October 21, 2021

IAC: Groton, Dryden girls play to overtime draw

Dryden’s Alex Gonzalez (24) and Groton’s Shannon Lang (3) battle for the ball in the first half of Tuesday’s IAC North soccer showdown at Tompkins Cortland CC.

Joe McIntyre/staff photographer

Dryden’s Alex Gonzalez (24) and Groton’s Shannon Lang (3) battle for the ball in the first half of Tuesday’s IAC North soccer showdown at Tompkins Cortland CC.

Dryden High’s Ashleigh Scheidweiler delivered the game-tying goal with just under 12 minutes left in the second half as her Purple Lions and Groton Central girls battled to a 2-2 Interscholastic Athletic Conference North Division soccer draw Tuesday night at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

In IAC cross country, Trumansburg boys and girls topped Groton and Marathon.

In a Section 4 field hockey encounter, Owego Free knocked off host Marathon 2-1.

Dryden 2, Groton 2: With 11:54 left in the match, Scheidweiler took advantage of a poorly taken goal kick and banged the tying goal home for Dryden (5-3-1 overall).

“I felt like both teams competed hard,” Groton coach Dick Brecht said. “It’s definitely a rivalry that brings out extra effort from both schools. It was an exciting game with a great atmosphere.”

Sidney Reeves gave Groton (8-1-1) a 1-0 lead a mere 90 seconds into match off a Maggie Ossit assist.

Katie Daley pulled Dryden even with 9:27 left in the half, but the Purple Lions were not tied for long. Ossit found the net 17 second later off a Reeves assist as the Indians enjoyed a 2-1 halftime lead.

Groton couldn’t put Dryden away and the Purple Lions kept fighting back. The game remained deadlocked at 2-2 after Scheidweiler’s tally.

Dryden’s Sarah Westcott and Groton’s Paige Graham each made three saves in their respective goals.

IN IAC CROSS COUNTRY –– Trumansburg boys and girls defeated both Marathon at host Groton at Stonehedges Golf Course Tuesday. The Blue Raider boys won with 34 points to Marathon’s 48 and Groton’s 49. The Blue Raider girls were the only complete team and scored 15 points as Groton and Marathon were both incomplete. Moravia was a non-scoring competitor.

Richard Moore of Groton remained undefeated in IAC races as he posted a winning time of 17:23.7. Robert Brehm grabbed sixth place for the Indians.

Jesse Walley and Lucas Baker ran third and fourth for Marathon with times of 17:53.3 and 18:31.9 respectively.

On the girls’ side, Marathon’s Kimberly White grabbed fifth place in 22:50.1

Brooke Twitchell (24:39.4) and Catherine Jenks (25:41) placed sixth and 10th for the Groton girls.

IN SECTION 4 FIELD HOCKEY –– Owego 2, Marathon 1: Sarah Bouyea and Megan Hollaway scored second half goals in the final 10 minutes of the game to help Owego come back and post a 2-1 over Marathon in Section 4, Division III field hockey action at Appleby Elementary School Tuesday, Eilie Holland gave the Olympians (4-1 division, 4-4 overall) in 1-0 lead in first half play. Cassidy Marsh assisted on the Holland goal.

Bouyea scored the tying goal with 9:12 remaining in the match. Hollaway’s game-winner came with 3:02 to go off a penalty corner with Jenna Metritikas assisting.

Morgan Dueper made eight saves for Owego as the Indians scored on their only two shots while Marathon had 14 shots.