April 6, 2011
Lopsided business trip for Homer lax
FULTON — It was all business for Homer Central boys in their first road trip of the young lacrosse season.
Senior midfielder Connor Ferrito scored four goals and dished out two assists during a 16-2 OHSL Class B rout over win-less host Fulton in cold, blustery conditions. The Trojans improved to 1-1 in league action and 2-1 overall.
“We showed up and took care of business,” Homer coach Tom Cottrell said. “We jumped on them early. I was pleased that the guys came to play and played well. We did the things we needed to do to be a successful team.”
Those things include winning face-offs, hustling for ground balls and grabbing a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Five more second-quarter goals gave the Trojans a 12-0 halftime lead.
The Trojans dominated statistically in shots (29-12), ground balls (33-24) and face-offs won (13-7) against the Red Raiders, who fall to 0-2 in the OHSL Class B Division with an 0-4 overall mark.
With his six-point night, Ferrito climbed into the 20th spot on the all-time scoring list with 127 points. He has 72 career goals and 55 assists.
Hunter Osborne and Aaron Zimmerman each netted three goals for Homer. Conner Johnston added a goal and two assists, while Pat Kiernan contributed a goal and an assist and Dyson Sprouse tallied once. Sean Ferrito, Drew Christopher and Casey Cleary each scored their first varsity goals in the romp.
Joe Sutton scored both Fulton second half goals, with Brett Williams credited with one assist. Jonathan Cottrell made six saves in goal for the Trojans.
This was a good tune-up for the Trojans, who will host neighboring Cortland High on Thursday night in a 6 p.m. Butts Field OHSL Class B match-up.
HOMER JVs improved to 2-1 on the season with an 11-7 victory at Fulton.
Brandon Maxson led the Trojan attack with six goals and three assists. Josh Maxson chipped in with three goals and five assists while Jake Gray and Jimmy Durkee each netted one goal. Chris Brown dished out one assists.
In goal, Jack Connery was recorded eight saves for the Trojans. Homer JVs will travel to Cortland for a 4 p.m. contest Thursday.
IN GIRLS’ PLAY, Cortland opened its lacrosse season with a 7-5 victory at New Hartford as Carly Cunningham and Julia Porter each scored twice. Homer girls fell behind early and lost 10-8 at home to Chittenango, Emma Porter with three goals and two assists in the setback.
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