November 26, 2021

Homer girls’ soccer continues hot streak

Brooke Head/contributing photographer

The Homer and Cazenovia field hockey teams play in the midst of a snowstorm Monday night at Homer High. Cazenovia won the game, 5-0.

The Homer Trojans girls’ soccer team kept rolling along with a 3-2 victory over Onondaga Monday.

Edie Russo and Jane Gugerty got the Trojans out to a comfortable 2-0 halftime lead, which ballooned to 3-0 in the 43rd minute when Caitlyn McCloy scored her first goal in her varsity debut.

But the game turned into a nailbiter with 17 minutes to play.

After Catherine Apker exited the game having made six saves, goals by Onondaga’s Macey DeOrdio and Avianna Baker made it a one-goal game once it got to the 75th minute. But the Homer defense held steady in the final minutes and padded their win-loss record once again.

“Onondaga has a great history with their program and are known for being physical and tough in their play,” Trojans head coach Ben Bowers said. “[They] maintained possession early, but [we] adjusted well and began to find feet and create opportunities.”

Onondaga outshot Homer 20-17, and Homer earned six corners to Onondaga’s five.

Homer boys’ soccer earns second win The Trojans boys’ soccer team also defeated Onondaga Monday with a 4-1 final.

Marc Harris led Homer with two goals, and Jacob Karam added a goal and an assist.

Two Trojans players got their first varsity points in the match – WIll Dady with his first goal, and Landon Aiken with an assist.

Brayden Fox stopped six of seven shots in net for the Trojans.

Homer field hockey shut out Homer and Cazenovia braved the elements in Monday night’s snowstorm, playing with two inches of snow on the turf.

Cazenovia came away with a 5-0 win, though Homer goalie Aislynn Cobb had eight saves. Homer was denied on all seven shots on goal.