Madison shocks Kinnelon; Morristown, West Morris advance

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Cooper Sloan, Matt Pruss and Jeremy Angle scored two goals apiece to lift West Morris past Montville 9-6 in Morris County Tournament opening round boys lacrosse action.

Matt Carfaro added a goal and two assists for sixth-seeded West Morris. The Wolfpack move on to face third-seeded Chatham  in the quarterfinals. Jake Drexl scored a pair of goals for the 11th-seeded Mustangs. A 4-2 third-quarter spurt gave West Morris a 7-5 edge going into the final period.

Morristown 10, Pequannock 7

The Colonials scored three man-advantage goals to earn the upset over eighth-seeded Pequannock.  Ninth-seeded Morristown went on a 5-0 second quarter run to take a 6-4 edge at the half.

Dan DeLargy had four goals and one assist and Brian Begley had three goals for the Colonials.

Liam Lilienthal had three goals and one assist and Dan Duffy scored twice. Morristown takes the shortest bus ride between Morris County schools to play Delbarton in the quarterfinals.

Delbarton 17, Morris Hills 2

The top-seeded Green Wave took a 5-1 first quarter lead over the No. 16 Scarlet Knights and then cemented the win by scoring nine consecutive goals in the second and third quarters.

Morristown-Beard 14, Randolph 7

The fourth-seeded Crimson took control with a 6-1 first quarter run. The Rams rallied to cut it to 7-4 at the half but couldn’t maintain the momentum in the second half. Thomas Rago had eight goals and one assist and Ted Hatfield scored once and dished seven assists. Trevor Baptiste added a pair of goals and 15 ground balls for Morristown-Beard. Jake Southren fired a hat trick for 13th-seeded Randolph. The Crimson host surprising Madison next.

Madison 7, Kinnelon 6

A. J. Schmitz netted the game winner with 15 seconds left in regulation to help the 12th-seeded Dodgers pull off a stunning upset. The fifth-seeded Colts led 6-4 after three quarters but Madison rallied with three consecutive goals in the final period for the road win. Vince Sapio tied the game at 6-all with 8:19 left to play. Schmitz’s late score was the only time the Dodgers had the lead all game.

Regular Season

Pope John 15, Boonton 4

A 6-0 third-quarter run opened the game up for the Lions.

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Mark Kitchin is a boys varsity basketball writer for the Morris County New Jersey area

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