Marathon 3, Greene 2
MARATHON – Marathon was able to turn the tables on Greene and gain some redemption from an early-season loss.
The Olympians rallied with two goals over the final seven minutes to prevail over Greene. It was the Trojans’ first loss in nine contests. “We did play well, but we didn’t always execute big when we needed to,” said Greene coach Sue Carlin. “There were some good points, and there were some points we need to improve on.”
Coming out of a timeout with nine minutes left, Marathon kept the pressure on and tied the game at 7:06 on Tessa Knapp’s second goal of the game. Marta Malmberg had the winner with 3:55 remaining after a penalty corner.
Greene led twice in the game taking a 1-0 lead in the first half on Andrea Day’s goal, and moving in front 2-1 at 21:56 of the second half. Erin Smith took a pass from Emily Conroe and blasted the ball into the cage. “We had some very good moments, but they took it hard to us the final 10 minutes,” Carlin said.
Greene plays Whitney Point on Tuesday.
(1-1 at half)
Goals-assists: (M) Tessa Knapp, 2-0, Marta Malmberg, 1-1; Kelly Braman, 0-1. (G) Andrea Day, 1-0, Erin Smith, 1-0, Emily Conroe, 0-1.
Shots-corners: (M) 10-8, (G) 3-2.
Saves: (M) Cigi Edwards, 1. (G) Devyn Staley, 6.
Little Falls 2, Sherburne-Earlville 1
SHERBURNE – Little Falls held Sherburne-Earlville to one shot on goal, but had difficulty in putting the Marauders away in a one-goal victory Thursday.
Sarah Halmer scored on a penalty stroke five minutes into the second half to give Little Falls a two-goal advantage. S-E’s Samantha Crandall sliced the lead half with a tally at 9:29.
“We played well in the midfield, but we weren’t able to get any offense going inside the 25-yard mark,” said S-E coach Sheila Cooman. “Little Falls is a very good team, and we were right there. We just need to play 60 minutes of consistent hockey.”
S-E (3-5-1) plays Mount Markham Saturday.
(1-0 Little Falls at half)
Goals-assists: (LF) Liz Demeree, 1-0, Sarah Halmer, 1-0, Leandra Zack, 0-1; (SE) Samantha Crandall, 1-0.
Shots-corners: (LF) 17-17, (SE) 1-2.
Saves: (LF) none. (SE) Candace Ward, 11.