Granville sports round-up, Sept. 15

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The Granville field hockey team seems to be enjoying its strong start to the season. (Photo by Kim Bascom)

Horde climbs to 3-0 in field hockey

By Keith Harrington

It won’t always be this easy, but for now the Granville field hockey team is basking in its dominance. The Golden Horde won its second straight game to begin the season Saturday as it rolled past Gloversville 8-1 in a non-league matchup played on the Huskies’ home field.

Natalie Williams had a hat trick and Raegan Swain added two goals and an assist to lead coach Katie Barber’s club. Haylie Barber had three assists.

Granville imposed its will right from the opening faceoff. Swain struck early and often, hitting the back of the cage twice in less than a minute. Swain opened the scoring off an assist from Barber with 13:16 to go in the first period. Swain scored her second goal 59 seconds later at the 12:17 mark with Barber again credited with the helper.

Williams converted a pass from Swain at the 9:40 mark to make it 3-0 Granville.

In the second, Williams scored two consecutive goals to increase the lead to 5-0. The second goal of the game by Williams came at the 9:57 mark of the quarter and was unassisted. Williams completed the hat trick with her third goal off a Barber assist 3:06 before halftime.

The Golden Horde extended the lead to 7-0 in the third quarter on goals from Anna Koutrakos and Alyssa Martindale. Koutrakos picked up an assist on the Martindale goal.

Paige Pauquette closed out the scoring with a goal with 9:49 remaining.

Granville had 21 shots on goal and 10 offensive corners. Gloversville had three shots on goal and four offensive corners.

Granville moved to 2-0 with the win. Gloversville dropped to 0-1.

Horde boys drop soccer game

By Keith Harrington

Granville stayed close for a half but Lake George netted four goals in the second half to blank the Golden Horde 6-0 in Adirondack League boys soccer. It was the league opener for the Golden Horde on the road.

Jack Sullivan hit the back of the net twice to lead the Warriors. Jack Clark, Nick Haverly, Chris Henry and Haider Tariq also scored for Lake George.

Matt Vladyka did his best to keep the Golden Horde close with 24 saves.

Brad Erceg has the shutout in goal for the Warriors.

Lake George is 2-0, 2-1. Granville is 0-1, 0-2.

Teaghan Cutter dribbles the ball up the field for Granville in the team’s season opener against Hadley-Luzerne. (Photo by Stacie Arnhold)

Horde girls start slowly on pitch

By Keith Harrington

The Granville girls soccer team started play last week, losing their league opener and participating in a tournament on the weekend.

Hadley-Luzerne rolled over the Golden Horde 11-0 in Adirondack League play.

Carolina Lott-Diamond had an outstanding game for the Eagles. Lott-Diamond scored six goals and added an assist to pace the Hadley-Luzerne attack.

Kayden Beaver scored twice for Hadley-Luzerne. Cayden Williams, Hannah Johnson and Dakota Bellrose also hit the back of the net. It was the first career goal for Bellrose.

Madison Lent earned the shutout in goal with four saves.

Hadley-Luzerne is 1-0. Granville is 0-1.

On Saturday Granville met Cambridge in the first round of the Cambridge Tournament. Cambridge cruised past the Golden Horde 10-1 to advance to the championship game.

Addy Gates recorded a hat trick to lead the way for Cambridge.

Maize Steele added a pair of goals for Cambridge. Tristan Crandall, Sam Crandall, Laurel Leary, Mia Alpy and Schuylar Nolan also hit the back of the net.

Cambridge is 3-0. Granville is 0-2.

In the other semifinal contest Adirondack League foes Corinth and Hadley-Luzerne tied 2-2. The Tomahawks advanced to the title game on penalty kicks.

The Eagles took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Carolina Lott-Diamond with an assist from Hannah Johnson.

Horde golfers win again, 5-0

By Keith Harrington

With a pair of returning league all-stars expectations are high for the Granville golf team, and last Thursday the Golden Horde won its second match of the season as it handled Bolton, 5-0, in an Adirondack League match at The Sagamore.

Last year all-star team members Andrew Rathbun and Nate Williams both earned wins for Granville. Rathbun defeated Jane Trowbridge, 5-3. Williams topped John Roemer, 5-3, for the Golden Horde.

Rathbun shot a 40 to collect the medalist honors for the match.

Granville also got wins from Will Jennings, Liam Farrell and Ethan Martelle.

Jennings edged Max Gollhofer, 5-4. Farrell slipped past James Showers, 3-2. Martelle nipped Andrew Hull, 5-4, to close the match.

Granville is 2-0. Bolton is 0-2.

Horde falls in five-set volleyball match

By Keith Harrington

The Granville volleyball team, looking to improve after finishing last season strong, played well in its season opener on the road but fell to Hadley-Luzerne 3-2 in a tightly contested five-set match.

Set scores were 25-22, 25-18, 14-25, 19-25, 15-9.

The Golden Horde dropped the first two games but found their groove and battled back to force a decisive fifth set.

Jordanna Kenny had a huge match for Hadley-Luzerne, with nine aces, 14 service points, six kills and three blocks for the Eagles.

Bianca Davila served up six aces and had six assists, Riley Daniels added five aces and four kills. Jihanna Baker chipped in four digs.

Granville got seven blocks and four kills from Lily Strout. Emily Monroe added six aces. Emma Hover had four aces and a kill.

Hadley-Luzerne was 1-0 after the victory. Granville fell to 0-1.

See also “Granville-Whitehall’s 65-0 loss ‘tough’”’ in Whitehall sports round-up, Sept. 15.