Field Hockey Roundup: Lady Bills roll past Glens Falls, clinch Foothills Council title

Johnstown's Taryn Ringer, right, dribbles past Glens Falls' Aliza Williams (16) during Tuesday's Foothills Council contest at Knox Field in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — For the first time since 2012, the Johnstown field hockey team claimed the Foothills Council title.

The Lady Bills clinched the league title in convincing fashion on Tuesday, posting a 7-0 victory over Glens Falls at Knox Field.

“I thought we played really well today,” Johnstown coach Christine Krempa said.

Taryn Ringer had two goals and two assists for Johnstown, while Anna Lee also scored twice. Emma Fiore, Kalena Eaton and Emily Fleming also scored for the Lady Bills, while Abbey Hollister had two assists.

The Lady Bills struck quickly, scoring with 23:01 left in the first half when Eaton scored on a penalty corner on an assist from Fleming and Hollister.

“We’ve been pushing that all year,” Krempa said. “We want to get a goal early and create chaos for the defense.”

Johnstown made it 3-0 on back-to-back unassisted goals by Ringer.

Lee closed out the first-half scoring on an assist from Ringer to make it 4-0 with 4:43 remaining.

After the break, Fleming scored just 38 seconds into the new half to make it 5-0.

Lee made it 6-0 on an assist from Ringer with 25:02 to play.

Fiore capped the scoring on assist from Hollister with 4:54 remaining.

Bracie Vose (1 saves) and Abby VanValkenburgh (0 saves) shared the shutout win in goal for Johnstown, which outshot Glens Falls by a 24-2 margin.

It was the 10th shutout in 15 games this season for the Lady Bills.

Callie Woodell (4 saves) and Cassidy Harrington (8 saves) split time in goal for Glens Falls.

“The goal now is to finish out strong on Thursday,” Krempa said.

Johnstown (15-0 overall, 11-0 Foothills) is scheduled to host South Glens Falls in its regular-season finale Thursday at 6 p.m. at Knox Field.

Scotia-Glenville 7, Gloversville 0

GLOVERSVILLE — Zoe Connor had a goal and an assist to lead Scotia-Glenville to a Foothills Council victory over Gloversville at Gloversville High School on Tuesday.

Vicki Darling scored twice for the Lady Tartans, while Molly Malone, Sage Plemenik, Julian Vadney and Olivia Geniti also scored. Scotia-Glenville finished with a 15-3 advantage in penalty corners.

Olivia Kaye made three saves to post the shutout for Scotia-Glenville.

Kimi Hastings made 21 saves for Gloversville (1-14 overall, 0-11 Foothills).

The Huskies are scheduled to travel to Glens Falls on Thursday to wrap up its regular season.