Oxford soccer team finishes strong

Boys’ Soccer

Oxford 8, Afton 1

Oxford 6, Unatego 2

OXFORD – Oxford closed the season on a four-game winning streak defeating Afton Friday and Unatego Saturday to wind up one-game out of first place in the loss column.

The Blackhawks raced to a 6-0 lead in the first half against Afton getting early goals from Cory Seiler and Kilean Maynard. Maynard finished with a hat trick. “We had six different players score in this game, so it was good to see us sharing the wealth offensively,” said Oxford coach Tim Paden.

Unatego, too, found itself in a big hole early trailing the Blackhawks (9-4-4) 3-0 at halftime. Kyle Farrington had his first two-goal game, and Maynard added two more goals. Taylor Bates, and Brandon Winter got into the scoring mix as well. “We’re peaking at the perfect time and playing good soccer at this point,” Paden said. “One of the nice things is our offensive balance. With have four guys with at least five goals and four guys with at least five assists. Things are spread out, and that’s a good thing.”



Summaries

Oxford 8, Afton 1

(6-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (A) Karl Rogler, 1-0, Will Matthews, 0-1; (O) Kilean Maynard, 3-1, Cory Seiler, 1-0, Kyle Farrington, 1-1; Chris Parks, 1-1; Brandon Winter, 1-1; Taylor Bates, 1-0; Scott Seiler, 0-3.

Shots-corners: (O) 16-8, (A) 5-1.

Saves: (O) L. Gill 3, S. Seiler 1; (A) Phil Sanford, 8.

Oxford 6, Unatego 2

(3-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (U) David Havens, 1-0, Nehemiah Van Alstine, 1-0. (O) Kilean Maynard, 2-2, Kyle Farrington, 2-0; Taylor Bates, 1-0, Brandon Winter, 1-0, Corey Seiler, 0-1, Chris Parks, 0-2.

Shots-corners: (O) 14-4, (U) 13-2.

Saves; Anthony Giangrant, 8, (O) Larry Gill, 8, S. Seiler, 1.

Greene 4, Delhi 3

GREENE – With a chance at a division title hanging in the balance, Greene summoned a second-half comeback to edge Delhi and end the Bulldogs’ bid at a piece of the title.

Trailing 3-1 after Delhi’s Avery Meehan scored early in the second session, Mike Thomas pared the lead and Ben Williams tied the contest. Mike Porter made a series of individual moves to beat the Delhi keeper with the winner at 2:35.

“I did see our division title hopes slipping away,” said Greene coach Rick Tallman. “We put ourselves in a bind losing to Oxford, but this team showed some character coming back from two goals down, and that puts us in the hunt.”

Greene and Unadilla Valley are tied for first place in division play, and the two clubs play for the outright title Wednesday night at UV.


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