Lady Pioneers Stumble in Semis
Herkimer CCC scored two goals eight minutes apart midway through the 1st half as they defeated Alfred State 2-1 in the Region III Division III B semifinals. The Lady Pioneers finish the season with a 12-5 overall record.
The Generals scored two goals on four shots on the day. They held off all Pioneer scoring chances until 1:29 remaining in the game when Kathryn Noyes (Elmira Southside) scored her first goal of the season. Maura Tuffey (Albany/The Academy of the Holy Names) picked up the assist.
ASC held a 10 to 4 shot on goal advantage in the game. Simone Delaney (Canisteo Greenwood) made two saves on the day.
The Lady Pioneers allowed two goals in a game for the first time this season and finish the season allowing just eight goals in 17 games.
Herkimer advances to the Region III Division III B Finals on Saturday to play the winner of the JCC-Olean/Onondaga CC contest.
Alfred State was making their seventh straight trip to the Regional Tournament and third straight trip to the tournament semifinals.