Huskies shut out Tigers 4-0; snap 46-game winless streak

HUDSON FALLS — The Gloversville field hockey team ended a 46-game losing streak that dated back to Sept. 11, 2014 with a 4-0 victory over Hudson Falls Thursday at Hudson Falls High School.

Senior Jenny Vickery got the Huskies on the board early when she fired a shot on goal that hit the post but she was in position to slot the rebound into the back of the cage for a 1-0 lead with 20:42 left in the opening half.

The game went into a 25-minute weather delay but a pumped-up Gloversville team returned to action and put its second goal of the match on the board when Loghan Ovitt finished an assist from Rileigh Baldwin with 11:54 left in the opening half for a 2-0 halftime advantage.

The Huskies kept rolling in the second half with Riley King finishing a play out of a scramble in front of the goal for a 3-0 lead and Baldwin picked up her second assist of the match when Sophia Danise finished off her pass for the 4-0 final score.

“My girls played a great game,” Gloversville coach Amy Romeyn said. “We’ve worked hard in the post and preseason and have had a ton of help and support on our journey. I’ve got Sheri DeMagistris as my assistant, ‘The Legend’ Don Kaiser has been volunteering with the program since last year, and this year I brought in coach Mike Bruce to help with conditioning the girls. I always say “it takes a village!” I want Gloversville Field Hockey to be the way it was when I played; a strong respected team – I loved it!! We have a long way to go- but this is the start of something great. We are definitely excited.”

For the match Gloversville held a 12-6 edge in shots on goal, while Hudson Falls led in penalty corners 7-4.

Gloversville goalkeeper Kimi Hastings collected six saves for her first career shut out.

The Huskies (1-2 overall, 1-2 Foothills) whose last win was against Hudson Falls 1-0 on Sept. 11, 2014, will go for their second-straight victory Tuesday on the road against South Glens Falls.

Gloversville and Johnstown were scheduled to play Saturday night on the new turf field at Gloversville High School but the game has been postponed to Sept. 23 due to construction delays.

By Paul Wager

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