Strong second half not enough for Tornado boys

Boys’ Soccer

Owego 5, Norwich 2

OWEGO – Norwich picked up its offensive play in the second half, but that was not enough to overcome Owego’s three-goal halftime edge in Monday’s STAC contest.

Aaron Francis scored a pair of goals to lead the Owego attack.

Billy Whaley tallied twice in the second half for Norwich getting assists from Ricky Finnegan and Curtis Woodard. Tornado goalie, Julian Gillner, made 18 saves. “Julian kept us in the game again,” said Norwich coach Steve Prime. “He was on fire tonight.”


(Owego led 3-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (N) Billy Whaley, 2-0, Ricky Finnegan, 0-1, Curtis Woodard, 0-1. (O) Aaron Francis, 2-0, David Dempski, 1-0, Tyler Stickler, 1-0, Brandon Pauley, 1-0.

Saves: (N) Julian Gillner, 18. (O) 2.

Franklin 6, G-MU 4

COPES CORNERS – Franklin won an offensive shootout at G-MU Monday afternoon as the Raiders were playing their first game in nine days.

Alex Brownell had a hat trick for the Purple Devils, two of his goals coming in the second half. “We didn’t play well defensively. I don’t know if it was the week off, but we were just flat,” said G-MU coach Mark Luettger. “It was something I was worried about, and I take responsibility for that. Congratulations to Franklin, they played well offensively.”

Greg Delaney had a career game for the Raiders. The senior G-MU player had four goals on the day – two in each half.

G-MU plays at Edmeston Wednesday.


(4-2 Franklin at half)

Goals-assists: (F) Alex Brownell, 3-1; Milo Cowles, 2-0; Zach McNeilly, 1-0. (G) Greg Delaney, 4-0.

Shots-corners: (F) 11-1, (G) 7-1.

Saves: (F) Tomas Tolley, 4, (G) Austin Burnside, 4.

Girls’ Soccer

G-MU 6, Franklin 0

FRANKLIN – G-MU’s offense was in high gear, and the defense was in clamp-down mode in Monday shutout of Franklin.

Miranda Hill scored the final two goals of a four-goal first half for the Raiders, and Hill added a third goal in the second half. Defensively, Whitney Gilbert was assigned the task of marking Franklin’s top scorer, Jordan Beers. Beers was limited to just three shots in the game, and never seriously threatened to score. “Whitney played a phenomenal game, and totally took away (Jordan’s) offense,” said G-MU coach Tina Cole. “No else was scoring without Jordan setting them up.”

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