Monday’s rain didn’t put a damper on local soccer action, with several highs-coring games despite the conditions.
McGraw 1, Cincinnatus 0 Nate Stiles headed home the golden goal in overtime at the far post off an assist from Jackson Card as the Eagles pulled off the victory on Senior Night.
Nolan Knickerbocker made sure the Eagles got to overtime by making an astounding 20 saves.
“The seniors on this team have never won against Cincy and we told them before the game that if we are playing for anything this year, it’s to win this game,” McGraw coach Jamey Crumb said. “This is their sectionals and Cortland State rivalry game and they have to play like it. It was no easy task, as Cincy controlled much of the middle which they typically do. Coming off a good win Friday helped with our confidence coming in, but not letting this team score is a task I wasn’t sure we could do. They are a great team and it was really a well played game. I am just so proud and happy for these guys, they really deserve it.”
DeRuyter 7, Brookfield 2
Gavin Richardson had another huge game with four goals, and Cam Daley, Daniel Hathaway and Mitchell Judd each had a goal to power another Rockets win.
Brandon Darrow and Lenny Escobar each tallied assists for the Rockets.
DeRuyter’s next game is at 4:30 p.m. today at Stockbridge Valley.
McGraw 3, Cincinnatus 1
The Eagles peppered Lions goalie Gabriella Taylor with 24 shots, and her
21 saves allowed the Lions to stay in the game until the very end.
Ultimately, the Eagles got just enough offense, with Bayley Meade recording a goal and two assists, Gracie McCall picking up a goal and assist and Emily Fish earning a second half tally.
Kyla Sustad scored the lone goal for the Lions.
Both goalies made some phenomenal saves, with Taylor stopping a McGraw penalty kick and then a second consecutive shot off the rebound, and McGraw’s Jaiden Cortez making a diving save at the end of the first half to preserve McGraw’s 2-1 lead at the time.
McGraw’s next game is at 5 p.m. Wednesday when they host Stockbridge Valley. Cincy’s next game is at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when they visit Brookfield.
DeRuyter 3, Brookfield 2
The Rockets escaped a scare at the DeRuyter Fairgrounds with goals from Graycee Forrest, Brianna Hannafan and Sarah Wood.
Forrest opened the scoring in the 16th minute off a feed from Abby Whitt, but Brookfield’s Jaelyn Vleer-Elliot tied the game three minutes later with a blast from 20 yards out.
In the 53rd minute, Shakiah Glisson earned a penalty kick for the Rockets, which Hannafan converted with a shot into the high left corner of the net.
Nine minutes later, Glisson assisted Wood for the eventual game-winner.
Vleer-Elliot pulled the Braves within one with four minutes left, but the Rockets were able to run the clock out from there.
The Rockets outshot Brookfield 14-7 and had a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.
Kelsey Brown recorded five saves in goal for DeRuyter.
The Rockets play their last home game of the season at 4:45 p.m. today against Stockbridge Valley.
Cortland 3, East Syracuse-Minoa 1
The Purple Tigers shook off the Senior Night jitters and a 25-22 loss in the first set to win the next three by scores of 25-18, 25-9 and 26-24.
Lexi Zacek had nine kills and 14 digs and the best service game Purple Tigers coach Cheri Olson said she had ever seen from her.
Marissa Parzynski added seven kills and four digs, Julia Guest had eight kills and three blocks, Alyssa Greenwood had 23 digs, Jenn Baker had 10 assists and eight digs and Delia Blair had 12 digs.
Trumansburg 3, Dryden 1
Trumansburg won the match by scores of 25-17, 25-12, 17-25 and 25-18.
For Dryden, Emma Kidney had 10 digs and four kills, Kate Spano had eight kills and four blocks and Mackenzie Rochford had five aces and four digs.