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Anton, Battaglia lead Madison to victory in Morris County Tournament

Four-goal second quarter fuels Dodger win over W. Morris Central.

The boys lacrosse team continued its recent winning streak Tuesday by stopping West Morris Central, 7-5, in the first round of the Morris County Tournament in Madison.

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Total

West Morris (4-9)

1

1

2

1

5

Madison (6-6)

1

4

0

2

7

 

 IN SHORT
The Dodgers weren’t at their best offensively, scoring just seven goals, but they were good enough to stop West Morris thanks in large part to a second quarter outburst that saw them tally four goals and head into halftime leading 5-2. Senior goalie Brett Anton was again outstanding, stopping 21 of 26 shots. Junior Billy Battaglia continued his torrid scoring pace as he netted two goals in the win, giving him 11 goals in the past four games.


DODGER OF THE GAME
Brett Anton—
The Madison senior helped keep the Dodgers in this one as he stopped 21 shots and recorded two ground balls.

 “We’d be in deep trouble if we didn’t have Brett," head coach Mark Sweeney said. "He comes up big a lot.”


OTHER KEY PERFORMANCES

Billy Battaglia (Madison), Battaglia continued to find the net, scoring two goals and giving him 11 goals in the Dodgers’ past four games; Colin McLinden (Madison), the senior found the net one time on Tuesday and recorded a team-high nine ground balls; Shawn Barnes (West Morris), led his squad with two goals in the loss.

 
THEY SAID IT
“We are what we are. We make a lot of mistakes and we get a lot of penalties, luckily we have a great goalie. But when you give up five goals, I expect to win. We’re two very even teams, both a little inexperienced, but it’s who comes out and wants to play tougher.” – Sweeney


Up Next—Delbarton
in the quarterfinals of the Morris County Tournament Thursday at 4 p.m. at Delbarton.

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