SCHUYLERVILLE - Reality finally caught up with the Cinderella field hockey squad that had sparked accounts of the Cougars' courage and determination as well as raw talent and skill.
North Warren, which had been ranked last in September but clawed its way up to league leadership, was overpowered 8-0 in the Class C championship finals Nov. 4 by the far-beefier Greenwich team.
The top-seeded Greenwich team, 17-1 for the season, fought relentlessly in the matchup. It was the second consecutive Class C title for Greenwich, which outshot North Warren 19-1. Cougar Goalie Morgan Tennyson finished the matchup with an admirable 8 saves.
Second-seeded North Warren particularly had a tough matchup after key player Kiera Warner suffered an injury at about 16 minutes and had leave the field.
North Warren finished their stellar 2010 season 9-7 in which they shared the league championship with Corinth.