JOHNSTOWN - Playing Schuylerville for the second time in seven days, the Johnstown girls lacrosse team came up one goal short once again Monday at Knox Field.
Like the result, the score was the same as the Black Horses posted an 8-7 win over the Lady Bills, matching the April 23 result at Schuylerville.
"It's very frustrating," Johnstown coach Denise Benton said. "I just wish we could get that one little break to go our way."
Johnstown’s Sara Kosowicz, right, looks for a way past Schuylerville’s M.C. Aston during Monday’s game at Knox Field in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)
The one-goal loss was the third in four games for the Lady Bills, who have played five games in the last eight days.
"We played four times last week, so I didn't have practice over the weekend because we needed the rest," Benton said.
Johnstown got out of the gates quickly Monday, scoring the game's first two goals as Kendra McCoy and Sara Kosowicz scored in the first seven minutes of the game.
Schuylerville answered with back-to-back goals to tie the game at 2-2 before McCoy got the Lady Bills the lead back with 13:38 remaining in the first half.
After a timeout, the Black Horses outscored Johnstown 4-2 over the final 13 minutes of the first half to take a 6-5 lead at the break.
Kosowicz and McCoy each had two first-half goals for the Lady Bills, while Morganne Dick also scored for Johnstown.
Schuylerville pushed its lead to 7-5 when Heather Marko scored with 17:31 left in the second half.
As it did in the first half, Johnstown battled back to tie the game getting goals from McCoy and Kosowicz to knot the game a 7-7 with 13:47 to play.
Johnstown goalie Alexis Livingstone helped keep the score tied making a pair of saves on Carley Marcellus ln the final seven minutes.
The Black Horses snapped the tie with 1:06 to play when Marko found the net to make it 8-7.
Livingstone made 15 saves for Johnstown.
"[Alexis] kept us in the game today, no question about it," Benton said. "She did an awesome job. That's the kind of stuff we need to see all the time."
McKayla Williams finished with nine stops for Schuylerville, which outshot Johnstown by a 29-20 margin.
"Both goalies played well today," Schuylerville coach Erin Lloyd said. "They both made some big saves."
Schuylerville (5-5 overall) will travel to Glens Falls on Wednesday, while Johnstown (3-7 overall) will travel to Queensbury on Wednesday.