Schuylerville soccer

Schuylerville players huddle at halftime on Tuesday.

Greg Brownell,

It was the kind of game that can lead to frustration. It was the kind of game that can sink a season.

But Schuylerville broke through in the second half on Emily Vallee's goal and went on to score a 3-0 victory over Emma Willard to move on in the Class B tournament on Tuesday night. 

The Black Horses dominated the first half, with the ball in their attacking end most of the time, but couldn't finish off a run. Sometimes when a sectional game like that goes on and on, it can be an unhappy ending for the favorite.

The halftime discussion was pretty short for the Horses. They just kept plugging away and Vallee scored early in the second half, taking the pressure off. Emily Carlstrom and Brooke Keefer later scored goals as the Horses earned a quarterfinal meeting with Voorheesville on Saturday.

I was there mostly to try to polish my video skills, and I'm still not convinced this is the best use of time during a game. I had the luxury of standing in one end of the field for this one and I was still caught off guard on the first goal. Did better with Carlstrom's shot. Might not be so easy in later games when play is going up and down the field.

Not a lot of surprises on Tuesday, but it was just Class B opening-round games and one, stray Class A game. The only real upset was No. 12 Cobleskill beating No. 5 Cohoes.

I was right about the Yankees ... they were still playing well after the soccer game was done.

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