Greene in peak form at own tourney

Field Hockey

First Annual Nancy Bromley/Nancy Barrows Tournament

GREENE – Greene beat two defending Section IV field hockey champions, and did so in lopsided fashion this past weekend.

The Trojans, also defending sectional titlists, blew out Maine-Endwell, 6-0 in the semifinals, then rolled to a 5-1 rout of Marathon in Saturday’s fina of the First Annual Nancy Bromley/Nancy Barrows Tournament.

It was just Marathon’s second defeat this season, and for Maine-Endwell, two of its three losses have come to the Trojans this season.

“These next few games, we thought we would find out what we were made of,” said Greene’s victorious coach, Sue Carlin. “Position for position, we’re just so strong this year.”

Marathon grabbed the lead less than five minutes into the game. Alexis Root scored at 25:46, and that tally was the first time the Trojans have trailed all season. Erin Smith scored on a penalty stroke 10 minutes later, and Emily Conroe had the go-ahead goal before halftime. Jahna Driscoll added two goals in the second half, and Chrissy Conroe finished with one goal and two assists. “After we fell behind, that was the most intense 10 minutes,” Carlin said in describing her team’s response to the deficit. “They were on a mission to score the tying goal.”

Greene scored four goals in the opening half against the Spartans, and save for the early moments of the second half, were not threatened on Friday. “Maine-Endwell usually comes out and plays a strong second half, and we wanted to be ready,” Carlin said. “Sure enough, they did come out strong. All of a sudden we snapped out of it, and scored two more goals.”

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