BROADALBIN – On a night when it honored its seniors, the Broadalbin-Perth girls’ soccer team notched an 8-0 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council contest at Patriot Field.
The Patriots used a balanced effort, getting goals from six different players in the win. Macie Perry and Olivia Rogers each scored twice for B-P, while Jillian Sassanella had a goal and an assist. Aubrey Fisher, Adrianna Sheckton and Jules Huckans also scored for the Patriots.
“We played pretty well. We’ve been cranking through three games a week,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Rob Krug said. “We’re trying to find the balance between getting some players some rest and trying to stay sharp.”
It was the ninth straight win for the Patriots, who improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in Foothills Council play. B-P dropped a 1-0 decision in its season opener at Schuylerville on Sept. 2. Since that loss, the Patriots have outscored their opposition 59-7 in their last nine contests.
One of those wins was a 12-0 victory at Johnstown on Sept. 10.
“We’re much improved from when we played Broadalbin-Perth last time,” Johnstown coach Erica Fitzpatrick said. “We’re working hard every single day. It is what it is right now, but we’re going to get there.”
In Tuesday’s meeting, the Lady Bills kept the Patriots off the board for the first 13:52 before Fisher scored on an assist from Sassanella.
After the opening tally, B-P scored four more times in the next 15 minutes to take a 5-0 halftime lead.
Huckans made it 2-0 with 19:53 left in the first half before Sassanella scored on an assist from Chase Tyler to make it 3-0 with 13:46 left.
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Rogers and Perry closed out the first-half scoring with unassisted goals for B-P, which outshot Johnstown by a 38-2 margin in the game.
In the second half, Perry opened the scoring on an assist from Sassanella with 21:05 remaining before Rogers and Sheckton closed out the scoring to make the final score 8-0.
Mairead Marsden and Ally Bogusz each made one save to share the shutout in goal for Broadalbin-Perth.
Kaitlyn Anderson and Jordyn Tarbox combined to make 14 saves for Johnstown. Anderson stopped a penalty kick in the second half for the Lady Bills.
B-P seniors Bogusz, Sheckton, Huckans, Carissa Calderone and Bella Hernandez were all honored in pre-game ceremonies.
With the sectional pairings coming out in less than two weeks, the Patriots are looking to finish the regular season by continuing their recent momentum.
“We’ve been playing pretty well,” Krug said. “The regular season is rapidly coming to an end. We treat every day as preparation to set ourselves up for sectionals.”
Broadalbin-Perth is scheduled to travel to Gloversville on Thursday for a 7 p.m. contest. The Patriots will host Amsterdam on Saturday at 5 p.m. as part of the Patriot Pink Out before hosting Ballston Spa on Monday at 7:15 p.m.
“We’ve got a busy stretch of games this week,” Krug said. “We’re playing four times in the next seven days.”
Johnstown (0-7 overall, 0-6 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Amsterdam on Thursday for a 6:30 p.m. game.
“We’re such a young team,” Fitzpatrick said. “We’ve got four girls who have never played before that came out this year. We’re learning every day and we’re improving.”