Huskies fall short against Schuylerville

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville field hockey team put together a solid opening-game performance that came up just short on the scoreboard.

The Huskies got a pair of goals from Rileigh Baldwin and had goal waved off as they fell to Schuylerville 3-2 in Foothills Council action Thursday at Gloversville High School.

“This was our first game against a tough team and we stayed in the game. That is all I ask of the girls,” Gloversville coach Amy Romeyn said. “I am proud of the girls and I think you are going to see some wins from us this year, however, we are playing with an 11 man team so I have no subs.”

Gloversville pushed the ball forward early in the match and were able to put the ball in the back of the cage off a penalty corner only to have the score waved off because of the ball not clearing the arc before the shot was taken.

The flow of the game created opportunities but no scores before the end of the opening half.

Schuylerville broke the scoreless deadlock three minutes into the second half when Izzy Reitano finished off a pass to he far post for a 1-0 lead.

The Huskies tied the match with 19:37 left to play when Baldwin found her way into the striking circle and put the ball into the back of the cage to put the score at 1-1.

Schuylerville answered the goal just over a minute later when Maddy Haas finished a play for a 2-1 advantage.

The Black Horses extended their lead to 3-1 with 15:17 remaining when Reitano carried the ball deep into the Gloversville defensive zone and finished the play.

The Huskies got a goal back when Baldwin received a long his from Sidney DeMagistris and carried the play in for a close-range shot to cut the Schuylerville lead to 3-2 with 10:55 left to play.

Gloversville pushed for the equalizer but could not find success as the Black Horses took home the 3-2 league victory.

“We have learned a lot,” Romeyn said. “We have learned spacing and to work together to get the ball down the field. We are working together as a team and I think it is going to be a completely different season. The last time we played Schuylerville it was 12-0.”

Gloversville (0-1-0 overall, 0-1-0 Foothills) will travel to play Ichabod Crane in a non-league match at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Huskies lone victory last season came against the Riders.

Johnstown 4, Scotia-Glenville 1

SCOTIA — The Johnstown Lady Bills opened their defense of their Foothills Council title Thursday with a 4-1 league victory over Scotia-Glenville.

Anna Lee finished off an assist from Kalena Eaton with 17:25 left in the opening half to give the Lady Bills a 1-0 halftime lead.

Emily Fleming picked up a pair of goals 88 seconds apart. The first came off an assist from Taryn Ringer and the second off a penalty corner from Kanako Sasaki.

Eaton picked up Johnstown’s fourth goal off an assist from Ringer.

Caroline Rooney broke up the shut out for the Lady Tartans finishing off an assist from Zoe Conner on a penalty corner with 1:04 left to play.

The Lady Bills out shot Scotia 24-4 with goalkeeper Abby VanValkenburgh collecting three saves, while the Lady Tartans’ goalie Isabell Warfield made 17 stops.

Johnstown (2-0 overall, 1-0 Foothills) will play its first home match of the season Tuesday at Knox Field against Schuylerville.

By Paul Wager

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