Caz field hockey league win streak hits 57

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.

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