Even with all the work it had to do in the closing stretches of the regular season, the Baldwinsville field hockey team's 1-0 defeat to Fayetteville-Manlius on Oct. 16 did not sit too well.
Happily for the Bees, a rematch with the Hornets came just four days later, and back on home turf. Eager for payback, B'ville got it by playing the exact same way - and getting some shots to go in the net, leading to a 3-0 victory.
Once B'ville got on the board in the first half, all the pressure went off. A steady, relentless offense would produce 21 shots by game's end - a bit less than the initial meeting, but with more accuracy.
Lindsay Varga, Paige Corso and Paige McKenna took turns earning the Bees' goals. Meanwhile, Nicole Piontkowski, Emily Brissenden, Liz Ventura and the rest of B'ville's back line locked up F-M, holding the visitors to three shots, all of which stayed out of the net.