The McGraw and Cincinnatus girls varsity soccer teams took care of business in Central Counties League action Tuesday and are now primed for a first place showdown Saturday night at SUNY Cortland.
The Eagles (5-0 league, 7-0-1 overall) were 6-1 winners over visiting Brookfield. The Lions (4-0 league, 4-1 overall) needed double overtime to put visiting Madison away 2-0.
In another CCL match-up, the DeRuyter girls suffered a 4-3 double overtime home loss to Stockbridge Valley.
McGraw 6, Brookfield 1:
Bayley Meade and Emily Fish (1 assist) each scored two goals as McGraw scored six unanswered goals before Brook eld scored with 10 seconds remaining in the game on a Jenna Bugbee goal.
The Eagles scored three times in the first half for a 3-0 advantage. Ashley Neff got the scoring started with 28:58 left in the half off a Taylor Conklin assist. Meade made it 2-0 with 19 minutes remaining in the half with Fish getting the assist. Elyssa Fish, with an assist from Megan Stull, gave McGraw the 3-0 advantage with 12:31 left in the half.
Meade got her second goal of the game with 29:16 remaining in the game off an Andrea May assist. Emily Fish closed out the Eagles’ offensive attack. Her first goal came with 23:01 to go with Stull assisting. Her second goal, with Chelsi Cowen assisting, came as the clock showed 16:27 remaining.
McGraw had 15 shots and three corner kicks. Brookfield (1-2-1 league, 1-3-1 overall) had five shots and two corner kicks. Megan Kupris had 10 saves for the Beavers. Greta Simmonds made two saves for the Eagles.
McGraw will now prepare for Saturday’s game with Cincinnatus at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex at 7 p.m.
Cincinnatus 2, Madison 0, 2 OT:
Both teams traded blows through 80 minutes of regulation time with neither team being able to score.
McKayla Maroney broke the ice with 5:48 left in the first 10-minute overtime period. Deslinn Rutan and Kyla Sustad assisted to give Cincinnatus (4-0 league, 4-1 overall) a 1-0 lead. Sustad made it 2-0 with 2:33 left in the first overtime as Jarisa Temple assisted. There was no scoring in the second 10-minute overtime session.
Madison (3-3-1 league, 4-3-1 overall) actually outshot Cincinnatus 15-10. The Lions held an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks. Gabriella Taylor earned the shutout with 11 saves for Cincinnatus. Lydia Pisiak had seven saves for Madison.
Cincinnatus will return play a non-league game this afternoon as Fabius-Pompey comes to town at 4:30 p.m. before the Saturday match-up with McGraw.
Stockbridge Valley 4, DeRuyter 3, 2 OT:
Stockbridge Valley (0-4 league, 0-5 overall) took a 2-1 first half before DeRuyter even the game at 3-3 by the end of regulation. Neither team found the goal in the first 10-minute overtime period before the Vikings got the winning goal in the second overtime.
Taylor Way led the Rockets (3-2 league, 4-3 overall) with one goal and one assist. Brooke Judson and Shakiah Glisson each netted one goal.
Stockbridge Valley held a narrow 16-15 edge in shots. DeRuyter goalkeeper Kelsey Brown made 11 saves. Camdyn Cross countered with 12 saves for Stockbridge Valley.
DeRuyter will travel to Brookfield Friday for a 4:30 p.m. CCL contest.