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Border Country Sports Blog-October 21

Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

Barber's Goal Lifts Granville in Overtime

"It's tough to beat a team three times in a season." The old coaching adage proved to be accurate once again. However, difficult as it was for Granville to sweep the three game season seires with Salem-Cambridge they still got it done.

Granville got a goal from sophomore Haylie Barber in the opening seconds of overtime to slip past Salem-Cambridge 2-1 in the Section II Class C field hockey quarterfinals. The Golden Horde had won both regular season meetings in hard-fought battles.

Granville jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from Alyssa Martindale with 1:17 left in the first quarter. Barber was credited with the assist. Martindale was called up from junior varsity and inserted into the lineup due to injuries and she cashed in on the opportunity.

Salem-Cambridge drew even in the second half. Mary Kate McPhee found the back of the cage to tie the contest at 1-1 with 3:11 remaining in the third.

The Golden Horde didn't waste anytime in the extra session. Granville quickly pused the ball into the circle. Reagan Swain fired a shot from the middle of the circle that was kicked away. Barber was waiting on the right side of the cage to collect the rebound and distribute in the back of the cage, setting off a frenzied celebration.

"It was a back and forth very compeitive game," Granville coach Katie Barber said. "It is always is with them."

Megan Decker had six saves in goal for the Golden Horde. Brailyn Wright had eight saves for Salem-Cambridge.

Third seeded Granville is now 12-4 and moves on to meet #2 Hoosick Falls in the semifinals on the Panther's home field next Wednesday at 3 p.m. Hoosick Falls swept the season series, including a 4-3 OT win just over a week ago.


Lott-Diamond Hat Trick Helps Hadley-Luzerne Move On

Carolina Lott-Diamond is one of the most dangerous scorers in the Adirondack League and Wednesday she showed why. Lott-Diamond recorded a hat trick in the second half to lead Hadley-Luzerne over Cairo-Durham 3-0 in a Section II Class C play-in game.

Lott-Diamond gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead at the 34:07 mark of the second half off an assist from Hannah Johnson.

Hadley-Luzerne made it 2-0 on Lott-Diamond's second tally four minutes later. Johnson again picked up the assist.

Lott-Diamond closed out the game with 5:48 remaining when she convered a pass from Tori Granger.

Madison Lent earned the shutout in goal for the Eagles with 13 saves. Noelle Amoroso had 10 saves for Cairo-Durham.

#15 Hadley-Luzerne is now 9-4-1 and moves on to face #2 Schoharie in Friday.


Cambridge Ends Whitehall's Season

Cambridge defeated Whitehall for the second time this season, blanking the Railroaders 4-0 in a Section II Class C play-in game.

The game was scoreless at the half, but Cambridge took control in the final 40 minutes.

Mia Alpy and Addison Gates scored a pair of second half goals each Cambridge.

Sam Crandall picked up a pair of assists. Gates also had a helper.

Cambridge advances to the Class C quarterfinals to meet #3 Maple Hill on Friday.

Whitehall's season comes to an end with a mark of 4-6, 5-8.


New York Scoreboard

Section II Tournament

High School Girls Soccer

Class C

Corinth 1 Duanesburg 0

High School Field Hockey

Class C

Hoosick Falls 3 Corinth 1


Vermont Scoreboard

High School Girls Soccer

Mount Anthony 1 Rutland 0

High School Boys Soccer

Sharon 9 Proctor 0

White River Valley 5 West Rutland 1

High School Field Hockey

Windsor 7 Springfield 0


With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

Photo Credit-Kim Bascom

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