Conway starts strong
Saratoga Springs field hockey coach Jo-Anne Hostig thinks she has a potential all-star in sophomore forward Maggie Conway.
â€śI compare her to Elise Britt,â€ť Hostig said after Wednesdayâ€™s season-opening 3-1 win at defending Suburban Council champion Niskayuna. â€śElise was so scrappy. Once she learned where to go and to keep her stick down, she was fabulous.â€ť
Conway already has the stick down part. She scored the Blue Streaksâ€™ first two goals, both on first-half penalty corners, when she directed passes from Marissa Folts and Samantha Petruzzo, respectively, into the left corner of the cage from close range.
â€śPeople say they have their stick down. She has her stick down,â€ť said Hostig.
Conway was a late-season varsity call-up as a freshman.
Britt scored a team-high 15 goals for Saratogaâ€™s 2004 state Class A runner-up edition. Britt helped the Blue Streaks get to the New York final four when she scored both goals, the second in double overtime, in a 2-1 regional win against Rome Free Academy.