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C-NS field hockey goes 3-0-1, stays unbeaten

Liverpool sees win streak halted by Cazenovia OT defeat

Caveny scored, as did Roberts, Aloi and McKie, with Kennedy picking up two assist and Towers also contributing an assist. Abby Meagher got the Blue Devils’ lone goal in the first half, but C-NS stopped everything else as White finished with four saves.

Liverpool’s revival continued last Monday in a 2-1 victory over Whitesboro, but even that game had some nervous moments as Cassidy Ruiu’s goal helped create a 1-1 first-half time.

But Liverpool went out in front during the second half, and stayed there as Kayla Crosby assisted on both of the scoring plays – one by Marissa Penge, the other by Gabby Pascarella. Megan Evangelista finished with three saves.

A day later, the Warriors went to Auburn and won another one-goal decision, scraping past the Maroons 1-0 in a game that required quite a bit of patience.

Liverpool earned 12 penalty corners in the first half and could not convert any of them, the game staying 0-0. And it stayed scoreless deep into the second half before the Warriors broke through with less than 10 minutes left on Paige Hayward’s goal, assisted by Pascarella.

All told, the Warriors amassed 18 penalty corners, and while that led to lots of frustration, it also kept the ball out of the defensive end, as Evangelista only had to make one save.

But the win streak ended Thursday night in a tough 2-1 overtime defeat to defending Section III Class C champion Cazenovia at LHS Stadium.

Even with a first-half goal from Morgan Thomas, assisted by Meghan Bailey, Liverpool could not hold on to its 1-0 edge, the Lakers rallying to tie it in the second half and prevail in the seven-on-seven OT, negating a marvelous effort in the net by Evangelista, who had 13 saves.

Liverpool could really gain some attention if it won Tuesday at unbeaten Fayetteville-Manlius, two days before the Warriors and C-NS square off again, this time at LHS Stadium. The Northstars will get its own shot at F-M at home next Tuesday night.

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