October 18, 2021

Homer girls’ soccer wins 2nd straight

High School Sports

HOMER — After grinding out a mud-stained win against Faith Heritage Monday, the Homer Trojans girls’ soccer team was happy to be back home on their own turf, even if it meant having to play on back-to-back nights.

The quick turnaround didn’t hamper the Trojans, however, as they cruised to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Fabius-Pompey Falcons Tuesday.

Camdyn Cole and Gracie Patriarco each had a goal and an assist for the Trojans, while Elena Barrett had a goal and Sarah Sovocool had an assist.

“Great physical game by both teams,” Trojans head coach Ben Bowers said. “Fabius-Pompey connected well and was relentless the entire game.”

Barrett opened the scoring early in the first half with a blast from 30 yards out. 12 minutes later, Patriarco found Cole to make the score 2-0, a lead which Homer held into halftime.

Patriarco finished the scoring for Homer in the second half off an assist from Sovocool, capping off a good sequence of end-to- end ball movement by the Trojans.

Fabius-Pompey’s Alexis Durocher made several good runs through the Homer back line, but Trojans goalie Catherine Apker (12 saves) snuffed her out for most of the game. Durocher eventually got the Falcons on the scoreboard with two minutes left in the game.

The Trojans (3-1) will have Wednesday off before facing Bishop Grimes Wednesday in East Syracuse.


The Cortland Purple Tigers cross-country team was swept by East Syracuse-Minoa Tuesday.

On the boys’ side, the Purple Tigers placed the top two finishers in Jared Valentin (18:33) and Joe Cataldo (18:44), but ESM took the next five spots in the span of 22 seconds to take the 25-33 victory.

With Cortland unable to field a girls’ team, ESM took that victory by default. Elena Vespi finished first at 22:39