H-D Girls Blank Rockets; Heuvelton E-K Tie
BY DAVE SHEA
DEKALB JUNCTION - Diverting a season long stream of one-goal losses Hermon-DeKalb edged Morristown 1-0 in Friday's NAC West Soccer action. The other game of the day saw Edwards-Knox rally for a 1-1 tie against Heuvelton shortly before the game was called on account of darkness with 6:48 left in the second half.
HERMON-DEKALB GIRLS 1 - MORRISTOWN 0
In the first game of a home-and-home series in two days for the two teams Audri Tehonica headed home a cross for the only goal of the game for the Demons 2-6-0 who received an outstanding 19-save shutout by Emery McQuade.
"Coming off from a three game back to back stretch, it was great to see us stick together and fight to the end for the win. Morristown forced us to play more strategically with our passing game which is how I like to see the game of soccer be played," said H-D Coach Erin Green.
Emma Showers handled 10 shots for Morristown (2-5-2) which hosts H-D this (Saturday) morning.
"Both teams played pretty well. We moved the ball pretty good at times. We just didn’t take advantage of scoring opportunities and we had enough of them. Carly Piercey and Emily Gagnon put ball after ball in the box and we didn’t finish. And in this game if you don’t score you don’t win," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers. "Mia Johnson had a strong game in the midfield. She keeps getting better every time out. Kaley Dulmage was very strong in the middle of field. She also created a lot of opportunities for us. Hermon-DeKalb played very well. Audri Tehonica moves around all over the field. She really attacks the ball. She had a beautiful well placed head ball to score their goal. We don’t usually play teams back to back but this year is different as we play them again in the morning."
HEUVELTON GIRLS 1, EDWARDS-KNOX 1 (OT)
Annabell Butler knocked the ball into the net from point blank range off a nice short pass from Lily Lottie to lift the 2-2-1 Cougars into a tie with the Bulldogs (3-2-2). Amber Cunningham scored from Katie Cunningham in the 22nd minute to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
"In this games you just have to finish and we didn't do that well enough," said Heuvelton Coach Gus Burns.
E-K Coach Lauri White was happy with the way her team regrouped in the second half.
"I was just glad that we could come back and tie," said Coach White.
Kayleigh Allen stopped four shots for E-K and Emma LaFaver finished with two stops for Heuvelton. But one of the them was a defensive gem as she made a leaping grab at the top of penalty area in a scramble after leaving her line to thwart a break away attempt in the second half to preserve the 1-0 lead.
ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL GIRLS 1, TUPPER LAKE 0
Brionna Foster scored in the 13th minute to lift St. Lawrence Central (2-5-1). Kalissa young made three saves for the Larries (2-5-1).