|IAC GIRLS SOCCER: POWERHOUSE GROTON BLANKS WINLESS TIOGA, 9-0 (2018-09-10)
Valley Sports Report
GROTON — Two-time defending IAC Small School champion Groton got off to a quick start and never looked back in a 9-0 win over Tioga in girls soccer action on a rainy Monday afternoon.
The Lady Indians scored seven first-half goals.
“The defending IAC small school champions lived up to their billing,” said Tioga coach Jim Walsh. “They are an excellent possession team with strong attacks through the center of the field.
“We got off to a rough start, but it was a better second half for us.
“Again. we had virtually no warm-up time as the continued bus driver shortage landed us in Groton a full 30 minutes after the scheduled 4:30 game time,” added Walsh, noting the game started at 5:20 p.m.
Groton had a 20-2 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 6-0 edge in corner kicks.
Sophomore Eve Wood had seven saves in net for Tioga, and freshman Abagail Foley recorded four saves.
“Even in a losing effort, we had some strong individual performances from freshman Abagail Foley at midfield and goal keeper, Jocelyn Bradley and Eve Wood in the midfield, and Hayley Champlin on defense,” said Walsh.
Tioga, now 0-5, hosts Newfield Wednesday.
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