It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon for the opening round of the Section 3 Class D Girls’ Soccer Tournament.
Despite the moisture, the DeRuyter and McGraw girls each move on to the quarter final round with one-goal victories. The ninth-seeded Rockets pulled out a 2-1 victory at eighth seed Hamilton. The fourth-seeded Eagles escaped with a 1-0 home field win over 13th seed Sackets Harbor.
The 12th seeded Cincinnatus girls’ varsity soccer team saw its season come to an end in a 4-1 loss at fifth seed Belleville-Henderson.
DeRuyter 2, Hamilton 1: Taylor Basher gave Hamilton (8-7 overall) a 1-0 lead with 27 minutes left in the first half off a loose ball scramble in the penalty box area in front of the Rockets’ goal.
Brooke Judson would tie the game for DeRuyter (10-7) 10 minutes later. Sarah Wood delivered a solid crossing pass to Judson who poked the ball home by the far post. The score remained tie as the first half ended.
Taylor Way scored the winning goal for the Rockets with 13:43 remaining in regulation time. Way drove the ball into the back of the net to send the Rockets into the quarter final round.
Kelsey Brown made five saves for DeRuyter. Lauren Rodriguez had nine saves for Hamilton.
DeRuyter will face top seed Poland either Thursday or Friday. The Tornados (17-0) were 7-0 winners over 16th seed Stockbridge Valley Tuesday.
McGraw 1, Sackets Harbor 0:
Andrea May scored with 31:07 left in the first half and the McGraw defense made that one goal hold up for the win over Sackets Harbor (5-9-3). Ashley Neff picked up the assist for the Eagles (15-0-2).
“It was a rainy and windy game,” McGraw coach Rachel Parker said. “Well played by both teams. Sackets Harbor’s record does not at all reflect their capabilities. They are a skilled and disciplined team. Both teams created some quality chances. We capitalized first and held on to the lead.”
McGraw dominated in shots 23-9 while both teams took five corner kicks. Greta Simonds made five saves for the Eagles. Murielle Fedorko had 14 saves for the Patriots.
McGraw will host Belleville- Henderson in the quarter final round at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Belleville-Henderson 4 Cincinnatus 1:
Deslinn Rutan scored a first half goal as Cincinnatus (8-8) was tied 1-1 with Belleville-Henderson (12-1-3). The Panthers pulled away with three second half goals to move to the next round.
Breanna Scofield and Jenna Canipe each scored two goals for Belleville- Henderson. Eden Vaughn handed out one assist. Sydney Hess recorded seven saves in the Panthers’ goal. Ariahna Metzler made five saves for Cincinnatus.