Border Country Sports Blog-September 14th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
McEachron, Swain Lead Granville Over Salem-Cambridge
The Granville field hockey team found themselves trailing Salem-Cambridge at the half, but Katie McEachron and Raegan Swain came to the rescue. The duo combined on a pai of second hand goals as Granville came from behind for a 2-1 Adirondack-Wasaren League win.
"We've always played three sports together so that's why we play well together," McEachron said about the chemistry between her and Swain.
McEachron nearly missed her senior year of field hockey after a hand injury during summer softball. She plays with the hand heavily protected, but McEachon doesn''t seem to miss a beat.
Salem-Cambridge controlled possession for most of the first half and it paid off. Lexy Cary converted a pass from Mary Kate McPhee with 11:35 to go in the second quarter to give her team a 1-0 advantage.
The deficit seemed to light a spark under the Golden Horde. Granville came out and dominated the final 30 minutes. Salem-Cambridge goalie Brailyn Wright was under heavy fire the entire second and did everything but stand on her head to keep he team's lead.
Granville drew even with 12:55 to go in the third quarter when McEachron scored first goal off an assist from Swain.
After multiple close chances the Golden Horde finally for the game-winner with 9:55 remaining when McEachron and Swain hooked up again.
Goalie Megan Decker and the Granville defense made the lead hold up despite late pressure from Salem-Cambridge.
Granville outshot Salem-Cambridge 21-9.
Decker had seven saves for Granville. Wright had 20 saves for Salem-Cambridge.
Granville is 2-1, 3-1.
Fort Ann Blank Golden Horde
It was the first time any sport other than football or track and field was contested on historic Sam Epolitto Field, and the Granville boys soccer team put up a fight. The Golden Horde came up just a bit short however as Fort Ann pulled out a 2-0 Adirondack League victory.
Callon Sutliff began the scoring at the 4:53 mark of the first half to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.
The Golden Horde played evenly with Fort Ann for a majority of the rest of the way as Caden Powers played a stellar game in goal.
Fort Ann finally put the game away with 8:33 to play on a goal from William Anderson.
Powers had 14 saves to keep Granville in the contest.
Dylan Brown was forced to make just one stop for Fort Ann.
Fort Ann is 2-0, 3-1. Granville is 0-2, 0-2.
Hartford Volleyball Top Black Horses
Hartford dropped the third set, but still managed to defeat Schuylerville 3-1 in Adirondack League volleyball action. Set scores were 25-20, 25-17, 9-25, 25-23.
Karlee Nims led Hartford with 17 kills, seven aces and three blocks. Sarah Monroe had nine digs, three kills, and three aces. Gabbie McFarren added 10 digs, three kills, and three aces. Izzy French had nne assists.
Maeve Buff had 15 digs for the Black Horses. Sophia Wahl added eight aces. Anastacia Koumanis had 11 assists and five aces.
Hartford is 2-0, 3-0. Schuylerville is 2-0, -1.
New York Scoreboard
High School Volleyball
Loudonville Christian 3 Corinth 0
Warrensburg 3 Granville 0
High School Boys Soccer
Lake George 6 North Warren 1
Hadley-Luzerne 5 Corinth 0
Bolton-Warrensburg 4 Johnsburg-Minerva 0
High School Golf
Hadley-Luzerne 4 1/2 Fort Edward 1/2
Hadley-Luzerne 3 1/2 Corinth 1 1/2
High School Boys Soccer
Green Mountain 7 Fair Haven 0
High School Girls Soccer
Essex 1 Rutland 0
High School Field Hockey
Otter Valley 2 Windsor 2
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.