Junior midfielder Abreham Kittel was once again the hero for the Trumansburg High boys soccer team as he scored both of his team’s goals, including the overtime winner in the sixth-seeded Blue Raiders’ 2-1 victory over visiting Unadilla Valley on Tuesday in the first round of the Section 4 Class C tournament.
Kittel scored eight minutes into the first half for Trumansburg (10-5-1), but the 11th-seeded Storm (6-7-2) responded with just three minutes remaining in regulation when David Schwab scored to force overtime.
Unadilla Valley goalie Kyle King made 16 saves to keep the Storm in the game before Schwab’s goal.
With a little less than two minutes remaining in the first overtime, Kittel, a junior playmaker, collected the ball with his back to the opposing goal, and after losing his marker, sent a powerful shot into the far side of the net.
The Blue Raiders, who held an 18-4 edge in shots and took four of the game’s six corners, will play again at 3:30 p.m. Friday, traveling to third-seeded Greene (14-2), which had a first-round bye.
Senior Sebastian Andrzejkowicz made three saves for Trumansburg.
* Odessa-Montour 4, Delhi 3 (OT): Morgan Shutter scored the winner in the opening 45 seconds of overtime of the Class C first-round game to prolong his team’s season and earn the eighth-seeded Indians a date at top seed and undefeated Lansing at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
The Bobcats, ranked second in the state in Class C, had a first-round bye.
Shutter opened the scoring in the first half for O-M (12-5), only to see Delhi’s Carson King equalize not just once, but twice after the Indians’ Tanner Dupuy had made it 2-1 for the hosts going into halftime.
Tom Peckham put O-M up a third time at 3-2 in the second half but the visitors (9-5-1) answered with a third tying goal from Tommy Little to force overtime.
The extra period lasted less than a minute before Tyler Goossen found Shutter for the winner. Ryan Gardner and Chris Husted also had assists for the Indians, who held an 11-9 edge in shots and took six of the game’s eight corners.
Delhi got seven saves out of goal Zach Forgel, while O-M goalie Joey Collins made six saves.