Greene 3, Whitney Point 1
GREENE – Greene proved that it not just a front-runner showing its comeback ability in a title win at the 2nd Annual Nancy Barrows, Nancy Bromley Tournament, Saturday against Whitney Point.
The Golden Eagles led 1-0 at the half on the strength of a goal early in the game by Paige Monsen. “Our kids did not seem rattled by the goal, and that was good,” said Greene coach Sue Carlin. “We weren’t back on our heels in the first half, but we weren’t as aggressive.”
The Trojans’ level of play raised significantly in the second half. Jahna Driscoll scored the tying goal nine minutes into the second half after Andrea Day’s pass. Day brought the ball down the field and into the middle before dumping the ball to Driscoll. Driscoll tallied the go-ahead goal – her 29th this season – on a penalty corner pass from Emily Conroe with 12:36 remaining. Just over a minute later, Emily Gascon added an insurance goal.
“Whitney Point has been kind of like us, and their goalie hasn’t been tested as much,” Carlin said. “We made some adjustments and wanted to make sure we got some shots on goal and made their goalie play a little bit. Another key was that we outhustled them to the ball on numerous occasions, and we were winning more of the 50-50 balls.”
Devyn Staley anchored the Trojans’ defense making 10 saves as Greene improved to 13-0 on the season.
(1-0 WP at half)
Goals-assists: (G) Jahna Driscoll 2-0, Emily Gascon 1-0, Andrea Day 0-1, Emily Conroe 0-1. (WP) Paige Monsen 1-0, Jaime Dean 0-1.
Goalie saves: Devyn Staley (G) 10; Nicole Gregg (WP) 1.
Shots-corners: (G) 6-4; (WP) 15-6.
G-MU 3, Richfield Springs 0
COPES CORNERS – Wet, sloppy conditions did not deter the Raiders from scoring early goals against Richfield Springs Friday afternoon.
Greg Delaney had a pair of tallies, and Corin Todd added insurance for a three-goal lead at intermission. G-MU is 7-2-4 in league play and 9-2-4 overall, a half-game behind division leader Edmeston.
(3-0 at half)
Goals-assists: Greg Delaney, 2-0, Corin Todd, 1-0, Jacob MacDuff, 0-1.
Owego 5, Norwich 0
OWEGO – Owego busted out from a 1-0 halftime lead scoring four goals in the second half against Tornado, the first just over 2 1/2 minutes after intermission.
Camden Bushen had a hat trick for the Indians, who seemed rejuvenated after a 20-minute halftime period in which the senior players were recognized. “A couple of their goals came in the last 20 minutes when we had pulled up our team to try to score,” said Norwich coach John McCumiskey. “Nate Perry had another outstanding game in goal for us, especially with how sloppy it was outside.”
Norwich wraps up its season tonight at home when it plays Afton at 7 p.m.
(1-0 at half)
Goals-assists: Camden Bushen, 3-0, Adam Kahabka, 1-0, Nate Skiff, 1-0; Tyler Stickler, 0-2, Tim Gilli, 0-1; Ben Damico, 0-1, Aaron Francis, 0-1.
Shots-corners: (O) 18-17, (N) 4-3.
Saves: (O) Scott Johnson, 2. (N) Nate Perry, 12.
Unadilla Valley 1, B-G 1
NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley put the finishing touches on a MAC division two championship playing to a tie with Bainbridge-Guilford in Friday afternoon’s game.
B-G, outshot 21-8, held a one-goal lead at the break on the strength of Colleen Davis’ unassisted goal.
UV scored the equalizer just 2:25 into the second half. Sumi Gysin found the net after a pass from Krystyn Gould. “We had some real good opportunities, but the conditions didn’t help us – or anyone for that matter,” said UV coach Janelle Ross.
UV will play Greene at Greene on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. for the overall league championship. The Storm beat the Trojans in the regular season meeting.
(1-0 B-G at half)
Goals-assists: (UV) Sumi Gysin, 1-0, Krystyn Gould, 0-1. (BG) Colleen Davis, 1-0.
Shots-cornerkicks: (UV) 21-11, (BG) 8-7.
Saves: (UV) Jordan Anderson, 7, (BG) Caiti Anderson, 15.
Seton Catholic Central 3, Norwich 1
BINGHAMTON – Norwich hung close with Seton Catholic Central Saturday in its final game of the season dropping a two-goal final to the Saints.
Katie Jones scored twice for Seton, who never had complete control of the game. Alyssa MacIntosh scored her second goal of the season for the Tornado (1-15) as Tori Parsons chipped a picture-perfect pass to set up the tally at 23:40. “It was a real pretty play,” said Norwich coach Dianne Fiorina of the goal. “It was just a fantastic game for us to finish the season.”
NHS goalie Hailey Dietrich made nine saves, and her aggressive play helped keep the game close, Fiorina said.
Late Thursday, Norwich dropped a 3-0 final to Owego on the Indians’ senior recognition night. Lexi Hilliker had all three goals for the host club. Dietrich made 17 saves to lead the NHS defense that was much more stingy in the latter stages of the season.
Score by half
SCC 2 1 –3
NHS 0 1 –1
Goals-assists: (S) Alyssa Ricci 1-1, Taylor Farrell 0-1, Katie Jones 2-0, Lindsey Aingworth 0-1. (N) Alyssa MacIntosh 1-0, Tori Parsons, 0-1.
Saves: Bridget Miranda (S) 4; Hailey Dietrich (N) 9.
Shots-corners: (S) 12-2, (N) 4-3.
Owego 3, Norwich 0
(1-0 at half)
Goals-assists: Lexi Hilliker, 3-0, Courtney Malia, 0-1; Olivia Bishop, 0-1.
Shots-corners: (O) 28-11, (N) 1-0
Saves: Hailey Dietrich 17. (O) Brittany Rando, 1