Scotia shuts out Lady Patriots


BROADALBIN — In a matchup between the top two teams in the Foothills Council South Division, Scotia-Glenville blanked Broadalbin-Perth, 5-0, at Patriot Field on Wednesday.

The Tartans scored three times in the first half on their way to the win.

“Scotia-Glenville is a very good team,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Rob Klug said. “They moved th ball well and they finished off some good chances.”

Brooklyn Drago had three goals and an assist for Scotia-Glenville, while Lucy Crounse and Lily Dempsey also scored. Sage Luke added an assist for the Tartans.

Scotia-Glenville opened the scoring 12 minutes into Wednesday’s contest when Crouse scored on an assist from Drago.

Less than 10 minutes later, the Tartans extended their lead to 2-0 when Drago scored on a direct kick from the top of the box with 20:46 remaining in the first half.

Dempsey closed out the first-half scoring with an unassisted goal with 6:57 left in the first half to give Scotia-Glenville a 3-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, Drago scored both goals for the Tartans.

The first came with 19:35 to play when she scored on an assist from Luke to make it 4-0.

Drago completed her hat trick with 10:27 to play by burying a free kick from 32 yards out into the top left corner to cap the scoring and give Scotia-Glenville a 5-0 lead.

Kortney Clark posted three saves to notch the shutout win in goal for Scotia-Glenville, which outshot the Lady Patriots by a 12-5 margin. The Tartans also held a 8-0 edge in corner kicks.

Mairead Marsden finished with four saves for B-P.

“I’m proud of the girls. They didn’t give up and kept battling to the end,” Klug said. “We’re going to keep moving forward.”

Broadalbin-Perth (5-2 overall, 5-1 Foothills) was scheduled to travel to Johnstown on Saturday, but that game has been postponed. The Lady Patriots are now off until hosting Gloversville next Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Scotia-Glenville (5-0 overall, 4-0 Foothills) is slated to host Amsterdam on Saturday at 10 a.m.

By Paul Wager