ONEONTA – Marathon’s experience in championship-level games showed at key moments in Saturday afternoon’s Class C boys’ soccer championship game at Oneonta’s Hall of Fame fields.
The Olympians were able to capitalize on their scoring opportunities, and won their fourth sectional title in five seasons beating Greene, 3-0.
It was the 14th shutout win for Marathon, and it came in a matchup where the Olympians’ coach, Chip Stewart, was able to best one of his former players, Greene coach, Rick Tallman.
“The toughest part for me is that (Rick) works with our youth programs and some of our kids,” Stewart said. “He knows our kids so well, and was prepared for what we like to do.”
Tallman, a Marathon graduate, was well aware that the Olympians are excellent when the balls are in the air, yet, all three Marathon goals were directly or indirectly a result of headers.