October 24, 2021

Homer, Cortland come up empty

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Thursday was not the day for Cortland and Homer teams. The effort was there, but they were simply overmatched.

Hourigan’s saves not enough

Scott Hourigan had another double-digit save game, this time with an even dozen, but the volume of shots from the Oswego Buccaneers was too much in a 5-1 loss on the road.

Oswego outshot Cortland 17-12 and took seven corner kicks to Cortland’s one.

Cortland golf falls to JD

Head coach Nolan Sinclair said his team’s goal each match is to keep their score around 220.

They did just that, but Jamesville-DeWitt got the best of them in a 195-220 decision at Willowbrook Thursday.

Kooper Knabe had the best round for the Tigers at 41. Mitchell Archer and Jackson Saroney paced JD with 38 each.

“I’m proud of the boys’ effort today,” Sinclair said. “JD is a very talented team and we knew that coming in but the boys gave a great effort. The team has worked hard in a short period of time to improve specific aspects of their games and it’s really starting to show. We have a big week next week and today’s round should provide the necessary motivation to play well.”

That “big week” consists of matches at East Syracuse-Minoa on Tuesday and at Auburn on Friday, with tee time at 3:30 p.m. for both.

CBA girls’ soccer blanks Homer

Christian Brothers Academy celebrated their senior night with a win over the visiting Homer Trojans, 2-0.

Emma Infanti faciliated the CBA offense by assisting on both goals, both breakaways at that, one by Bella Roberson and one by Katelyn Courcy

“Homer played a very hard and physical game,” Homer head coach Ben Bowers said. “ The defense communicated and connected well in the second half to trap CBA multiple times with offsides calls. Catherine Apker was incredible in goal. She faced a few breakaways and relentlessly sacrificed her body to give her team a fighting chance. She made multiple saves in the air as well, fighting for sight of the ball and to be the first at it.”

Homer tennis swept by Marcellus

The Trojans were swept by the Marcellus Mustangs Thursday, 7-0.

Madelyn Cotterill and Georgianna Goodwin gave the Mustangs the hardest fight, dropping their doubles match 8-4 to Sophia Powless and Sarah Louer.