Lady Blue Devils win; Rockets split

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By John Bernhardt
Coming together is a beginning and keeping together is making progress. That’s been the story of the Margaretville girls’ soccer team this fall. The Blue Devils have settled into the pattern of more competitive play that they used to upend Stamford to earn their first Delaware League win, 1-0, over Stamford on Tuesday. The victory improves Margaretville’s overall record to 2-4-1.
Each team scored single goals in the first half with Ithay Silva finding the nets for Margaretville and Kim Freer for Stamford. The Margaretville defense worked hard, limiting Freer, one of the premiere goal scorers in the DL, to a single score.
The Blue Devils’ Elia Tanzer nabbed the game winner with 12:49 left to play. Caro Bruno controlled the ball towards the center of the box then toed a pass down the left lane that Tanzer ran down. The speedy Blue Devil striker lifted a shot to just inside the far pole for the difference maker.
Shannon Fairbairn had seven saves for Margaretville. The Blue Devils host Roxbury on Thursday afternoon.

SK stops Lady Rockets
Briann Laing scored a hat trick and added an assist as undefeated South Kortright turned up the offensive heat beating Roxbury, 8-2, in a girls Delaware League game early last week.
Tori Rockefeller and Shianne Coss each scored a pair of goals for SK who scored six times in the first half. Lexi Dubois also added a goal of the Rams.
Jade Meehan and Kendal Walcutt both netted first-half scores for Roxbury. The Rockets travel to Margaretville on Thursday and host SK on Friday.
Megan Cronk scored with 6:54 left in the first overtime as RCS edged visiting Hunter-Tannersville in Monday play. Shannon Sprague had an assist.