On a chilly Saturday night, Cohoes and Waterford-Halfmoon squared off in a battle across the bridge. In a game where the score was much closer than the actual game was played, Cohoes played to a 2-0 victory
Starting the scoring for Cohoes was Derek Primeau, who scored with about 15 minutes left in the first half. Cohoes dominated for much of the first half, but just simply couldn’t finish their golden opportunities.
Waterford-Halfmoon played a very tough game. It is never easy when you play a class up as Waterford-Halfmoon did, as Waterford-Halfmoon is Class C and they played one of the top teams in Class B. Waterford-Halfmoon’s keeper made some incredible saves to keep them in the game, and showed his toughness after a nasty collision and staying in the game.
At the half you could tell that the Cohoes coach and players were not happy with their performance. Once the second half started, Cohoes put the pressure on. A goal by Anthony Buttofucco about 5 minutes in pushed their lead to 2 and would be the last goal that they would score.
All in all it was an impressive performance by Waterford-Halfmoon. A team that started the game as the underdogs. For Cohoes, it was a close game that many thought they needed. “Our last game before this was not a close game and I didn’t want that to be our last game heading into playoffs, so I am glad we had a game like this”, a Cohoes parent told me. Cohoes heads into the Colonial Council Playoffs as the #1 seed going up against the #4 seeded Voorheesville Blackbirds. The boys play this Wednesday at 4:30 at neutral site Lansingburgh High School.