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2018-09-12 / Sports

Walton Field Hockey Splits with Foes

By Tom Coddington


CROSSED STICKS — Later in the game, VanValkenburg and Baciuska cross their sticks and try to send the ball to a teammate. T.W. Coddington/The Reporter CROSSED STICKS — Later in the game, VanValkenburg and Baciuska cross their sticks and try to send the ball to a teammate. T.W. Coddington/The Reporter WALTON — The Walton field hockey team split a pair of matches last weekend on its own field, a 5-0 loss to Afton on Friday and an 8-3 win over Tioga on Saturday.

The Crimson Knights got an early lead, and never relinquished it. Madison Basiuska scored first, about two minutes into the game. Later in the first half, Afton’s McKenzie Hoyt scored two goals to make the halftime score 3-0.

The visitors were in control most of the half, but the Warriors did have a few chances, all of which were repelled by the Knights’ defense, including one good chance late in the first half.

Early in the second half, the home forces got their first and only corner shot, but the visitors took charge after that. The Walton defense did play well in the second half, but Afton was able to score two more goals, by Hannah Tracy and Makaela Mills.


OVER THE DEFENSE — Walton’s Camberly VanValkenburg gets off a pass to a teammate before Afton’s Madison Baciuska could get to it during Friday’s game T.W. Coddington/The Reporter OVER THE DEFENSE — Walton’s Camberly VanValkenburg gets off a pass to a teammate before Afton’s Madison Baciuska could get to it during Friday’s game T.W. Coddington/The Reporter The Knights took 20 shots and got 13 corners, while Walton cage keeper Riley McAdams was credited with 15 saves.

Afton’s Janelle Volk had two assists, while Mills, Sam Schoelier and Casey East were credited with one assist apiece.

The Warriors took one shot, but it missed its goal and Afton ’keeper Jordan Nichols did not need to make a save.

On Saturday, the Walton team recorded five goals in the first half, while both the Warriors and Tioga had three goals apiece in the second half. The home squad got three goals apiece from Camberly Van- Valkenburg and Katelynn Ostrander, while Carissa Crandall and Madison Barnes also got shots into the Tigers’ cage. VanValkenburg, Ostrander and Crandall had two assists apiece and Hannah Funaro also had an assist. For Tioga, Olivia Ayeres had two goals and an assist, and Shelby Retorto had a goal and an assist.


SHOT STOPPED — Walton and Afton players battle for the ball in front of the Walton goal during Friday’s game, as the official, Pete Mansheffer looks on. The visiting Afton team won, 5-0. T.W. Coddington/The Reporter SHOT STOPPED — Walton and Afton players battle for the ball in front of the Walton goal during Friday’s game, as the official, Pete Mansheffer looks on. The visiting Afton team won, 5-0. T.W. Coddington/The Reporter The Warriors had 24 shots and six corners, while the Tigers had four shots and two corners.

Both Walton and Tioga now have 3-3 records,

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