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Chatham wins the Group 2 championship

Varsity vs Seneca HS on 5/26/2012 4:00:00 PM
Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 by Mike Dimino
Chatham wins the Group 2 championship behind a great second half defensive effort. 8-6 the final score.

Thomas Stephan intercepts a pass and Chatham calls a time-out with 0:17 remaining, still leading 8-6.

Matt Raposo scores to cut the lead to 8-6. 1:12 left

Somerville calls a time-out with 1:22 left, down by three. 

Chatham calls a time-out after a huge defensive stand. Still lead 8-5. 2:20 remaining in the game.

A huge save by Corey Fritts leads to a fast break and Carson rifles one in off an assist from Gilland Chatham leads 8-5. 5:35 left.

Thomas Guida caps a lengthy possession with a score off a feed from Heidaran to give Chatham a 7-5 lead with 7:36 left.

Still 6-5 Chatham. 9:00 remaining. Chatham stalling with possession.

End of 3rd quarter. Chatham explodes for three goals early in the quarter to take a 6-5 lead.

After a mad scramble for possession, Somerville calls a time-out with 0:50 seconds left in the 3rd. Chatham's defense has ratcheted up the defensive effort in the third.

Chatham takes the lead off David Gill's second goal of the contest. 6-5 Chatham. 5:08 in the 3rd. 

And we're tied! Paul Hackett scores to knot the score at 5-5. 8:11 to go in the third.

Kyle Howard-Johnson scores for Chatham to make it 5-4. 9:35 to go in the third.

3rd quarter  about to start. Somerville leads 5-3.

Somerville turns it over following a timeout and Sam Carson scores off a pass from Kyle Howard-Johnson to cut the lead to 5-3 at halftime. Somerville is making the most of its shots, but Chatham's goal right before half may give the team momentum.

Jared Delouisa
 pushes Somerville's lead to three. 5-2 Somerville with 3:18 left to go in the second quarter. 

Logan Leblond scores his second goal off a feed from Matt Raposo. 4-2 Somerville. 5:35 left to go. Chatham wins the face-off and calls a timeout again.

Chatham answers right back with a goal from Corey Heideran to make it 3-2 Somerville. 6:55 to go in the half. Chatham wins the face-off and calls a timeout. 

Somerville's Chris Contino pushes the lead back to two. 3-1 Somerville. 7:46 in the 2nd.

David Gill scores for Chatham to cut the lead to 2-1. 8:43 left in the 2nd.

Chatham kills the penalty without allowing a shot. Still 2-0. 10:15 to go in the first half.

End of the first quarter. Somerville 2-0. Somerville scored on its only two shot attempts and will be a man up starting the second quarter.

Somerville scores again. Logan Leblond from Matt Raposo. 2-0 Somerville 3:06 left to go in the first. 

Somerville strikes first. Mike Waterfield scores on a pass from Joe Murphy. 1-0 Somerville. 4:19 to go in the first. 

Halfway through the first quarter and it is 0-0. Chatham has two shots while Somerville still looking for its first.

Under way here in Ridge. Somervile wins opening faceoff.

Chatham wearing white uniforms with blue lettering. Somerville in orange uniforms with black lettering. Captains talking to the referees. 10 minutes until the start.

15 minutes before the game. It is beautiful and sunny here in Basking Ridge. Getting ready for Somerville vs. Chatham.

This is Chris Hachey coming to you live from Lee Field in Basking Ridge.
Welcome to the state boys lacrosse finals! We're here at Ridge High in Basking Ridge, where Somerville, No. 10 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, will take on No. 16 Chatham for the Group 2 state championship.

Follow our live updates, then come back later for the complete story, with video highlights and photo galleries.

We'll have complete coverage of all six games today, with videos from every one:

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