Border Country Sports-September 16th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
As New York Yankee great Yogi Berra was famously quoted, "It's like deja vu all over again."
The last time Granville met Salem-Cambridge on the field hockey field the Golden Horde walked the game off 2-1 in overtime in the sectional playoffs last October. Thursday the two teams went a stop further. This time the extra sessions weren't enough as Granville and Salem-Cambridge went to a shootout with the Golden Horde coming away with a dramatic 3-2 victory.
The teams were tied 2-2 after regulation. Granville got goals from Raegan Swain and Melissa Beaver in regulation play.
Kady Crosier and Nicole LaFountain scored for Salem-Cambridge.
LaFountain's goal on an assist from MaryKate McPhee tied the game.
Neither team scored during the two overtime periods forcing the shootout.
In the shootout Beaver and Lauren Bascom hit the back of the cage to give the Golden Horde the win.
Megan Decker had 14 saves for Granville and fought off Salem-Cambridge in the shootout, making the stop that ended the game before being swarmed by her teammates.
Brailyn Wright played well in goal for Salem-Cambridge, stopping six shots.
Granville is now 3-0, 5-0. Salem-Cambridge is 1-2, 1-2.
Whitehall Girls Blank North Warren
Whitehall earned their first league win of the season as they blanked North Warren 4-0 on their home pitch in ADK action.
Madison Gould, Ava Ruby, Mia Waters and Cheyenne Holman all scored for the Railroaders.
Holman and Emily Lyng added assists.
Whitehall outshot North Warren by a whopping 36-2.
Khloe Paddock earned the shutout in goal for the Railroaders.
Ruth Briar was busy, recording 22 saves for the Cougars.
Whitehall is now 1-3, 2-5.
Granville Golf Still Unbeaten
Granville remained unbeaten on the golf links as they defeated Fort Ann-Hartford 4 1/2-12 in an Adirondack League match. Both teams entered the contest without a league loss.
William Jennings shot a 46 to earn medalist honors.
Andrew Rathbun and Mason Forbes halved in a matchup of two of the Adirondack League's best golfers.
Here are the results from the rest of the matches.
2) William Jennings (Gran) def Joe Happy 4 and 3
3) Nathan Williams (Gran) def Charlie Walker 4 and 3
4) Liam Farrell (Gran) def Timmy Webb 4 and 3
5) Ethan Martelle (Gran) def Benjamin Cusson 5 and 4
Granville is now 5-0 on the season. Fort Ann-Hartford drops to 3-1.
Fort Ann and Corinth Play to Scoreless Tie
It seems as if there is one thing that is certain when Fort Ann and Corinth face each other on the soccer pitch. Neither team will win. That was the case once again Thursday as the Cardinals and Tomahawks played to a scoreless 0-0 tie.
The teams have played to a draw in four of their last five matches with each other.
Fort Ann outshot the Tomahawks 7-4 in the closely contested match.
Teagan Kilinski had six saves for Corinth. Baylee Wright earned the shutout in goal for the Cardinals.
Wright and her defense of Taylor Van Ness Brooke Van Ness, Marissa Lunt and Natalie Cody worked together for their third shutout of the season.
Fort Ann is 1-0-2, 3-0-2. Corinth is 1-0-1, 1-1-2.
B-W Contnues to Roll
Bolton-Warrensburg continued to roll over Adirondack League oppoenents as they blanked Granville 10-0 on the Golden Horde's home pitch. B-W has yet to allow a goal in their first five matches.
In the win Hope Sherman recorded her fifth straight shutout to begin the season.
Ella Moscov led the B-W offensive attack with three goals and two assists.
Kara Bacon, Madison Goodspeed, and Hailey Goodspeed scored two goals apiece. Kailey Bacon also hit the back of the net.
Ila Herbert added two assists.
Bolton-Warrensburg is now 3-0, 5-0.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Kim Bascom