Lisbon Girls Extend Streaks, Heuvelton Edges Morristown
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
BY DAVE SHEA
Lisbon Central continued to play outstanding defense recording its seventh straight shutout and eighth of the season in a 3-0 victory at home against Hermon-DeKalb on Monday.
But the Knights (8-2-0) had to break through a staunch effort by H-D which was playing its fifth game in six days. Lisbon scored three times in the final 20 minutes.
"Hermon-DeKalb is a tough team and made us work with this win. H-D played five games in six days and the result might have different if they had been rested," said Lisbon Coach Tim Richards.
The other NAC West game of the day also produced a shutout as Heuvelton (4-2-2) earned a 1-0 win at Morristown (3-6-2).
LISBON 3 - HERMON-DEKALB 0
The Golden Knights overcame H-D gaining momentum for its concluding games against arch rival Heuvelton and undefeated Hammond (7-0-0).
The Lisbon defense limited H-D to three shots on goal and Emily Jordan continued to spark the offense with two goals assisted by freshmen Ava Murphy and Leah Warren. Sophomore Olivia Lawton came off the bench to score from freshman Rachelle LaRock.
Grace Smith handled all three H-D to gain her seventh straight shutout and eighth of the season while Emery McQuade made 19 saves facing flurries of heavy offensive pressure by Lisbon.
"Our defense continued to play well especially Olivia McLear and Mikaela Buckley in the sweeper and stopper positions. The defense limited HD to three shots on goal which were snapped up by Grace Smith," said Lisbon Coach Tim Richards.
"Offensively Emily Jordan continues to use her skills and speed to produce goals picking up two goals with assist from the freshman pair Ava Murphy and Leah Warren. The ability to quickly transition at midfield combined with a strong defense continues to pay benefits. Kudos to HD for being tough enough to play that often and remain upbeat and competitive."
HEUVELTON 1 - MORRISTOWN 0
Molly Williams scored the only goal of the game unassisted with 32:32 remaining in the game. Emma LaFaver stopped seven shots in the game where Heuvelton outshot Morristown 18-17.
Morristown keeper Emma Showers finished with 12 saves.
"Our forwards and midfield struggled to find energy and get anything going. And when that happens our defense is under consistent pressure and has to play mistake free. Kaley Dulmage did a good job in the back and with playing the ball forward but we didn’t do anything with our opportunities. We have to play at a high level consistently not just when we want to," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
EDWARDS-KNOX 1, NORWOOD-NORFOLK 1 (OT)
Lucy Frary scored from Maryann Durham in the first half for E-K and Anna Nelson answered with the Flyers’ goal from Keely Ashley and Emma Schiavone in the second second half. E-K's Kayleigh Allen and N-N's Shelby Vallance each made six saves defending their goals and the tie.