October 1, 2010


Soaked Trojans upended

Homer Central boys braved the elements Thursday night, but the Trojans came out on the short end under the lights at Butts Field.
Kyle Clark scored the Trojans’ lone goal during a 4-1 OHSL Freedom Division loss to visiting Fulton.
The Trojans fell to 2-5-1 in division play and 3-6-1 overall, while the Red Raiders improved to 3-5-1 in division play and 5-5-1 overall.
“It was a miserable night to play, but we got the game in,” Homer coach Dave Shiffman. “We played with good intensity, but we are still making some mistakes. We have been good most of the year with marking, but we had some bad moments last night and Fulton capitalized.
“Everyone got a chance to play,” he continued. “Drew Christopher and Nick Burton split time at sweeper which allowed us to move Kyle (Clark) to attack and he scored. Isak (Nilsson) continued to improve. Tae-ho Ryu appears to be over his back problems. Cameron Ashley played a good game defensively.”
Tyler Crandall gave Fulton the 1-0 lead, but Clark’s goal with five minutes left in the first half off an assist from Nilsson knotted the score.
The game was tied 1-1 at halftime before Fulton pulled away with three second-half tallies. Crandall scored his second goal while Zach Howell and Joe Sutton also found the frame. The Red Raiders scored two goals within a five minute span to open some distance over the Trojans. Colin Shannon, Eric Naioti, Corey crook and Mark Bailey picked up assists.
Taylor Withiam made seven saves in goal for Homer. Tyler French gave up the one goal and made three saves in the first half for Fulton. Brandon Sherman stepped into the goal during the second half and recorded three saves for Fulton.
Homer returns to Freedom Division action Tuesday, traveling to Christian Brothers Academy for a 6:30 p.m. match.
HOMER JVs dropped a 5-2 decision to Fulton to open the action Thursday at Butts Field.
“The game was closer than the score showed,” said Homer coach Chad Totman as his team fell to 1-7-2. “The guys off the bench really picked us up. That was really nice to see.”
After Fulton took a 1-0 lead, Nate Hawkes netted the goal for the Junior Trojans. the score remained 1-1 at halftime.
Fulton responded with two quick goals before Eric Gustafson tallied the second Trojan goal. The Red Raiders closed out the match with two additional tallies.
Jake Gray made 10 saves for the Junior Trojans, Fulton out-shot Homer 15-9 and took two corner kicks to one for the Trojans.
Homer JVs travel to CBA Tuesday for a 4:30 p.m. match.
l Cortland High boys were scheduled to host Fowler on Thursday, that game postponed to Oct. 22 because of rain-soaked field conditions.


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