Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (September 20th)

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Homer Volleyball. (Photo Source: Timothy A. Bennett, Owner & Publisher of The Cortland Voice).

Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Tuesday’s events:

Varsity Boys Golf: Cortland vs. Hannibal

The Cortland Purple Tigers defeated Hannibal with an overall team score of 201-250 Tuesday afternoon. (Reminder: lowest score in golf wins).

Here are the individual results from yesterday’s matches: 

Cortland

  • Andrew Partigianoni - 33 
  • Carter Baum - 36
  • Finn Thomas - 42
  • Matteo Rabusin - 45
  • Ben McGrath - 45
  • Bodey McGrath - 45*

Hannibal

  • Jacob Hutton - 52
  • Tyler Emmons - 42
  • Chris Weldin - 48
  • Brady Kuc - 49
  • Jaden Koskowski - 59
  • Brandon Wiggins - 61*

Varsity Boys Golf: Homer vs. Christian Brothers Academy (CBA)

The Homer Trojans lost a close match to  Christian Brothers Academy with an overall score of 215-209. (Reminder: lowest score in golf wins).

Here is a breakdown of yesterday’s matches: 

Homer

  • Mitch Riter - 38
  • Lukas Quinn - 39
  • Cooper Swartz - 45
  • Bethany Wineburg - 46
  • Mike Stiles - 47
  • Dan Stiles - 48*

CBA

  • Luke Snyder - 40
  • Jack Gregory - 41
  • Emmet Kilmartin - 42
  • Eric Lee - 42
  • James Stanton - 44
  • Joe Papa - 44*

Lukas Quinn (Came in 2nd in the match overall).

Varsity Girls Tennis: Homer vs. Christian Brothers Academy (CBA)

The Homer Lady Trojans lost 0-7 against Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) Tuesday afternoon. 

Here are the results from each of yesterday’s matches:

  • First Singles: Homer’s Emma Effinger lost to CBA’s Giselle Vlassis (0-6 & 0-6).
  • Second Singles: Homer’s Georgia Wallis lost to CBA’s Rowan Doyle (0-6 & 0-6). 
  • Third Singles: Homer’s Allie Mancini fell to CBA’s Molly Gallagher (4-6 & 1-6). 
  • First Doubles: Homer’s Lucy Goodwin and Ginny Park lost to CBA’s Meredith Sommers & Audrey Schaefer (0-6 & 2-6). 
  • Second Doubles: Homer’s Mackenzie Skodzinsky and Isabelle Brown fell to CBA’s Maddie Kanerviko and Hana Kang (0-6 & 1-6). 
  • Third Doubles: Homer’s Mackenzie Lyman and Nina Svereika lost to CBA’s Julie Zdep and Clare Schaefer (0-6 & 2-6). 
  • Fourth Doubles: Homer’s Isabella Garcia and Cece Berkey lost to CBA’s Monica Fallon and Gianna Moore (3-6 & 1-6). 

According to Homer Head Coach Nancy Cavellier, Homer’s first singles player Emma Effinger played Giselle Vlassis who is nationally ranked. 

When asked about how she felt about playing a nationally ranked player, Effinger said, “I played her last year and I know she has only lost one game since eighth grade. So I knew it was going to be rough going into it. I think it actually went really well, even though I lost (6-0 & 6-0). It was nice that I could play someone that I could hit the ball really hard to.”

“So far this year, I’ve won all of my matches, except one,” added Effinger. “So I’ve been doing a lot better than last year, where I only won four matches.”

When asked about how the season has been going for the team, Coach Cavellier said, “our season is going fantastic considering we lost numerous girls last year. More than half the team are in eighth and ninth grade. They are new to the sport. When you think back in August, we were learning how to hold a racket and do basic skills; and to see them out here tonight playing the #1 team in our league is great. 

“We have to look forward to continue improving,” added coach Cavellier. “The girls really support one another, and that is what’s really important.” 

Here are some photos from yesterday’s matches (photos provided by Timothy A. Bennett, Owner & Publisher of The Cortland Voice): 

 

Varsity Volleyball: Cortland vs. Auburn

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Final
Cortland 25 12 23 25 25 3
Auburn 20 25 25 21 11 2

 

The Cortland Lady Tigers beat Auburn in a close match that went to five sets Tuesday night in order to improve to a 3-3 record. 

Cortland was led by Aaliyah Henley-Amey (8 kills, 11 digs & 1 ace), Molly Steve (19 assists, 14 digs, 1 kill & 1 block), and Liv Magin (27 digs & 1 ace). 

Auburn was led by Gabrielle Lupo (10 kills, 7 digs, 4 assists, 2 blocks & 1 ace), Kirsten Casterline (17 assists, 5 blocks, 4 aces & 1 dig), and Delaney Smith (7 kills, 8 digs, 1 block, 1 assist & 1 ace). 

Cortland’s next match will be against Oswego at Cortland Jr/Sr High School tonight (September 21st) at 7pm. 

Varsity Volleyball: Homer vs. Syracuse ITC

Team 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Homer 25 25 25 3
Syracuse ITC 11 10 7 0

 

The Homer Lady Trojans defeated Syracuse ITC in three sets last night. 

“I was proud of the girls,” said Homer Head Coach Jeremy Cook. “We’ve had a few rough matches, and we’ve been really focused on some stuff at practice. They did a really nice job tonight.”

“ITC has a couple of big blockers, so we talked and prepared for that.” added Coach Cook. “I felt like we did a nice job putting the game plan into action.”

Homer was led by Mackenzie Hubbard (3 kills & 6 digs), Madison Wethje (12 assists, 3 aces & 3 digs), Mallory Douglass (8 digs & 2 aces), and Lily Sorenson (4 aces & 1 kill). 

Syracuse ITC was led by Gianna Threat (2 kills), Frankie Rouse (5 digs & 1 assist), and Mekyah Bullock (4 digs & 1 assist). 

When asked about how she thought the game went, Homer’s Lily Sorenson said, “It was a good game. We played well. We really moved around the court well. We knew our opponent, and changed what we did based on them.”

LiLy Sorenson.

With the win, Homer improved to an overall record of 5-3. 

Up next Homer will play Marcellus on the road this Friday (September 23rd) at 6pm. 

Here are some photos from yesterday’s match (photos provided by Timothy A. Bennett, Owner & Publisher of The Cortland Voice): 

 

Varsity Boys Soccer: Cortland vs. Auburn

Team 1st 2nd Final
Cortland 1 2 3
Auburn 1 3 4

 

The Cortland Purple Tigers fell to Auburn with a final score of 3-4 Tuesday night. With this loss, Cortland now holds a 1-6 record. 

Cortland was led by Caden Albright (2 goals), Cal Albright (1 goal), David Kelchner (1 assist), and Paul Hansen (9 saves). 

Note: individual stats for Auburn were not available by the time this article was written.

Cortland’s next game will be at home against Fulton on Thursday (September 22nd) at 7pm. 

Varsity Boys Soccer: Cincinnatus vs. Brookfield

Team 1st 2nd Final
Cincinnatus 5 2 7
Brookfield 0 0 0

 

The Cincinnatus Lions improved to a 3-2 record after beating Brookfield 7-0 on the road Tuesday afternoon. 

Cincinnatus was led by Dominick Landers (3 goals & 1 assist), Canden Stafford (3 assists), John Schuyler (1 goal & 1 assist), Jack Stafford (1 goal), Calib Baker (1 goal), and Trevor Shevalier (1 goal). 

Note: individual stats for Brookfield were not available by the time this article was written. 

Up next, Cincinnatus will take on Marathon on the road this Thursday (September 22nd) at 4:30pm. 

Varsity Boys Soccer: McGraw vs. Stockbridge Valley

Team 1st 2nd Final
McGraw 0 0 0
SBV 3 2 5

 

The McGraw Eagles fell to a 6-2 record after losing to Stockbridge Valley with a final score of 0-5. 

Stockbridge Valley’s goals were scored by Osvaldo CocChub (3 goals) and Ben Jantzi (2 goals).  

McGraw goalkeeper Gabriel Kahle made 12 saves, while Braden Renner made 8 saves for Stockbridge Valley. 

McGraw will now look forward to play at home against DeRuter on Thursday (September 22nd) at 4:30pm. 

Varsity Boys Soccer: Marathon vs. Lansing

The Marathon Olympians defeated Lansing 3-1 in order to improve their overall record to 6-2. 

Marathon was led by Kaiden Cornell (2 goals), Bryce Hartman (2 goals), and Julian Spizzirri (6 saves). 

Lansing was led by Franqui Aguilar (1 goal) and Bode Petrich (3 saves). 

Up next, Marathon will host Cincinnatus on Thursday (September 22nd) at 4:30pm.  

Varsity Girls Soccer: Homer vs. Hannibal

Team 1st 2nd Final
Homer 0 0 0
Hannibal 0 1 1

 

The Homer girls soccer team lost a close game against Hannibal with a score of 0-1 on the road. 

The only goal of the game was scored by Hannibal’s Zoey Turaj.

Homer goalie Catherine Apker made 14 saves in the game, while Sophia Salladin made 11 saves for Hannibal. 

With this loss, Homer currently holds a 3-3-1 record. 

Homer will now play against Mexico at home on Thursday (September 22nd) at 7pm. 

Varsity Girls Soccer: Cincinnatus vs. Brookfield

Team 1st 2nd Final
Cincinnatus 12 2 14
Brookfield 0 0 0

 

The Cincinnatus Lady Lions beat Brookfield 14-0 in order to improve their unbeaten record to 4-0.

Cincinnatus was led by Kyla Sustad (5 goals & 1 assist), Jarisa Temple (1 goal), Peyton Stith (1 goal & 1 assist), Alayna Holtmart (1 goal), Madelyn Pittsley (2 assists), Mandi Waltz (1 goal & 1 assist), Cassia Schuyler (2 goals & 1 assist), Emma Finch (1 goal & 2 assists), Ava Larrabee (1 goal & 1 assist), and Caitlin Standish (1 goal). 

Up next, Cincinnatus will look forward to play at SUNY Cortland against McGraw at their rivalry game this Saturday at 5pm. 

Varsity Field Hockey: Homer vs. Weedsport

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Homer 0 0 1 0 1
Weedsport 0 1 0 1 2

 

The Homer field hockey team fell to a 0-6-1 record after losing a close game against Weedsport with a score of 1-2. 

Homer was led by Molly McMasters (1 goal), Mallory Kline (1 assist), and Aislynn Cobb (6 saves). 

Weedsport was led by Deanna Jackson (2 goals), Kayla Flask (2 assists), and Arieanna Giacolone (4 saves). 

Homer’s next game will be played at home against Cortland this Friday (September 23rd) at 6:30pm. 

Here are some photos from yesterday’s game (photos provided by Timothy A. Bennett, Owner & Publisher of The Cortland Voice): 

Varsity Field Hockey: Marathon vs. Owego

The Marathon Lady Trojans lost 0-3 against Owego. With this loss, the Lady Olympians have fallen to a 5-3 record. 

Owego’s goals were scored by Lexi Cheeseman (2 goals) and Jordin Greens (1 goal). 

Marathon goalie Cassie Forrest made 13 saves, while Mya Winn made 9 saves for Owego.

Marathon will now take on Auburn on the road this Friday (September 23rd) at 5pm. 

 

A special thank you goes to Visions Federal Credit Union for partnering with us to provide the greater Cortland County community with additional sports coverage