Friends Academy (12-0-2) and Hoosick Falls (20-1-2) played to a scoreless tie in the Class C state championship and were named co-champions this morning at Homer HS. More on this game will come later.
FINAL: 0-0 tie, co-champions
Five minutes away from co-champions, do you go for broke to avoid PKs?
3:30 Kristina Kim shoots a 46-yard free kick on net, nice save
Hoosick Falls getting some pressure on the Friends defense in the early going of this overtime. Largely uneventful period. Lots of kick-and-chase because players have no legs left.
Friends manages three shots on goal but none were difficult. Iordanou almost certainly out of this one.
There is no overstating what the loss of Iordanou means to Friends, especially in overtime. If the collision is as bad as it looked she won't return.
6:45 Iordanou and Maritza Gonzalez collide head on, both go down hard and the trainers are out there. Gonzalez up first.and Iordanou being helped off.
9:00 Iordanou SOG from 25 out, got past three defenders in the process
Second half stats:
Shots: Friends Academy 10 Hoosick Falls 5
SOG: Friends Academy 9 Hoosick Falls 4
Corner kicks: Friends Academy 2 Hoosick Falls 1
Fouls: Friends Academy 4 Hoosick Falls 7
under 2:00: Kristina Kim takes a 36-yard free kick, saved, bounces off post and is on the door step. Kasey Katz mises put back chance.
2:00 Mckee offsides as Hoosick would have scored but clearly off.
6:47 Fricke makes a diving save and Iordanou leaps over her, Iordanou down momentarily
8:55 Iordanou free kick from 35 yards out goes over the net
15:00 Friends has another SOG from insie the 18 but Hannah Fricke makes her 10th save.
18:13: Second half is more physical so far, as many fouls in 20 minutes as first 40.
Friends still controlling the game but Hoosick has managed to cross the 50 a few times, which did not happen in the first half
27:52 Iordanou shot on goal from 10 yards out
28:34 Hoosick gets its first corner of the game
39:28 Jessica Babicz takes a shot on goal from 15 yards out on the left side
Friends wills play with the wind and sun in the second half and now the sun is peaking out so it could come into play. Friends Academy controlling tempo but has yet to score. Hoosick Falls forward Jordyn Haynes has been swallowed up by Quakers defense and she is a very real threat. In response, Hoosick Falls moved Meg Mckee up from the midfield to provide size and draw some attention away from Haynes.
First half stats:
Shots: Friends Academy 10 Hoosick Falls 2
SOG: Friends Academy 5 Hoosick Falls 0
Corner kicks: Friends Academy 2 Hoosick Falls 0
Fouls: Friends Academy 4 Hoosick Falls 3
In-game adjustment by Hoosick Falls. Meg Mckee slides u from the midfield to the forward spot. Mckee is a very tall and the Panthers other forwards are very under sized.
10:08 Iordanou gets a shot on goal from 8 yards out off a Friends corner kick.
12;00 The Quakers are almost a little timid right now, passing too much without shooting. Krystina Iordanou trying but can't do it alone right now.
18:00 Jordyn Haynes gets a break down the right side for Hoosick Falls but Friends Academy defense swallows her up. This eighth grader is a quick forward and the Penthers No. 1 weapon.
33:00 Friends Academy getting the better of the action so far, taking a lot of shots. Two shots over the net, one wide, one post and two on goal.
37:55 Hoosick has a shot go wide left, decent scoring chance early on