NORWICH - On a rainy Wednesday, September 30, the Norwich boys' varsity soccer team hosted a tough Chenango Forks team, losing 4-0.
In the first half Chenango Forks dominated offensively, scoring two goals and registering 13 shots. The second half was much different; although Forks would score two more goals, the Norwich defense would hold the Blue Devils to only three shots. On offense Norwich would earn eight shots all game with multiple real chances to score but couldn't quite get the ball in the goal. "I'm really proud of the boys," said Norwich Coach Scottie Decker. "We're improving tremendously from where we were at the beginning of the season and I couldn't be happier with the turn around that we've had."
Norwich will play again tomorrow, Friday, October 2 when they host rival Oneonta.
Individual statistics: CF; Brad Weilly, 1 goal. Mike Panko, 1 goal. Kevin Withers, 1 goal. Patrick Saroka, 1 goal. Norwich; Keegan Prime; 9 saves.
Team statistics: CF; goals, 4. Assists, 0. Shots, 16. Corner kicks, 6 Saves, 4. Norwich; goals, 0. Assists, 0. Shots, 8. Corner kicks, 2. Saves, 9.
NEW BERLIN - In a game hosted by the Unadilla Valley Storm girls' varsity soccer team took on and beat the Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats 2-1.
For Unadilla Valley it was Sierra Badger who scored both goals. Badger would take both goals on assists, the first from Jessica Smith and the second from Julia Oglesby.
Bainbridge-Guilford's lone goal would come from a Dina Cordes shot assisted by Abbi Miller. Cordes would receive the ball and fire a shot that would sneak past the UV defense and in for the goal.
Unadilla Valley plays again Friday, October 2 when they host Sidney, while B-G plays Monday, October 5, when they host Greene.
Individual statistics: B-G; Dina Cordes, 1 goal. Abbi Miller, 1 assist. UV; Sierra Badger, 2 goals. Jessica Smith, 1 assist. Julia Oglesby, 1 assist.
Team statistics: B-G; goals, 1. Assists, 1. Shots, 5. Corner kicks, 6. Saves, 10. UV; goals, 2. Assists, 2. Shots, 13. Corner kicks, 8. Saves, 3.
SHERBURNE - Hosting Mount Markahm Wednesday, September 30, the Sherburne-Earlville girlsí varsity soccer team lost 2-5.
In the first half S-E scored first from a Lexi Elderkin goal, putting the Marauder women up 1-0 going into the locker room.
As the second half started Mount Markham came out looking strong. The home team would end up scoring all five of their goals in this half. Mount Markhamís Sarah Mondore would score four of the teamís five goals in their win against S-E. The final goal for the Marauders was scored by Nicole Gramstad, giving the game its final score of 5-2.