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NO GO: Christina Winski of Sullivan West/Jeff-Youngsville and Nicole Perrello of Fallsburg (5) tangle deep in Fallsburg territory in Wednesday’s game. Looking on at right is Sarah Moore of Fallsburg (14).

Sandra Scholz Keys
First Division Win

By Frank Rizzo
— September 29, 2000 — His return from a five-year coaching layoff has been marked by frustrating losses, but Sullivan West/Jeffersonville-Youngsville girls’ soccer coach Mike Ellmauer could finally smile after his charges beat host Fallsburg 4-2 on Wednesday. Sandra Scholz’s three goals led the attack.
It marked the first win of the season in Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division V play for SW/J-Y (2–6, 1–4 OCIAA).
Fallsburg found itself leading 1-0 at the half, thanks to a breakaway goal by Nicole Perrello at the 24:23 mark. Perrello took advantage of a defensive miscue to break in all alone against SW/J-Y keeper Erin Bose.
In the opening minutes of the second half Tara Adams nearly doubled the score for the hosts, as she burst through the defensive perimeter and beat Bose — but not the post — with a sharp-angled shot.
After that SW/J-Y took the initiative.
At the 30:23 mark Molly Raum took a pass from sandra Scholz and volleyed a shot under Fallsburg keeper Ashley frunzi and into the far corner to knot the score.
Nearly eight minutes later Scholz pounced on a ball Frunzi could not control and “bodied” it into the net to put her team up 2-1.
The opportunistic Scholz scored again at 14:55, with an assist from Christina Winski.
Adams got another breakaway, and this time was not denied, blasting a shot past Bose at 9:22 to make it 3-2.
Fallsburg made a couple of dangerous thrusts but was denied, and Scholz enabled Ellmauer to breathe easier when she scored with 43 seconds left.
The final stats show SW/J-Y with a 20-11 shot advantage, as well as a 6-5 edge from the corners. Bose made six saves while Frunzi was credited with 14.
“The win column doesn’t show how far we’ve come along,” commented Fallsburg coach Lee Smassanow. “We’re beginning to play more as a team.
“Even though we don’t have many wins, we’re having fun,” Smassanow added.
Ellmauer noted that he inherited a young team that had lost a lot of quality players — “and a lot of [returning players] had limited playing time,” he added.
“We’ve had a lot of knocks, but also some close games,” Ellmauer summed up the season. “Mainly because I did not know my girls soccer-wise, and my girls not knowing my philosophy soccer-wise.Tthe girls are getting used to me and we’re progressing even though our scores don’t show it.

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