OFA Girls Play Well In Senior Game Loss To Wildcats
BY DAVE SHEA
Both OFA and visiting Gouverneur came away with a feeling of accomplishment after the visiting Wildcats scored a 3-0 win over the Lady Blue Devils in their Senior Day game,
Playing in a steady rain the Wildcats climbed to 8-2-1 for 17 points with three games to play in the multi-team Central Division race.
Canton blanked 2-10-2 Salmon River 5-0 on Wednesday to finish at 9-2-3 and 21 points with Potsdam standing at 8-1-3 with two games to play after tying Malone 1-1. The other game of the day saw Massena finish at 8-4-2 and 18 points with a 5-0 victory over St. Lawrence Central.
"We played well today. The Central race is very close and there are three Class B teams who are all very strong," said Gouverneur Coach Mark Martin.
The Blue Devils finished at 2-9-3 (3-10-3 overall) and seven points and according to Coach Julie Hynes rendered a positive effort heading toward the fourth vs fifth seeds Class B game of the Section 10 Tournament.
In Wednesday's game, played under a steady rain, Riley Storrrin led the offesne assisting on first half goals by Laney Smith and Torie Salisbury and Shacoria Jackson stopped four shots in the shutout. Paige Merz handled 10 shots for OFA.
"The OFA girls played a strong game against a tough Gouverneur team. I’m super proud of all of my team but especially my seniors. They are great role models and have a great work ethic," said Coach Hynes.
"A huge thank you to Paige Merz for stepping in and doing a fantastic job in net. Julia L'Orange, Paige LaRock and Samara LaFlair did a great job marking . In the midfield, Erin Perretta, Sadie O'Neil, Hailey Reed and Saige Estes were solid."
Before the game in an emotional Senior Day ceremony, which involved parents and family members, Coach Hynes honored nine seniors which included her daughter Erin Perretta, twin sisters Siarra and Samara LaFlair, Julia L'Orange, Hailee Farrand, Logan Beach, Katie Weber, Taylor Bell and Hailey Reed.
Potsdam 1 - Malone 1: The Sandstoners and Huskies traded second half goals. Alyssa McCauley scored from Abby Lamica to give Huskies a 1-0 lead. Kennedy Emerson pulled Potsdam into a 1-1 tie with a second half goal.
Taylor Benda had five saves for Potsdam and Malone goalie had seven saves.
Canton 5 - Salmon River 0: First-half goals for Canton were: Kitty Chisholm from Hannah Reed and Hannah Reed from Katie Chisholm. Second-half goals came from Jenny Haycook and Hailey Duvall unassisted and Quinn Woodward from Emmalynn Martin.
Abby Dent made one save in the shutout and the Salmon River keeper made 12 stops.
Massena 5 - St. Lawrence 0: Libby Rogers passed out two assists for the Raiders who received single goals from Kylie Latham, Janelle Burke, Hailey Armstrong and Shaylenna Mandigo. Sabella Cromie stopped five saves in the shutout.