Oct 11, 2010 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Two more impressive victories kept the Cazenovia field hockey team’s long Onondaga High School League win streak going.
In Wednesday’s game against Cato-Meridian, the Lakers made it 56 league wins in a row, going to double digits on the board in a 10-0 shutout of the Blue Devils.
Steady and relentless in its attack, Cazenovia had a 5-0 edge by halftime and matched that production in the second half, taking 37 shots on the Cato net before it was done.
Abby Eschen notched her first three-goal hat trick, while Jillian Vogl also found the net three times, adding an assist. MaryKate Conley stepped up for a pair of goals as Tori Widrick got a goal and two assists. EmmaJean Spear got the other goal as Belle Hoagland and Caroline Marshall picked up assists, too.
Much the same thing happened Friday night, at Port Byron, where the Lakers had a more difficult time putting shots in the net, but still beat the Panthers 4-0 to build the league win streak to 57.
Again, a quick start helped, as Cazenovia seized a 3-0 edge by halftime. Hoagland, Widrick, Eschen and Jessy Silfer each had one goal as Vogl produced two assists and Hoagland also earned an assist.
As for Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, it earned a nice piece of payback during last Monday’s 3-2 victory over Holland Patent.
The Golden Knights had beaten the Red Devils on Sept. 8, part of an 0-2 start in Tri-Valley League play. Remembering that, VVS was ready when HP showed up for the rematch.
Despite wet, soggy conditions (or maybe because of them), both teams had lots of chances in the first half. VVS capitalized twice, as Ashley Palmer put her team in front and, after Megan Quintenilla answered for the Golden Knights, Jenna Dunne converted.
Ahead 2-1 at the break, VVS clung to that advantage until, midway through the second half, Quintenilla struck again for HP’s tying goal. Undeterred, the Red Devils quickly made its own attack and, one-on-one, Palmer beat goalie Allison Friermuth to put her side back in front.
HP attacked hard down the stretch, building its total to 13 penalty corners. But the Red Devils resisted, and escaped a late scare when, with 1:30 left, the Golden Knights earned a penalty stroke due to Ellen DePasquale falling on the ball. Friermuth took the shot – and it struck the post.
On Thursday, the Red Devils beat Clinton 3-1, and Palmer was largely responsible. Twice in the first half, Palmer beat Warriors goalie Rachel Moccaldi to put her team in front 2-0, and when Clinton threatened to rally late, Palmer tacked on a third goal to earn the hat trick.
Monica Newnham earned a pair of assists, with Briana Rascoe also getting an assist. VVS, in all, took 29 shots to Clinton’s four as it improved its record to 7-3.
While this was going on, Oneida lost 11-1 to defending Class B champion Camden, who improved its mark to 10-1.
Morgan Bernier earned the Indians’ only goal in the second half, long after the Blue Devils had sealed it. Kelcy Forbragd, Aubrey Coon and Katie Marnell led a Camden attack where eight different players would land goals before it was done. But Oneida did beat Whitesboro 2-1 on Saturday, improving to 3-8 on the season.
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