Three times in the first half, Stone worked her way past Purple Tigers defenders and converted goals, her natural hat trick augmented by assists from Mary Searle and Laura Miller. ESM’s defense held Cortland to a single shot all afternoon.When it was F-M’s turn against Little Falls, there would not be a shutout, since Alice Bucenec put the Mounties on the board, but the Hornets still prevailed by a 3-1 margin.Bella Militi, another returning senior, put in two goals to lead F-M, with Stephanie Drapas getting the other goal. Maddy Duggleby added an assist as, between them, Claire Grenis and Kate Scuderi made four saves. Tags: ESMF-Mfield hockey Once it got to the final, ESM saw Stone put in her fourth goal of the season, but F-M matched it and then, in overtime, got the game-winner as Drapas led the way, netting one goal and assisting on the other, by Duggleby. In defeat, ESM goalie Maura Lieb had six saves.Now both sides headed into league competition, F-M going to Liverpool last Wednesday night and, getting its third straight victory, managing to edge the Warriors 1-0 in overtime.Now coached by one of its all-time greats, Molly Brown, Liverpool was 1-1 going into the game, but over 60 minutes of regulation managed to keep the Hornets off the board.But after Warriors goalie McKenna Ecker made seven saves to force OT, the seven-on-seven period went again in F-M’s favor as Drapas put home the game-winner.ESM, meanwhile, got its own shutout, but didn’t require anything beyond regulation as it topped Moravia 3-0 that same night.Stone again led the way, her goal 12 minutes into the first half getting the Spartans a 1-0 edge. Helaina Scolaro converted eight minutes later to double that margin, and just before halftime Searle found the net.Those three goals featured three different players – Kodi Smith, Maggie Saunders and Olivia Grabowski. ESM’s defense held Moravia to just one shot for the entire game.At Homer two nights later, the Spartans got another hat trick from Stone that formed the basis of a 6-0 victory over the Trojans. Not to be forgotten, Searle scored twice, with Raychel Underwood contributing a goal and Grabowski getting another assist.F-M, meanwhile, got into another tournament, the Whitesboro Invitational, where on Friday it met Little Falls in the first round and claimed its fourth victory in a row, 3-1, over the Mounties.Spreading its production around, the Hornets had Milliti, Lucy Fowler and Sofia Melfi each score, with assists going to Drapas and Avery Moses. Lindsey Slaboc had the only goal for Little Falls.Whitesboro routed Central Valley Academy 9-0, so F-M would have to challenge the host Warriors in Saturday’s final, but that didn’t prove too taxing.F-M bashed Whitesboro 6-1, with Drapas recording a three-goal hat trick, helped by two goals and one assist from Amanda Hibbard.. Duggleby also scored as Moses, Militi, Fowler and Nora Wilson each got credit for an assist.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The occasion of a season-opening tournament allowed field hockey teams from Fayetteville-Manlius and East Syracuse Minoa to face each other Aug. 30 on the Hornets’ home turf .And regulation was not enough to decide it, with the two neighbors battling into overtime until F-M, in the seven-on-seven session, netted the game-winner for a 2-1 victory over the Spartans.This tournament began on Aug. 29 with a memorable first-half performance from ESM senior Grace Stone, who took over to help the Spartans defeat Cortland 3-0.