October 14, 2010


Combo clicks for Olympians

MARATHON — Kaitlyn Morrison ad Lindsay Peri made a big connection in Interscholastic Athletic Conference NorthEast Small School Division soccer action Thursday night.
Morrison scored three goals on three Peri assists during a 4-0 shutout win over Union Springs at Lovell Field. Marathon improves to 8-3-1 in the division and overall. Union Springs falls to 3-8-1, 4-8-1 overall.
In other NorthEast Division results, Groton shut out Southern Cayuga 2-0, Lansing downed Dryden 5-2 in double overtime and Trumansburg topped Whitney Point 4-1.
Marathon 4, Union Springs 0: “We moved the ball very well,” Marathon coach Trish Hayes said. “We talked about pushing the movement off the ball, giving our heads up and knowing where your next pass was going to be.”
The first goal came off a corner kick by Peri to Morrison in the box with 34:34 left in the first half.
The duo connected again with 25:21 remaining in the half. Peri sent a crossing pass to the far post that Morrison finished off perfectly.
Just six seconds later, Rachel Parker stole the ball from Union Springs and forwarded the ball to Peri, who tried another crossing attempt. This time that sailed a little farther and curled into the goal for a 3-0 Olympian lead.
As play moved into the second half, Peri again crossed the ball to the far post. Morrison was there and completed her hat trick with 29:43 left in the match.
Samantha Courtney made just one save during first half action. Heidi Grinnell stepped into the net for the second half and made seven saves. Sam Shaheen recorded 15 saves for Union Springs.
Marathon will return in action Friday at 4:30 p.m. as the Olympians host Groton on Senior Day.
Groton 2, Southern Cayuga 0: Jenna Shufelt and Alex Quarella scored second-half goals to lead Groton to victory. The Indians improve to 3-8 on the season.
Ruthanne Forehand picked up one assist and Molly Dempsey made seven saves to earn the clean sheet.
Nicole Jackson made eight saves for Southern Cayuga (1-12)..
Lansing 5, Dryden 2: Juli Prentice and Sabrina Jenner scored goals for the upset-minded Purple Lions (9-4, 9-5 overall) who battled Large School leader Lansing (12-0) to a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
The Bobcats then scored three goals during the two mandatory 10-minute periods to secure the victory and remain undefeated over the second place Purple Lions.
Kathryn Hornibrook scored the go-ahead goal in overtime for the Bobcats, beating three Dryden defenders before slipping a shot into the hosts’ nets with 3:23 on the clock. Elena Parkins and Nina Lindberg also scored in the extra session for the state-ranked winners.
Lansing held a 26-10 shot edge, Dryden goalie Zoe Szenec-Sweetland coming up with 11 saves.


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