Morristown NJ girls lacrosse wins sectional title in dramatic fashion

MORRISTOWN – Braeden Siverson gave Morristown a win for the ages.

And she made it happen with only one good shoulder.

Siverson scored the golden goal late in overtime to lift Morristown past Ridgewood, 14-13, in an epic North Group 4 championship on Wednesday afternoon. It’s the second sectional title in program history and the first since coach Allie Ferrara’s senior year in 2015.

“It’s the total dream of Morristown High School lacrosse,” Siverson said. “Ridgewood is an amazing team. We knew that we had to come out strong, hard and fast.”

Siverson came to the bench in tears early in the second half after feeling a pop in her left shoulder. Besides the pain was the fear that it could be her last time on the field this year. The collision with Ridgewood’s Lindsey Devir came at an pivotal moment for Morristown, who lost a three-goal lead and its dominant faceoff specialist in the span of minutes.

Yet, Siverson composed herself with the help of an athletic trainer and talked her way back into the game minutes later despite some stiffness.

Overtime goal scorer Braeden Siverson celebrates with teammates after Morristown defeated Ridgewood 14-13 in overtime to win the NJSIAA Group 4 North girls lacrosse final played at Morristown on June 1, 2022.

Morristown worked the ball around after winning the draw in overtime and found an opening with Siverson posting up in front of the net. She accepted a pass from Anna Szporn and cut to her left for the winning shot.

“You couldn’t have drawn it up any better. Even the dramatic fashion,” Ferrara said. “The rain. The overtime game between phenomenal teams and phenomenal players from top to bottom. I couldn’t have written that story any better.”