Greene advances to Oxford tourney final

LEvening Sun Report

Field Hockey

Greene 5, Oxford 2

OXFORD – Greene had five different players score goals and raced to a 2-0 halftime lead en route to a win over Oxford Thursday in the Blackhawks’ field hockey tournament.

Sara Ostrander and Megan Boeltz set the tone with first-half goals. “We were really aggressive on offense and good around the cage,” said Greene coach Sue Carlin. “We had a lot of second and third chances.”

Stephanie Washburn, freshman Chrissy Conroe, and Hillary Huttleston added goals for Greene, who received big defensive efforts from Mary Rutz, Laci Williams, while senior midfielder Amanda Barton made a strong return to the field after missing last year with an injury.

Oxford’s Jenna Farwell tallied her fifth goal of the season and Vanessa Pierson added a late goal for the Blackhawks (2-1).

Score by half

Gre. 2 3-5

Oxf. 0 2-2

Goals-assists: (O) Jenna Farwell, 1-0, Vanessa Pierson, 1-0, Julie Davis, 0-1. (G) Sara Ostrander, 1-0, Megan Boeltz, 1-0, Stephanie Washburn, 1-0, Chrissy Conroe, 1-1, Hillary Huttleston, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (O) 11-5; (G) 17-9.

Saves: (O) Christine Brussell, 8 (G) Jess Smith, 8, Elisa Shearer, 1.

Sherburne-Earlville 6, Canastota 0

CANASTOTA – Sherburne-Earlville exhibited a prolific offense in an opening-game victory over Canastota Wednesday night.

Karli Harris and Samantha Crandall scored two goals apiece for the Marauders, while Courtney Kurtz and Danielle Green added tallies. S-E led 4-0 at halftime.

“The midfield made transitions look easy and kept the ball under control for the offense,” said S-E coach Sheila Cooman.

Score by half

S-E 4 2-6

Can. 0 0-0

Goals-assists: (SE) Karli Harris, 2-1; Samantha Crandall, 2-0; Courtney Kurtz, 1-2; Danielle Green, 1-1.

Shots-corners: (SE) 22-11, (C) 4-3.

Saves: (SE) Kayde Low, 3; Jessica DeNova (C), 16.

Girls’ Soccer

Oxford 2, Sherburne-Earlville 1

OXFORD – Oxford, who managed just a tie a year ago on its ledger, exceeded that statistic in just its second game.

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