West Morris, Mo-Beard boys make long awaited return to MCT semis


Ryan Muscatella had two goals and two assists to lift West Morris to a 7-5 upset triumph over Chatham in Morris County Tournament boys lacrosse quarterfinal action on Thursday.

The last time the Wolfpack advanced to the MCT semifinals was in 2003 when it lost to Delbarton. Cooper Sloan added a goal and an assist and Jeremy Angle, Matt Carfaro, Ryan Pruss and Kyle Skurchak registered goals for the sixth-seeded Wolfpack. Goalie Alex Kennedy stopped seven shots for West Morris. The Wolfpack rallied from a 4-2 halftime deficit with three consecutive third-quarter goals. West Morris will play Mountain Lakes in Saturday’s semifinal.

Austin Pierce had a goal and an assist and Rich Berger, Thomas Berger, David Gill and Scott Lynch connected for the third-seeded Cougars.

Morristown-Beard 17, Madison 6

Teddy Hatfield had five goals and six assists to lift the Crimson which will be making their first appearance in the semifinal round of the Morris County Tournament since 2004, where it eventually lost to Mountain Lakes.

Thomas Rago had five goals and four assists and Trevor Baptiste had three goals and an assist and snatched 17 ground balls. The fourth-seeded Crimson took charge with a 5-goal second-quarter spree that gave them a 7-3 advantage at the half. Morristown-Beard outscored 12th-seeded Madison 10-3 in the second half. The Crimson will play the winner of Delbarton-Morristown on Saturday.

Regular season

Morris Knolls 11, Pascack Hills 6

Sean Statlander notched a hat trick and Shane Dougherty added two goals and two assists. Andrew Yenesel and Reed Pelliconi also scored a pair of goals each for Morris Knolls. The Golden Eagles built a 5-0 first-quarter lead.

Don Bosco Prep 9, Kinnelon 8

Robert Lewis and Michael Elefonte scored two goals apiece for the Colts. Kinnelon rallied from a 7-4 fourth-quarter deficit to make it close.

Roxbury 9, Montville 6

Steve Ruffin and Arthur Warden fired hat tricks and Will Doran scored twice for the Gaels.

Pequannock 15, Randolph 6

Dan Duffy had four goals and three assists and Hunter Soden scored four goals to spark the Golden Panthers. Bryan Peters added three goals and four assists for Pequannock. J.P. Southren had two goals and an assist for the Rams.


About mcvbb

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

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