WARRENSBURG - The Burgher coaches demonstrated that they value skill development over glory this season, as they scheduled tough competitors instead of ringers in their annual field hockey tournament - and the result was they came in last.
Dani DeGregory and Emilee Boddery each retallied three goals apiece as the Greenwich field hockey team, beat South High, 7-0, in the championship game of the Warrensburg Invitational Sept. 11. The Witches are now 3-0.
In Saturday's consolation game, Corinth defeated Warrensburg 2-0. On Sept. 10, South Glens Falls beat the Burghers 2-0. Warrensburg outshot South High, 8-5, and Casey Duell made three saves in the effort.
Warrensburg's field hockey team, despite a few losses, looks good for a young squad, coach Mary Ann Bump said.
"Every time we get on the field we get better," she said. "We're constantly making progress."
She said the players were looking forward to the season and upholding Warrensburg's tradition of championship field hockey campaigns.
"We're beginning to establish a forward line, which at this point looks solid," she said. "Everybody is working hard."
Hudson Falls 3, North Warren 1
CHESTERTOWN - The Cougar field hockey team showed they can tackle a far-larger school and hang tough, as they stayed competitive in a 3-1 loss Sept. 10 to Hudson Falls in non-league play.
North Warren was on top in offensive action, taking 10 shots to Hudson Falls' 3, but the Tigers' goalie turned all but one away to secure the win.
Amanda Millington shot the Cougars' goal in the second half.
WARRENSBURG - The Warrensburg field hockey team battled deep into overtime, but lost to Schuylerville 2-1 as Heather Quirk scored in a non-league field hockey game Sept. 8.
Warrensburg's Lindsay Wood scored the Burgher goal in the first half.
With the win, Schuylerville moved to 3-0 overall.
North Warren 0
CHESTERTOWN - The Cougar field hockey team was overpowered Sept. 8 by a talented, deep Greenwich squad. North Warren goalie Morgan Tennyson made 13 saves for the Cougars in the contest.
Lake George 0
LAKE GEORGE - Magill Woodruff and Madison Keys scored goals for Salem, securing a victory over Lake George in a season-opening field hockey contest Sept. 8.