HUDSON -- The Columbia-Greene Community College Women's Soccer Team returned to action for the first time since 2019 on Sunday afternoon.
The Twins hosted Finger Lakes CC for their first competition of the 2021 season and dropped a 9-0 decision.
All C-GCC athletics were canceled for 2020 due to COVID. The Twins started out tentatively and gave up three goals in the first seventeen minutes. They settled down and held the Lakers for the rest of the first half.
With five minutes remaining in the first half Twins forward Taylor Madsen made a great move with the ball and took a breakaway into the Lakers 18 yard box. The Lakers goalkeeper came out to challenge Madsen and both players collided. Madsen was upended and injured requiring a stoppage of the game and EMS had to be called onto the field.
After a twenty minute delay play resumed and the half ended with FLCC up 3-0. C-GCC started the second half well and created opportunities but could not find the back of the net. 
The Twins defense also improved after halftime but eventually wore down. The Lakers scored six goals in the last twenty-two minutes to take the 9-0 victory.
"The team was a little nervous with this being their first collegiate game," Twins coach Andy Lashua said. "They did settle down and began moving the ball well and held FLCC for most of the first half and continued into the second. Being down three goals so early they tried to press the attack but had difficulty finding a way through the FLCC final third to create quality shots.
"The injury to Taylor was devastating to all of us. She's a great player and a leader on and off the field and it definitely had an effect on everyone. I give the girls a lot of credit for finishing the game playing hard and keeping their heads up. We'll get back at it looking to improve and get ready for our next game."
Columbia-Greene (0-1) travels to Broome CC on Friday at 4 p.m. and visits Jamestown CC on Sunday at 1 p.m.



Maple Hill 7, Catskill 5

Markham Daly carded a 43 to highlight Maple Hill’s 7-5 victory over Catskill in Monday’s Patroon Conference golf match.

Daly’2 43 on the par-35 course qualifies him for sectionals.


Markham Daly (MH) defeated Dan Smith (CAT), 2-0; Ricky Edwards (CAT) defeated Jack Wildermuth (MH), 2-0; Dean Selmer (MH) defeated Mike Jubie (CAT), 1.5-0.5 (Selmer won stroke play and match play was halved); Nate Sober (MH) defeated Ryan Prasenski (CAT), 1.5-0.5 (Sober won stroke play and match play was halved); Dom Siciliano (MH) defeated Xavier English (CAT), 2-0; Andrew Holliday (CAT) def Jake Germaine (MH), 2-0.

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