Leighann Bennett scores 100th goal for Dryden in girls soccer

Leighann Bennett scores 100th goal for Dryden in girls soccer


Leighann Bennett scores 100th goal for Dryden in girls soccer



Senior midfielder and Binghamton University commit Leighann Bennett scored her 100th career goal on a long free-kick six minutes into the game but the Dryden High girls’ soccer team’s season came to a close on Saturday in 3-1 loss at Seton Catholic in the Section 4 Class B semifinals.

Second-seeded Seton (10-3-1) equalized eight minutes after Bennett’s opener and took a 2-1 lead at halftime before adding an insurance goal in the second half. Alyssa Ricci scored twice for the hosts, while Alissa Patte made fives saves in goal for the third-seeded Lions, who this season won their first Interscholastic Athletic Conference title since 2005.

Both teams took five corners, while Seton held a slight 11-9 edge in shots.

* Notre Dame 1, Lansing 0: Hannah Haskell’s first half goal was enough to give the second-seeded Crusaders the victory in Saturday’s Section 4 Class C semifinal. Haskell was assisted by Mara Skordynski on the game-winning goal, while teammate Sheridan Haine made seven saves in goal for Notre Dame (15-1-1). Lansing goalie Sarah Gisler made just one save, while the third-seeded Bobcats (13-3-1) held a 10-4 edge in shots. Both teams took four corners.

Boys’ Soccer

* Lansing 5, Odessa-Montour 0: Woojin Richardson had two goals as the Bobcats (17-0) shut out the eighth-seeded Indians in a Section 4 Class C quarterfinal Friday at TC3. Lansing, the top seed and No. 2 team in the state, is scheduled to play fourth-seeded Watkins Glen in a semifinal match at home on Tuesday.

* Oneonta 2, Dryden 1 (OT): Jacob Czapranski put the visiting third-seeded Lions (10-6) ahead in the first half with an unassisted effort but the second-seeded Yellowjackets equalized in the second half and got the winner in overtime of Friday’s Section 4 Class B semifinal. Connor Brown and Zach Joseph had the goals for Oneonta (13-2), while Haile Cutter made six saves in goal for Dryden.

* Greene 3, Trumansburg 1: Mitch Swartwood scored the visiting Blue Raiders’ lone goal, assisted by Josiah Peck, in the first half of Friday’s Section 4 Class C quarterfinal. Third-seeded Greene (15-2) struck twice in the second half to break the halftime deadlock. Alex Leone scored twice for the hosts, with teammate Kurt Bartholomew adding his team’s third. Sixth-seeded Trumansburg (10-6-1) got five saves out of goalie Les Regnier and held the edge in both shots (9-8) and corners (3-1).


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