Greene 4, Oxford 3
G-MU 2, Norwich 1
OXFORD – Greene’s relentless offensive pressure paid off in the final 10 minutes as 6-foot-4 senior Sam Adams converted on a cornerkick to give the Trojans a one-goal win over the host Blackhawks.
Each team traded goals throughout the contest. Cameron Heggie scored early for Oxford before Greene’s Corey Dietrich tied the game, and Dietrich’s mate, Alex Driscoll, put his team in front at halftime.
Heggie’s second goal knotted the game, but Driscoll fired back for the victorious Trojans. At the 19-minute mark of the second half, Oxford tied the game a final time when Justin Schray scored off a pass from freshman Traynor Peterson. "Greene controlled the game almost exclusively in the second half,” said Oxford coach Jim Champlin. “It felt like we were a welterweight in a heavyweight prize fight, But our goalie Branden McConnell kept us in the game, and we scored on the few opportunities we created.”
Due to poor field conditions at the Emerson Soccer Complex, the consolation game was moved to Norwich’s home field, and defending champion G-MU eked out a one-goal win over the Tornado.
G-MU scored both of its goals less than one minute apart just 13 minutes into the second half to give the Raiders the lead. DeMario Reed made it a 1-1 game, and Greg Delaney netted the go-ahead goal.
Norwich, looking for its second win, took an early 1-0 lead when Cameron Prime converted a penalty kick.
Greene advanced to the finals defeating Norwich 6-2. Driscoll had a hat trick, and eighth-grader Luke Day tallied twice, the second a nifty header between several Norwich defenders. Oxford was a two-goal winner of G-MU in Friday’s first-round game.
Greene 4, Oxford 3
(2-1 Greene at half)
Goals-assists: (G) Driscoll, 2-0, Dietrich, 1-1; Sam Adams, 1-0; Kurt Bartholomew, 0-1. (O) Cam Heggie, 2-0; Justin Schray, 1-0; Traynor Peterson, 0-1.
Shots-corners: (G) 32-9, (O) 10-4.
Saves: (G) Nate Westover 4, (O) B. McConnell, 10.
Greene 6, Norwich 2
(2-0 Greene at half)
Goals-assists: Alex Driscoll, 3-1, Luke Day, 2-0, Alex Leone, 1-1; Corey Dietrich, 0-1; Billy Whaley, 1-0; Cameron Prime, 1-0, Chris Trevisani, 0-1
Shots-corners: (G) 16-4. (N) 6-2
Saves: (G) Nate Westover, 4, (N) Julian Gillner, 10.
All-Tournament team: (G) Corey Dietrich, Luke Day, Alex Driscoll. (Ox) Justin Schray, Chris Marks. (G-MU) DeMario Reed, Greg Delaney. (Nor) Cameron Prime.
OXFORD – Oxford’s girls captured their own tournament for the first time beating Norwich in the title game Saturday afternoon, 3-1.