Lady Bills rally to defeat Queensbury

QUEENSBURY — The Johnstown Lady Bills ran their early-season record to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the league with a 2-1 victory over Queensbury in Foothills Council field hockey action Thursday at Queensbury High School.

Queensbury held the lead at the half after Jordan Bentley scored on a breakaway for the Lady Spartans with 20:42 left in the opening half.

Johnstown tied the match with 11:39 left to play when Kalena Eaton scored an unassisted goal off the goalie’s pads.

Eaton picked up the game-winner with 3:36 left to play after a shot off a penalty corner by Emily Fleming rebounded off the goalie’s pads and she put the rebound in the back of the cage for the 2-1 victory.

For the match, Johnstown outshot Queensbury 15-10 and held a 14-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Abby VanValkenburgh collected eight saves in goal for the Lady Bills, while Kamdyn Bashant had nine stops for Queensbury.

The Lady Bills will return to action Tuesday night when they host Gloversville in a Foothills Council match at Knox Field starting at 7 p.m.

South Glens Falls 11, Gloversville 0

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The Bulldogs poured in seven first-half goals en route to picking up the shut out over Gloversville.

Jillian Willis had three goals and three assists for Queensbury, while Lauren Willis had two goals and two assists and Sarah Shaw added two goals and an assist.

Katey Klotz, Maddie King, Mia Benincasa and Maggie Kilpeck added one goal apiece.

Jessica Betts had two assists, while Emma Kenley and Kaydence Matteson both had an assist.

Mimi Hasting made 20 saves in goal for Gloversville (1-3 overall, 0-2 Foothills), while Taylor Hayes made seven stops for South High (4-1 overall, 1-1 Foothills).

The Bulldogs held a 14-7 advantage in penalty corners.

Schuylerville 5, Glens Falls 0

SCHUYLERVILLE — Izzy Reitano-Stayer finished with two goals to lead Schuylerville to the Foothills Council win.

Eliza Barton, Molly Elder and Lainey Koval each scored for the Black Horses, while Ella Welsh chipped in with a pair of assists.

Cassidy Harrington made 10 stops in goal for Glens Falls, while Lizzie Goodspeed collected three saves for Schuylerville.


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