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KERI DUGAN OF S.S. Seward slides to kick the ball away from SW/DV’s Sandra Calkin in last Wednesday’s game. Watching the play are SW/DV goalie Danielle Peters, Seward’s Jamie Hirsch (12), and SW/DV’s Michelle Peters.

Seward Slams SW/DV

By Rob Potter
CALLICOON — October 31, 2000 – S.S. Seward’s Keri Dugan scored on a penalty kick to give the Spartans a 3-2 win over host Sullivan West/Delaware Valley in an Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division VI game last Wednesday.
With 12:46 remaining in the contest, a SW/DV player was whistled for touching the ball with her hand while in the goal box. Dugan then sent her kick past goalie Danielle Peters.
The hosts were unable to score a tying tally in the final minutes.
SW/DV, however, managed to rally from a first-half deficit. A goal by Juliana Marchesano with 11:49 remaining in the first half and a tally by Jess Milby with 3:49 left in the half gave Seward a 2-0 lead.
But SW/DV’s Megan Moran fired a shot past Lady Spartan goalie Jess Marchesano with 44 ticks until the half to cut the SW/DV deficit.
At the 19:02 mark of the second half, Dawn Hyde knotted the score for SW/DV.
“It was nice to end the division season with a win,” Seward coach Chris Knittel said. “And offensively we’re putting the ball in the net again.”
Though the hosts rebounded from the two-goal deficit, SW/DV coach Mike Mahoney was disappointed in how his squad played.
“We were a little flat in the first half,” Mahoney said. “But what hurt us most today was our lack of basic fundamental touches and a lack of constant communication.”
Marchesano and SW/DV goalie Danielle Peters each recorded eight saves in the match.
Both teams will be involved in sectional play this week.
SW/DV, the number three seed in the Class D tournament, will travel to Roscoe to face the second-seeded Lady Blue Devils at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Seward, which received the top-seeded spot in Class D, will host either fourth-seeded Chester or fifth-seeded Sullivan West/Jeffersonville-Youngsville at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
SW/JY played Chester yesterday, and the results were not available at press time.

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