Windsor edges Norwich; Unadilla Valley blanks Walton

BOYS’ SOCCER

Windsor 2, Norwich 1

NORWICH – Back-to-back goals less than five minutes apart midway through the first half lifted Windsor to a win over Norwich Wednesday afternoon.

Noah Jones set up both goals for the Black Knights feeing Kevin Saar on the first goal, then freshman Sebastian Wells moments later.

Shortly before halftime, Norwich cut the deficit in half. Off a restart, Curtis Woodard gathered a long pass that was misplayed by the goalie, and tucked away the ball. It was one of only three shots for Norwich in the game.



“We started a little slower today than we did over the weekend,” said Norwich coach Steve Prime. “We had more subs, it just wasn’t quite enough.

Summary

(2-1 at half)

Goals-assists: (W) Kevin Saar, 1-0, Noah Jones, 0-2; Sebastian Wells, 1-0. (N) Curtis Woodard, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (W) 10-6, (N) 3-2.

Saves: Aaron Williams (W) 1, Tyler Eaton, 9.

Unadilla Valley 2, Walton 0

WALTON – UV survived an early Walton scoring threat to prevail in its league opener Wednesday afternoon at Walton High School.

Andrew Radke tallied nine minutes into the game heading in a cornerkick from Nate Shackelton. In the second half, Nate Mackey hammered in a left-footed shot, again after a cornerkick. “We’ve spent a fair amount of time on our set pieces, and it’s starting to pay off in game situations,” said UV coach Ryan Houck.

Walton nearly scored in the game’s opening minute when Tyler Ruberg’s shot hit the inner post, and rolled precariously close to the goal line before the UV defense made the clear. Kyle King had five saves in goal for the Storm, and varsity newcomer Dakota Merlo helped spark the defense with his overall hustle, Houck said. “Dakota is such a blue collar worker on the field that he elevates others to play likewise,” Houck said.

UV plays at the Downsville tourney this weekend.

Summary

(1-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (UV) Andrew Radke, 1-0; Nate Mackey, 1-0; Nate Shackelton, 0-1.

Shots-corners: (W) 5-2 (UV) 12-5.

Saves: (UV) Kyle King, 5, (W) Josh Rolfe, Daniel Cucciarre--9 combined.

Otselic Valley 7, Tyburn Academy 0

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the game, and cruised to a shutout of Tyburn Academy Wednesday.


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