Raiders take first Oxford Tournament title since ‘90 season

Boys’ Soccer

G-MU 2, Norwich 1

OXFORD – Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton won its first Oxford Blackhawks tournament title since 1990 edging the Purple Tornado in the finals Saturday night.

All-tournament selection Cody Hall drew a foul in the penalty box, and converted a penalty kick just over 12 minutes into the second half for the winner. “I was happy with the way we kept up our intensity level and focus,” said G-MU coach Mark Luettger. “We showed the desire to win, whether we were down – like we were against Oxford Friday – or after Norwich had come back to tie us.”

The Raiders and Tornado entered halftime tied at one-all. Keegan Ryan scored for Norwich 90 seconds after G-MU’s first tally, his third goal of the tournament. Greg Talbot opened the scoring for G-MU, his first varsity goal of the season.

G-MU (10-5) advanced to the finals with a convincing 4-1 victory over the host Blackhawks.

Taylor Bates put Oxford on the board 1:18 into the first half, but after that it was all G-MU.

Hall scored in the first half to tie the game, and had two more goals at 13 and 20 minutes expired to push the Raiders in front.

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