Posted Friday, September 27, 2019 10:24 pm
By Darren Marcy, Manchester Journal
LTS 6, MSJ 1
In the consolation game of the John Warner tournament, Long Trail School dominated Mount St. Joseph Academy 6-1 to improve to 2-6 on the season with both wins coming against the Mounties.
MSJ opened the scoring off a penalty kick but that goal was quickly equalized as senior Kat Dugan got Long Trail on the board to tie it 1-1 with 32.16 to play.
From that point on, it was all Long Trail, getting five goals in the first half from four different players and peppering MSJ keeper Lucy Gallo all game.
Freshman Adriana Grabach put the Mountain Lions ahead when she drilled a rebound into the back of the net at the 27:40 mark and Long Trail’s leading scorer Molly Sanderson made it 3-1 with 26:14 left in the first half.
Dugan tallied her second goal of the first period when she dribbled around the left side of the defense, cut back toward the middle and beat Gallo for a 4-1 Long Trail lead with 1:55 left to play in the first.
As MSJ was just trying to survive to the half, Harlow Quail made a move to get herself open with the ball on her foot and drove home the Mountain Lions fifth score with 44 seconds left.
The second half was more of the same, but this time the Mountain Lions struggled to put the ball in the net sending shot after shot wide while keeping up constant pressure.
Mountain Lion keeper Kailyn Ploski-Skinner didn’t have to handle a ball in the second half until there was 6:55 left in the game.
Sanderson had the goal of the night with 3:40 to play when she took the ball on the right side, faked a defender and drove home a left-footed strike from 30 yards out for the final 6-1 score.
Mount St. Joseph Academy was honored with the sportsmanship award.