Abreham Kittel scored a first-half hat trick and had an assist as Trumansburg defeated Whitney Point, 4-2, on Tuesday in Interscholastic Athletic Conference boys soccer action at Bond Field.
Jacob Cozzarin added a goal for the Blue Raiders (6-1), while Danny Lapp and Mitch Swartwood chipped in assists. Lapp fed Kittel for the game’s first goal five minutes in, and Kittel made it 2-0 a minute later. After the Eagles’ Robert Stevens cut the visitors’ deficit in half, Kittel extended the lead back to two with a penalty kick in the 16th minute.
Cozzarin made it 4-1 11 minutes into the second half off a Kittel feed, and Zachary Marsh pulled Whitney Point back to within two goals on a free kick from outside the box.
Wes Regnier (3 saves) and Seamus Henehan (4 saves) split time in the T-burg goal; Dillian Jones stopped 20 shots for the Eagle.
The Blue Raiders host rival Lansing at 7 p.m. Monday.
Dryden 3, Union Springs 1: At Dryden, Jonathan Becker, Ryan Prunty and Joe DeLucia scored and Haile Cutter had three saves as the Purple Lions improved to 6-0 on the season by beating the Wolves.
The home team led at the break, 2-1, and held off a strong Wolves team in the second half to earn the win. Carlos Vasquez scored the lone goal for Springs, while Meyson Paz made five saves.
Elmira Notre Dame 10, Newark Valley 0: At Newark Valley, Brandon Mahajan had a hat trick while Alex Sabia (assist) and Connor Payne scored two goals apiece as the Crusaders cruised.
Sebastian Diarra, Joe Barkley (assist) and Jack Haskell added a goal apiece for Notre Dame.
IAC cross country
Trumansburg meet: On Senior Day in Trumansburg, the Blue Raider girls and boys both swept Watkins Glen, Southern Cayuga and Thomas A. Edison to improve to 6-0.
Meave Gurche won the 2.5-mile girls’ race in 16 minutes, 47 seconds, three seconds ahead of teammatge Bethany Murphy. Sophie Melvin finished third for the hosts, in 16:56. Glen’s Taylor Kennard finished fourth in 16:58.
Trumansburg seniors honored before the race included Melvin, Abby Van Soest, Grace Bobertz, Charlotte Senders, Elly Moore, Sarah Murray, Victoria Voorhyees and Maria Pomacusi.
For the boys, Alex Kenney led the way for the Blue Raiders with a third-place finish in 14:31. WAtkins Glen’s Matt McGill won the race in 13:40, 21 sedconds ahead of Southern Cayuga’s Tom Miller. Other top T-burg finishers were Ben Pesco (fifth), Duncan Fuller (seventh) and Mason Bonn (10th). Seniors honored were co-captains Kenney and Tyler Sutherland, Fuller, Ben Smith, Tobin Puleo and Wesley Houseworth.
Ithaca 3, Lansing 1: On Monday at Lansing, the Little Red rallied to defeat the Bobcats 19-25, 25-11, 25-9 and 25-11. Tasha Antoine and Liz Psiaki had seven kills apiece for the winners, while Katherine Marte had 25 points. Rachel Pronti and Cassidy Towner had four kills apiece for the Bobcats.