Oxford survives and advances against Groton

Boys’ Soccer

Oxford 1, Groton 0

OXFORD – At this point, a win does not have to be pretty: It’s all about surviving and advancing.

The Blackhawks shook off the effects of an 11-day layoff and moved on to play at Candor Saturday in the Section IV, Class C quarterfinals at 3:30 p.m. “We were in slow motion early on, and it was apparent that we had not played in a while,” said Oxford coach Tim Paden. “Groton played well and their record is deceiving (due the quality of their league). We didn’t expect any easy games at this point, and we’re moving on.”

Scott Seiler added to his team-record for goals in a season scoring his 33rd at the 26-minute mark of the first half getting a feed from Kilean Maynard.

Tom Gould made 11 saves for the shutout win, and was credited by Paden for making key saves early on when the Blackhawks were struggling.


(1-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (O) Scott Seiler 1-0, Kilean Maynard, 0-1.

Shots-corners: (O) 16-3, (G) 14-3.

Saves: (O) Tom Gould, 11, (G) Kyle Yunger, 11.

Greene 4, Unatego 1

GREENE – Greene scored four first-half goals and easily advanced to the second round of the Section IV, Class B playoffs Wednesday.

Ryan Utter opened the scoring off a pass from Brad Van Wert, Van Wert followed that tally. Alex Driscoll made it a three-goal lead and Anthony McDaniels completed the first-half onslaught getting a feed from VanWert.


(4-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (G) Ryan Utter, 1-0, Brad Van Wert, 1-2, Alex Driscoll, 1-0, Anthony McDaniels, 1-0; (U) Nehemiah Van Alstine, 1-0, Kafchinski, 0-1.

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