Cortland County High School Sports Game Recaps (April 7th & 8th)

Here are some local high school varsity game recaps from Wednesday’s and Thursday’s games:

Marathon Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Union Springs (4/8/21)

Team 1st 2nd Final
Marathon 1 2 3
Union Springs 0 0 0

 

The Marathon Olympians improved to a 5-2 record after defeating the Union Springs Wolves on Thursday. 

Marathon’s defense led by Joey Hulbert and Evan Larrabee held the Wolves to zero shots to secure the shutout. 

Braeden Morrison controlled the tempo of the game, and he scored 1 goal for the Olympians. Kaiden Cornell led them in scoring with 2 goals to give Marathon the win. 

Marathon ended the game with a total of 18 shots and 5 corner kicks. 

Union Springs goalkeeper Nick Weaver had 8 saves in the game. 

Marathon Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Union Springs (4/7/21)

Team 1st 2nd Final
Marathon 4 2 6
Union Springs 0 0 0

 

The Marathon Olympians defeated Union Spring 6-0

The game was played 9 vs 9 due to Union Springs missing players because of COVID quarantine.

The Olympians were led by Brooke Tillotson with her second hat trick (3 goals in a game) of the season. She also had 2 assists. Following Tillotson were Madison Clark (1 goal & 1 assist), Anna Hoyt (1 goal), Abby Ensign (1 goal), Abby Tallman (1 assist), Marissa Allen (1 assist), and Breya VanDee (1 assist). 

Marathon ended the game with 36 shots; while Union Springs had 3 shots. 

Cincinnatus Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Otselic Valley (4/7/21)

Team 1st 2nd Final
Cincinnatus 4 2 6
Otselic Valley 0 1 1

 

The Cincinnatus Lions defeated Otselic Valley with a score of 6-1. 

The Lions took over the field at the start of the first half, ending the half with a comfortable 4-0 lead. 

Rachel Loomis scored in the second half to get Otselic Valley on the scoreboard, making it 4-1. 

However, Cincinnatus then scored 2 additional goals to close the game. 

Kyla Sustad led the Lions with 4 goals. Following Sustad were Deslinn Rutan (1 goal) and Shayla Temple (1 goal). 

Cincinnatus ended the game with 40 shots and 9 corner kicks, while Otselic Valley had 1 shot and 0 corner kicks. 

McGraw Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Brookfield (4/7/21)

Team 1st 2nd Final
McGraw 1 3 4
Brookfield 0 1 1

 

The McGraw Golden Eagles won a tough and physical game against Brookfield with a score of 4-1 on Wednesday. 

The Eagles had a 1-0 lead at the end of the half with a goal from Bayley Meade that was assisted by Gracie McCall. 

Meade went on to score 2 more goals in the second half, one being a solo goal and another from an assist from Juliannah Mayr. With the two goals in the second half, Meade secured the hat trick (scoring 3 goals).

Brookfield’s only goal was scored by Danica Karn off a penalty kick. 

McGraw ended the game with 17 shots and 7 saves from Jaiden Cortez; while Brookfield had 8 shots and 13 saves. 

Cortland Varsity Football vs. Westhill (4/7/21)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Cortland 8 8 8 8 32
Westhill 0 12 0 0 12

 

The Cortland Purple Tigers defeated Westhill 32-12 Wednesday night. 

Cortland started things off well with a 16-12 lead at halftime. Their defense then left Westhill scoreless in the second half to win the game. 

Both Chris MacDuffee and Tyler Williams led the Tigers with 2 rushing touchdowns and 100 plus rushing yards a piece. Williams ended the game with 113 yards rushing, and MacDuffee had 106 yards rushing

Homer Varsity Football vs. ITC (4/7/21)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Homer 21 0 13 6 40
ITC 0 0 0 0 0

 

The Homer Trojans improved to 2-0 on the shortened season after defeating Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC) with a score of 40-0 on the road. 

Homer’s Andrew VanPatten led the Trojans with 2 touchdowns and 206 rushing yards. This is VanPatten’s second game in a row rushing with over 200 rushing yards. 

Homer ended the game scoring one additional rushing touchdown from Logan Peck for 5 yards. Peck ended the game with 54 rushing yards. 

Quarterback Jake Calabro threw 3 touchdown passes; one to Sam Sorenson for 40 yards, another to Colin Perks for 33 yards, and a last one to Jake Atkins for 4 yards

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Homer Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Westhill (4/7/21)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Homer 21 10 17 0
Westhill 25 25 25 3

 

The Homer Varsity Girls Volleyball team lost to Westhill in three sets on Wednesday. 

It was a hard fought first set, with Homer falling short by 4 points. However, Westhill’s offense took over in the following two sets to win the game. 

Homer was led by Alyssa Wheeler (11 assists), Kloey Roos, (5 kills), and Annika Roos (4 kills, 3 blocks, & 3 digs). 

Westhill was led by Kate Heinrich (13 kills) and Hannah Schmitz (28 assists). 

Cortland Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Fulton (4/7/21)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Cortland 11 15 21 0
Fulton 25 25 25 3

 

The Cortland Varsity Girls Volleyball team lost to Fulton in three sets. 

The Cortland Tigers fell 11-25 and 15-25 in the first two sets. They then fought to keep themselves in the game in the third set, but fell short 21-25. 

“We did not get the redemption we were hoping for tonight.” said Cortland Head Coach Cheri Olson. “They are a good team and I think we just had a few too many mental errors. Our stats were just not there. Usually we have a lot more aces and a few more kills. We came back in the third set and almost had it, but it just wasn’t enough. I’m Proud of the girls for not giving up and for fighting until the last point.”