Marauders’ offense breaks loose

Evening Sun Report

Field Hockey

Sherburne-Earlville 5, Hamilton 1

SHERBURNE – In the first meeting with Hamilton this season, Sherburne-Earlville scored the only goal of the game with a penalty stroke. Tuesday afternoon, the Marauders’ offense broke loose for a season-high five tallies in a rout of the Emerald Knights.

“We knew they would be tough and scrappy, but we were just on the goalie all the time, and it paid off,” said S-E coach Sheila Cooman. “The team knew this is ( the type of play) that I wanted. It was such a great team effort.”

Maggie Dunshee scored twice in the first half for S-E. She netted the opening goal five minutes into the contest off a Maggie Burlison pass. Burlison made it 2-0 midway through the half, and just two minutes later, Dunshee found the back of the cage again, this time off a Desiree Brown pass.

Alyssa Palmer and Shelby Sheffler scored goals for S-E (5-4-1, 6-6-1) in the second half. The Marauders play at New York Mills Monday.


(3-0 S-E at half)

Goals-assists: (SE) Grace Dunshee, 2-0, Maggie Burlison, 1-1; Alyssa Palmer, 1-0; Shelby Sheffler, 1-0, Desiree Brown, 0-1. (H) Jessica Welsh, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (SE) 8-15, (H) 5-6.

Saves: (SE) Katherine Robertson, 3, (H) Brianna Randall, 3.

Greene 8, Walton 0

GREENE – Greene’s offense and defense were clicking on every level in what head coach Sue Carlin described as her team’s best overall game of the season.

“It was just a fun game to watch,” Carlin said. “Every single one of them played just great.”

The game was scoreless until the 16:52 mark when the Trojans drew a penalty stroke. A Walton player kicked the ball near the goal line to create the stroke attempt, and Emily Conroe put the ball away for the first of her two goals. The offensive flood gates burst open from that point with Emily Gascon feeding Brandee Schoonmaker a minute later for the second tally. Conroe added her second goal two minutes later, and Greene’s fourth goal was picture-perfect. Caitlin Gorton initiated the play from the defensive end and passed to Jahna Driscoll in the middle. Driscoll fed the ball back outside to Gascon, who hit a cutting Driscoll in the middle of the penalty circle for the spot-on shot. “It was just about the prettiest goal you would ever see,” Carlin said of Driscoll’s tally.

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