MORRISTOWN - Its been way too long but it hasnt been for a lack of effort.
On Wednesday, the Morristown Girls Varsity Soccer program claimed its first win since Sept. 2 of 2009 with a 5-0 victory over Clifton-Fine in Northern Athletic Conference West Division action.
None of these girls experienced the winning feeling except from a scrimmage, said Morristown coach Danielle Folino whose team broke a 63-game winless streak.
Theyve always given me a great effort. Today, we played very well and our passing really was the difference. I really want to credit Clifton-Fine. They battled with being short players (played down one player because of an injury). Weve been there. Hopefully, this can give us confidence heading into the second half of the season.
Things started a little slow for the 1-5-2 Rockets but Haley Whitmarsh finally broke through in the 17th minute when she scored her first of three goals in the game on an assist from Margret Troiano. Im really happy for Haley. She was really excited after scoring and that boosted her confidence, said Folino.
Jessie Geddes, a three year starter, scored three minutes later from Whitmarsh and Whitmarsh scored on a breakaway win the 23rd minute for a 3-0 halftime lead. Margret Troiano made it 4-0 in the 49th minute unassisted with Whitmarsh scoring in the 68th on another breakaway.
Victoria Mitchell, Mikayla Dulmage Teanna Cardinell, Macalla Roberts, Logan Green, Elissa Baldwin, Mackenzie Barse, Taylor Piercey, Liz Troiano, Megan Vollmer, Abby Stout, Katie Rusaw also contributed to the Rockets win as Samantha Green denied 10 shots in goal.
Dallas Crane made 35 saves for (0-7) Clifton-Fine.
Chateaugay 3, Tupper Lake 0: Brianna Cook scored the only goal needed in the 17th minute from Rachel Tower and Hannah Cook delivered two insurance goals in the 28th and 53rd for the Bulldogs (8-0-1, 7-0 NAC East) who are ranked No. 1 in the latest New York State Sportswriters Class D poll.
Kennedy Boyea didnt make a stop in the shutout. Brooke Dewyea handled 17 shots for Tupper Lake (4-5-1, 4-4-1 NAC East).
Gouverneur 3, Malone 2: In a major upset, the Wildcats Bell Hall scored the game winning goal in the 68th minute. The Wildcats (6-2, 5-2 NAC Central) built a 2-0 lead in the first half as Emily Bush scored twice from Noelle Carbone in the 9th and 18th minute. Lillian Gishey scored from Abgail Collins and Hannah Perry connected from Collins for the Huskies (7-2-1, 6-1-1 NAC Central) in the 26th and 35th to lock things at 2-2. Taylor Andrews made 16 saves for Gouverneur. Jayme Lavoie made nine stops for Malone.
E-K 4, H-D 0: Dylan Jeanette scored two goals for Edwards-Knox (6-4, 5-4 NAC West) in a win over Hermon-DeKalb (1-8-1, 1-6-1).Jeanette scored in the 33th minute followed by unassisted goals from Derek Clark in the 57th, Jeanette in the 62nd, and Caleb Rowe in the 72nd. Richard Finnerty made 11 saves for E-K. Riley ODonnell (11 saves) and Pat Woodrow (2 saves) shared the crease for H-D.
Canton 3, Tupper Lake 0: The Bears swept homestanding Tupper Lake 25-17, 25-15, 25-17 as Beth Pearson produced nine kills, one block and two points and Colleen Barkley accounted for 11 points, seven aces and three kills for Canton. Rachel Sanderson chipped in seven points, two aces and three kills for the winners.
Edwards-Knox 3, Brushton-Moira 0: The visiting Cougars swept Brushton-Moira looking for its third straight win - 25-9, 25-16 and 25-21.