While every other classification in every other sport has been off competing in the Section IV playoffs, Greene has waited – not idly – for its turn.
The Trojans, defending Section IV and New York State Class A field hockey champions, will play for the first time since an Oct. 21 overtime win over Sidney when they square off with Vestal for the Section IV title, Saturday night on its home field at 7 p.m.
Greene (15-0) won last year’s title game against Vestal, 6-0, for a fourth straight championship. It was a two-team, winner-take-it-all playoff scenario last year, just like this season. “I think, ideally, we’d want to playing all along,” said Greene head coach Sue Carlin, referring to a sectional playoffs where her team would play one or two games before reaching the finals. “We’re making the best of the situation, and trying to mix things up a little bit. There’s nothing more that we can do. We’re in the final, the girls are handling it well, and they’re as anxious to play as I am.”