goals to lead fourth-seeded Chatham, No. 12 in the NJ.com Top 20, to an 18-6 win over fifth-seeded West Morris in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament in Chatham.
Chatham will face top-seeded and No. 2 Summit or ninth-seeded West Essex in the semifinals on Monday.
Haley Riabov, Chloe McGlynn and Kayleigh Coughlin all scored two goals for Chatham (13-5).
Emma Phillip and Cate Lawrence scored two goals for West Morris (11-7
Varsity--Chatham 9 - West Morris Mendham 8
Lizzie O'Neill netted four goals to lead Chatham, No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 9-8 win over No. 7 Mendham in Chatham.
Chatham (12-5) held a 6-5 lead heading into the second half.
The home team outshot Mendham 19-13.
Callie Riabov and Haley Riabov each scored two goals in the win, while Tamer Luzi recorded 11 saves.
Ashley Peck tallied a hat trick for Mendham (15-3). Jessica Beneducci recorded two goals and two assists.
The two teams are now 1-1 against each other this season, as Mendham defeated Chatham 11-8 in the finals of the Morris County Tournament last week.
Varsity--Chatham 10 - Westfield 3
Chloe McGlynn scored three goals to lead Chatham, No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, over Westfield, 10-3, in Chatham.
Sophie Straka finished with two goals and two assists while Frances Workman added a goal and three assists for Chatham (11-5), which scored double-digit goals in a game for the 10th time this season.
Paige Radice, Mikaela Buoscio and Kellie Leuthold scored a goal apiece for Westfield (8-8), which trailed by two at halftime before Chatham pulled away.
Varsity--Ridgewood 12 - Chatham 4
Jackie Wolak tallied three goals and two assists to lead Ridgewood, No. 1 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 12-4 win over No. 19 Chatham in Chatham.
Ridgewood jumped out to a 7-1 lead by the end of the first half.
Keely Bennett and Marley Scala added on two goals each for Ridgewood (16-1). Sara Ellinghaus, Cailin Bracken, Annie McCarthy, Katie McCarthy and Julianne Flusche all scored once in the win.
Haley Riabov led Chatham (10-5) with two goals, while Tamer Luzi recorded seven saves. Chloe McGlynn and Lizzie O'Neill scored a goal each for the home team.
The outcome extended Ridgewood's winning streak to four.
Varsity--West Morris Mendham 11 - Chatham 8
Mendham is cashing in on its promise.
The No. 8 ranked team in the NJ.com hadn't even reached the Morris County Tournament title game since 2011, but entered this season as the favorite thanks to a roster that goes 17 deep and brought back nearly its entire core from a year ago.
On Saturday the Minutemen turned that promise into an 11-8 win over Chatham to secure the program's first county title in eight years.
"It feels incredible," Tournament MVP Kelly McIntyre said. "Being able to come here and bring the energy for this game feels amazing. It's been a long time since our team came to the county final, and it's just an indescribable feeling that we came here and brought the energy that we needed to win."
It was fitting that the win came against Chatham.
The two programs have faced off five times in the previous two seasons with three of those games coming in tournament play. Two years ago, Chatham won three times, eliminating Mendham in both the Morris County semifinals and the state sectional semifinals.
Last year it was Mendham getting two wins with both coming by a single goal, and one coming in the state sectional semifinals.
This year they had yet to meet, but with each dominating their way through tournament play, there was no doubt Saturday would be a good one.
"Chatham is definitely a huge rival for us," McIntyre said. "I feel like every time we face them we have to bring everything we can to the table."
The first half was close until Madison Hranicka sparked a play that gave Mendham some breathing room.
After withstanding a long Chatham possession, the senior defender got the pass from goalie Jackie Egerter, sprinted up field before launching a pass to McIntyre on the break. McIntyre found Megan Graziano, who was fouled with five seconds in the half and scored on the ensuing 8-meter.
"My first three years we came here and lost in the semifinals," McIntyre said. "It's just been so devastating to be so close. I think today it just means so much to us. This year we've been training so hard as a team and it really paid off today."
While Mendham took control in the second half, scoring four of the first five goals of the final frame, Chatham still made a push at the end. The rally was reminiscent of the state sectional semifinal meeting last season, when Chatham rallied from down five in the final eight minutes but came up a goal short of the comeback.
"Yes, it felt like it was happening the same way," McIntyre said. "It was just great that we were able to hold on in the end. I thought we had great composure by the end of the game and it felt really good."
Chloe McGlynn had two 8-meter scores within 20 seconds of each other to make it a three goal game, but that's as close as Chatham would come to the upset.
Graziano and Egan Hakes each ended the game with three goals to lead all Mendham scorers, and McIntyre had two goals and an assist.
"When I started we had a super young team," Mendham coach Ali Cassera said. "We've grown tremendously since my first year, and I think this is just the culmination of that. It's a testament to them. They've worked hard for this."
Varsity--Chatham 10 - Mountain Lakes 2 (MCT Semifinal Round)
Sophie Straka's three goals and two assists led a strong attack that gave Chatham, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, a 10-2 victory over No. 12 Mountain Lakes in the semifinals of the Morris County Tournament in Montville.
Chatham (10-3) the second-seed, will face No. 8 Mendham in the final on Saturday in Montville. Top-seeded Mendham reached the final with a 17-1 triumph over eighth-seeded West Morris.
Haley Riabov scored twice, Frances Wirkman and Lizzie O'Neill each had two goals and an assist, Olivia Garman scored once and Tamer Luzi stopped five shots for Chatham. Kate Carolonza finished with a goal and an assist and Nicole Calderone made five saves for Mountain Lakes (8-4).
Varsity--Chatham 18 - Morris Knolls 7 (MCT Quarterfinal Round)
Lizzie O'Neill produced five goals and two assists for third-seeded Chatham, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, in its 18-7 win over sixth-seeded Morris Knolls in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament in Chatham.
Haley Riabov netted four goals for Chatham (9-3) while her teammate Ally Franz added a hat trick.
Sophie Straka and Frances Workman chipped into the victory with two goals and one assist each. Olivia Garman dished out two assists for Chatham.
Morris Knolls is 9-3 after the loss.
Chatham will take on second-seeded and No. 12 Mountain Lakes Thursday in Montville.
Varsity--Chatham 16 - Randolph 2 (MCT 1st Round)
Ally Franz and Callie Riabov each scored two goals with one assist as third-seeded Chatham, No. 20 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeated 14th-seeded Randolph 16-2 in the second round of the Morris County Tournament in Chatham.
Ann Francesco, Lizzie O'Neill and Haley Riabov scored two goals each for Chatham, while Shannon Donohoe, Chloe McGlynn and Sophie Straka each scored one goal with one assist.
Carly Snarski scored one goal with one assist to lead Randolph.
Chatham will play sixth-seeded Morris Knolls in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Varsity--Chatham 17 - Morristown 10
Sophie Straka scored four goals for Chatham (7-3), and Callie Riabov scored three goals. Haley Riabov netted two goals and added two assists.
Varsity--Chatham 15 - Indian Hills 9
Haley Raibov tallied four goals and Chloe McGlynn added three to power Chatham to a 15-9 victory over Indian Hills in Chatham.
Lizzie O'Neill, Frances Workman and Ally Franz each add two goals apiece, Olivia Garman added a score with an assist and Shannon Donohoe posted one goal for Chatham, which used a 9-3 second half to secure the win.
Tamer Luzi had 11 saves in the win.
Devin Thompson scored four goals with an assist, Jenna Murphy had three goals and Megan Bohm and Leanna Rubinetti each posted a score to pace Indian Hills.
Ashley Barrett had 14 saves in the loss.
Varsity--Chatham 18 - Montclair 9
Ally Franz recorded three goals and two assists to lead Chatham, No. 14 in the NJ.com Top 20, over Montclair, 17-8, in Chatham.
Chloe McGlynn scored three goals while Callie Riabov, Lizzie O'Neill, Frances Workman and Kayleigh Coughlin added two goals apiece for Chatham (5-3), which scored double-digit goals in a game for the fourth time this season.
Yael Gelman scored three goals while Nanette-Rose Walls Tarver had two goals apiece for Montclair (1-7).
Varsity--Chatham 9 - Madison 5
A program ripe with tradition and championship expectations didn't need to be reminded of its performance from three days prior.
Chatham knew its effort, resulting in a four-goal loss, wasn't good enough against Mountain Lakes.
But an opportunity to stem the tide presented itself Friday afternoon and Chatham, the No. 14-ranked team in the NJ.com Top 20, didn't pass it up.
A stern defensive effort helped Chatham reverse course and produce an impressive 9-5 win over No. 20 Madison on the road, dealing the Dodgers their first loss of the season in a critical matchup before next week's Morris County Tournament seeding.
After conceding the first goal 1:30 in, Chatham didn't trail again against Madison's high-powered attack.
"We were just really upset about losing to a really good program like Mountain Lakes and we knew that Madison also has a really strong program," Chatham midfielder Frances Workman said. "We just wanted to come out as strong as we can. Even though our record doesn't show how we're playing on the field, I think this was a really good showing of Chatham lacrosse and how we know how to play."
Workman spearheaded Chatham's attack Friday with three goals and one assist, while its work at the circle made the difference.
Chatham won 10 of the 16 draws and never enabled Madison to counter with a run.
"I like to push it to myself and try to get it out in the air and win it to myself,"Olivia Garman, who had two goals and four draw controls, said. "But I know I can always rely on my circle mates to get it when it doesn't go where I want it."
In a game that carried a defensive pace from the start, Chatham withstood numerous long Madison possessions without folding. Madison went 14:05 without a goal in the first half and was held to a 13-minute goal drought in the second half.
Chatham goalie Tamer Luzi made eight saves and used her aggression and athleticism — often leaving the crease to challenge intercept passes — to disrupt some of those Madison possessions.
"Our goalie kept us in that game," Workman said. "She had a phenomenal game. On attack, we're still working on moving the ball and working as a unit, but Tamer kept us in the game. That's the end of it. She played an amazing game."
Chatham took a 4-3 lead into the half but pushed it to a three-goal advantage when Haley Riabov and Workman scored on free position opportunities in the opening 9:43 of the second half.
Madison, which was led by two goals from Lauren Kaye — despite missing nearly the entire first half with an apparent injury — and Clare Culligan, cut the deficit to two goals with 14:37 to play on Kaye's second goal.
But Chatham countered to score the next three goals over a 10:23 span to essentially put the game away with a 9-4 advantage.
"We also had a really tough time in the Mountain Lakes games with ground balls and getting the draw and that's why we lost the game," Workman said. "In practice leading up to this game, we did a lot of. In practice leading up to this game, we did a lot of stuff on ground balls, the draw, wrist strength and I think that hard work on the circle paid off in this game."
Callie Riabov and Sophie Straka each added a goal for Chatham, which has plenty of motivation to win a championship this season after last year's disappointing finish.
"I'm a senior and I've never won a county or state championship yet," Workman said. "I feel like all the seniors have that feeling. We want to graduate with a county or state win and I think we're getting there. We're not there yet but we're working towards it. We're all really, really excited for the county tournament and state tournament."
Kate Christos added a late goal for Madison and Julia Tully stood tall with six saves of her own.
Varsity--Mountain Lakes 9 - Chatham 4
Brenna Wilsom recorded three goals and three assists to lead Mountain Lakes over Chatham, No. 14 in the NJ.com Top 20, 9-5, in Mountain Lakes.
Sophia Holt finished with three goals and one assist while Erin O'Neil added two goals and one assist for Mountain Lakes (4-1), which held a one-goal lead at halftime before pulling away in the second half.
Kate Carolonza notched a goal and an assist while goalkeeper Nicole Caldarone made eight saves between the pipes for Mountain Lakes.
Sophia Straka had one goal and two assists while Ally Franz chipped in a goal and an assist for Chatham (3-3).
Varsity--Chatham 18 - Somerville 9
Haley Riabov and Ally Franz scored three goals each to lead Chatham, No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, to an 18-9 win over Somerville in Somerville. Chloe McGlynn, Olivia Garma ad Frances Workman netted two goals each in the win.
Varsity--Chatham 11 - West Essex 0
Haley Riabov and Ally Franz each recorded two goals and an assist to prevail Chatham to a 11-0 victory over West Essex in Chatham.
Sophia Straka and Lizzie O'Neill both added a pair of goals for Chatham.
Varsity--Oak Knoll School 16 - Chatham 8
Oak Knoll, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20, netted nine goals in the second half en-route to a 16-8 win over No. 15 Chatham in Chatham. Ally Franz led Chatham with three goals. Oak Knoll led 7-5 at the half.
Varsity--Summit 10 - Chatham 7
Anna Griffith scored three goals for Summit, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20, in a 10-7 win against Chatham in Chatham.
Katia Carnevale recorded two goals for Summit (2-0), while Anna Huntley Robertson led the team with three assists to go with one goal.
Bridget Moriarty finished with two goals while Julia Szynal and Kaleigh Driscoll each netted a goal.
Chatham (1-1) was led by Haley Riabov and Ally Franz with two goals each.
Varsity--Chatham 15 - Saddle River Day 5
Ally Franz had three goals and three assists for Chatham in a 15-5 win over Saddle River Day in Saddle River.
Franz led a complete offensive effort that saw Lizzie O'Neill chip in another three goals, and nine total players find the back of the net. That included two goals from each of Haley Riabov and Ann Francesco. Tamer Luzi had eight saves to help keep Saddle River Day off the scoreboard.
Sophia McMahon had three goals for Saddle River Day, and Leanna Tsahalis had two.