UV Rallies To Beat Walton

By: Patrick Newell

UV rallies to beat Walton Norwich junior Andy Finnegan dribbles the ball past Owego’s Ryan Trivisonno in the first half of Monday’s game.

Boys’ Soccer

Unadilla Valley 4, Walton 2

WALTON – Walton nearly caught MAC division front-runner Unadilla Valley looking ahead.

The Storm, who were perhaps eyeing a date with Greene on Wednesday for the outright division title, needed to rally from a 2-1 deficit for their 11th win this season. “Both teams had quite a few opportunities in the first half, we just didn’t finish ours,” said UV coach Matt Osborne.

Andy Hayes scored a key tying goal with 90 seconds left in the first half to knot the contest. Mike Bluy put UV up for good about 12 minutes into the second half. “We knew it would be difficult playing on a Monday, and we didn’t play our best soccer,” Osborne said. “We did play a tough second half and shut them out.”

UV hosts the Trojans at 4:30 p.m. A victory for the Storm would clinch the school’s first division title in boys soccer.

Summary

(2-2 at half)

Goals-assists: (W) Blake Shaw, 1-0, Steven Miller, 1-0, (UV) S. Wilcox, 1-1, Andy Hayes, 1-1, M. Bluy, 1-1; J. Parks, 1-0, R. Perry, 0-1.

Shots-corners: (W) 12-2, (UV) 12-3.

Saves: (W) Brian Schuppel, 8, (UV) Ryan Johnson, 10.

Sherburne-Earlville 2, Mt. Markham 1 (OT)

WEST WINFIELD – Sherburne-Earlville avenged an early-season defeat to Mt. Markham, and knocked the host club out of Center State Conference division title contention with a victory in overtime Monday night.

Dyrek Wingate scored his fourth goal in three games tallying 1:23 into overtime to end the contest. The Marauders (11-4-2, 7-3) have won their fourth straight game, and have outscored those opponents by a 26-1 count. “I was concerned about the defense, but it seems they have come together,” said S-E coach Mike Rodriguez.

Gabe Fowler scored in the first half for S-E, who play at Frankfort-Schuyler Wednesday.

Summary

(1-0 SE at half)

Goals-assists: (MM) Justin Harrigan, 1-0, (SE) Gabe Fowler, 1-0, Dyrek Wingate, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (MM) 12-4, (SE) 11-3.

Saves: (MM) Shane Sullivan, 6, (SE) Caleb Brown, 7.

Owego 8, Norwich 0

NORWICH – Owego displayed a prolific offense and riddled the Norwich defense with five second-half goals on the Tornado’s senior recognition game.

Thomas LaCourse had two goals for the Indians, who had several different players tally during the contest.

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