Niskayuna girls win battle of champions

"For us to hold on to the ball that long is incredible," said Treanor.

Niskayuna got the early jump on Guilderland. Treanor scored 2:34 into the first half and then assisted on Emily Ryan's goal 15 seconds later to put the Silver Warriors ahead 2-0.

Guilderland found Radcliff's weakness shortly thereafter -- coming around from behind the goal and shooting the ball. Cietek and Morgan Hardt both pulled off the move during a 3-0 Lady Dutch run that put Guilderland ahead by a goal.

Treanor scored to tie the game at 3 and had a chance to put Niskayuna ahead by a goal a short time later, but Madsen stopped Treanor's free-position shot. That save -- coupled with a pair of Erin Mossop goals -- sparked another 3-0 Guilderland run that gave the Lady Dutch a 6-3 advantage.

Niskayuna closed the gap to 7-6 by halftime and gained the lead again with two quick goals to start the second half. Ryan led the charge with two goals, while Treanor contributed a goal and an assist during the 5-1 Silver Warrior spurt.

The game settled into a pattern where Guilderland would tie the score, only to see Niskayuna re-take the lead. The pattern finally changed midway through the second half when Radcliff stopped Shelby Iapoce's free-position shot, and Caleigh O'Brien scored at the other end to give the Silver Warriors a 12-10 advantage.

Niskayuna's lead wavered between one and two goals until Mossop tied the game at 13 for Guilderland with 7:49 left. Two minutes later, Iapoce weaved her way through the Niskayuna defense and shot the ball past Radcliff to give the Lady Dutch a 14-13 lead.

Ritchie Assini answered for Niskayuna by taking a pass from Kelly Schlansker and stuffing the ball past Madsen with 5:01 left. The score remained tied at 14 until Treanor made her move through the Guilderland defense and scored.

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