Queensbury deals Gloversville season-opening loss

Gloversville’s Jenna Carbone (8) controls th ball while under pressure from Queensbury’s Savannah Haywood during Foothills Council field hockey action Thursday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

GLOVERSVILLE — Loghan Ovitt won the ball in a crowd in front of the goal and poked home the first goal of the season for the Gloversville Huskies field hockey team.

Unfortunately, that was the lone goal for the Huskies as they dropped their season-opener to Foothills Council powerhouse Queensbury 13-1 Thursday afternoon at Gloversville High School.

“I am proud of them,” Gloversville coach Any Romeyn said. “They stayed with it, fought and we got a goal, which we have not scored on Queensbury in a while. We have a young team with some players who have never played varsity. We have Granville on Saturday and I think when we are evenly matched you will see a different team.”

It did not take long for Queensbury to get rolling on the turf field at Gloversville High School. Emily Korniak finished off a pass from Jordan Bentley with just 1:09 off the clock.

The Spartans kept rolling as Alyssa Fitzgerald and Lindsay Allen added two first-half goals apiece to go with scores from Bentley and Brittany Barton to take a 7-0 lead into halftime.

The Spartans put three more goals in the cage in the first nine minutes of the second half and added two more before the Huskies broke through for their goal.

The Huskies score started off a penalty corner put in play by Rileigh Baldwin. The Queensbury defense stopped the initial shot off the corner by Sidney DeMagistris but the ball bounced to Baldwin who pushed the ball back in front of the goal. When the defense could not clear the ball, Ovitt was in position to push the ball into the lower corner with 3:58 left in the game.

Queensbury tallied one more goal before the final horn to close out the 13-1 Foothills Council victory.

For the match, Queensbury held a 13-4 edge in penalty corners.

Fitzgerald had four goals for Queensbury, while Bentley finished with two goals and two assists and Allen added two goals. Brittany Barton, Korniak, Audrey Murphey, Kelsey Zeher and Kileigh Boyeau all scored goals for Queensbury (2-0 overall, 1-0 Foothills, while Brittany Ballard had two assists.

Kimi Hastings made 23 stops in goal for Gloversville.

Non-league

Johnstown 7, Salem-Cambridge 0

JOHNSTOWN — Taryn Ringer scored three goals and had an assist to lead Johnstown to a non-league victory over Salem-Cambridge at Knox Field.

Ringer has scored six goals in two games this season for the Lady Bills.

Emily Fleming scored twice for Johnstown (2-0 overall), while Anna Lee had a goal and an assist. Maddie Etherton added two assists for the Lady Bills, who outshot Salem-Cambridge by a 31-2 margin. Johnstown also held a 16-1 advantage in penalty corners.

Abby VanValkenburgh made just one save to post her second shutout this season for the Lady Bills, who have outscored their first two foes by a combined 15-0.

Tory Cary made 23 saves for Salem-Cambridge.

Johnstown is scheduled to host Scotia-Glenville on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

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