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McKeough’s OT goal sends Carle Place to field hockey title game

Carle Place defeated Schuylerville, 1-0 in overtime, to advance to Sunday's state championship on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Giana McKeough, who scored the winning goal, and coach Crystal Gray talked afterward. (Credit: Newsday/Melissa Kramer)

ENDWELL, N.Y. - Carle Place’s Giana McKeough gave herself a terrific 16th birthday present Saturday, scoring in overtime to beat Schuylerville, 1-0, in a state field hockey semifinal game.

McKeough, a junior, picked up a loose ball and swiped it into the back of the cage to send the Frogs into Sunday’s Class C championship game against Whitney Point.

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