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Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Friday’s events:
Varsity Field Hockey: Homer vs. Cortland
The Homer Lady Trojans won 4-0 against county rival Cortland at Cortland high school Friday night under the lights. With this result, Homer improved to a 1-3 record, while Cortland fell to 0-3.
Homer was led by Molly McMasters (2 goals & 1 assist), Ava Armstrong (1 goal & 1 assist), Mallory Kline (1 goal), and Skie Bennett (1 assist).
“Our girls didn’t come out as strong as we planned originally, but they definitely picked it up in the second half,” said Homer head coach Brooke Head. “Coach L'hommedieu and I are impressed with how our girls are doing so far this season. We tied and went to overtime against Weedsport the other day, and we were hoping to come up with a win today. So we are super pumped about that.”
“I thought we played really well,” added Homer senior Molly McMasters. “We all worked together as a team and we came in with a positive attitude. We didn’t know what to expect, because last year we tied them and won one game, but we liked the turnout.”
Cortland goalies Elizabeth Slavick and Abigail Clay recorded a total of 13 saves in the game.
“Goalies played well and they saw a lot of shots,” said Cortland head coach Nicole Latham. “We had a couple of good saves which was good. They had a successful penalty corner defense. We’re young. I have nine 9th graders and a couple of sophomores. We’re young, but we will get there.”
Up next, Homer will play on the road against East Syracuse Minoa this upcoming Monday (September 11th) at 6:45pm; while Cortland hosts Weedsport on Wednesday (September 13th) at 5pm.
Here are some photos from the game (photos provided by Timothy A. Bennett, Owner & Publisher of The Cortland Voice):
Varsity Field Hockey: Marathon vs. Owego Free Academy
The Marathon field hockey team won 3-1 at home against Owego Free Academy Friday evening. With this win, Marathon improved to a 3-0 record.
Marathon was led by Mel Sutton (2 goals), Delaney Reilly (1 goal), Catherine Newkirk (2 assists), and Autumn Young (1 assist).
Up next, Marathon will play Moravia on the road on Tuesday (September 12th) at 4:30pm.
Varsity Football: Cortland vs. South Jefferson
The Cortland Purple Tigers to South Jefferson on the road Friday night with a score of 14-33.
Cortland was led by Robert Atkins (2 passing touchdowns, 1 two-point rushing conversion, 93 throwing yards, 44 receiving yards & 4 tackles), Daniel Jackson (1 touchdown reception, 83 receiving yards & 8 tackles), Logan Toomey (1 touchdown reception & 9 receiving yards), Gage Burlingame (49 rushing yards), Logan Griffin (32 rushing yards & 13 tackles), and Wyatt Tinker (12 tackles).
South Jefferson’s points were scored by Landon LaDuke (2 touchdown passes & 1 extra [point kick), Isaac Quonce (1 rushing touchdown), Jase Livingston (1 rushing touchdown & 1 touchdown reception), Robert Piddock (1 touchdown reception), and Cobin O'Brien (interception return touchdown & 1 extra point kick).
With this loss, Cortland has fallen to an 0-2 overall record.
Cortland is now scheduled to host Jamesville-Dewitt at Cortland high school this upcoming Thursday (September 14th) at 6:30pm.
Varsity Football: Homer vs. Oneida
The defending Section III Class B champions, Homer Trojans started their season off with a road win against Oneida Friday night.
The Trojans won the game with a final score of 28-8.
Note: individual stats of the game were not made available by the time this article was written.
Up next, Homer will play New Hartford on the road on Thursday (September 14th) at 6pm.
Varsity Girls Soccer: Cincinnatus vs. Otselic Valley
The Cincinnatus Lady Lions won 9-0 against Otselic Valley Friday evening.
According to Cincinnatus head coach Lisa Sustad, the game was called 27 minutes early due to weather conditions. Otselic Valley decided to forfeit after a 30 minute delay.
Cincinnatus was led by Jocelyn Turshman (3 goals), Cassia Schuyler (3 goals), Madelyn Pittsley (1 goal & 1 assist), Payton Landers (2 assists), Ava Larrabee (1 goal), and Lucy Finch (1 goal).
With this win, Cincinnatus improved to an unbeaten record of 3-0.
The Lady Lions will look forward to keep improving their record as they face off against Sackets Harbor in the final round of the “DeRuyter Girls Booster Blast Off Tournament” at DeRuyter high school at 3pm today (September 9th).
Varsity Girls Soccer: McGraw vs. Fabius-Pompey
The McGraw Lady Eagles fell to an overall record of 2-2 after losing to Fabius-Pompey with a score of 0-2 at home Friday afternoon.
Fabius-Pompey’s goals were scored by McKenna Johnson (1 goal) and Rory McDermott (1 goal).
McGraw goalie Heather Magee recorded a total of 15 saves in the game, while Alayna Sandberg and Ella Cornell each recorded 1 save for Fabius Pompey.
Up next, McGraw will play Stockbridge Valley at home this upcoming Monday (September 11th) at 4:30pm.
Varsity Girls Soccer: Marathon vs. Whitney Point
The Marathon Lady Olympians improved to a 3-2 record after beating Whitney Point with a score of 4-0 on the road Friday evening.
Marathon’s next game will be played on the road against Moravia on Tuesday (September 12th) at 4:30pm.
Varsity Boys Soccer: Cortland vs. Cazenovia (DeRuyter Boys Booster Club Blast Off Tournament)
The Cortland Purple Tigers defeated Cazenovia in the first round of the “DeRuyter Boys Booster Club Blast Off Tournament” at DeRuyter high school Friday evening. Cortland won the game with a score of 5-0.
Cortland was led by Caden Albright (4 goals), Calin Albright (1 goal & 3 assists), Daniel Dubetsky (1 assist), Tayton Bowman (1 assist), and Liam Burns (11 saves).
Cazenovia was led by Jack Casey (4 saves) and Alex Coburn (2 saves).
“We came out with a lot of energy to start the game and scored in the first 6 minutes,” said Cortland head coach Luke Schweider. “We kept the energy and work rate high to force shots that weren't too dangerous for Liam to save. Caden Albright had a hat trick before half time. This was a huge confidence builder after our first two losses and led us to scoring 2 more goals in the second. We played with intensity, grit and effort which are a few of our core values.”
Cortland is scheduled to play in the final round of the tournament against DeRuyter today (September 9th) at DeRuyter high school at 5pm.
Varsity Boys Soccer: Cincinnatus vs. Mater Dei Academy
The Cincinnatus Lions won 4-1 against Mater Dei Academy Friday afternoon in order to improve to a 2-0 record.
Mater DeI Academy was led by Nicholas Edwards (1 goal) & Colin Kraengel (1 assist).
Cincinnatus was scheduled to play at Cincinnatus high school today (September 9th) at 11am against Stockbridge Valley. We will have a recap of the game out on our website on Monday (September 11th).
(Note: Cortland County Coaches send scores & stats for us to use for our recaps. If a team’s game recap was not shown in this article, it’s because scores and stats of their game were not made available to us by the time this article was published).