Cincinnatus dominates DeRuyter after a 3-0 victory at home

Cincinnatus Captain, Kyla Sustad getting past DeRuyter's defense. (Ross Cohen/Cortland Voice).

After a one-sided game dominated by the Cincinnatus girls' soccer team, the lady lions came up with a (3-0) win at home over the DeRuyter Rockets.

Throughout the game, the lady lions had no problem at controlling the tempo and flow of the ball at both ends of the field.

As soon as the starting whistle blew, the Lions came out straight into the attack.

They were pressing the Rockets on their own side of the field, passing the ball well in the midfield and getting through balls down the sidelines, leading to several shot attempts on goal.

The Lions had a total of 10 shots on goal throughout the game along with six corner kicks; while DeRuyter had a total of five shots on target with only one corner kick.

The first goal of the game came by captain, Kyla Sustad with 24:40 left in the first half after catching DeRuyter's goalkeeper off balance and shooting a finesse shot from outside of the box.

Coming into the second half DeRuyter went on to counter attack the Lions, but couldn't get passed the wall put up by captains and central defenders, Tinuviel McCoach and Crystal Roberts.

Sustad then went on to make it (2-0) on a corner that resulted in an own goal from DeRuyter with 9:35 left in the game.

With DeRuyter becoming desperate to come back in the last few minutes the game; they decided to bring the whole team forward. This led them wide open for a quick counter attack from the Lions, in which forward, Deslinn Rutan found herself one-on-one against the Rocket's goalkeeper and placed the ball into the lower left corner of the goal to make it (3-0) with only two minutes left to play.

"This win is definitely important for the team," said Cincinnatus head coach, Lisa Sustad. "We lost a lot last year and building these girls' confidence and playing together is a big deal for them mentally."

Cincinnatus celebrates after a goal. (Ross Cohen/Cortland Voice).

The lions are now 2-1 in the regular season and will be traveling to Otselic Valley next week on Thursday, September 19th. Game will start at 4:30 p.m.