Barker trims Roy-Hart in a shootout
Setting set stage for a key first place showdown on Saturday, Barker nipped visiting Roy-Hart 2-1 in a shootout this afternoon in a key Niagara–Orleans League field hockey game.
Improving to 8-1, defending champion Barker will next visit front-running Akron at 10 a.m. Saturday in a key clash for the league lead. Akron blanked Wilson 7-0 this afternoon to stay undefeated at 10-0.
In the day’s other N-O contest, Kenmore (3-5-1) edged host Medina (2-6-2) 1-0.
Barker outscored Roy-Hart 4-2 in the shootout to claim the win.
Mia Herman, Natalie Bruning, Madison Gancasz and Lena Fazzolari scored the shootout goals for the Lady Raiders.
Barker goalie Courtney Hillman then made saves on Roy-Hart’s last two shooters to lock up the win.
Amanda Hill and Lexiss Diel scored goals for Roy-Hart in the shootout.
Roy-Hart grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second quarter on a goal by Miah Glena off an assist from Justine Laverty.
Barker rallied to tie the on test early in the fourth quarter on a goal by Ashlin Cole.
Roy-Hart is now 6-4-1.
Akron was led by Lacey Berghorn with 4 goals and Jenelle Kieffer with 2.