Both the Granville and Greenwich field hockey programs have had their fair share of success over the years, so it was to be expected that Wednesday's Adirondack-Wasaren League contest would be a tight one. Granville coach Katie Barber was anticipating that her squad who has cruised past two non-league foes might receive a challenge from the Witches. And they did.
Granville scored a goal in the first quarter and tacked on another in the third as they blanked Greeniwch 2-0 on the home turf of the Witches.
The Golden Horde seized momentum early as they scored at the 4:21 mark. After a penalty stroke was awarded, Melissa Beaver connected with the back of the cage to make it 1-0.
The teams played scoreless in the second quarter before the Golden Horde extended their advantage after the halftime break.
Raegan Swain converted a pass from Melody Schinski to make it a two goal game and the Granville defense made it hold up.
Megan Decker picked up the shutout in goal. Decker stopped four shots.
"She had some amazing saves," Barber praised.
The Golden Horde had 14 offensive corners and 11 shots on goals.
Greenwich had nine offensive corners and seven shots on goal.
"We were able to see some good things and the team is coming together," Barber added.
Granville is 1-0, 3-0.
Photo Credit-Kim Bascom