# 6 Keshequa 1 # 11 Perry 0
Entering the first round Class C-2 girls soccer sectional match-up between Perry & Keshequa, Yellowjackets coach Meagan Eberstein noted, “we really would like to balance things with them here tonight. We’ve tied once ( 1-1 in Perry), lost once ( 2-0 in Nunda) & now we’d like to win once!” Unfortunately for the navy & gold the home team would prevail at Kiwanis Park in Nunda by a tight 1-0 score as the Indians move onto the 2nd round against 3rd seeded South Seneca who blew away Lyons 17-0 in their opening round game.
Defense has always abounded when these 2 teams play & Tuesday (Oct. 20) night was no different. A light drizzle fell from time to time, but still it was a pleasant night to play. Both teams put some shots on net in the early going, but both keepers were true to the task. The lone score of the game came with 29:06 left in the first half (10:54 into the game). Keshequa pushed the ball into the box & Cameryn Bugman rifled a shot that Perry goalie Rachael Evans made a diving deflection of for the save. The ball however simply rolled about 5 feet to the right, in the middle of the goal mouth where Savannah Vasile slid over the politely poked it in from point blank range making 1-0. The Yellowjackets would get a golden opportunity later in the half. With 15:54 remaining Perry pushed the ball into the box on the right side where freshman Chelsea Pascoe moved in on goal. The Indians keeper came out to cut down the angle & also cut down the attacker as well. Moments later the penalty kick sailed “high” & over the top leaving the score at 1-0. Keshequa in the meantime, put a few crosses through both sides of the box & would not be able to convert.
The 2nd 40 minutes were much the same as each team would get a couple pretty good chances, but failed to convert. Perry had a chance late in the game when the Indians keeper came out after the Yellowjackets shooter the navy & gold made a nice move past the diving goalie & the shot came from about 10 yards away with nobody in net . The shot tailed wide-left…again it was “trick or treat” time for the orange & black as they escaped again. Perry put on a couple of late pushes, while the Indians did the same in an effort to establish ” a margin of comfort.” Time wound down & when it was all said & done, the Keshequa Lady Indians would come away with a 1-0 victory & a berth in the next round.
Keshequa (9-6-2) put 16 shots up to 5 for Perry. Corner kicks were even at 3 apiece. In goal Payton Powers made 5 saves, while Perry’s Rachael Evans was credited with 16 stops in the Yellowjackets (3-12-2) finale.