Lady Devils Secure First Win; Massena Outscores Canton
BY DAVE SHEA
A tale of two halves had a happy ending for OFA in Saturday morning's NAC Central Division match with Salmon River.
The Devils (1-6) controlled the first half and tallied what proved to be the only goal of the game when Sadie O'Neil forcefully but delicately lofted a shot over Salmon River goaltender Bryceland Sunday in the 18th minute. The 1-0 victory was the Devils first of the season.
The Shamrocks (1-7, 0-7) carried the play in the second half and threatened with four corner kicks and extended possessions where they pulled their halfbacks into the attacking zone.
"We played very well in the first half and Sadie O'Neil scored on a great shot. In the second half they really came at us," said OFA Coach Julie Hynes.
Kaydence Payne, Emma Lalone and Paige LaRock did a great job in the back when they threatened and we moved Kathie Smith to center halfback and she did a nice job marking their number five Maya Collette who is a very dangerous player."
Emma Chapman and Emily Jo Sovie shared in a seven-save shutout and Sunday finished with four saves.
"I am very happy for the girls. We have been in most games and today we got a win they really needed. The Lady Devils will travel Salmon River on Tuesday."
One under Central Division game on Saturday saw Massena outscore Canton in a 3-2 decision which left both teams with two losses.
MASSENA 3, CANTON 2
The Red Raiders (5-2) scored three first-half goals and weathered a Canton comeback in the second half. Liz Rogers scored twice with an assist, Jalyn Cook tallied a single goal and Brooke Terry provided an assist.
Hailee Duvall and Megan LaFlair scored off assists from Sydnee Francis for Canton (6-2).