For the most part, Friday’s weather didn’t put a damper on local soccer offenses.
Cincinnatus 1, McGraw 0
The howling wind and physical play meant that if anyone was going to come away with a win in this game, it would likely take only one goal.
And that’s exactly what happened as Kyla Sustad’s tally in the 67th minute proved to be the difference in the Lions’ win over the Eagles at Fireman’s Field.
Sustad’s goal was the culmination of the Lions’ best series of offensive chances of the day. Just prior to her shot, the Lions had a free kick from 30 yards out and another opportunity from 20 yards out, but both were pulled just left of goal.
Sustad, who attempted 14 of the Lions’ 24 shots, finally converted on the next attempt on a screamer from 30 yards out up the middle.
The Eagles had a chance to salvage a tie with two minutes left after drawing a foul just outside the Lions’ 18-yard box, but the shot was drilled straight into the Lions’ wall, enabling them to regain possession and kill the rest of the clock.
Cincy’s next game is 1 p.m. Monday at Syracuse City. McGraw’s next game is at 5 p.m. Monday at Stockbridge Valley.
Marathon 8, Southern Cayuga 0
Brooke Tillotson netted a hat trick and an assist, Samantha Pendell had two goals and Madison Clark had a goal and an assist as part of the Olympians’ rout of Southern Cayuga.
“With the windy conditions, I was really pleased with how we passed as a team and we were able to get many players involved,” Olympians coach Elizabeth Duncan said. “This game gave us the opportunity to shake up the lineup as well, Carissa VanDee and Brooke Tillotson both seeing time in the keeper position for their first minutes at the varsity level.”
Paige Hulbert and Audrey Jasper also scored for the Olympians, who outshot Southern Cayuga 35-5 and earned seven corners to Southern Cayuga’s one.
Tillotson now has seven goals in four games for the Olympians (3-1), who host Moravia Monday at 4:30 p.m.
“She is a prominent force in the middle and it is hard for teams to stop her,” Duncan said. “She knows when it’s time to take on the defender and when it is time to set up a teammate for a scoring opportunity.”
Dryden 1, Trumansburg 0
Alex Brotherton picked up the lone tally in the first half, and Hallie Allport made six saves as the Lions picked up another win.
Cincinnatus 6, McGraw 1
Three players each scored two goals for the Lions — Cason Stafford, Scott Schuyler and Jacob Smith.
Nate Stiles had the lone tally for the Eagles.
Kooper Vosburg made 10 saves for the Lions, while Nolan Knickerbocker made nine saves for the Eagles.
“The wind made it a very interesting game and a hard first half to defend with it in our face,” Eagles coach Jamey Crumb said.
“We were without a couple players which would have helped but they have a few really good players that we just couldn’t contain and they were able to out play us.”
Cincy’s next game is Wednesday when they host DeRuyter at 4:30 p.m. McGraw’s next game is at 5 p.m. Monday when they host Stockbridge Valley.
Dryden 14, Whitney Point 0
Three players had hat tricks for the Lions — Casey Phillips (four goals, two assists), Zack Wilson (four goals, one assist) and Nolan Welk (three goals, one assist).
Corey Matesanz chipped in two goals and two assists, Matt McKewin-Bates had a goal and Jackson Crocker and Hajo Wise each had assists.
“We moved the ball well., we possessed the ball very well,” Lions coach Laszlo Engel said. “I liked how our younger players played today. They worked very hard and gained valuable experience for the future. As a team we are working on making key assists so we really played in a lot of nice balls today.”
Dryden’s next game is Tuesday at Southern Cayuga.