By Jeanne Sager
November 23, 2001:
Editors Note: This begins our look at how the girls soccer teams at county high schools fared over the recently completed season. Look for more reviews in future issues of the Democrat.
Overall Record: 9-8-2
League Record: 0-6-2 OCIAA Division III
Top Goal Scorers: Senior Samantha Lynch led the Lady Panthers with five goals this season. Candice Sheerer and Megan Drobysh, both seniors, also led the team in scoring.
Season highlight: We made sectionals for the first time in 15 years, said coach Kristy Dean.
The Lady Panthers two games against Cornwall this year, where they held the score to 1-0, were two other shining points of the season, Dean added.
Season lowlight: That we didnt go any farther than sectionals, Dean said, but it really wasnt a disappointing season.
Other: They played really well as a team this year, Dean noted.
Overall record: 11-5
League record: 7-1; OCIAA Division VI Champions
Top goal scorers: Sophomore Tegan Kern paced the Lady Wildcats with 17 goals this year. Junior Amy Krupp and sophomore Arielle Parker each netted 12 goals on the season. Seniors Nicole Argent and Bridget Ellison had 11 and nine goals, respectively.
Other stats: Krupp led the team with nine assists on the season. Ellison had the second-most assists with six. Argent and Kern each tallied four assists, and Parker had three.
The Lady Wildcats played with one primary goalie, Danielle Franco, who posted three shutouts this season.
Season highlight: Winning the division and making it to sectionals were our two season highlights, said coach Shirlee Davis.
Season lowlight: Losing our first sectional game, at home, to Chester on Halloween, Davis said.
Other comments: I was really proud of their effort this year, Davis said. And Im really sorry to be losing my seven seniors.
(Those seniors are Nicole Argent, Stephanie Babich, Bridget Ellison, Kaitlin McCann, Erin Roberts, Megan Roser and Kaitlin Schleiermacher.)
The team was also chosen as scholar athletes by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA).
Overall record: 5-12-1
League record: 3-4 OCIAA Division V
Top goal scorer: Junior Lis Lowe posted 16 goals for the Lady Bears this season.
Other stats: Senior Emily Moore led the team with eight assists this year.
Season highlight: Beating Chester twice, both home and away, said coach Mary Feusner. Coming from behind to tie the game with Eldred in the middle of October was another high point for us.
Season lowlight: We struggled this year because a lot of the varsity players from last year opted not to return this year, Feusner said.
The Lady Bears depended on a number of girls who were brought up early from the j.v. soccer team to lead.
They learned a lot and will be better for it next year, Feusner said.
Other comments: Lowe was chosen as the teams most valuable offensive player. The defensive most valuable player award went to senior Jamie Kenney. Sophomore Rebecca Cosentino was chosen as most improved this year.
Overall record: 0-18
League record: 0-10 OCIAA Division IV
Top goal scorers: Chelsea LaGututta, Michelle Olson and Megan Baxter.
Other stats: Our goalies averaged 25 to 30 saves a game, said Coach John Lennon. Jamie Hopkins and Nicole Daurio protected the goal for the Lady Indians this year.
Overall record: 7-7-2
League record: 4-3-1 OCIAA Division VI
Top goal scorers: Senior Aimee Schneider led the Lady Yellowjackets with 17 goals this year. Senior Ashley Schneider and sophomore Jenna Fredericks each added four goals.
Other stats: Our goalie, Casey Williams, did extremely well, said coach Laura Schneider.
Ashley Schneider also contributed eight assists this season.
Other comments: I was just very proud of them, Laura Schneider said. We went to sectionals, and lost in our first game.
We are going to have eight seniors leaving, but I have a lot of ninth graders coming up and I watched them play this year, she added. They didnt lose a game, so Im very hopeful for next year.
(Those seniors Laura Schneider noted are Charlene French, Lindsay Giuffrida, Kara Leek, Amanda Pierce, Rebecca Ryman, Aimee Schneider, Ashley Schneider and Williams.)