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    4/15

    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).

     

    4/12

    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.

     

     

    4/9

    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).

     

     

    4/6

    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.

     

     

    4/4

    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.

     

     
    4/2

    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.

     

     

    3/30

    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.

     

     

    3/28

    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.