SHERBURNE – Over Labor Day weekend, Sherburne-Earlville hosted its annual kickoff soccer tournament featuring both its boys and girls soccer team as well as Chenango County neighbors Norwich and Oxford.
The first day of the tournament took place on Friday where both Marauders teams and the Oxford boys took losses while Oxford girls advanced to the championship with a win over Norwich. Wrapping up the tournament on Saturday, Norwich had a strong game against S-E with a 10-0 win in the girls soccer consolation game. Sarah Davis finished with four goals in the Purple Tornado’s first victory of the season. Davis and goalkeeper Brianne Miner, along with S-E’s goalkeeper Savannah Born and Jalyn McCarthy, all received All-Tournament team plaques following the game.
In the boys soccer consolation game, Oxford defeated Sherburne 3-0. Both teams did put up quite a battle defensively before Jackson Moore, Sam Hendricks, and Donovan Rickard all scored their first varsity goals. S-E’s Parker Goedel and Will Leinbach, along with Oxford’s goalkeeper Kayden Renfrow and senior John Rovente received All-Tournament plaques.
Following the boys consolation, Oxford faced Hamilton in the girls soccer championship, where it was fight down to the end but Hamilton won 3-1. Hailey Fleury scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks at 22:03 in the second half off a pass from Kayla Figary. Fleury, Ella Kelsey, and Taylor Smith all received All-Tournament plaques before Oxford was presented with a second place plaque of their own.
Central Valley Academy and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill played for the boys soccer championship, where C.V.A won in a close 2-1 game.
The Sherburne-Earlville Marauders thanks everyone for coming out and supporting boys and girls soccer.