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EMILY CARSON HITS THE BALL up the field for the Redskins.

BY GREG KLEIN

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

With youth and inexperience marking a rough season in terms of wins and losses, Cooperstown field hockey coach Brenda Wedderspoon- Gray sees the value in slow and steady.

“We’re playing a lot better. We have a lot of girls improving. We’re just young. So many young girls.

Our goalie, she’s not young but she’s new (to goal). A lot of the other girls are new or young. We just make those young mistakes,” she said.

Tuesday the Redskins faced off against rival Herkimer, looking for their first win of the season, but coming up a little short again.

The Magicians won 1-0 on Kyria  Plunkett’s breakaway goal midwaythrough the second half in a Center State Conference game.

“It was probably our best game all year,” Wedderspoon-Gray said. Cooperstown had a goal disallowed in the first half, when McKayla Foster was ruled out of bounds after scoring.

“The ref said out, my player says it was in,” Wedderspoon-Gray said. “I thought we had a goal there.”

Cooperstown put on a big push after Herkirmer’s goal in an effort to tie the game in the final minutes. However, Herkimer’s defense was able to deflect all Redskin charges and hold on to the win.

The Redskins (0-8, 0-7) play host to Little Falls on Thursday.

Herkimer 1, Cooperstown 0

Herkimer 0 1 — 1

Cooperstown 0 0 — 0

Herkimer (3-4, 3-7): Kyria Plunkett 1-0.

Cooperstown (0-8, 0-7): None. Shots-corners: H 3-3; C 4-2. Goalies: Hailey Servidone (H) 1; McKayla Fay (C) 3.

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