Monday, January 17, 2022

Krohn overtakes Shohri Girls’ Soccer top-ranked Watford-Halfmoon

MECHANICVILLE – In section II of girls’ soccer history, no one has scored more goals than Katie Krohn.

So, regardless of how many Waterford-Halfmoon defenders were around him, Shohri Sr. had the ball at his feet and there was no question in his mind what to do with it.

“I knew it was [tied] And we needed to get another one,” Krohn said, “so I knew I had to put the ball in the back of the net.”

Krohn delivered, and the goal provided the game-winning score in Schouhari’s 3–2 victory against Waterford-Halfmoon in the Section II Class C championship game at Mechanicville High School. The score was Crohn’s second of the game, the 67th of his season, and the 257th of his career – and it was one that helped end a remarkable season for Waterford-Halfmoon, who were undefeated and the latest New York State Sportsperson. 1 in the Writers Association. Class C Girls Soccer Polls Ahead of Tuesday’s Area Title Game.

“They’re young, they’re good and they’ll be back,” Shohri’s co-coach Tammy Drinnon said of Waterford-Halfmoon. “There’s no doubt in my mind.”

Tuesday night, however, belonged to a showjumping event that won its first field championships since 2016 after an entertaining, back-and-forth matchup, in which Shohri senior Maddie Bland and Waterford-Halfmoon sophomore Maddie Atwood each won several spectaculars. Saved. Shohri junior Haley Drinen scored in the 10th minute with an assist from Krohn, but Waterford-Halfmoon (No. 1, 18-1-0) equalized Shohri (No. 2, 17-3-2) in the 33rd minute. brought it. Minutes on a goal from Sophistication Cassidy McClement.

Tied at halftime, Shohri’s co-coach Erin Kelly said the team relied on their five superiors to stabilize their confidence.

“He really helped calm down and groom our little girls,” Kelly said.

Krohn scored her first goal of the competition in the 44th minute with an assist from Haley Drinnan, but senior Natalie Rich recorded another game-tying goal for Waterford-Halfmoon in the 58th minute.

“They are very hardworking and they never give up,” Waterford-Halfmoon head coach Meghan Reynolds said of their squad.

Ten minutes after Rich scored, however, the ball passed to Krohn.

“I knew I just wanted to score,” said Krohn, who scored the game-winning goal with 12:12 in regulation.

There was no Section II Girls Football Championship during the 2020-21 academic year due to restrictions related to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Stillwater had won the previous three Regions Class C championships, and held the state championships in all those years. Stillwater won the state championship in 2018 and 2019.

Prior to Stillwater’s multi-year rule, Shohri had won at least a portion of the previous three Section II Class C crowns and reached the state semi-finals in all those years.

Waterford-Halfmoon entered the No. 1 game in the state’s Class C girls’ soccer poll, while Shohri finished seventh. Haley Drinnan said that her team saw itself as an underdog in the championship game, but also as a self-confident.

“I mean, they were undefeated,” said Haley Drinnan, whose mother is one of the team’s co-coaches. “We knew we needed to play the best we’ve played throughout the season.”

Shohri will play Section VII’s Ausable Valley in a regional championship matchup at Mechanicville High School on Saturday. Ahead of that game, though, Krohn said his team planned to savor Tuesday’s victory.

“Moments like this are rare for teams,” Krohn said. “I think it’s really special and you can’t take it lightly.”

Shalmont, Queensbury Falls

Both Section II girls’ soccer teams participating in the sub-regional game on Tuesday saw their seasons come to an end against Section III foes.

At Chittengo High School, Shalmont lost 3–2 to the Skenetales in four overtime games, while Queensbury lost 6–0 against New Hartford.

Skohari 3, Waterford-Halfmoon 2

Halftime Score: 1-1 draw. Shohri Scoring: Krohn 2-1, Drinen 1-1. Waterford-Halfmoon Scoring: Rich 1-0, McClement 1-1. Goalkeeper: Shohri, bland, 10 saves. Waterford-Halfmoon, Atwood, 8 saves.

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