BROADALBIN – With a performance for the Foothills Council South Division title, the Broadalbin-Perth girls’ football team registered a 1-0 win over Schulerville at Patriot Field on Thursday.
“We weren’t looking forward to the Scotia game at all,” said Broadbin-Perth coach Rob Klug. “We knew Schuylerville was going to be a difficult team to play against and they were sure.”
Both teams were playing for a second-straight day as BP registered a 4-0 win over Gloversville on Wednesday, while Schuylerville beat South Glens Falls 2-1.
“It was definitely a fun, fair game,” said Schuylerville coach Paul Rogan. “I thought Broadbin-Perth played well. They are definitely one of the stronger teams in Class B.”
The Patriots can now turn their attention to Scotia-Glenville in a game Tuesday that will decide the South Division title. The teams drew 2–2 at Broadbin on 17 September.
Julia Mycek scored the only goal of the game for BP, who scored her 10th shutout in 14 games this season.
Keeper Mairead Marsden, along with defender Alayna Preston, Jules Huckens, Emma More and Mysek, have allowed just nine goals throughout the season.
“We defend as a whole team,” Klug said. “The defenders in the back have done a good job and [sweeper] alayna [Preston] Have stepped into a new role and really embraced it.”
In the first half, the Patriots beat the Black Horses 7-2, but they could not take advantage as the game went half-scoreless.
“We were a little unlucky in the first half,” Klug said. “We hit the post and we had plenty of chances but we didn’t finish.”
The game was tied until Mycek fired a shot from 35 yards into the net for the only goal of the game, with 25:39 remaining.
“It was a good strike from Julia,” Klug said. “I always tell them to put the ball in the box and do things.”
From there, the BP defense did what it did throughout the season, stopping the Black Horse offense to close the Patriots’ 11th win of the season.
“The girls did what they had to do today,” Klug said. “We bent but not broken, and we were able to put one in.”
Marsden finished with three saves for BP, while Claire Pelletier-Hoblock made eight stops for Schuylerville.
“We’re trying to focus on one game at a time and enjoy each game,” Klug said. “It was a big win for us over another Class B school. Now, we can start preparing for Scotia on Tuesday.”
Broadalbin-Perth (11-1-2 overall, 9-1-1 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Scotia-Glenville for the game at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Schuylerville (7-6-1, 6-5) will host Glens Falls on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
“We have to be really healthy,” Rogan said. “Hopefully, this break will help us do that. If we can go to healthy classes, we should be in good shape.”
Halftime Score: 0-0 draw. Schuylerville Scoring: None. Broadalbin-Perth Scoring: Mysek 1-0. Goalkeeper: Schuellerville, Pelletier-Hoblock, 8 saves. Broadalbin-Perth, Marsden, 3 saves.
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