Eye-opener: Oxford Stuns Sidney In High School Soccer
Published: September 1st, 2006
By: Patrick Newell

Eye-opener:  Oxford stuns Sidney in high school soccer

Evening Sun Report

Boys’ Soccer

Oxford 3, Sidney 2

SIDNEY – Oxford’s eight-year drought against Sidney ended Thursday night in a stunning victory over the traditionally-strong Warriors.

“It’s our first win in my seven years here,” said Oxford coach Tim Paden. “We had a really strong first half and controlled the tempo of play. I think this win will be an eye-opener to some people.”

Arik Nisbet tucked away the first of his two goals just 8 1/2 minutes into the game following a deflection in the penalty box. Cory Seiler then gathered a pass from older brother Scott to make it 2-0 with 1:37 left in the first half.

Nisbet scored the eventual game-winner bending in a long-range shot from 35 yards out into the upper far post early in the second half. “I think we fell prone to fatigue and some nagging injuries in the second half,” Paden said, who had just 13 players suited. “Sidney fought back hard and pressured us the last 15 minutes.”

Score by half

Oxf. 2 1-3

sid. 0 2-2

Goals-assists: (O) Aric Nisbet, 2-0, Cory Seiler, 1-0, Scott Seiler, 0-2. (S) Troy Hawley, 1-0, Josh Edwards, 1-1, Mike Guerriere, 0-1.

Shots-corners: (O) 9-1, (S) 13-6.

Saves: (O) Larry Gill, 5. (S) Nate Mahlmeister, 4.

Delhi 4, Unadilla Valley 0

DELHI – Avery Meehan scored just 1:49 into play for Delhi, and added a second goal 20 minutes later in the Bulldogs’ triumph over UV Thursday.

Eddie Reed and Kyle Capiello added second-half insurance tallies, and Cam Wentz made 10 saves.

UV is at Oxford next Thursday.

Score by half

UV 0 0–0

Del. 2 2–4

Goals: Avery Meehan 2, Kyle Capiello 1, Eddie Reed, 1.

Shots-corners; (D) 12-1 (UV) 10-5.

Saves (D) Cameron Wentz, 10. Ryan Johnson, 8.

Stamford 2, G-MU 0

COPES CORNERS – Mike Curbeld had one goal in each half for Stamford in the G-MU Tournament to lead the Indians into the finals.

“Our effort to the ball wasn’t as good as I would have liked, but otherwise it was a pretty even game,” said G-MU coach Mark Luettger.

Score by half

Stam. 1 1–2

GMU 0 0–0

Goals-assists: Mike Curbeld, 2-0, Leo Steffen, 1-0; Mark Cioccari, 0-1

Girls’ Soccer

B-G 2, Sidney 1

BAINBRIDGE – B-G gained enough of an advantage before the injury bug struck to hold on for a one-goal victory over Sidney Thursday.

Already missing starting midfielder Sam Spalholz, who was out with a knee injury, key veterans Megan Ives and Jennifer Patten suffered game-ending ankle sprains. Ives left in the first half, while Patten’s day ended early in the second half. Patten, however, provided a two-goal cushion scoring just 3:07 into play, and then with 14:34 remaining in the opening 40 minutes.

“We were connecting pretty well and making good passes in the first half,” said B-G coach George Williams. “It was tough in the second half and Sidney was all over us, but the defense played well.”

Anna Feltham made eight saves for B-G (2-1).

Score by half

Sid 0 1-1

B-G 2 0-2

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