Girls Soccer Roundup: Gloversville, Johnstown battle to 0-0 draw
GLOVERSVILLE — When the teams last met Sept. 19, the Gloversville girls soccer team saw a 1-0 lead evaporate in a 2-1 loss at Johnstown.
In the rematch, the Lady Dragons once again controlled much of the game against the Lady Bills, but we unable to find the back of the net as the teams played to a 0-0 draw at Gloversville High School on Wednesday.
“I thought the girls played well,” Gloversville coach Mike Hallenbeck said. “We controlled most of the game, but we couldn’t put one away.”
Both teams had chances, but the defense on both sides was stout.
“The defense we played tonight is the kind of defense you need to play in sectionals,” Johnstown coach Patrick Williams said.
In the first half, Gloversville’s Angel Anderson and Harmony Philo sent shots just over the crossbar.
Anderson also had a shot stopped by Johnstown keeper Allison Morey that kept the game scoreless heading into the half.
The best save by Johnstown came in the second half and it wasn’t made by Morey.
With 12 minutes remaining, Johnstown defender Abby Gottung cleared a shot by Michaela Ponticello off the goal line. Ponticello was able to corral the rebound only to have that shot stopped by Morey.
“That was a great save by Abby [Gottung],” Williams said.
Earlier in the half, Gloversville keeper Alex Benfatti dove to tip a shot by Johnstown’s Jesse VanNostrand over the crossbar.
“That was a phenomenal save by Alex (Benfatti],” Hallenbeck said.
After 80 minutes of regulation ended with the teams scoreless, they played a pair of scoreless 10-minute overtimes, leaving the score at 0-0.
“I thought our defense played well tonight,” Hallenbeck said. “We had our chances on offense. We’ve got to put one in the net though.”
Gloversville finished with a 15-4 advantage in shots.
Benfatti made two saves for Gloversville, while Morey made seven stops for Johnstown.
“We fought really hard the whole game,” Williams said. “We played well and we played together as a team.”
Wednesday’s contest was the final regular-season home game for Benfatti and Kerri Hauser, who were honored before the game.
Johnstown (6-8-1 overall, 6-6-1 Foothills) now awaits the pairings for the Section II Class B Tournament, which will be announced Monday.
Gloversville (6-8-1 overall, 5-6-1 Foothills) will wrap up its regular season Saturday at Amsterdam at 2 p.m.
Scotia-Glenville 7, Amsterdam 0
AMSTERDAM — Sydnee Smith netted a hat trick to lead Scotia-Glenville to a Foothills Council victory over Amsterdam.
Alexis Zatlokowicz, Lauren Zeglen and Annika Nielsen each had a goal and an assist for the Lady Tartans, while Tanya Leggiero also scored.
Peyton Culhane and Annamarie Piccirillo each had two assists for Scotia-Glenville (14-0 overall, 12-0 Foothills).
Jareymarie Aponte made 12 saves for Amsterdam (7-7 overall, 5-7 Foothills).
South Glens Falls 3, Queensbury 2
SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Amya Naja scored twice to lead South Glens Falls to a Foothills Council North Division victory over Queensbury.
Jess Winslow also scored for the Bulldogs, while Aly Fish added an assist.
Brigid Duffy and Christina Cummings scored for Queensbury.
Karlee Taber finished with eight saves for South Glens Falls, while Brielle LaPlant made eight saves for Queensbury.
Fonda-Fultonville 4, Fort Plain 3
FORT PLAIN — Emma Rhodes netted a hat trick to lead Fonda-Fultonville to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Fort Plain.
Alyssa Duval finished with a goal and three assists for the Lady Braves. It was the 29th goal of the season for Duval.
Stella Williams added an assist for Fonda-Fultonville (10-6 overall, 7-4 WAC), which won its fifth straight game.
Emile Swank, Kendra Przestrelski and Faith Rende all scored for Fort Plain (3-9-3 overall, 3-6-2 WAC).
Ryleigh Hesch made 12 saves for FFCS, while Jayde Cotton made 15 saves for Fort Plain.
Mayfield 3, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 0
BERNE — Lindsey Hampton scored twice to lead Mayfield to a WAC victory over Berne-Knox-Westerlo.
Cam Meca had a goal and an assist for the Lady Panthers, while Sydney Sheldon and Anna Gates each had an assist.
Syd Benton made just one save to post the shutout in goal for Mayfield (7-6-2 overall, 6-4-1 WAC), which finished with a 12-1 advantage in shots.
Nikki Filkins made nine saves for Berne-Knox-Westerlo.
Northville 2, Middleburgh 1
MIDDLEBURGH — Hannah Coupas scored a pair of second-half goals to help Northville rally for a WAC victory over Middleburgh.
Olivia Hamm scored the lone goal for Middleburgh in the first half to give the Knights a 1-0 lead at the half.
Northville (12-3 overall, 10-1 WAC), which won its fourth straight game, is scheduled to travel to Schoharie on Friday for a WAC crossover contest at 4:15 p.m.
Schoharie 9, Canajoharie 1
CANAJOHARIE — Katie Krohn finished with three goals and two assists to power Schoharie to a WAC victory over Canajoharie.
Carrie Krohn had three goals and an assist for the Indians, while Adrianna Cornell and Maddie Phelan each had a goal and an assist.
Meghan Krohn also scored for Schoharie (11-0 WAC).
Kylee Rickard scored the lone goal for Canajoharie (8-7 overall, 6-5 WAC), which suffered its fourth straight loss.
Abby Wetsel made seven saves for Schoharie, while Madison Koelbl and Jocelyn Hammons combined to make 14 saves for Canajoharie.
Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 5, Mekeel Christian 1
SCOTIA — Alexis Klock netted a hat trick to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a WAC victory over Mekeel Christian Academy.
Kamden Battisti and Jazmine Mumford also scored for the Lady Wolves.
Jo Galarneau scored the lone goal for Mekeel Christian.
Abby Johnson made three saves for OESJ (6-9 overall, 4-7 WAC).
Angel Barton made five stops for Mekeel Christian.
Northern Soccer League
Johnsburg 7, Wells 0
WELLS — Megan Bacon finished with three goals and an assist to lead Johnsburg to a shutout victory over Wells.
Khaleah Cleveland scored twice for the Jaguars, while Taylor Dwyer had a goal and an assist. Sydney Selleck also scored for Johnsburg (12-2 overall, 12-1 NSL).
Charlize Bernard made 12 saves to post her fifth shutout of the season in goal for the Jaguars.
Sierra Mauro made 34 saves for Wells (1-12 overall, 1-12 NSL).