Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (September 11th & 12th)

(Original photo provided to us by Marathon Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach Elizabeth Duncan).

Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Saturday’s and Sunday's (September 11th & 12th) events:

September 11th

Varsity Girls Soccer: Marathon vs. OESJ

The Marathon Lady Olympians took down OESJ (Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville) with a score of 4-0 in the semifinals of the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame Tournament. 

The Olympians were led by Delta Barber (2 goals), Anna Hoy (1 goal), Brooke Tillotson (1 goal) and Abby Ensign (1 assist). 

Marathon goalkeeper Kendre Euson made 5 saves in the game, while OESJ’s keeper Jade Bonneau recorded 17 saves. 

With this win, the Olympians moved on to the Finals to play against Northville on Sunday (September 12th). See below for a recap on that game. 

Varsity Girls Soccer: Homer vs. Cazenovia

The Homer Lady Trojans defeated Cazenovia with a score of 4-3 on Saturday to improve to a 2-2 record. 

Gracie Patriarco led the Trojans by scoring all 4 of their goals. Following Patriarco were Catherine Apker (1 assist), Sarah Sovocool (1 assist), and Camdyn Cole (1 assist). 

Catherine Apker also made a total of 18 saves in the game. 

Cazenovia’s scorers include Raeanne Thompson (1 goal), Katie Rajkowski (1 goal), Leigha Fostveit (1 goal), and Julia Reff (1 assist). 

The Trojans will take on Marcellus on Monday (September 13th) on the road at 7pm. 

Varsity Boys Soccer: Cortland vs. Solvay

The Cortland Tigers defeated Solvay with a score of 7-0 on Saturday to improve to a 3-1 record. 

Cortland’s offense was led by Nick Yonta (4 goals & 1 assist), Max Gambitta (1 goal & 3 assists), Caden Albright (1 goal), David Kelchner (1 goal), Dmytro Onyshchuk (1 assist), Jack Phelan (1 assist). 

Cortland goalkeeper Scott Hourigan recorded 2 saves in the game, while Solvay’s keeper Jonathan Gonzalez Perez made 13 saves. 

The Tigers will take on Oswego at home on Tuesday (September 14th) at 7pm. 

Varsity Boys Soccer: Mcgraw vs. DeRuyter

The McGraw Eagles lost a tough game against DeRuyter with a score of 3-5 in the Finals of the DCS Booster Club Boys Varsity Kick Off Tournament. 

McGraw’s offense was led by Jackson Pitcher (2 goals & 1 assist) and Nathan Stiles (1 goal).

DeRuyter was led by Gavin Richardson (2 goals & 1 assist), Andrew Glisson (1 goal), Cameron Daley (1 goal), Elliott Millett (1 goal), and Lenny Escobar (1 assist). 

Nolan Knickerbocker made a total of 17 saves at goal for the Eagles. He also walked away with the well deserved Goalkeeper MVP for the Tournament award. 

The Eagles will take on the Cincinnatus Lions for a County rivalry game on Monday (September 13th) on the road at 4:30pm. 

Varsity Boys Soccer: Cincinnatus vs. Norwich

The Cincinnatus Lions took down Norwich 8-0 on the road on Saturday. 

The Lions’ offense was led by Scott Schuyler (3 goals & 3 assists), Cason Stafford (2 goals & 4 assists), Tyler Liddle (1 goal), Jordan Larrabee (1 goal), Canden Stafford (1 goal), and Dominick Landers (1 assist). 

Kooper Vosburg made a total of 4 saves for the Lions at goal. 

Cincinnatus will play against McGraw for a County rivalry game at home on Monday (September 13th) at 4:30pm. 

September 12th

Varsity Girls Soccer: Marathon vs. Northville

The Olympians won the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame Tournament after defeating Northville after a hard fought battle against Northville. 

Delta Barber scored the only goal of the game off a direct free kick about 4 minutes into the game, giving Marathon the win. 

“I’m proud of our athletes for facing adversity, and leaving everything they had on the field to pull out this win,” said Marathon Head Coach Elizabeth Duncan. “I knew the Albany trip would be special for them, but little did I know down 4 players, we would walk away with two wins this weekend.”

Marathon’s next game is at home on Friday (September 17th) against Moravia at 4:30pm.