CINCINNATUS — The Otselic Valley Vikings picked the wrong day to run into the Cincinnatus girls soccer team again.
After Cincy beat OV 11-0 in their first meeting on Sept. 14, the Lions one-upped themselves with their biggest win of the season, a 14-0 blowout Tuesday at Fireman’s Field.
Kyla Sustad scored seven goals, pushing her up to 46 on the season. Her first goal came 14 seconds into the match as she forced a turnover in the OV half of the field and took the ball all the way to goal.
After OV settled down and kept the Cincy offense in check for the following eight minutes, Sustad went back to work with two goals in the span of 58 seconds and her fourth in the 19th minute, followed by goals in the 39th, 43rd and 50th.
The Lions also got a brace from Peyton Smith for her second and third goals of the season and one goal each from Jarisa Temple, Ava Larrabee, Mandi Waltz, Madelynn Pittsley and Cassia Schuyler.
With the outcome never in doubt, Lions head coach Lisa Sustad said this was one of the times where she actually told her players not to score.
“We did not mean for it to get this bad with the scoring,” Sustad said. “We tell the girls to pass the ball and bleed the clock.”
The win comes after Cincy suffered a tough 2-1 loss to Class B opponent General Brown on Friday. The Lions had beaten one Class B opponent, Norwich, and two Class C opponents, Cooperstown and Stockbridge Valley, to prepare themselves for the Section III Class D tournament.
“We need to get our girls prepared for what’s coming,” Sustad said. “We change the girls around in positions and we tell them to play hard and get the passing game going no matter where we put them.”
But with the loss to General Brown, even if the Lions win out, they may be looking at the third seed in the tournament behind Bishop Ludden and Poland, which would mean road games in the sectional semifinals and finals, unless they get some help from Bishop Ludden’s and Poland’s opposition. They also have Lyme right behind them, also at 11-1, with three Class D games and a Class C game left on their schedule.
“Our girls were sleeping in the first half at General Brown,” Sustad said. “It was really bad, but then I thought they played really well in the second half. They woke up and played some of the best soccer they’ve played. It’s games like that that prepare us for Bishop Ludden and Poland.”
The Lions have a favorable schedule in their final four games as well, though all of their opponents are Class D. Their only remaining opponent with a winning record is DeRuyter, whom they already beat 10-1 on Sept. 17.
Marathon 4, Union Springs 1
Lindsay Courtney tallied a brace six minutes into the match to help the Olympians to their 11th win of the season.
Paige Hurlburt had a goal and an assist and Delta Barber had a goal to round out the Olympians’ attack. Kendre Euson stopped three of four Union Springs shots.
East Syracuse-Minoa 7, Cortland 1
Nick Yonta had the lone tally for the Purple Tigers as ES-M had six players score in the rout.
Homer 3, Phoenix 0
The Trojans swept Phoenix by scores of 25-17, 25-23 and 28-26.
Mya Updike had 22 assists, four kills and two digs; Mallory Douglass had 13 digs; Kayla Miller had nine kills, three aces and three digs; and Kloey Roos had six digs, six kills and two aces.
The Trojans (8-3) visit Hamilton Thursday.
Aldrich 1st, but CBA beats Homer
Anna Aldrich won the girls race for the Trojans against CBA in 10:27.8, but CBA took the overall win with Homer fielding a shorthanded squad.
Brayden Partigianoni was the top boys runner for Homer at 10:34.1.