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Bolton girls soccer team victorious in league opener

The 2012 Bolton Varsity Girls Soccer team includes (front, left to right): Abbie Seamans, Lindsay Markham, Kim Wright, Kenzie Tennent, Micaela Perrelli, Andi Pfau, (rear): Coach Patrick Morency, Molly Schodes, Olivia Seamans, Erin Courchaine, Maddy Wilson, Olivia Clesceri, and Caroline Clesceri. (Not pictured): Sarah Calzada, Ceshele Powell and Sydney LaPan.

The 2012 Bolton Varsity Girls Soccer team includes (front, left to right): Abbie Seamans, Lindsay Markham, Kim Wright, Kenzie Tennent, Micaela Perrelli, Andi Pfau, (rear): Coach Patrick Morency, Molly Schodes, Olivia Seamans, Erin Courchaine, Maddy Wilson, Olivia Clesceri, and Caroline Clesceri. (Not pictured): Sarah Calzada, Ceshele Powell and Sydney LaPan. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

Bolton - 6; Hadley-Luzerne - 0

BOLTON LANDING — Tough, deep defense and the balanced offensive attack of the Bolton High School Girls Hockey Team achieved another victory Sept. 11 as the squad defeated Hadley-Luzerne with a decisive 6-0 score.

The win was the team’s opener in Adirondack League play.

Coach Patrick Morency credited the defense of Maddy Wilson, Kim Wright, Olivia Clesceri, and Lindsay Markham in keeping Bolton away from their net, limiting Hadley-Luzerne to two shots on goal — as well as preserving the shutout.

The offensive attack was led by the Seamans sisters, accounting for five of the six goals. Sophomore Olivia Seamans, a two-time Section II All-Star scored three goals and while her sister 8th grader Abbie Seamans scored two.

Sophomore Sarah Calzada, a league Honorable Mention All-Star, launched the scoring attack with the first goal just 5:21 into the game. Olivia Seamans assisted on this score. Mid-game, Olivia hit three consecutive goals, the last assisted by Molly Schoder. Abbie Seamans capped off the effort with a goal at 70:29, assisted by Erin Courchaine.

Bolton tallied 21 shots on goal to Bolton’s two. Hadley-Luzerne’s goaltender Emily Heald did a commendable job in stopping 13 of those shots.

For Bolton, goalie Andi Pfau retained Bolton’s shutout with two saves.

With the victory, Bolton moves to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the league.

Loudonville Christian - 4; Bolton Central - 2

Loudonville Christian combined an early offensive attack and strong defense in the second half to defeat the talented Bolton Girls Soccer Team 4-2 in a non-league game Sept. 6.

Loudonville jumped out to an early lead with a goal scored by Fiona Fittro on a direct kick less than 2 minutes into the first half. Bolton quickly recovered, however, answering with an unassisted goal by Abbie Seamans to tie the game.

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