The Bees quickly heated up on a frigid SUNY-Cortland field with a pair of goals in the first five minutes and held on from there to edge Section IX’s Monroe-Woodbury 3-2 in a state Class AA semifinal game.
Hannah Mimas and Graisa Madden struck for those early goals, while Simone Neivel added a third score in the second half.
We kept playing hard and playing through the of the coldness.” “We knew this team was a very good team and we had to play quick, and I think in the first few minutes of the game we moved the ball really quickly and got a couple of quick goals and that certainly set the tone for us.
Baldwinsville needed just 25 seconds to answer, however, courtesy of a goal by Neivel from the right side off a feed from Madden.
Monroe-Woodbury dominated play the rest of the game, coming oh-so-close to the tying goal on a late header that hit off the crossbar of the Bees goal.
“If we play as a team, and we just come out and play positive we’ll really have this,” Mimas said.