Silver Creek wins, 5-4, over Falconer

SALAMANCA — The Silver Creek girls soccer team came out on top of a wild game Thursday night, 5-4, over Falconer in a non-league tournament game in Salamanca.

Silver Creek (2-0) led 2-1 at the half, after goals by Jaylah Cossin in the sixth minute and Chloe Barrett in the 34th minute. Both goals were scored off corner kicks, assisted by Emma Rice.

Shortly after the second half began, Falconer scored three straight goals to take a 4-2 lead over Silver Creek. Yet, Silver Creek would not quit, determined to beat one of the only remaining teams coming into Thursday that the Black Knights had not yet defeated in program history.

Silver Creek added a pair of goals by Jade Bouvier to come back to tie the game 24 minutes into the second half. Five minutes later, Cossin scored her second goal of the game to give Silver Creek a 5-4 lead with just over 10 minutes remaining.

“We just had to hang on for dear life for the last ten minutes,” said Silver Creek coach Kevin Rice.

Silver Creek goalkeeper Alina Beadle finished off the win, recording nine saves in net.

“Falconer was one of the only teams we’ve never beaten before,” said Coach Rice. “This was a big hurdle for us to get over.”

Coach Rice also noted that the game’s pace was impacted by the field, which he described as “like playing in a box.” Rice said the dimensions of the field were noticeably smaller than a normal field, which “put pressure on both teams the entire game.”

Rice, an assistant on his wife Tammy’s varsity basketball coaching staff, described the game as “similar to a basketball game, it was a game of runs. Very up-tempo.”

Silver Creek continues play in the tournament on Saturday against Salamanca.