Lansing places first
Cooperstown’s Ryan Lansing took first as the Hawkeye boys finished 4-1 in their six-team meet at the Clark Field Tower course. The Hawkeyes’ one loss came against Oriskany, losing 25-31.
Lansing finished in 18:39 as the Hawkeyes filled two of the top three spots. Ward Oles came in third place in 19:04 on the 3.05-mile course. Peter Weil followed with an eighth-place finish in 21:04, Mason Raffo came in 12th in 22:07, Aidan Delaney got 13th place in 22:39 and Glenn Weil finished in 17th place in 23:58.
On the girl’s side, Cooperstown went 4-1, losing against Oriskany. Tess diLorenzo led the Hawkeyes with an eighth-place finish in 25:52. Bradley Weldon finished ninth in 25:52, Jade Brotherton placed 10th in 25:59 and Monica Kennedy placed 14th, 29:29.
Worcester 2, Milford 0
Worcester used two first-half strikes to roll past Milford in a Tri-Valley League showdown.
Isaiah Haley headed in the Wolverines’ first goal at 29:15 on a cross from Michael Countryman. Conor Hogan followed with a rebound goal at 2:33 of the first after a Worcester free kick by Haley hit the post.
“This was a hardnosed effort tonight,” Wolverines coach Chris Kaltenbach said. “Both goals (were) scored on back-post hustle and a bend-but-don’t-break defense.”
Michael Martin took home the shutout in goal for Worcester, stopping all eight shots he faced. Louis Banks finished with six saves for the Wildcats.
Coop 3, Hamilton 0
Goals from Marcelo Cavalcanti, Luca Gardner-Olesen and Colby Diamond keyed a Cooperstown win over Hamilton that gave the Hawkeyes their first win.
“We always had a good rivalry with Hamilton, and we played well under the lights tonight,” Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said. “We are hoping this becomes a trend. We got 21 kids in the game tonight, and we feel good about it.”
Cavalcanti, a Brazilian exchange student, gave the Hawkeyes a 1-0 lead at halftime with a strike into the side netting from the edge of the penalty box.
Sophomore Gardner-Olesen made the deficit two in the first half before Diamond, a freshman, beat two players and slid in a low finish for his first varsity goal.
“We made some small steps, and we want to increase the size of those steps coming up,” Miosek said. “We have a challenge ahead of us, but we are looking forward to it.”
Ben Coddington made seven stops for Hamilton (1-4, 0-2).
Eric Kukenberger stopped four shots for Cooperstown, with help from defender Jackson Martz, who had “a really strong defensive game,” Miosek said.
Cooperstown (1-4, 1-2) plays at Utica Academy of Science on Friday, Sept. 20 and opens play in the Chic Walshe Tournament in Davenport on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Poland 3, Coop 1
Freshman Ollie Wasson scored his first varsity goal, but three second-half goals sank Cooperstown in a Center State Conference match at Poland.
Liam Spencer had the assist on Wasson’s goal.
Jarrett Papp scored twice and Ben Derajon scored once for Poland. Carter Broadbent stopped 11 shots for Poland (1-1). Eric Kukenberger made six saves for Cooperstown.
The Hawkeyes finished ahead in shots (19-7) and corners (4-3).
Coop 1, Waterville
Cooperstown tied Waterville in a Center State Conference game.
The Hawkeyes scored in the second half from Ashley Kiuber on an assist from Piper Seamon.
Julia Carter scored Waterville’s goal in the second 40.
“Waterville’s been undefeated all season, so we’re very happy walking away with a tie,” Cooperstown coach Jennifer Pindar said.
Meagan Schuermann of Cooperstown stopped 16 shots. Sydney Hajdasz had four saves for Waterville.
“My last game we lost, so we changed our formation, and momentum has definitely started to begin,” Pindar said.
Waterville (4-0-1) outshot the Hawkeyes, 18-7, and had more corners, 4-3, as well.
Cooperstown (2-1-1) hosts Sauquoit Valley at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.