Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Vernon Valley, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Vernon Valley, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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A round of strong thunderstorms in New Jersey Monday afternoon and Monday evening could bring gusty winds, flooding and downpours before an extended heat wave through the rest of the week with temperatures expected to climb to 90 degrees or higher across much of the state.Heavy rain could fall anytime from about 4 p.m. to 10 p.m, with the intensity depending on how organized they are, the National...
A round of strong thunderstorms in New Jersey Monday afternoon and Monday evening could bring gusty winds, flooding and downpours before an extended heat wave through the rest of the week with temperatures expected to climb to 90 degrees or higher across much of the state.
Heavy rain could fall anytime from about 4 p.m. to 10 p.m, with the intensity depending on how organized they are, the National Weather Service said. Shortly after 9 a.m., the weather service upgraded the threat of severe storms for most northern counties to “slight” chance.
“Damaging winds remain the main threat,” the weather service said in the update.
An early round of thunderstorms Monday morning swept across Hudson, eastern Passaic, Union, southern Bergen, Essex, Morris, northeastern Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties. The storms packed winds of 40 mph and hail, the weather service said.
More than an inch of rain has fallen this morning in Washington Township, Morris County and Frelinghuysen in Warren County, according to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. The Rutgers NJ Weather Network reported 1.53 inches of rain in just three hours this morning in Vernon Township in Sussex County, and almost three-quarters of an inch in Ramsey in Bergen County between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m..
Highs on Monday will climb into the 80s under mainly cloudy skies.
“While this is a disjointed system, there are the pieces for a localized severe and flash flood threat,” the weather service said in its morning forecast discussion.
The storms are expected to move off shore late Monday as temps dip into the low 70s overnight.
The heat then ramps up for the rest of the week as highs climb into the low to mid-90s through at least Saturday. While Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be dry, there’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday.
A heat advisory is expected to be issued for the Interstate 95 corridor on Wednesday as the heat index will likely be in the low 100s, forecasters say. Highs on Friday and Saturday are also forecast to be the low to mid-90s under sunny skies.
A heat wave would be achieved if highs are 90 degrees or more for three consecutive days.
The rain on Monday is sorely needed as it has been a dry first half of July in New Jersey. Conditions are “abnormally dry” in about half of New Jersey counties, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
New Jersey American Water issued a request Friday for the company’s customers in Monmouth and Ocean counties to begin an alternating watering schedule for lawns and gardens to ease water demand.
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Summertime in New Jersey. Traditionally, that means three things in our weather world. Heat, humidity, and thunderstorms.One of the most important functions of my job as a meteorologist is to specifically delineate when the weather may become "dangerous". So yes, I often have to draw a somewhat subjective line between "run-of-the-mill heat" and "extreme heat".We ring alarm bells when heat wave criteria is expected. The classic definition of a heat wave is three consecutive days of 90+ degree...
Summertime in New Jersey. Traditionally, that means three things in our weather world. Heat, humidity, and thunderstorms.
One of the most important functions of my job as a meteorologist is to specifically delineate when the weather may become "dangerous". So yes, I often have to draw a somewhat subjective line between "run-of-the-mill heat" and "extreme heat".
We ring alarm bells when heat wave criteria is expected. The classic definition of a heat wave is three consecutive days of 90+ degree temperatures. Different areas of the country have different criteria, but those thresholds seem appropriate for New Jersey.
In other words, a long stretch of pounding, unrelenting heat becomes downright dangerous. To all living things — humans, animals, and plants. Hot days. Warm nights. Stifling humidity. Yuck.
In such conditions, you have to consciously take care of yourself. You know the drill. Dress appropriately for the hot weather, in light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay extra hydrated. And take frequent breaks from the heat, in air conditioning if possible.
So let's talk about some heat wave statistics. More specifically, the longest stretches of 90+ degree temperatures ever recorded in New Jersey.
It should not be surprising that three days in a row is nowhere near a record. In fact, the weather station at Newark Airport — usually one of the hottest spots in the state — averages just over three heat waves per year.
But even seven days in a row of intense 90-degree heat isn't all that impressive. That happens about once every three years. The last one at Newark actually wrapped up earlier this month (6/29-7/6).
In fact, to make the "Top 20" for the Garden State, a heat wave has to be at least 10 days in duration. That is some sweltering summer weather.
And at the very top, what is the longest heat wave ever recorded in New Jersey? 20 days, from July 29 to August 17, 1988. Wow, almost three weeks of oppressive heat! This was part of a series of historic, intense spells of heat and spiraling drought across the country, which led to upwards of 10,000 deaths nationwide.
Here is the rest of the list, the Top 20 longest heat waves on record in New Jersey. (As measured at four high-quality, long-duration weather stations: Newark, New Brunswick, Trenton, and Atlantic City.)
20 days... July 29-August 17, 1988 (Newark)
14 days... July 23-August 5, 1995 (Atlantic City)14 days... July 16-29, 2010 (Newark)
13 days... August 25-September 6, 1900 (New Brunswick)
12 days... June 24-July 5, 1901 (New Brunswick)12 days... July 14-25, 1972 (Newark)12 days... July 24-August 4, 1999 (New Brunswick)
11 days... August 3-13, 1896 (New Brunswick)11 days... July 15-25, 1900 (New Brunswick)11 days... August 24-September 3, 1953 (Newark & New Brunswick)11 days... August 26-September 5, 1973 (Newark)11 days... June 28-July 8, 2012 (Newark & New Brunswick)
10 days... July 3-12, 1897 (New Brunswick)10 days... July 15-24, 1955 (New Brunswick)10 days... August 1-10, 1980 (New Brunswick)10 days... July 13-22, 1983 (New Brunswick & Atlantic City)10 days... July 7-16, 1993 (Newark)10 days... August 10-19, 2002 (Newark)10 days... July 27-August 5, 2006 (Newark)10 days... July 15-24, 2011 (Newark)
Of course, any time extreme weather threatens New Jersey — whether it's heat or cold, rain or snow, storms or sunshine — we'll be here to cover it from top to bottom.
Stay cool this summer!
When the Burke quadruplets started kindergarten, it was big news in their Sussex County hometown.The local paper ran the story, along with a picture of the four siblings — three girls and boy — with their arms around each other in class in matc...
When the Burke quadruplets started kindergarten, it was big news in their Sussex County hometown.
The local paper ran the story, along with a picture of the four siblings — three girls and boy — with their arms around each other in class in matching t-shirts with their names across the front.
Now, more than a decade later, the quadruplets are making news again as they prepare to graduate from high school.
The “Burke Bunch,” as their family calls them, grew up going to school side by side in their Vernon Township school district. Morgan, Jimmy, Shannon and Lindsey, now 18, are scheduled to graduate together in identical Vernon Township High School graduation robes on Thursday.
“It’s like built-in best friends,” said Monae Burke, the quadruplets’ mother. “They didn’t have to start school by themselves. They had a buddy with them.”
The four siblings say they’ve never known anything else.
“I don’t know what it’s like not being a quadruplet, so I guess it seems normal for me,” Morgan said. “And then sometimes I forget that other people don’t have siblings the same age as them.”
Being in the same school — and, often, in the same classes — has come with its perks, the siblings said. They support one another whenever one sibling needs help with studying, said Jimmy Burke.
“There’s four of us and classes you have to take and everything,” Jimmy said. “You’ll always have someone that you know.”
The quadruplets were not the only multiples in their class of 259 students Vernon Township High School. There’s also a set of twins graduating this year, school officials said.
As the “Burke Bunch” grew up together, the four siblings each developed their own talents.
Morgan spends her time studying music. She plays the piano, drums, harmonica, trumpet, trombone, clarinet and flute, among other instruments.
Jimmy has a passion for history. He also spends his free time learning how to fix old machines. His current project is repairing an eight-track tape player.
Shannon loves learning Spanish, and is teaching herself Japanese as well. She also taught herself how to play the bass, and played in her high school’s jazz band.
Lindsey spends her time focusing on languages and robotics. She’s learning Arabic, and has taught herself Russian and Portuguese.
“When she plays games online she communicates with (other players) in their language that she teaches herself,” her mother said.
The quadruplets said they plan on turning their passions into careers. Morgan hopes to use her musical talent to become a band director at a high school. Jimmy plans to go to law school after college. Shannon hopes to fuse business with her passion for Spanish. Lindsey plans to have a career in robotics.
All four quadruplets ranked among the top 15 students in their class, Monae Burke said. They qualified for the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program, which provides free community college tuition for high-achieving students.
Morgan, Jimmy and Shannon plan to attend Sussex County Community College before transferring to a four-year university, they said.
Cornell University accepted Lindsey and offered to cover the academic costs, her mother said. But since room and board costs were too expensive, Lindsey decided to attend the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, which offered her a full-ride scholarship.
Monae Burke said she’s both nervous and excited about Lindsey, who was diagnosed with autism, attending NJIT. She will be attending school without her siblings for the first time.
“It’ll be the first time that one of them will be missing from the pack,” she said.
But she thinks Lindsey will do great as the first of the quadruplets who starts the next chapter of her life on her own.
“I think she’s going to do fantastic because she’s excited about going and she’s going to be surrounded by computers and robotics, and that’s what she loves,” she said.
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VERNON — A new community partnership is providing students in one of Sussex County's largest school districts digital access to any of six public libraries in the county.Vernon Township students in pre-K through 12th grade, as well as all district faculty members, now have a library card that allows them to check out online resources from the Sussex County Library System. The system includes the main library in Frankford and five branch libraries — including the Dorothy Henry Branch in Vernon.The libr...
VERNON — A new community partnership is providing students in one of Sussex County's largest school districts digital access to any of six public libraries in the county.
Vernon Township students in pre-K through 12th grade, as well as all district faculty members, now have a library card that allows them to check out online resources from the Sussex County Library System. The system includes the main library in Frankford and five branch libraries — including the Dorothy Henry Branch in Vernon.
The library card initiative was spearheaded by Vernon High School media specialist Michelle Aluotto, who previously worked for the county library.She said there was a need to create the partnership because many students are unaware of everything a library offers.
"I think it's important for them to realize this is a publicly available resource that they have access to," Aluotto said. "I'm a big library proponent. I love libraries, so I think everyone should know the value of a library."
The Vernon Township School District was home to 2,878 students as of the 2020-21 school year, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Education, only second in the county to Sparta, which had 3,050 students enrolled.
To access the catalog, Vernon students visit the Sussex County Library website and enter their student ID number. They can then browse all online materials available in the database, including audiobooks, language learning and information for research papers.
Aluotto said the digital card offered by the school does not allow students to rent hard copies of books or DVDs. However, they can obtain a physical card by visiting any of the six libraries and providing proof of residency in Sussex County.
The libraries' partnership with Vernon is being treated as a "pilot program" as the district tries to "work through the kinks," Aluotto said. Eventually, the goal is for the initiative to expand to as many districts as possible.
While the partnership between Vernon and the county libraries is still in its infancy, Aluotto said she has already heard some positive feedback from students and teachers in the district. She is optimistic the program will help reinvigorate the role of libraries in the community.
"I think it's going to grow into more use for the public libraries, so it's good for everybody. Everybody wins," Aluotto said.
Jack Massotto tallied two goals and three assists to lift second-seeded West Essex, No. 12 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 16-1 win over 15th-seeded Morris Hills in the first round of the North Jersey, Group 2 tournament in North Caldwell.Andrew Adams netted four goals for West Essex (16-2), which advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals where it will face the winner of seventh-seeded West Milford and 10th-seeded Pascack Valley. Anthony Drago had two goals and an assist and Michael Drago netted two goals, while also going 18-for-21 on fa...
Jack Massotto tallied two goals and three assists to lift second-seeded West Essex, No. 12 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 16-1 win over 15th-seeded Morris Hills in the first round of the North Jersey, Group 2 tournament in North Caldwell.
Andrew Adams netted four goals for West Essex (16-2), which advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals where it will face the winner of seventh-seeded West Milford and 10th-seeded Pascack Valley. Anthony Drago had two goals and an assist and Michael Drago netted two goals, while also going 18-for-21 on face-offs.
Morris Hills fell to 9-7 with the loss.
Summit 16, River Dell 1
Jack Holmes had a hat trick and an assist to lead top-seeded Summit, No. 8 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 16-1 win over 16th-seeded River Dell in Summit.
John Murray had a hat trick and Daniel Flaim had a goal and three assists for Summit (13-2). Patrick Lumelleau added two goals and an assist in the win.
Summit will take on eighth-seeded Vernon in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Will Fletcher had the lone goal for River Dell (4-11).
West Milford 8, Pascack Valley 7
Dylan Connors had two goals and two assists to lead seventh-seeded West Milford to an 8-7 win over Pascack Valley in West Milford.
Aidan Bolger scored three times for West Milford (13-6), which will face second-seeded West Essex in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Vincent D’Andrea added two goals, while Ralph Turre made 19 saves in the win.
Evan Leili led Pascack Valley (7-10) with two goals and two assists.
Wayne Valley 8, Voorhees 4
Gibson Nichols netted three goals to lead fourth-seeded Wayne Valley to an 8-4 win over 13th-seeded Voorhees in Wayne.
Ryan Schmitz had two goals and an assist, while Collin Rovere added a goal and two assists for Wayne Valley (12-4). Alex Scheuplein had a goal and an assist. Colyn Schmitz made four saves in the win.
Wayne Valley will take on fifth-seeded Sparta in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Voorhees fell to 9-10.
Vernon 8, Paramus 3
Rob Bubenik tallied three goals and two assists to propel eighth-seeded Vernon to an 8-3 win over ninth-seeded Paramus in Vernon.
Max Morosoff added three goals for Vernon (12-7), which advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals where it will travel to face top-seeded Summit. Conner Mullane made 15 saves in the win.
Paramus is now 6-11.
Mendham 14, Montville 5
Jack Wadley tallied four goals and two assists to lead sixth-seeded Mendham to a 14-5 win over 11th-seeded Montville in Mendham.
Tim LaRosa finished with three goals and three assists for Mendham (8-7), which will face third-seeded West Morris in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Tyler Parks and Gavin Timoney each chipped in with two goals and an assist, while Tristan Aitkenhead added a goal and three assists. Chris Nazarian made 10 saves in the win.
Nick Gomez and Ryan Cocuzza each netted two goals for Montville (7-11).
Sparta 16, Roxbury 4
Adam Wood scored six goals with four assists to lead fifth-seeded Sparta to a 16-4 win over 12th-seeded Roxbury in Sparta.
Ryan Rossi had three goals and three assists for Sparta (13-4), which will face fourth-seeded Wayne Valley in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Chase Greer picked up 14 ground balls and went 20-for-22 on face-offs in the win.
Roxbury fell to 5-12.
West Morris 16, Warren Hills 3
Trevor Hillier scored five goals with an assist to lead third-seeded West Morris to a 16-3 win over 14th-seeded Warren Hills in Chester.
Garrett Crisp tallied two goals and five assists for West Morris (9-9), which will face sixth-seeded Mendham in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Tyler Wu added two goals and three assists, while Ryan Colatriano had a hat trick and an assist in the win.
Warren Hills dropped to 7-9 with the loss.
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