Greene drops playoff game in penalty-kick shootout

Girls’ Soccer

Delhi 0, Greene 0

GREENE – In the regular season, Saturday’s Class C playoff game would simply go down in the record books as a tie. But this is the playoffs, and there are no ties in the postseason.

Delhi, who dropped its two regular season meetings to Greene in the Midstate Athletic Conference by a combined 7-2 score, held off the Trojans’ offensive rushes in dreary, wet conditions for 100 minutes on Saturday, and prevailed in penalty-kick shootout, 3-1. Hilary Denison, Sienna Brown and Eva Rae Andrews had shootout goals for the Bulldogs, who advanced to the sectional semifinals with the win. “Their coach had his kids well prepared, and it was a great defensive effort on their part,” said Greene coach Randy Smith, who was gracious in defeat. “They didn’t play not to lose, but they did do their best to keep us from scoring.”

Megan McDermott, who had 33 goals on the season and scored twice in the most recent meeting, was heavily marked the entire game, and rarely saw any room to roam free. Greene junior Liz Wentlent nearly broke the tie in overtime hitting a hard shot that required a big-time save from Delhi keeper Libby Buel.

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