All-state junior forward Shea McCartney scored a hat trick and added an assist as the top-seeded Lansing girls soccer team rolled past eighth-seeded Candor, 9-0, in the Section 4 Class C quarterfinals on Friday at Lansing’s Sobus Field.
Six other players had single goals for the Bobcats (16-0), ranked No. 1 in the state, who advanced to Tuesday’s Class C semifinals against Spencer-Van Etten. The Panthers (12-3-1), ranked 16th in the state, advanced with a convincing 4-1 victory over Marathon on Friday in a rematch of last Friday’s IAC Small School final, which ended in a 1-1 tie.
Lansing, the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School champion, was dominant throughout the game, outshooting the Indians, 15-0, and taking all nine of the game’s corner kicks. Bobcats coach Eric Stickel said the game was a good opportunity to get everyone in the game, and to get some players in different positions as the score got more lopsided.
“As I told the girls, every game will not be like that,” he said. “We were fortunate to have a game like that and have the ability to work on some things and get some players in different areas on the field to see how they can adapt. But it was a good team effort, and we got out without any injuries, which is the biggest thing.”
Candor’s season ended at 7-9-1.
The Bobcats led at halftime, 4-0, on goals from Maura McCartney and Kristin Dake, plus two from Shea McCartney. Her first came on the end of a long individual run of about 60 yards, as she beat the Candor defense down the field. McCartney added her second goal with just under six minutes to go before halftime, on a bending kick from just outside the 18-yard box.
Michelle Schafer, Kassie Reimer and Reilly Zajac (2 assists) all scored in the first 10 minutes of the second half to break the game wide open. Shea McCartney completed her hat trick with 26:37 to play.
Maddie Boerman scored the final goal of the game for Lansing; she also had an assist.
Tuesday’s other Class C semifinal will pit second-seeded Elmira Notre Dame (13-1-3) against third seed Unatego (14-2). Notre Dame survived an upset bid on Friday by seventh seed Greene, winning 2-1 in overtime on a goal by Allegra Dawes in the second 10-minute OT period.
Unatego advanced on Thursday with a 4-1 defeat of sixth seed Sidney.
Class B quarterfinals
Chenango Forks 3, Dryden 3 (CF advances on penalty kicks): On Thursday at Chenango Forks, four overtime periods could not determine a winner, and the fourth-seeded Blue Devils (9-6) prevailed on penalty kicks, advancing to the Section 4 Class B semifinals.
Taylor Bennett scored both regulation goals for Dryden, bringing her school-record season total to 43. The fifth-seeded Purple Lions finished 12-4.
Chenango Forks’ McKenna Williams scored late in the second half to knot the game at 2. Keri Daley gave Dryden the lead with a goal in the first OT, but Brooke Maietta tied the game again with just over two minutes left in the second.
After two scoreless five-minute sudden-death periods, the game went down to PK’s, and Anastasia Rusnak scored on Forks’ last kick to send her team on to the next round.
Abigail Barr had two assists for Dryden. Forks had the edge in both shots (16-14) and corners (6-3).
Alissa Patte made six saves for Dryden. Sierra Torillo made five for the Blue Devils, who will play the winner of Friday’s game between eighth-seeded Newark Valley and top-seeded Seton Catholic Central in Tuesday’s Class B semifinals.
Lansing 101, Odessa-Montour 67: On Thursday at Lansing, the host Bobcats completed a perfect regular season (10-0), clinching the IAC dual-meet championship.
Grace Ferris won the 100- and 200-yard freestyles and Anna Conte won the 50 free and 100 butterfly for Lansing, which won the first 10 events to build a 101-42 lead.
Dryden 106, Watkins Glen 79: At Watkins Glen, Jainyn Wood and Erin Daley won two events apiece to lead the Purple Lions. Wood took the 200 individual medley and the 100 freestyle; Daley won the 50 free and 100 backstroke.