By Ted Waddell
LIVINGSTON MANOR September 26, 2003 The Lady Wildcats of Livingston Manor defeated the visiting Roscoe Lady Blue Devils, 5-1, in Tuesdays OCIAA Division VI soccer match.
The game pitted the Lady Wildcats returning keeper, senior Elizabeth Weickum, against Roscoes Kasse Brock, an eighth-grader.
Elizabeth is very good in the goal, very quick and comfortable in there, said Livingston Manor Coach Shirlee Davis of her senior keeper.
Weickum made six saves in the game.
Brock, who made nine saves in Tuesdays contest, took over guarding the net for the Lady Blue Devils after their senior goalie was sidelined by injuries sustained in a recent match against The Family School.
Roscoe (0-6, 0-4 OCIAA) had a rather meager bench of three players, while the home team squad had six booters waiting in the wings.
Manor fielded nine seniors, while the Lady Blue Devils have only four upperclassmen on their roster.
Manor (3-4, 1-3 OCIAA) opened the scoring just two minutes into the match. Sophomore Heather Sherwood fired one past Brock on an assist by Tegan Kern, thus setting the stage for her afternoon hat trick of scoring three goals in the game.
At 18:30, Roscoes Stacey Duffy made it 1-1 contest on an assist by Kendra Harris.
As the opening half drew to a close, Tiffany Parker scored for Manor on a breakaway at the 1:10 mark. Allison Coe was credited with the assist on the play.
In the second half, the Lady Wildcats scored a trio of unanswered goals.
Carrie Lewis scored on an assist from Ashley Taggart at 29:46. Sherwood then completed her hat trick by registering a pair of unassisted goals at 21:30 and 5:46.
The season is going as we expected it to, with all our young players, Roscoe Coach Cliff Anderson said.
Theyre still learning . . . and today showed vast improvement over the last couple of games, he added. Their passing and overall play on trapping and ball control has improved greatly.
According to Davis, her team is learning to work together.
They pass much better and are shooting when theyre open, she said.