From here, it was on to Saturday night’s home showdown with Baldwinsville, which turned into the Warriors’ best all-around performance of the season as it jumped on the Bees quickly and breezed to a 4-0 victory.
The game was barely five minutes old when, off Barnard’s corner kick, Emma Geyer delivered a perfect header into the top corner of the net. Less than four minutes, another corner kick, from the same spot, led to a 2-0 margin as the rebound came out to Kline, who fired a low shot into the net.
Not content with that near-perfect start, the Warriors kept attacking all over the Bees’ end. That paid off in the 32nd minute when Kline took Erika Rubio’s well-placed free kick and put home her second goal of the night.
Forced into a catch-up mode all night, the Bees could not break through against Rubio, Leah Egan, Leigha Allen, Farrah Ziaie and the rest of a stingy Liverpool back line. With the margin secure, Geyer returned to add a second goal midway through the second half off a feed from Ore Akineplu, whose runs throughout the game caused B’ville all kinds of problems.
Right after beating West Genesee, C-NS blanked Oswego 3-0 on Friday night, this time not requiring any extra work as it gained a 2-0 lead by halftime and tacked on one more in the late going. Reid Garner roared back to form, scoring twice, while Ariah Rosas had the other goal and Mary Kate Ordway added an assist.
So both C-NS and Liverpool appear in great form heading into Friday night’s showdown at Archie Hall Stadium, with the Warriors taking on a much-improved Auburn side and C-NS facing Central Square on Tuesday in the lead-up.