October 12, 2009
Rocket boys fall in tourney finals
The DeRuyter Central boys’ soccer team lost 5-1 to the hosts Sunday in the championship game of the Poland Columbus Day Tournament.
The Rockets had advanced to the finals after tying West Canada Valley 1-1 and advancing 3-0 on penalty kicks Saturday.
In a non-league game Saturday, the Cincinnatus boys crushed visiting Tyburn Academy from Auburn 10-0.
The DeRuyter girls were 2-0 winners over Stockbridge Valley Sunday in the consolation game at Poland after tying Oriskany 1-1 and losing 3-2 on penalty kicks Saturday.
DeRuyter 5, Poland 1: Ryan Ellis scored the Rockets’ only goal in the title game unassisted to tie the score 1-1 at halftime, the hosts then scoring four times in the second half for the final margin. Poland was a 5-0 winner over Stockbridge Valley in the other first-round game. Jacob Cirbus made six saves in the DeRuyter nets to four for the Tornadoes’ Justin Weakley.
Ryan Ellis scored the only goal for DeRuyter 11:27 into the second half in the tie with West Canada Valley, Cirbus making nine saves while the Indians’ Mike Sternburg stopped six shots.
WCV’s Kyle Humphrey tied the game with 10:58 left in regulation off an assist from Adam Miller. Alan Cizenski, Ellis, Billy Haws converted in the shootout as the Rockets advanced, West Canada blanked.
The Rockets (3-5 league, now 4-7-1 overall) host Brookfield on Wednesday.
Cincinnatus 10, Tyburn Academy 0: Jake Stone scored four goals and assisted on four others and the Red Lions took 52 shots while not allowing their visitors any in improving to 9-2 overall this season. Nick Constantino had three goals and three assists for the winners, while Shondel Wright added two goals and an assist and Jason Lindley a goal and two assists.
Cincy scored six times in an 18-minute span in the first half, and coach Leigh Wright noted that “We had so many missed shots because I told them (after that) they could only take long shots, from outside the 18, or on headers. Tyburn didn’t muster an attack, and the only time our keepers got to touch the ball was when we passed it back to spread the field out.”
Will Loomis and Joe Peri shared goalkeeping duties for Cincy, while Alex Guariglia stopped 28 shots for the visitors.
The Red Lions return to Central Counties League play, where they’re atop the standings at 8-0, when they visit Otselic Valley on Wednesday.
IN GIRLS PLAY —
DeRuyter 2, Stockbridge Valley 0: Carissa Clark scored off an assist from Amber Way with 15 minutes left in the first half Sunday and returned the favor to Way 12 minutes into the second half as the Rockets improved to 7-4-1. Goalkeeper Hampton made eight saves for the shutout and wound up earning a plaque as the tournament’s outstanding goalie, DeRuyter had a 22-8 shot advantage. The Cougars had lost to Poland 5-0 in the other first-round game.
Weslee Eckler and Amber Marshall had good games, were steady for us both days and did a nice job,” said Rockets coach Tom Springer. “Bridget also played well both days. We had a lot of scoring opportunities we didn’t cash in on; we’re a young team.”
DeRuyter 1, Oriskany 1: Bridget Way scored the only goal, assisted by Amber Schlafer, in the first-round tie with Oriskany. Those two were the scorers for DeRuyter in the penalty-kick shootout. Hampton made 12 saves, while Oriskany’s Alyssa Balfe stopped six shots.
The Rockets host Cincinnatus Tuesday.
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