Greene 2, Norwich 0
NORWICH – At Norwich Thursday afternoon, defending MAC champion, Greene, had a much more difficult time distancing itself from Norwich.
Winners the past two seasons over Norwich by five-plus goals, Greene’s high-powered attack was limited to a single goal in each half.
Luke Day scored off a Karl Zaengle pass in the first half, and Day returned the favor to Zaengle in the second half. Zaengle has eight goals on the season, and Day now has five.
“We had three starters out, and it was an outstanding showing by my boys,” said Norwich coach Scottie Decker. “It was a great effort by the young kids to fill in for the starters.”
Norwich plays at Bainbridge-Guilford Monday in a game that was rescheduled from this coming Saturday.
(1-0 at half)
Goals-assists: (G) Luke Day, 1-1; Karl Zaengle, 1-1
Shots-corners: (G) 15-5 (N) 8-2
Saves: (G) Marcus Lindstrom, 7, (N) Keegan Prime, 13
Bainbridge-Guilford 3, Unatego 1
OTEGO – Bainbridge-Guilford cleared a big hurdle to maintain its perfect record beating Unatego Thursday.
“I was surprised when my seniors told me they had not beaten Unatego during their high school careers,” said B-G coach Pete Feltham. “It was very tight, and although we were winning 1-0 at the half, I thought they had gotten the better of us.”
Adam Bauerle scored the first of his two goals with 4:22 left in the first half. After Unatego tied it early in the second half, Bauerle scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second half off a feed from Zach Smith. Smith then tallied an insurance goal with a direct kick 10 minutes after Bauerle’s tally.
B-G improved to 4-0 and hosts Norwich Monday in a game rescheduled from Saturday night. “(The boys) are not getting too full of themselves because there is a still a long way to go,” Feltham said. “But they’re looking good and improving each game.”
(1-0 B-G at half)
Goals-assists: (BG) Adam Bauerle, 2-0, Zach Smith, 1-1; (U) Cody Manzanero, 1-0.
Shots-corners: (BG) 11-7, (U) 7-3.
Saves: (BG) Brandt McCall, 5, (U) Keegan Kleeschulte, 8.
Unadilla Valley 3, Oxford 0
OXFORD – Unadilla Valley solved the Oxford defense in the final 10 minutes of the first half in a closer-than-the-score indicates three-goal win over the Blackhawks Thursday.
Dakota Merlo ripped a shot into the net from the top of the 18-yard box with 9:48 left in the first half. Less than four minutes later, Conor Pope tallied for UV. The score remained a two-goal margin until Johnny Schermerhorn scored for the Storm on a penalty kick.
“It was really a tight, back-and-forth game until they scored those two goals, and it was tight again until the last goal,” said Oxford coach Matt Dorman. “It was a physical, but clean game The kids from both teams were great.”
(2-0 at half)
Goals-assists: (UV) Dakota Merlo, 1-0; Conor Pope, 1-0; Johnny Schermerhorn, 1-0 (PK).
Shots-corners: (UV) 20-3, (O) 6-5.
Saves: (UV) Austin Taylor, 6, (O) Adam Brady, 17...