Cincinnatus boys soccer has a successful senior night

Cincinnatus seniors (Chris Torto, Jarrett Roberts, John Tomlinson, Trevor Newton and Joey Farrow) posing with coach Brown after the game.

Last night the Cincinnatus Lions celebrated their senior night by taking down the Otselic Valley Vikings 9-1 in the rain at their last home game of the regular season.

Cincinnatus came out aggressive and straight into the attack at the beginning of the game. They did however had a little trouble breaking into the Vikings defense until senior Chris Torto scored a screamer into the top upper ninety with 28:52 left in the first half.

After that Cincinnatus went on to score four goals in a row before the end of the first half, giving themselves a comfortable 5-0 lead.

These four goals were scored by senior John Tomlinson, senior captain Jarrett Roberts, junior Jacob Smith, and junior NolanRice.

"We played the same way we do every game, we just involved all of the seniors in," said Cincinnatus senior captain Jarrett Roberts. "We moved the ball quick and attacked the end-lines."

Otselic Valley then tried to come back into the game after scoring a goal five minutes in the first five minutes of the game, but Cincinnatus quickly gathered themselves up to take complete control of the game once again.

The Lions went on to score four goals in a row to end the game 9-1. One of them coming from senior, Trevor Newton, two from sophomore Cason Stafford and another one from Tomlinson.

The Lions celebrating a goal. (Ross Cohen/Cortland Voice).

"This has been a progression year," said Cincinnatus head coach Gordon Brown. "At the beginning of the season we weren't a really good competitive team. We were playing good soccer, but it wasn't competitive soccer. Now we are at the level where we're strong and healthy, playing competitive soccer; and I am happy with that."

Cincinnatus ended the game with a total of 34 shots and 14 corners while Otselic Valley had a total of five shots and no corners.

"The seniors mean everything to me," said coach Brown. "Every year, these kids become like my own kids. And I think they think of me the same way too. So we have a pretty close bond with all of my seniors. I have them from when they are just little boys and have them until they are seniors, so I just have a lot of love for them."

Here is a photo gallery of last night's Cincinnatus senior night win (All photos provided by Ross Cohen):