September 26, 2008
Marathon captures this stick showdown
Joe McIntyre/staff photographer
Greene's Abbey Wentlent (10) battles with Marathon's Marta Malmberg (14) in the first half of Thursday’s clash of field hockey powers. Malmberg scored the decisive goal in the 3-2 win for host Marathon.
MARATHON —Marathon Central girls got a measure of revenge Thursday as Olympians edged previously undefeated Greene 3-2 in a non-league Section 4 field hockey contest at Appleby Elementary School.
Marathon is now 9-1 overall after its seventh straight win while Greene falls to 8-1.
“The girls played well overall,” Marathon coach Karen Funk said, whose team lost 1-0 to Greene earlier this month in the first round of the Oxford Tournament. “Dakota Ripley, Chelsea Wood and Kendra Root did a nice job on the back line.”
Andrea Day gave Greene a 1-0 lead five minutes into the match on a rebound of goalkeeper Cigi Edwards (two saves) for the first goal given up by the Olympians since that loss to Greene back on Sept. 5.
Tessa Knapp tied the game with 12 minutes left in the first half off a nice feed from Marta Malberg.
The second half saw the visiting Trojans retake a 2-1 lead eight minutes in as Erin Smith scored off a pass from Emily Konroe.
The Olympians regrouped as Kelley Braman ripped a shot from the top of the circle after Knapp stopped the penalty corner insert by Stephanie Fiske with 7:06 remaining.
With 3:55 to go, Malmberg score the game-winner with Braman picking up the assist.
Marathon will return to action Monday as the Olympians host Baldwinsville in a 4:15 p.m. non-league contest behind Appleby Elementary School.
Marathon JVs fell to 6-2 with a 3-1 loss to Greene. Tatum Knapp scored the Junior Olympians goal and Bre Barry assisting.
IN IAC GIRLS’SOCCER —
Dryden 6, Southern Cayuga 1: Brittany Lange scored two goals as seven different players figured in the Purple Lion scoring. Dryden is now 10-1 on the season.
Felicia Allen scored the goal for Southern Cayuga while goalkeeper Emily Heslop kept her team close with 17 saves.
Newark Valley 2, Marathon 0: Lindsey Bakal and Alexalee Chaffee scored first-half goals to lead Newark Valley to victory.
Liza Rigucci need just one save for the shutout while Brittany Krebd made six saves for the Olympians.
Trumansburg 4, Groton 0: Sabrina Murphy and Livia Farina-Geiger each scored two goals as Trumansburg won this crossover match. Shelby Warner made 10 saves in goal for Groton.
IN IAC SWIMMING —
Dryden 105, Watkins Glen 75: Estelle Waterman (50 free), Alex Seymour (diving), Morgen Burns (100 free) and the 400 free relay team of Shannon Ronald, Michele Lee, Emily Dick and Shelby Fox were the only Dryden winners, but the Purple Lions used their depth to get back on the winning track. Dryden placed second-place in 11 events and third in eight events.
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