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OFA Girls Ride Comeback To Central Win Over SLC

Employing the win into the offensive game plan St. Lawrence Central controlled the majority of the first half in Friday's NAC Central Girls Soccer game at OFA.

But the Larries lost control of the scoreboard 24 seconds before halftime when the Devils Sadie O'Neil scored a pretty unassisted tally to pull her team into a 1-1 tie. OFA scored the only of the second half to gain a 2-1 victory

O'Nel goal erased a 1-0 SL lead created with 13:04 to play when Jordan Brothers headed a corner kick from Kathleen Bellinger over leaping save attempt by OFA goalie Emily Jo Sovie who went on to backstop the Devils' first Central Division win of the season.

The margin victory came on a three-way play where Hailey Reed found Julia L'Orange with a nice pass and L'Orange relayed the ball To Erin Perretta for a hard shot into the net.

"I am so pleased with how my girl’s played today. SLC came out and scored a nice goal in the first half with 13 minutes left. Our girls rose to the occasion and it was a total team effort scoring two beautiful goals in the second half," said OFA Coach Julie Hynes.

"Our first goal was a fabulous unassisted goal by Sadie Oneil Midway thru the second half . I knew we were back in the game then. I moved up Brinley Fredrick and Paige Pinkerton and they both played strong and were a great help because we have so many injuries. I have to say every single player played their hearts out and we played as a team. The second goal was made starting with a beautiful pass from Hailey Reed to Julia L’Orange . Julia put the ball where it needed to be and Erin Perretta hit a beautiful shot to the back of the net. To say I’m proud is an understatement."

OFA (1-1 NAC Central) will host Potsdam on Monday and 4-0 Lady Stoners are coming off a 4-0 victory over Salmon River. On Saturday Potsdam dropped a 1-0 nonleague decision to Watertown.

Other NAC Central games of the day Potsdam blanked Salmon River 4-0, Massena shaded Canton 2-1 and Gouverneur edged Malone 1-0.

Potsdam 4 - Salmon River 0: Sophia Janoyan scored twice for the Stoners' who received a four-save goaltending effort from Taylor Benda. Natalie Cowen and Aiken scored from Kennedy Emerson and Luca Pecora,

Watertown 1 - Potsdam 0: Taylor Benda had 12 saves for Potsdam and  Mastin 5 for Watertown in a nonleague game.

OFA goalie Emily Jo Sovie makes a save against St. Lawrence Central on Friday.

OFA's Rachel Ramie defends afgainsrt a deep run by SLC's Olivia Hunter in Friday's game.

OFA's Samara LaFlair and Julia L'Orange (right) combine to stop a shot by SLC's Rylee Daoust

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