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Heartbreak for R.H.S. girls lacrosse


JUNE 4, 2015    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015, 1:20 AM

WEST LONG BRANCH — Standing on the sideline just beside the Ridgewood bench, Hannah Cermack and Katie Bourque stood together in an emotional, tear-filled embrace.

No words at the time, however, could ease the pain they felt following the Maroons’ 6-5 loss to Summit on Wednesday in the girls lacrosse Tournament of Champions semifinals at Monmouth University.

There have been tough, season-ending losses deep in state tournaments before. What made matters worse this time around was not the loss itself, but the fashion in which it came.

The potentially perfect season for top-seeded Ridgewood (23-1) ended in an all-too imperfect way. That end included losing a second-half lead, a star player for the final 10:54, watching a late goal taken off the scoreboard in a tie game and witnessing Summit score the game-winner with 3.4 seconds remaining.

“It is a little harder to take the way this went,” coach Karla Mixon said after her team’s first appearance in the TOC since 2012. “It is what it is, though. We can’t change anything now.”

2 thoughts on “Heartbreak for R.H.S. girls lacrosse

  1. The video was taken down, but Summit cheated!

    I don’t care about lacrosse and I am outraged.

  2. Too slow for the hurdles, can’t hit a curveball…..

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