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November 1, 2012

Two local soccer teams still rolling in sectionals

By Greg Klein
Cooperstown Crier

---- — Cherry Valley-Springfield got its revenge in the Section Four Class D quarterfinals. Everything else in the playoffs had to wait out Sandy.

No. 3 seed CV-S (17-1) played No. 2 seed Marathon (14-2) on Wednesday after the Crier deadline at the Wright National Soccer Campus as part of a Class D quadruple-header that included Margaretville vs. Elmira Notre Dame as the other boys game. Morris played Downsville and Franklin played Marathon in the girls’ semifinals.

The boys from CV-S and Cooperstown were the only local soccer teams still in the playoffs. No. 1 seed Cooperstown (15-2) won its quarterfinal match with Sauquoit Valley 2-0 at home on Friday.

The Redskins Section Three Class C semifinal game hosting Manlius-Pebble Hill on Tuesday was also postponed. The game will now be played Friday at Morrisville State at 6 p.m. as part of a doubleheader. Mount Markham and Fabius-Pompey play in the other

semifinal at 8 p.m.

Championship games for both sections are scheduled for Saturday, with times to be announced. Section Four will be played in Oneonta and Section Three in Morrisville.

Six days after losing 1-0 to Morris in the Tri-Valley championships, defending section champs CV-S won the more important match-up, beating the No. 6 seed Mustangs 2-1 in Cherry Valley.

Ben Drugatz had a goal and an assist to lead the Patriots. Drugatz’s corner kick found Andrew Spencer who scored the first goal six minutes into the game. Drugatz made it 2-0 midway through the first half.

Matt Morlock, whose last minute goal beat CV-S in the crossover game, scored late in Friday’s game to bring Morris close, but the Mustangs could not tie it in the final nine minutes.

Cooperstown also won on Friday, getting a goal and an assist from Michael Rowley, who scored midway through the first half on a long pass from Park Summers. In the second half, Rowley fed Steven Schultz, who scored on a header.

No. 5 seed M-PH beat Tully in the quarterfinals.

The remaining local teams were eliminated from the playoffs last week. Milford’s boys and girls both lost quarterfinal games while the girls from CV-S and Cooperstown were both beaten in the first round.

Milford’s girls lost to host Franklin on Saturday, 2-1, on a late goal by Marissa Cowley. Hannah Saggese had tied the game for Milford (11-3-3) with 14 minutes left in the first half heading in a direct kick from Francesca Green.

Cowley scored the game winner with just more than nine minutes left in the game. Jessie Downin had scored the first goal, 5:43 into the game, on a corner kick from Mariah McNeily.

The Milford girls had advanced over Stamford 4-1 last Wednesday. Saggese had two goals in the win.

The Wildcat boys lost Friday in a night game at Elmira Notre Dame 2-1. Elijah Coley scored off a pass from Peyton Griffiths for Milford (9-5-2). Notre Dame got two goals from Alex Nassar.

The CV-S girls lost, 2-0, to Davenport last Wednesday in Cherry Valley. Sarah Haight had two assists on goals by Bailee and Kacie Hymers.

Cooperstown lost last Tuesday at Waterville.