Greene advances to state semifinals

VESTAL – Greene head coach Sue Carlin talked to her team all week about finding that defining moment.

The longtime field hockey mentor watched that defining moment transpire at Dick Hoover Field in Vestal as the Trojans advanced to the state semifinals with a 2-1 win over Section III’s Liverpool Saturday afternoon.

Greene (16-2) meets Section XI’s Ward Melville Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Chittenango High School.

“Every time we tried, we could never finish,” said third-year Greene player Christine Conroe. “We’re finally in the final four.”

Conroe had her own defining moment – the game-winning goal with 2:01 to play. The Trojans drew one of their 11 penalty corners, but the first in over 17 minutes after continuing to pressure the Liverpool defense for over a 10-minute period. Andrea Day made the initial pass from the right of Warriors keeper Micky Meaghar. Conroe took the ball, juked a Liverpool defender, and fired a bullet that hit the inside of Meaghar’s boot and into the cage.

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