testy

One down, one to go

 

Two of Granville’s sports teams face or have faced a big tests this week. Field hockey took on Hoosick Falls and prevailed 2-1. A good game by reports I have heard. More first time scorers, Chelsea Young, and Mary Beth Somich added another goal and an assist to her season tallies. The Lady Horde only have 3 (no Salem is league so 4) more league contest for the rest of the month, but have faced substantial competition.

I saw that North Warren beat Schuylerville yesterday 2-0 and Granville already beat NW pretty handily here, 1-0. Anything can happen in a long season, but there are able hand on the wheel of the Horde field hockey bus. I’m looking for it to continue to cruise.

Field hockey’s real challenge remains playing their own game and not buying into the hype and then slacking off. This isn’t a team with slack in their vocab books, but the time for let up is when you’re cradling hardware at Skidmore – or beyond.

On the football field Granville faces a real test against league power CAmbridge Saturday. Get down there and show ‘em your support fans – CARPOOL – and why don’t people tailgate for high school games? Does anyone out there do that?

Off the subject.

Granville looked good thier first week out of the gate. Not unstoppable or without some things to fix but solid and strong. There were a few hits on the field last week where the Horde hitters were really bringing the wood. High school sports are notoriously hard to predict, but you heard it here first – Granville can win at Cambridge.

Keys: don’t limit penalties, E-liminate them; score first and make the indians play from behind for a change and continue to work hard. Granville showed me real  poise last week when down but not out. There was no panic or quit on the bench and certainly not on the field.

They kept grinding. A grinder on the poker tables keeps his swings up and down under control and wins without it being flashy or streaky. That’s what the Horde need to do to pull off the upset special.

After an 0-fer-gosh-sakes season last year they are going to get overlooked by some of the better teams, they can use that as camoflage; being underrated can be an advantage. It is all on Granville Cambridge expects and are expected to win Saturday a controlling effort by Granville could shock the world – to coin a phrase.

 

more later…?

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