Democrat Photo by Ted Waddell
THE BALL IS up for grabs as Roscoes Katie Harris (17) and Livingston Manors Kaitlin McCann (17) go for it in Fridays game.
Roscoe Breaks Open
Game in Second Half
By Ted Waddell
ROSCOE October 27, 2000 We really started out awfully slow, but as soon as we really started pushing up and playing the ball, we played much better offensively, said Mary Austin, veteran coach of the Roscoe Blue Devils girls soccer team.
In Friday afternoons soccer game against the Lady Wildcats of Livingston Manor, the homestanding booters defeated the visitors 4-1 in the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division VI game.
At first, it seemed like my team was not going to the ball, and they were somewhat disorganized, added Austin. Manor had four girls on the line, and that disorganized my girls because they like to have one man free as a sweeper.
According to Austin, once the Blue Devils adjusted to the number of Wildcats on the line, things started looking up.
In the first half, Manor really beat us to the ball, she added. Im very happy with our play in the second half.
Lady Wildcats coach Shirlee Davis thinks there are too many young kids on our team, especially on defense to allow Livingston Manor to field a really competitive squad of booters this season.
Theyre still learning what to do back there, she said. Weve had a host of injuries, so were fighting a losing battle.
Things didnt click for us today, and there was a lack of communication out there on the field, said Davis. Were looking for a win to keep our heads up.
Danielle Austin got the ball rolling for Roscoe at 25:11 in the first half on an assist from Kelly Ahart.
At 10:57 Manors Amy Krupp made it a 1-1 contest at halftime on a Nikki Argent assist.
In the second half, it was all Blue Devils. At 32:50, Austin scored unassisted. Austin again scored unassisted up the right side at 12:47. With 58 seconds left on the game clock, Amanda Huck put it into the net off a rebound off the right side of the bar.
Stats shots on goals: RCS 19, LMCS 14; RCS keeper saves: Amber Gray 5, Jenna Bowers 7; LMCS keeper saves: Ashley Bowers 10; corner kicks: RCS 5, LMCS 1.
Division VI Title
ROSCOE October 27, 2000 After Wednesdays 10-3 rout of visiting Chapel Field host Roscoe thought it had clinched the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division VI title.
Roscoe finished 811, ahead of Sewards 82. However, it turned out that Chapel Field had used an ineligible player in a recent victory over Seward, and therefore had to forfeit the game, giving Sewards the title with a 91 mark.
Danielle Austin led Tuesdays romp with seven goals. Amanda Huck added two and Kelly Ahart had one.