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2018-11-07 / Sports

Unatego Girls Knocked Out in Regional Finals

By Rosie Cunningham


Unatego goalie Meghan Perry saves the ball as Little Falls’ Olivia Langdon attempts to free the ball during Unatego’s 1-0 NYSPHSAA Regional loss at Herkimer Community College on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Unatego goalie Meghan Perry saves the ball as Little Falls’ Olivia Langdon attempts to free the ball during Unatego’s 1-0 NYSPHSAA Regional loss at Herkimer Community College on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter HERKIMER - Little Falls defeated Unatego in Friday’s Class C girls soccer quarterfinal at Herkimer County Community College.

Little Falls’ Olivia Lindsay scored the game’s only goal with 6:30 left in the game to lead the Mounties past the Section IV champions.

Unatego keeper Meghan Perry was a standout between the posts as Little Falls put 23 shots on the net.

“It was a very good game,” said Unatego Coach Sue Herodes. “The girls executed Unatego’s Morgan Perry and Little Falls’s Olivia Lindsay head the ball during their game Friday. wonderfully on defense. Meghan Perry’s performance in goal was amazing to watch. Shot after shot, Meghan foiled Little Falls hopes of scoring. It was like she was putting on a clinic in goal. Kaitlyn Fortin and Morgan Perry also did a great job defensively. Overall, an awesome performance for Unatego against a very offensively skilled team.”


Little Falls’s Gabrielle Sylstra and Unatego’s Alexa Lucia fight for a loose ball during their game Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Little Falls’s Gabrielle Sylstra and Unatego’s Alexa Lucia fight for a loose ball during their game Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter The clock was winding down and it looked like the two teams would go into overtime, when a shot from Lindsay came in on net. Perry got her hands on the ball, but it slipped through her fingers and into the net.

With about two minutes left, Unatego’s Dana Stepp - the MAC leading scorer, had a chance for a goal, which just missed the mark. Hali Lucia also came close as well, she took a shot that their keeper misjudged and she ended up pinning it against the goalpost.

Unatego will lose two seniors to graduation - Morgan Newman and Dakota Thorne.


Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Benjamin Patton/The Reporter “This was a season of tremendous growth,” said Herodes. “The team improved technically and tactically, but the biggest improvement was in their competitive confidence and discipline. We are a pretty young team but ‘grew up’ a lot throughout this season. An example was their ability to come out strong after we were scored on. These girls were not about giving up or going down without a fight. I am so proud of their efforts. We are all very excited for the next couple of years of Unatego soccer.”



Unatego’s Jenna Faulkner and Little Falls’s Caileigh Barnett fight for a loose ball during their game Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Unatego’s Jenna Faulkner and Little Falls’s Caileigh Barnett fight for a loose ball during their game Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

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