Greene 4, Vestal 0
GREENE – The Trojans answered their first division loss earlier this week with a shutout victory over longtime foe Vestal Thursday.
Christine Conroe set up one goal and finished off the Trojans’ scoring with one of the team’s prettiest goals this season. Taking a crossing pass from Andrea Day, Conroe fired a one-timer into the cage. Day also had a goal and Holly Davis finished with two goals in the win. “We started off sluggish and then kind of got it together,” said Greene coach Sue Carlin. “Christine’s stickwork was great tonight and she just makes things happen. The play she scored on, I couldn’t have drawn it up any better.”
The Trojans’ defense did not allow a shot and held a 15-0 advantage over the Golden Bears.
Greene plays defending sectional champion Maine-Endwell on Wednesday.
(2-0 at half)
Goals-assists: (G) Andrea Day, 1-1, Holly Davis, 2-0, Christine Conroe, 1-1; Amy David, 0-1.
Shots-corners: (V) 0-3, (G) 15-14.
Saves: (G) none. (V) Allie Edwards, 6.
Greene 3, Norwich 1
OXFORD – Greene averted Norwich’s upset bid with two tallies in the second half to pull away from the Tornado and advance to the finals of the Oxford Tournament.
Norwich’s Jason Woodard scored on a penalty kick at the 35-minute mark of the second half to knot the game. Fifteen minutes later, Craig Hebbard provided a spark for the Trojans netting the go-ahead goal. Mark Day added the third tally with 5:47 to play to give Greene breathing room.
“Norwich came out and played hard. For a young team they showed a lot of heart,” said Greene coach Rick Tallman. “We weren’t ready to play at the start and maybe we were still disappointed after the loss to Delhi. Hebbard played well for us all game and seemed to motivate the team.”
Greene plays Oxford or G-MU Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the title game.
(1-0 Greene at half)