Dansville 4 Wellsville 2
On the heels of a 7-0 win the day before over World of Inquiry in the city, Dansville bounced back on successive days on Thursday (Oct. 1) to make it “successive wins”. It wasn’t easy however as the Mustangs had to come from behind to post the victory at home over the visiting Lions from Wellsville in a 4-2 final. Coach Arin Belden’s club struck first in the game as Dansville scored 4 minutes into play when Sarah Cotton got the ball to 8th grader Mackenzie Lawless who buried the shot putting the Lady Mustangs in front. Late in the first half Wellsville’s Rayanna Anderson got the equalizer tying things up after 40-minutes of play. The Lions came out snarling in the 2nd half & took the lead early in the 2nd half forcing Dansville to “dig in”. The red & black did just that as they slammed the door on Wellsville defensively & used that momentum to trigger their offense. Dansville would score the final 3 goals of the game to overtake their Allegany County foes & post the 4-2 triumph at home. About 13 minutes into the second stanza Coach Belden’s offense started “clicking”. Leah Whiteman gave it up to Maddie Farrell who launched a long one that found a home in the net tying the game a 2-2 ! That momentum built on itself as the Mustangs didn’t want to settle for a tie, so they went after a “win!” About 15 minutes later Dansville cashed in on one of those “missed chances.” Maddie Farrell hit Kate Ferguson with a pass & then Ferguson promptly hit the back of the net with a rifle shot giving the Lady Mustangs the lead for good! In the 77th minute Dansville iced the cake when Ferguson would assist on Yvonne Ceder’s goal making the Mustangs winners of their last 2 in a row, which followed a stretch of 3 straight overtime games.
Dansville (4-5-2) outshot the Lady Lions 22-5 in the game as Mustang keeper Katie Chan recorded 4 saves in the win. Dansville visits the Maple City on Monday (Oct. 5) to tangle with Hornell on “the rug” at 6:30pm. Wellsville travels to Genesee Valley in 5pm start on Saturday (Oct. 3) afternoon.