Last Second Goal Costs Mendham MCT Title
County girls lacrosse title goes to Chatham after last second heroics stun Minutemen, 13-12.
The Mendham Minutemen girls lacrosse team fell in the Morris County Torunament title match held Roxbury on Saturday.
Mendham roared out of the gate strong and looked to be easy winners in the championship match, headed to the crown with a commanding five goal lead.
The Chatham Cougars got their noses bloodied in the first half when Mendham came out fast and scored barelty three minutes into the match.
Down at the half, the Cougars exploded for 10 goals in the second half. Mendham didn't go quietly, and didn't relinquished the lead until the waning seconds of the game when Jaclyn Leto worked the ball inside with just 19 second remaining.
A few heartbeats later, the Minutemen were accepting their second place award before heading off quietly into the night.
MINUTEMAN OF THE GAME
Alyson Messinger - Messinger would lead all scorers with six goals and two assists.
UP NEXT - In the first round of the playoffs, North, Group 3 top seed Mendham will host Vernon Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.