October 27, 2021

Dryden, Marathon boys soccer teams capture IAC titles

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The Dryden and Marathon boys soccer teams capped off their seasons with conference titles as fall sports begin to wrap up.


Dryden 5, Spencer Van Etten 0
Casey Phillips wrapped up his high school career in familiar fashion with yet another hat trick as the Lions won the IAC Large championship.

Phillips finished the year with 32 goals in 11 games and amassed 108 career goals.

Siaosi Malepe and Matt McKewin-Bates had the other Dryden goals, and Jackson Crocker, Corey Matesanz and Zack Wilson each had an assist.

The Lions outshot SVE 17-1 and earned seven corners to SVE’s none.

“When we played quickly together, we really moved the ball very well,” Dryden coach Laszlo Engel said. “Our defensive play was really on it today. I really liked how our center backs, Ben (Hicks) and Aidan (Kalousdian), controlled the back today. They closed down the attack so well today and won so many balls. Matt and Luke (Maza) played very well with them too.”

Marathon 3, Trumansburg 0

The Olympians won their fourth consecutive and 21st overall IAC Small Championship with the road victory.

Braeden Morrision, Kaiden Cornell and Bryce Hartman each had a goal, and Trent Ensign made two saves for the Olympians’ seventh shutout in 11 games.

In terms of offensive chances, the game was closer than the score indicated, with Marathon outshooting Trumansburg just 7-6 and drawing four corners to Trumansburg’s two.

McGraw 4, Stockbridge Valley 2

Michael Levitskiy scored the first two McGraw goals, Caleb Knickerbocker had a goal and an assist and Mason Eaton scored the eventual game-winner in the 54th minute.

Nolan Knickerbocker made 10 saves for the Eagles.

“We really turned a corner winning our last four and today we were able to move the ball and get everyone involved,” Eagles coach Jamey Crumb said. “It’s usually a better flow to the game when we can distribute the ball and get everyone some touches. I am sad to see the season come to an end, not just for our seniors but for the entire team. We improved right up until the end and it would have been really fun to see what we could do in our first and probably only year in Class C.”


McGraw 3, Stockbridge Valley 0 (OT)

The Eagles scored all three goals in overtime, with Emily Fish scoring two in the first session and Gracie McCall scoring with a minut left in the second.

Eagles goalie Andrea May made four saves for the clean sheet.


Jamesville-DeWitt 3, Cortland 0
The final scores belied one of Cortland’s best defensive efforts of the season, as J-D swept by scores of 25-21, 2826 and 25, 20.

Three players had double-digit digs for the Purple Tigers — Delia Blair (13), Alyssa Greenwood (14) and Lexi Zacek (10).