McDermott Breaks Loose Against Purple Tornado

By: Patrick Newell

McDermott breaks loose against Purple Tornado

Girls’ Soccer

Greene 5, Norwich 1

OXFORD – Recently annointed as the number 14 team in the state among Class C schools, Greene received a five-goal effort from standout senior Megan McDermott to advance to the finals of the Oxford Tournament.

McDermott scored her first goal with 9:05 left in the first half, and tallied just 65 seconds later for the two-goal halftime lead.

“They had their defense moved up, and our girls did a nice job of pushing the ball through to Megan,” said Greene coach Randy Smith. “Megan was able to go one-on-one with their goalie (Tatyana Ithier) a few times. (Ithier) stopped a couple of them, but you can’t give Megan that many opportunities.”

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The five-goal game was a career-high for McDermott, who has several hat tricks over her varsity career.

Norwich’s Elisha Eddy broke up the shutout with a penalty kick. The Tornado face G-MU Saturday evening in the consolation game, while Greene plays Oxford for title immediately after that matchup.

Summary

(2-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (G) Megan McDermott, 5-0, Haley McLaren, 0-1; Haley Merrill, 0-1; Tara Bub, 0-1; April Small, 0-1. (N) Elisha Eddy, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (G) 13-4, (N) 5-1.

Saves: (G) Emily Pierce, 4, (N) Tatyana Ithier, 7.

Oxford 4, G-MU 1

OXFORD – Oxford’s offense jelled in the second half, and the Blackhawks advanced to the finals of their own tournament.

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