Big second half keeps Oxford unbeaten

Boys’ Soccer

Oxford 6, B-G 2

OXFORD – The first half, by Oxford coach Jon Rogers’ admission, was lackluster. The second 40 minutes resembled the type of play that led Oxford to three previous wins.

Tied with the Bobcats at 2-2, Oxford scored the tie-breaking goal just 1:30 into the second half, and poured it on for a runaway victory.

Jacob Carr was assisted by Taylor Bates early in the second half, and 2 1/2 minutes later, the same combination made it a two-goal advantage. “The first half we probably played our worst soccer yet, and B-G’s coach said the same thing about his team,” Rogers said. “I’m not sure what it was, but I tried to light a fire under them at halftime, and in the second half, boy, they came out like a different team.”

Bates had another big game finishing with two goals and four assists. He has eight tallies on the season to go with five helpers.

Justin Schray and Noah Auwater had first-half goals for the Blackhawks.

Steve Patten netted B-G’s first goal, and Evan Palmer scored unassisted late in the first half to tie the game.

Oxford plays at Greene Thursday.


(2-2 at half)

Goals-assists: (BG) Steve Patten, 1-0, Evan Palmer, 1-0, Josh Norris, 0-1. (O) Justin Schray, 1-1, Taylor Bates, 2-4, Jacob Carr, 2-0, Noah Auwater, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (BG) 14-1, (O) 25-4.

Saves: (BG) Jeremy Gray, 10, (O) Tom Gould, 9, Brandon McConnell, 3.

Mohawk 5, S-E 0

MOHAWK – Sherburne-Earlville remained winless on the season giving up three first-half goals to Mohawk Tuesday.

Andrew Fleming scored the first of his two goals in a dominant opening 40 minutes, while Ryan Lundquist and John LeClair padded the advantage.

“We did not come out and play well in the first half,” said S-E coach Mike Rodriguez, whose club dropped to 0-4 overall. “We were not aggressive to the ball. We played more aggressively in the second half, and that’s when we generated some of our cornerkicks.”

S-E plays a night game at Canastota Thursday.


(3-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (M) Andrew Fleming, 2-0, Ryan Lundquist, 1-1, Jon LeClair, 1-1, Bob Morgan, 1-0, Kris Mills, 0-1.

Shots-corners: (M) 31-14, (SE) 1-12.

Saves: (M) 1, (SE) Caleb Brown 12.

Owego 5, Norwich 0

OWEGO – Owego’s superior speed pushed it to a two-goal halftime lead in a victory over the visiting Tornado Tuesday.

Camden Bushen had two goals, and Richard Franz netted the game’s opening tally at 6:40 getting a pass from Michael Speadine.

Norwich plays at Oneonta Thursday.


(2-0 at the half)

Goals-assists: (O) Camden Bushen, 2-0, Chris DePugh, 1-0, Richard Franz, 1-0, Michael Speadine, 1-1.

Shots: (O) 34, (N) 4.

Saves: (O) Tyler Speadine, 1, (N) Joe Krug, 14.

Sidney 4, Unadilla Valley 2

NEW BERLIN – In a battle of clubs seeking their first win of the season, Sidney built a 3-1 halftime lead, and tightened the defense the final 40 minutes to hold on for the victory.

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