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SW/JY GOALIE ERIN Bose hops in front a shot by Tri-Valley’s Emily Moore in last Friday’s soccer game. Bose stopped several shots to preserve a 2-0 SW/J-Y victory.

From Scoreless to Scoring

By Rob Potter
JEFFERSONVILLE — October 17, 2000 – After nearly 65 minutes of scoreless soccer action Friday afternoon, Sullivan West/Jeffersonville-Youngsville scored twice in the final 15-plus minutes of the match for a 2-0 win over Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division V foe Tri-Valley.
With 15:18 remaining the game, SW/J-Y’s Shelisa Duquette took a pass from teammate Meredith Morgan a few yards to the right of the goal and sent a shot towards the net. The ball floated into the air, dipped over leaping T-V goalie Megan Sheeley and just under the crossbar into the back of the net.
For the remaining minutes, the Lady Bears pushed to score a tying goal. Perhaps their best chance came with 4:25 showing on the clock when forward Lis Lowe gained control of the ball just outside the goal box and sent a shot towards Lady Trojan goalie Erin Bose.
But the ball flew inches above the crossbar, much to the chagrin of the T-V players and fans.
Two-and-one-half minutes later, the Lady Trojans scored an insurance goal. Aileen Semenetz kicked a low shot at the T-V goal cage. Although Sheeley — who made 10 saves in the game — was able to grab the ball before it rolled into the back of the net, the referees ruled that the ball had already crossed the goal line.
Molly Raum was credited with the assist on the Semenetz tally.
While losing the division match was bad enough for the Lady Bears, the team also lost one of its key players.
At the 17:37 mark of the first half, Tri-Valley’s Danielle Poley and SW/J-Y’s Sandra Scholz collided while attempting to play the ball near midfield. Scholz was down for just a few seconds after the contact, but Poley remained on the ground in obvious pain. Moments after coaches from both teams had rushed to help Poley, the senior midfielder was loaded into an ambulance by members of the Jeffersonville Volunteer Ambulance Corps and taken to the hospital.
It appeared that Poley had sustained a serious injury — possibly a fracture — to her lower leg.
“A lot of offense and ability left the field in that ambulance,” said T-V coach Mary Feusner, who was naturally very concerned about Poley. “Danielle is one of our senior leaders and a key player for us.”
As far as something of far less importance — the game itself — was concerned, Feusner said the previous afternoon’s non-division game against S.S. Seward (a 3-2 loss for T-V) may have affected how her team played against SW/J-Y.
“I think we were a bit fatigued today,” Feusner said. “We were tired and that happens sometimes when you play two tough teams back to back. And our passing was a little slow at times today.”
SW/J-Y Coach Mike Ellmauer liked the way his team played.
“It was a nice game and the kids played hard,” he said. “Anytime you have a 0-0 score with about 15 minutes to go, you know it’s a nice game.”
Ellmauer also praised the work done by Bose, who stopped all of the shots the Lady Bears sent her way.
“Erin was outstanding today,” Ellmauer said. “She made some nice saves. She really showed her skills today.”
Ellmauer added that while it was nice to beat the Lady Bears, who had defeated the Lady Trojans by a 3-1 margin back on September 18, it was unfortunate that someone was injured in the contest. He said he hoped Poley would be alright.

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