MADRID - Madrid-Waddington showed any number of desirable traits and instincts in posting a 3-0 victory over Edwards-Knox in the Class D preliminary round of the Section 10 Girls Soccer Tournament on Tuesday.
One of the most important was patience and awareness in operating against a trapping E-K defense.
The best illustration came on the prettiest goal of the day which was scored by Mary Young to give the Jackets a 3-0 lead with 24:46 remaining in the game.
Young took a pass from Desiree Pryce in the midfield and made a long run past the defense. Realizing that a teammate was in an offside position, Young kept the ball and scored her second goal of the game by converting a break-away on the E-K keeper Kara Davis.
That was a very smart play on Marys part said M-W Coach Gary Tischler of the junior forward who figured in all three M-W goals.
She had a girl ahead of her but if she had passed the ball the play would be called offsides.
Young scored in the eighth minute of the game on a three-way connection with Tess Knight and Amelia Bailey who won any number of balls in the midfield.
Knight used a strong run down the wing and nice cross to start a sequence in the closing minute of the half where the E-K keeper made a point-blank save on Young and Taylor Perry knocked home the rebound.
Davis finished with 13 saves for E-K (5-10-0) and M-W eighth grader Ariana Ramsey handled four shots in the shutout aided by well-coordinated defensive effort.
The Jackets (6-7-2) will enter quarter-final play on Friday at 6:45 p.m. at SUNY Canton against top-seed and undefeated Chateaugay (15-0-1) which is currently ranked second in New York State Class D Poll.
M-W dropped two games the Bulldogs in NAC East League action.
We played well today and we will be working on a lot of things starting tomorrow, said Coach Tischler.
As E-Ks season ended Coach Patty Mathews Taylor looks ahead with optimism.
Overall things got better this year and we are good shape at the lower levels. Our modified team had an outstanding year, said coach Mathews-Taylor.
In other Section 10 Class D playoff action, Hammond rolled past St. Regis Falls, Hermon-DeKalb knocked off Morristown 5-0, and Colton-Pierrepont upended Harrisville 2-0.
Meanwhile, St. Lawrence Central and Brushton-Moira earned Class C semi-final wins. The Larries knocked off Tupper Lake 1-0 and the Panthers rolled past Norwood-Norfolk 4-0 setting up Saturdays championship at SUNY Canton at 1:30 p.m.
H-D 5, Morristown 0: Two first half goals by Bridget Rust vaulted the host Demons (10-5-1) into the quarter-finals. The Demons face Parishville-Hopkinton (13-3) on Friday evening at Massena at 5 p.m.
Rust scored from Grace Smith in the 29th minute and in the 37th minute off a Courtney Harrington cornerkick.
In the second half, Kasey ODonnell sandwiched goals around Rhys Bryants unassisted goal in the 60th minute. Bryant chipped in an assist on the third goal in the 54th.
Chelsey MacKay stopped three shots for H-D. Sam Greene had 13 stops for Morristown (0-15).
C-P 2, Harrisville 0: Morgan Doyle scored from Hailey Hennessey in the 45th minute and Madison Gregg converted from Doyle in the 53rd as the Colts (7-8-2) advanced with a one save shutout by Kathryn Miller at Swift Field against the Pirates.
Abby LaFaver had nine saves for Harrisville (3-12-2).
The Colts face 14-0-2 Heuvelton at Massena at 6:45 p.m.