Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Granville Edges North Warren to End Losing Streak
After not being able to record a win last year despite being competitive, the Granville girls soccer team was able to snap a long losing streak by edging North Warren 2-1 in Adirondack League action.
The Golden Horde played a strong first half, but the Cougars dominated play in the second.
Hannah Ingleston scored a pair of first half goals to give Granville a 2-0 lead at halftime and the Golden Horde held on the rest of the way.
"I told them score first and score often," Granville coach Cathy Kilby said. "We didn't score often, but we scored enough."
Nicole Buckman scored to cut the lead in half for North Warren in the second half.
Kiera Rice was oustanding in goal for Granville. Rice was under heavy pressure in the closing minutes. She stopped a direct kick from 25 yards out and another Cougar chance at point-blank range.
Aspen Williams played well on defense for Granville, while Laura Arnhold did a good job of controlling the midfield.
Ruth Briar also was stellar in goal for North Warren.
"She's a good goalie," Kilby praised. "We could have scored a lot that goalie. She owned the box tonight."
Granville is 1-1. North Warren is 0-2.
Hadley-Luzerne Gets By Railroaders
Hadley-Luzerne continued their hot start to the girls soccer season as they slipped past Whitehall 2-1 in Adirondack League play.
Whitehall led 1-0 at the half on a goal from Madison Gould. Jayden Hughes picked up the assist.
Hannah Johnson converted a pass from Carolina Lott-Diamond at the 9:26 mark of the second half to bring the Eagles even at 1-1.
Kayden Williams tallied the game winner less than a minute later with 8:51 to go to give Hadley-Luzerne the win. Tori Granger assisted.
Madison Lent had saven saves for the Eagles. Dory Gosselin stopped seven shots for the Railroaders.
Hadly-Luzerne is 2-0. Whitehall is 1-0.
Granville Golf Continues to Roll
Fresh off a huge upset win over league power Lake George, the Granville golf team kept rolling as they blanked North Warren 5-0 in Adirondack League gold at Skene Valley Country Club.
Andrew Rathbun, Logan Harrington, Nathan Williams, Ethan Martelle, and Liam Farrell all picked up wins for the Golden Horde.
Rathbun shot a 45 to earn medalist honors.
Granville is now 4-0 on the season.
New York Scoreboard
High School Girls Soccer
Fort Ann 4 Salem 2
Bolton-Warrensburg 2 Stillwater 1
High School Golf
Fort Ann-Hartford 3 1/2 Corinth 2 1/2
Lake George 5 Corinth 0
Fort Edward-Argyle 4 Fort Ann-Hartford 1
High School Boys Soccer
Essex 5 Rutland 0
White River Valley 4 West Rutland 1
High School Girls Soccer
White River Valley 3 Mill River 0
MSJ 3 Sharon 1
High School Field Hockey
Otter Valley 2 Rutland 1
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Stacie Arnhold