Granville Bounces Back, Blanks Witches

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By Keith Harrington

Granville bounced back from a loss to Hoosick Falls, blanking Greenwich 2-0 Friday in Adirondack-Wasaren League field hockey.

The win sets up a rematch with Hoosick Falls with a piece of the league title on the line. That match was postpoined earlier in the season and is now scheudled for Monday at Hoosick Falls. The Panthers won the first matchup in a 4-3 thriller.

The Witches always play the Golden Horde tough, and this game was no exception. The two squads were knotted at 0-0 at halftime.

Granville finally struck first in the third quarter. Alyssa Martindale scored on an assist from Haylie Barber with 8:25 remaining in the frame to give the Golden Horde a 1-0 advantage.

Greenwich stayed close, but Anastasia Koutrakos hit the back of the cage for Granville with 10:46 to play to put the game away. Martindale was credited with the assist.

Granville outshot the Witches 14-0. The Golden Horde owned an 8-1 advantage in offensive corners.

Megan Decker had the shutout in goal without having to stop a shot.

Olivia Warner had 12 saves for Greenwich.

Granville improved to 7-1, 12-2. Greenwich drops to 3-5, 3-5.

Photo Credit: Kim Bascom