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Tigresses leave their game on the bus

Princeton's Michaela Strom battles Morris for the ball Monday.
Princeton's Michaela Strom battles Morris for the ball Monday.

MORRIS - Morris junior forward Emily Burling got a rebound goal off a shot by sophomore teammate Amanda Grant in the 21st minute and Grant then proceeded to add a hat trick to the day for the Redskins in a 4-0 non-conference win over Princeton Monday.

“It was a good win. We still have some touchups we need to make but it was good,” Grant said. “Our connections still need to be better but since the start of the season we’ve been doing pretty good.”

Morris is now 2-0-1 on the season while Princeton fell to 0-4.

Princeton coach Ed Young said his team left its game on the bus for all intents and purposes.

“I was disappointed in the showing. I expected more from my girls,” Young said. “We didn’t get a proper warmup in and I think there were a little groggy from that. We never really work up. It was a mind and body soccer failure.”

Actually, the Tigresses dictated the pace in the early going but the Redskins quickly turned the tides. In the fifth minute the Redskins got their first shot of the game and held the ball in the offensive zone for most of the next 15 minutes before Burling’s rebound goal.

Then, in the 34th minute Grant scored on a penalty kick against Princeton keeper Kelly Schmidt. This after Brooklyn Enger was tripped in the box.

Grant then highlighted the match with two breakaway goals in the second half — one in the 46th minute and the other in the 50th minute.

“It was a good game. Not only because we scored four goals, but we got to get a lot of the girls in,” Morris coach Kristen Porter said. “Everyone did good. We had so many shots on goal and so many opportunities.”

The Redskins had 22 shots on goal against Schmidt while Princeton managed just three.

• The Tigresses went down by the same 4-0 score Tuesday at Dixon. It was the first win of the season for the Duchesses while PHS fell to 0-5.

Dixon got a pair of goals from Lauren Chacon, her first coming 15 minutes into the game. She added her second goal 10 minutes after halftime to make it 3-0.

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