B-P girls post 3-1 win over Lady Braves
BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin-Perth girls soccer team took its lumps last season, posting an 0-16 record.
Through the first two game this season, they are feeling a little better after winning their season-opener over Hudson Falls 3-0 and backed that win up with a 3-1 non-league victory over Fonda-Fultonville Thursday night at Patriot Field at Broadalbin-Perth High School.
The early minutes of the game was back-and-forth with both teams looking to establish a rhythm in their play.
Broadalbin-Perth was the first to settle down and began string passes together to attack the Fonda-Fultonville back line.
The Lady Patriots broke through with 28:27 left in the opening half when Maria Stewart received a ball on the right side of the penalty area and chipped it over the head of Fonda-Fultonville goalkeeper Emma Crahan for a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Patriots threatened again late in the half only to have a direct kick by Alayna Preston cleared off the line by Lady Braves defender Brianne Egelston to help send the game into halftime with Broadalbin-Perth holding a 1-0 advantage.
Broadalbin-Perth coach Rob Klug said that his team was able to work the ball better after settling down midway through the half.
“A lot of times they get out there and they have all this excited energy that they panic that they want to play it through and have some one run 50 yards every time when they could pass the ball,” he said. “The ball never complains about getting tired. As they play the game more they will understand when to play the through ball and when to play the short ball. They are coming together and working as a group.”
The Lady Patriots picked up a second goal just over a minute into the second half when Lauralie Grainer finished off a throw-in from Preston to stake the Lady Patriots to a 2-0 lead.
Fonda-Fultonville pushed to respond and get a score on the board and narrowly missed as Giuliana Capperello fired a shot on goal that rang off the post and out of play.
The Lady Patriots being able to consistently attack in numbers led to their third goal as Stewart pushed a pass through the Lady Braves defense that Preston ran onto. Contact with a defender sent Preston to the ground in the penalty area drawing a foul and a penalty kick.
Preston took the kick and drove the ball into the back of the net for a 3-0 lead with 29:44 left to play.
Fonda-Fultonville got a goal back with 20:30 remaining as Stella Williams found Alyssa Duval open on the right side of the box and Duval fired a hard shot past Morgan Rossi to cut the score to 3-1.
The Lady Braves pushed for a second score and came close when Duval pushed a pass from Lindsay Lombardoni on net that rolled just wide of its mark, putting the final score at 3-1.
“We had a rough outing tonight,” Fonda-Fultonville coach Chris Sandel said. “We are struggling with injuries right now and our roster is pretty well depleted so our numbers are really down right now. We are trying to work through it. We were definitely tired from playing last night [3-2 overtime loss to Canajoharie]. It was a tough game against a good team.”
Rossi finished with seven saves on eight shots by the Lady Braves, while Crahan collected 11 saves on 15 shots by the Lady Patriots.
“We have older girls mixed in with younger girls but once they step out on a soccer field it doesn’t matter whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, they are all on the soccer field playing at the same level,” Klug said. “We are working on linking the older girls with the younger girls and getting used to each other.”
Broadalbin-Perth (2-0 overall, 1-0 Foothills) will travel to take on Scotia-Glenville Wednesday.
Scotia-Glenville 5, Amsterdam 0
AMSTERDAM — Brooklyn Drago scored twice to lead Scotia-Glenville past Amsterdam for the Foothills council win Thursday night at the Lynch Literacy Academy.
Tanya Leggiero, Morgan Nichter and Megan Steele also scored for the Lady Tartans.
So. Glens Falls 10, Glens Falls 2
GLENS FALLS — The Bulldogs poured in seven first-half goals en route to the victory.
Marlee James led the way for South High with three goals, while Amya Naja had two goals and three assists and Zoe Lanfear added two goals and an assist. Aly Fish chipped in with a goal and three assists, while Ginger Kohanek and Maddy Walter had one goal each and Kaili Stillman had an assist.
Stephanie Meehan and Kayla Quirk connected for the Glens Falls goals.
OESJ 3, Fort Plain 0
FORT PLAIN — Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville dominated play as the Lady Wolves picked up the non-league victory Thursday at the Fort Plain Sports Complex at the Harry Hoag Middle School.
Abby Johnson delivered an unassisted goal late in the opening half, while Kamden Battisti scored an unassisted goal and Alexis Klock finished off an assist from Alexis Mumford in the second half to seal the victory.
For the match, OESJ out shot Fort Plain 25-1, while Quinn Jones making 13 stops in goal for the Lady Hilltoppers and Ashlee Shelmandine collecting one save for OESJ.
Center State Conference
Dolgeville 1, Adirondack 1
BOONVILLE — Rylee Lamphere scored the lone goal for Dolgeville in a draw with Adirondack on Wednesday.
Emma Hennessey scored the lone goal for Adirondack.
Ryanne Williams made 15 saves for the Blue Devils, while Kasidy Rogers made 12 saves for the Wildcats.