Field Hockey Roundup: Lady Bills hold off Scotia-Glenville, 3-2

Johnstown’s Anna Lee (4) dribbles past a Scotia-Glenville defender during Tuesday’s Foothills Council field hockey game at Knox Field. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — After rolling past their first two opponents by a combined score of 15-0, the Johnstown field hockey team looked to be on its way to another comfortable victory on Tuesday against Scotia-Glenville at Knox Field.

The Lady Bills scored the first three goals of the game in their Foothills Council opener, but the Tartans put the outcome in doubt scoring two second-half goals in a 3-2 loss to Johnstown.

“This was definitely our first test of the season and I would say that we failed,” Johnstown coach Christine Krempa said. “We were up 3-0, but we let them back in the game. It’s early enough in the season to recover and learn from it.”

Kalena Eaton, Anna Lee and Taryn Ringer scored for Johnstown, while Emma Malone and Victoria Darling scored for Scotia-Glenville.

Eaton scored the game’s first goal less than three minutes into the game on an assist from Abbey Hollister.

Lee made it 2-0 on an assist from Taryn Ringer with 9:32 left in the first half.

Ringer scored the first goal of the second half with 23:29 remaining to give Johnstown a 3-0 lead.

Scotia-Glenville scored its first goal with 17:05 to play when Emma Malone put home a pass from Victoria Darling.

It was the first goal of the season allowed by the Lady Bills.

Victoria Darling scored with 4:54 to play for Scotia-Glenville on a Molly Malone assist to make it 3-2.

Johnstown managed to hold off the late charge by the Tartans.

“It was hot, but it was hot for both teams,” Krempa said. “We can’t use that as an excuse.”

Abby VanValkenburgh made 11 saves for Johnstown, which finished with an 18-13 advantage in shots.

Scotia-Glenville finished with a 7-6 edge in penalty corners.

Johnstown (3-0 overall, 1-0 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Schuylerville on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

Schuylerville 4, Gloversville 3

GLOVERSVILLE — Maddie Haus scored the game-winning goal to lead Schuylerville to a Foothills Council victory over Gloversville at Gloversville High School.

“We played hard and never let down. Even though we lost, my girls never stopped til the end. It was amazing,” Gloversville coach Amy Romeyn said. “My defense was on point. I’d like to give Credit to my defensive girls Jordan DeMagistris, Sophie Danise, and Celia Meher. They played and incredible game. My offense did a great job too. Overall, it was a complete team effort.”

Molly Elder had a goal and an assist for the Black Horses, while Chloe Kapsa and Brooke Thomas also scored. Izzy Reitana had an assist for Schuylerville.

Jordan DeMagistris and Sidney DeMagistris each had a goal and an assist for Gloversville, while Loghan Ovitt also scored.

Mickey Boyce made 15 saves for Schuylerville, which had a 9-8 edge in penalty corners.

Kimi Hastings made 14 saves for Gloversville, which outshot Schuylerville by a 19-17 margin.

“I think we are finally coming together and realizing our potential. Schuylerville is a tough team,” Romeyn said. “We have Johnstown at Johnstown on Saturday night, so we need to build on this momentum.”

By Paul Wager

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