The Ithaca High boys’ soccer team ran its win streak to six games Monday night with a 3-1 victory over previously unbeaten Vestal in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference game at Bredbenner Field.
Eli Gelber, Luc Sinon and Amir Omar scored the goals, all in the first half, for the Little Red (6-2), which came in at No. 20 in this week’s state Class AA rankings. Nick Gualtieri and Triten Cornell-Roberts collected assists for coach Gilbert Antoine’s squad. Geoff Twardokus earned the victory with a 10-save effort.
Kyle Garner scored the lone goal for the Golden Bears (5-1-1), ranked 17th in the state Class A poll, while keeper Tyler Hinds made 10 saves.
Ithaca had the better of the stats, with a 16-11 advantage in shots and a 4-3 edge in corner kicks.
The Little Red travels to Corning tonight, then returns home Friday night to face Binghamton.
STAC girls soccer
Vestal 2, Ithaca 1: On Monday in Vestal, Megan Tinklepaugh scored a goal in each half and Audrey Petcosky turned aside three shots to lead the host Golden Bears past the Little Red.
Vestal was dominant, outshooting Ithaca, 12-4, and taking 12 corners to Ithaca’s 1.
Elora Pecraft had the lone Ithaca goal, assisted by Maya Rutherford. Amy Shmoys made 10 saves for IHS, which was scheduled to host Corning on Tuesday night.
IAC boys soccer
Lansing 3, Trumansburg 1: On Monday in Trumansburg, Andy Parkes, Jason Yahn and Alex Purcell staked the unbeaten Bobcats — ranked first in the latest state sportswriters Class C poll — to a 3-0 lead and the visitors went on to hand the Blue Raiders their second loss of the season.
Parkes scored on a blast from about 25 yards in front of the T-burg goal late in the first half, and Yahn extended the lead by converting a penalty kick 12 minutes into the second half. Purcell headed home a corner kick from Donovan Baird with 15 minutes to play for Lansing’s third goal.
Kyle Carr pulled the Blue Raiders (6-2) to within in goal with about 10 minutes to play, but the hosts could get no closer.
“I was really happy with the way my boys didn’t stop playing until the sound of the final whistle,” Trumansburg coach Jason Hodge said. “This is a good learning experience for us.”
Lansing (6-0), the defending Section 4 Class C champion and state runner-up in 2012, had a 20-12 edge in shots and took all five of the game’s corners.
The Bobcats host Dryden (8-0) in a key IAC North matchup at 7 p.m. today, while Trumansburg hosts Groton at 4:30.
Dryden 10, Groton 1: On Monday in Groton, Gabe Guisado and Bruno Bugliosi scored two goals apiece to lead a balanced attack for the Purple Lions, who scored five goals in both halves of a dominating victory over the Indians.
Tyler Totman scored the lone goal for Groton, in the second half, on the only shot the Indians took. Dryden took 25 shots and had an 8-0 edge in corners.
Newfield 3, Odessa-Montour 2, OT: On Monday in Odessa, Patrick King scored in the second overtime period to propel the visiting Trojans past O-M.
Spencer King had a goal and an assist, and Zack Hunter also scored for the winners, who had an 11-8 edge in shots. O-M, which got two goals from Tyler Goossen, had a 4-3 edge in corners.
Leif Pakkala made made six saves for Newfield, while Joe Collins stopped 13 for the Indians.