Wednesday’s high school soccer action produced some late-game heroics for McGraw and Dryden.
McGraw 2, Madison 1
The Eagles celebrated Senior Night with Jackson Card scoring both goals for the home win.
Card’s first goal came on a quick restart after drawing a foul as he out hustled two Madison defenders. His second goal came on a strong solo run, allowing him to put the ball in the net from close range.
Nolan Knickerbocker made seven saves for the Eagles.
“It certainly wasn’t the best game for us, but we are just happy to be playing and got the win on senior night,” Eagles coach Jamey Crumb said. Crumb also singled out Mason Eaton’s play as a valuable contribution to the Eagles win. McGraw’s next game is Friday when they host Cincinnatus.
McGraw 3, Madison 0
It wasn’t so much the defense or the goalkeeping that kept this game scoreless in the first half — it was the wind.
Once the weather settled down in the second half, the Eagles’ offense got rolling and pulled away with the road victory.
Bayley Meade scored the first two McGraw goals, and Lexi Stiles scored off an assist by Alyvia Bishop with less than six minutes left for the final tally.
The Eagles outshot Madison 27-3 and drew four corner kicks to Madison’s one.
McGraw goalie Andrea May stopped two Madison shots for the shutout. Her counterpart, Lydia Pisiak, made 10 saves.
Dryden 1, Lansing 0
Playing for the second time in a week, the Lions once again got the better of Lansing, but it was a much tighter affair this time around.
The Lions fired 14 shots and earned three corners, but only Lauren Gulini’s attempt in the second half hit the back of the net, with the assist going to McKenna Crocker.
Hallie Allport posted another shutout by making five saves. Dryden’s next game is at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Trumansburg.