Oct 17, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
With one more regular-season encounter still ahead on Tuesday, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey teams wanted strong showings in the build-up.
The Warriors kept itself unbeaten with a patient, steady effort at Baldwinsville last Tuesday afternoon, recording a 2-0 victory over the Bees.
Though Liverpool had handled B’ville 4-0 at home on Sept. 13, the rematch, on the Bees’ uneven grass field, proved a bit more challenging.
Again, the Warriors had the lion’s share of attacks, only to see B’ville goalie Lindsay Farrell sparkle as she recorded 19 saves. Once in each half, though, the Warriors did break through, as Holly Clark scored one goal and assisted on the other, by Brianna Harris.
Back home on Thursday night, Liverpool took on Fayetteville-Manlius and, again, got a real push from the Hornets before escaping with a 2-1 victory.
The Warriors knew how tough F-M could be, having had to rally from a two-goal deficit to beat them 4-3 in the Sept. 24 finals of the Holland Patent Tournament.
That awareness led to a quick start, as Liverpool grabbed a 2-0 first-half lead. Clark got both goals, each time off feeds from Emily Burns. F-M pulled within one on Issy Moro’s goal in the second half, but Mary Reed’s six saves assured that the Hornets would not catch up.
CNS had its best offensive effort of the season last Tuesday, against Auburn, as it pounded the Maroons 7-0. Much of that pounding took place in the second half as the Northstars only led 1-0 at the break before it got out of hand.
Megan Caveny enjoyed a career outing, piling up four goals. Brittany Murphy finished with a goal and two assists, while Elise Towers also scored. Maggie Kennedy had one goal and one assist, with Kristi Thompson also earning an assist.
This followed a 4-3 overtime defeat to Whitney Point (Section IV) on Oct. 8. In that game, CNS was down 3-1 at halftime, but rallied behind Caveny’s pair of goals. Towers also converted, with Thompson earning an assist.