Greene wins fourth straight MAC title

BOYS’ SOCCER

Greene 3, Unatego 1

OTEGO – Despite some big losses to graduation, chiefly the school’s all-time leading scorer, Alex Driscoll, the Trojans are back on top of the Midstate Athletic Conference.

The Trojans handed Unatego its first loss of the season, and based on the league tiebreaker, earned their fourth straight Midstate Athletic Conference title Wednesday.

The Trojans won their 12th straight game to finish in tie with Unatego with one loss apiece. Greene gained the edge by virtue of yesterday’s head-to-head win. “This was huge, and we showed a lot of determination to get to this point,” said Greene coach Rick Tallman. “It was very evenly matched, we just cashed in on a couple of opportunities, and they didn’t.”



Down 1-0 in the first half, Chris DaCosta tied the game for Greene, and Neil Barker added the go-ahead goal. Alex Leone tacked on his 21st goal of the season for added insurance.

Defensively, the Trojans moved a striker off the front line and added a defender to combat the speed and offensive talent of Unatego. The defensive adjustment worked, Tallman said. “We felt confident in our game plan, and the kids executed it well,” Tallman said.

Summary

(1-1 at half)

Goals-assists: (G) Chris DaCosta, 1-0; Alex Leone, 1-0; Neil Barker, 1-0; Karl Zaengle, 0-2; Kurt Bartholomew, 0-1; (U) Jay Forte, 1-0.

Shots-corners; (G) 14-3, (U) 13-4.

Saves: (S) Connor Moriarty, 10, (U) White, 7.

S-E 1, Holland Patent 0

HOLLAND PATENT – Sherburne-Earlville playing into a prevailing wind during the first half, survived Holland Patent’s early offensive onslaught, and went on to its second shutout win over Patent this season.

Carter Cole initiated the goal scoring sequence when his shot deflected off Holland Patent goalie Andy Haier. Skyler Gold ran on to the loose ball and knocked in the game-winner. “They took advantage of the first half wind, and Sam (Caton) came up with at least three huge saves for us,” said S-E coach Mike Rodriguez. “Once the wind died down, we were able to make some good, short passes to set up the winning goal.”

The Marauders’ record improved to 8-4-2 with the victory.

Summary

(0-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (SE) Skyler Gold, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (SE) 9-1. (H) 15-1.

Saves: (SE) Sam Caton, 8. (HP) Andy Haier.

Delhi 3, B-G 0

BAINBRIDGE – Delhi scored its second and third goals of the game three minutes apart in the second half to pull away from Bainbridge-Guilford Wednesday afternoon.


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