High School Roundup: Bennett scores 6 more goals to lead Dryden girls past Groton in soccer

High School Roundup: Bennett scores 6 more goals to lead Dryden girls past Groton in soccer


High School Roundup: Bennett scores 6 more goals to lead Dryden girls past Groton in soccer


Sophomore Taylor Bennett continued her torrid scoring spree Tuesday, scoring six goals and assisting on the other as Dryden defeated visiting Groton, 7-1, in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play.

Dryden (7-1) also got a goal from Amy Gardner, while Keri Daley, Abigail Barr and Victoria Leyburn had assists. Alissa Patte had four saves for the winners, who outshot the Indians, 29-6, and took all six of the game’s corners.

Bennett, an all-state forward last season who this month eclipsed the 100-goal mark, has 29 goals through eight games. Last year, she scored 33 goals to fall one shy of the school single-season record, set by her older sister, Leighann, in 2010.

Chloe Chalker scored in the first half for Groton, assisted by Sidney Reeves. The Indians trailed at the break, 3-1.

Dryden’s lone loss this year was a 5-0 shutout at the hands of Syracuse-area power Marcellus, which lost for the first time this season Tuesday to undefeated Skaneateles, 1-0.

The Purple Lions travel to unbeaten rival Lansing on Thursday for a 7 p.m. match.

Lansing 4, Trumansburg 0: On Tuesday in Lansing, the Bobcats improved to 8-0 as Kristen Dake, Reily Zajac and twins Maura and Shea McCartney had the goals and Sarah Gisler stopped all three Blue Raiders shots.

Shea McCartney also had two assists for Lansing, which outshot T-burg, 17-3, and had a 14-1 advantage in corners.

Samantha Dean stopped 10 shots in goal for the Blue Raiders.

Boys cross country

Groton meet: On Tuesday at Stonehedges Golf Course, Spencer-Van Etten topped a field of six teams, scoring 37 points. Trumansburg finished with 50, followed by Watkins Glen (54), Groton (86), Marathon (118) and Moravia (158). Matt Gill of Watkins Glen was the individual winner, covering the course in 16 minutes, 38 seconds. Jason Jenks of host Groton was second (17:22), with Isaac Mazzeo of S-VE taking third (17:25).

Girls cross country

Groton meet: On Tuesday at Stonehedges, Watkins Glen scored 20 points and topped a field of five teams as Maggie Bond (22:38) and Taylor Kennard (22:41) finished 1-2 to lead the Senecas. Trumansburg finished second with 35 points, followed by Groton (70); Marathon and Moravia fielded incomplete teams. Elly Moore led the Blue Raiders with a third-place finish (23:42).

IAC girls swimming

Dryden 66, Odessa-Montour 28: On Tuesday at Odessa, Dryden (1-1) won 10 of 11 events, led by Jainyn Wood and Erin Daley, both of whom won two individual events and swam on two winning relays. Wood won the 100 and 200 freestyles and swam on the 200 and 400 free relays; Daley won the 50 free and 100 backstroke, led off the 200 medley relay and anchored the 400 free relay.

Jordan Little won the 100 butterfly for Odessa-Montour (0-2).

Lansing 81, Whitney Point 13: On Tuesday at Whitney Point, Lansing swimmers won all 11 events, with eight different swimmers collecting victories in the eight individual events. Katie Weaver won the 100 breaststroke and swam on all three winning relays, and Adele Ferris won the 100 butterfly and swam a leg on the Bobcats’ 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

STAC golf

Horseheads 218, Ithaca 219: On Tuesday at Cornell’s Robert Trent Jones course, the Blue Raiders won as Luke Tetreault fired an even-par 36 to take medalist honors. Jake Dimon added a 39 for the winners, while Dom Cicchetti (39) and Collyn Shippos (43) paced the Little Red.

Ithaca (4-5) travels to Mark Twain Golf Course on Thursday to face Elmira.

STAC girls tennis

Union-Endicott 6, Ithaca 1: On Tuesday at U-E, the second doubles team of Maya Jones and Asha Duhan scored Ithaca’s lone victory, beating the Tigers twosome of Gabrielle Federowicz and Kaylie Witt, 6-2, 2-6 and 7-5.

The Little Red was scheduled to play Wednesday at home against Vestal, the second of four matches in four days this week. The team is slated to travel to Corning on Thursday and Elmira Free Academy for a match with Horseheads on Friday.


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