Senior Abreham Kittel scored two second-half goals to equal the Trumansburg career goal-scoring record and lead the Blue Raiders at Dryden, 2-1, in Interscholastic Athletic Conference North Large Division boys soccer action.
Kittel broke a scoreless tie 10 minutes into the second half, on a feed from Jacob Cozzarin, then gave the Blue Raiders (10-2) a two-goal lead off an assist from Danny Lapp 17 minutes later. He stands at 57 goals, equaling the mark set in 1981 by Barth Gardner. Kittel will have a chance to break the record in T-burg’s next game, Wednesday night at No. 1-ranked Lansing.
A minute after Kittel’s second goal, Dryden (9-2) cut the deficit to one on a goal by Timothy Lewis on a feed from Mike Harvey, but the home team could not get the equalizer. The Blue Raiders had a slim edge in shots (11-10) and the Purple Lions had the edge in corners (5-3).
Seamus Henehan made six saves for Trumansburg, while Haile Cutter stopped five shots for the Purple Lions, who will take on Union Springs at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Newark Valley 3, Candor 2: Tyler Rypkema broke a 2-all tie with 11 minutes to play, lifting the Cardinals. Philip Lindhorst and Chad Goodrich also scored for NV, while Jake Van Scoy and Adam Nichols had the Candor goals. Micah Gorsline made eight saves for the winners, while Tristan Over had six for the Indians.
STAC boys soccer
Ithaca 3, Elmira 0: On Wednesday at Elmira, Nick Gualtieri, Amir Omar and Tristan Cornell-Roberts scored goals and Geoff Twardokus made seven saves for the Little Red (8-3).
Gualtieri scored on a direct kick to give the visitors a 1-0 halftime lead. Omar took a feed from Osaba Airewele and scored to make it 2-0, and Mason Wolff assisted Cornell-Roberts on the final goal.
The Little Red hosts Maine-Endwell at 7 p.m. Friday.
IAC girls soccer
Lansing 4, Union Springs 0: At Lansing, Shea McCartney had a hat trick and Madeline Boerman added a goal as the Bobcats improved to 10-0 by shutting out the Wolves (6-6). Elena Parkins had two assists and Sarah Gisler had two saves for Lansing, which dominated in shots (17-2) and corners (13-1). Kiersten Spears made 13 saves for US.
Newark Valley 4, Candor 0: At Candor, Amanda Gorsline had two goals to lead the Cardinals past the Indians (3-6-1). Megan Diego and Ashley Kassapian also scored for NV, which had a 20-6 advantage in shots and took five of the game’s six corners. Molly Graves earned the shutout with a six-save effort, while Katie Slocum made 13 for Candor.
Spencer-Van Etten 1, Newfield 0: At Spencer, Lisa Nelson drilled a 35-yard shot over Newfield goalkeeper Kari Hartman 13 minutes into the second half to lift the Panthers past the Trojans (3-7-1). Morgan Price made two saves for S-VE and survived increased Newfield pressure in the closing moments as the Trojans pressed for the equalizer.
Trumansburg 3, South Seneca 1: On Thursday at Ovid, the undefeated Blue Raiders outlasted the Senecas in four sets. Game scores were 25-15, 25-14, 10-25 and 25-12. Hayley Sherwood led the winners (11-0) with eight kills and 21 assists, while Chloe Mount had 14 kills and Anna Shelley had 11. For the Falcons (4-9), Laura Wyckoff had seven kills and four aces, Bailey Minges dished out 15 assists and Katie Winkleblack had 10 digs.
Dryden 3, Southern Cayuga 0: On Wednesday at Dryden, the Purple Lions (8-1) swept the Chiefs, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-22, led by Alex Zehr’s five kills and two blocks. Kayla Kucerak added five aces, 11 assists and 16 digs. Alexis Medina led SC with five kills and four aces.
Lansing 3, Moravia 1: At Lansing, Katherine Babuka had six kills and three aces and Kaleigh Hotchkin chipped in two kills, three aces and 18 digs to lead the Bobcats (4-7) past the Blue Devils, 25-18, 25-10, 19-25 and 25-18. Emily Toti had six kills and two aces for Moravia.