If you’re looking at the photo above this post and wondering which local field it’s from, don’t bother.
I was home on family business Wednesday, the first day of the Foothills Council girls soccer season, and realized I didn’t have an image to put on top of the blog post. So I snapped a quick picture atÂ dear old Cortland High School, home of the coolest nicknameÂ of any high school, anywhere. Go Purple Tigers.
Foothills openers: This was a North vs. South day for the Foothills and the northern schools went 3-2.
Defending North Division champion Schuylerville was dominant in its 9-0 win over B-P under the lights. Emily Valley, a 22-goal scorer last year, scored all three first-half goals and Amy Moreau added two in the second half.
The Q started its season with a 3-1 victory over Gloversville. Sophomore Izzy Dennison scored the Spartans’ two first-half goals and ninth-grader Christina Cummings struck in the second half on a Dennison assist. The shots were 43-7, so Gloversville goalie Alex Benfatti was quite busy keeping the game close.
South High, coming off an 11-6 season in 2016,Â started out with a 3-0 road win in Amsterdam. Aly Fish, Amya Naja and Brooke DelSignore were the goal-scorers. Karlee Taber made three saves in the shutout.
Hud Falls got an early goal from Brinley Inglee, but Johnstown came back for a 2-1 victory. And it doesn’t look like Scotia will sneak up anybody this year after a 16-0 win over Glens Falls.
Scheduling comment: The Foothills will play the same regular-season schedule as last year, with each team playing divisional opponents twice and out-of-division opponents once. They willÂ end up withÂ two divisional champs at the end but won’t bother with aÂ championship game, which makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.
Season preview: Working on it, but it won’t be any time soon. I still…