UV boys soccer fall to Whitney Point in Sidney's Shupperd tournament championship

SIDNEY – Four teams squared off this past Saturday, with Whitney Point emerging as the 2017 champions and Chenango County's Unadilla Valley Storm taking home second.

Advanicing to the finals, UV was thwarted by a second half corner kick sent in the winning shot from Whitney Point – who won 2-1.

Whitney Point took advantage at the 20 minute mark when Storm defender James Peterson attempted to turn a through ball wide, only to find Whitney Point's Alfonso Perna waiting to pounce, Perna placed a well positioned shot to the corner of the net to give Whitney Point the 1-0 lead.

With approximately two minutes remaining in the first half, UV Storm freshman, Devon Fairchild, made a nifty run that resulted in a Penalty Kick. Accoring to UV head coach Ryan Houck, Fairchild was injured on the play, Storm Midfielder and captain Brady George stepped up and burried a Penalty Kick to the top left corner – equalizing the game up at 1-1.

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