Hammond, Morristown Girls Record Shutouts
Morristown recorded a quick and complete turnabout against Hermon-DeKalb and Hammond returned from quarantine and resumed its drive for a second straight undefeated West Division season in Saturday's NAC Girls Soccer action.
Coming out of a COVID-19 quarantine in full stride the 6-0 Red Devils downed Norwood-Norfolk 6-0 and Morristown (3-5-2) negotiated a quick reversal from a 1-0 loss to H-D (2-7) on Friday by blanking the Green Demons 5-0.
In NAC East action Parishville-Hopkinton trimmed Brushton-Moira 3-2.
HAMMOND 6 - NORWOOD-NORFROLK 0
Hailie Manning scored twice as the Red Devils scored four goals in the space of just over 14 minutes in the second half. Manning finished with three goals and Hailey Cunningham, Nora Pease and Avery Kenyon all scored single goals to back a six-save shutout by Alyvia Crosby.
Passing out assists were: Kenyon and Cunningham.
MORRISTOWN 5 - HERMON-DEKALB 0
Carly Piercey and Emilie O'Donnell scored four minutes apart to trigger a burst of five second half goals. Piercey scored from Mia Johnson and O'Donnell converted unassisted in a scramble. Karissa Donnelly came off the bench and scored twice and used a nice cross to set up a Maddy Gagnon goal in the final 13 minutes.
Emma Showers stopped six shots in the shutout and Emery McQuade stopped 10 chances for H-D.
"We talked before the game about taking advantage of scoring opportunities. Last night we didn’t do it. And if you want to compete in this division you have to score. The first half was a lot like last night with a few missed opportunities. Carly Piercey scored early in the second half with a nice shot and a few minutes later Emile O'Donnell was able to score off of a scramble in front of net. That got us going," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
Karissa Donnelly came off the bench today scored two goals and also had a nice cross that Maddy Gagnon put in the back of the net. Our midfield play was better today. Mia Johnson, Laurell Vinch, Kylie O'Donnell, Kaley Dulmage and Emily Gagnon really work hard to create a lot the chances for our offense. We will look to build on today going forward as we close out the year this week with games against Heuvelton, Edwards-Knox and Hammond."
PARISHVILLE-HOPKINTON 3, BRUSHTON-MOIRA 2
Kelly Bloom scored all three goals leading a P-H (6-2-1) rally from a 2-0 deficit with Kylie Kirk assisting on two and Marygrace Guiney set up one. Kyla Phelan scored two unassisted goals for B-M.
Kelsey Farnsworth recorded seven saves for P-H Natalie Palmer handled 11 chances for B-M (5-4).