Lady Tornado Score Seven To Win Second Straight Game

By: Meagan Schulz

Lady Tornado score seven to win second straight game Meegan White (Meagan Schulz Photo)

UV and OV fall in close games

WINDSOR – Winning their second straight game, the Norwich Lady Tornado soccer game scored seven goals in back-to-back games to win 7-2 against the Windsor Black Knights Monday afternoon.

Norwich head coach Doug Coggins state that it was a much closer game than the score showed against the much improved Windsor team.

“You have to give a lot of credit to the Windsor coach,” said Coggins. “The head coach has put a good group of girls together who are fast and aggressive.”

With the Purple Tornado’s slow start defensively – both back line and midfielders – the Black Knights came away some clean, easy looks at the goal.

Once the Norwich team began to pick up the pace, forward Sydney Coggins opened the scoring with a near-post shot that went between two defenders and into the goal. The Tornado finished with four goals for the night – increasing her season total to 11.

Adding goals of their own were Sara Davis, Emily Davis and Taylor McCarthy.

Sara Davis received a ball from senior teammate Katie Gawronski and finished the play with a nice shot. Emily Davis’ solo run ended with far post placed ball for her goal scored.

Using her power, McCarthy took a dead ball from 30 yards out and fired it into the back of the net.

Halea Eaton, who was once again on the field, was distributing the ball to the wings and ended the game with two assists on the night.

Coach Coggins noted both Janae Evans and Jordan Hess did a great job with the fast wings of Windsor and each blocked a shot during Monday’s game.

Next up for Norwich (2-3) is Seton Catholic on the road Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Delhi 2, Unadilla Valley 0

NEW BERLIN -- Unadilla Valley and Delhi were scoreless through the first 45 minutes of play. It wasn’t until just over 22 minutes were left in the contest that a team put the ball into the back of the net to break up the 0-0 tie. The Delhi Lady Bulldogs’ Amanda Nealis with 22:38 showing on the clock, giving her team the 1-0 lead.

With a good amount of time left in the game, the Lady Storm put forth a strong effort but it was Jody Bray of the Bulldogs who put away the game with 7:33 remaining as the insurance snuck by UV’s Meegan White.

Balanced possession between the two teams saw Delhi barely outshoot the Storm 11-7 and each came away with two corners in the game.

White ended the afternoon with nine saves while her opponent between the posts Sylvia Liddle stopped all seven Storm shots.

Friday opened the Storm’s season with a 4-0 win over Afton/Harpursville as Kadence York scored a hat trick, her first of her young varsity career.

York tallied two of her goals in the first half while Jaiden Schrag sent a ball past the keeper to give Unadilla Valley a 3-0 lead before the intermission.

In the second half, York capped off the three-goal game with her final finding the back of the net.

Afton/Harpursville’s keeper Ashlynne Caffery made 14 saves in the program’s first game in many years. UV’s White stopped the lone Afton/Harpursville attempt taken at goal the during the game.

Unadilla Valley (1-1) travels to Greene’s pitch to face the Lady Trojans on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Afton/Harpursville played their second game of the season as well on Monday but no result was reported at the time of print.

Delhi 2, Unadilla Valley 0

Delhi 0 2 – 2

UV 0 0 – 0

Goals-Assists: (D) Amanda Nealis 1-0, Jody Bray 1-0; (UV) None.

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