Senior Mitchell Swartwood scored in the third minute of overtime, converting a 40-yard pass from classmate Abreham Kittel, to give the 16th-ranked Trumansburg boys soccer team a 2-1 victory against No. 1 Lansing in Interscholastic Athletic Conference North Large Division play Wednesday night at Sobus Field.
Kittel, who also assisted on the Blue Raiders’ first goal, took a pass from his defense up the left side near midfield. As he was pressured by the Lansing defense, Kittel promptly sent a long ball across the field to the opposite corner of the 18-yard box to a streaking Swartwood, who buried the shot past Lansing keeper Bryce Stanhope to complete the upset of last year’s state Class C runner-up.
The loss was the first of the season for the Bobcats (12-1 overall, 11-1 IAC) and kept the North Large Divison of the IAC a three-team race with two games left in the regular season. Lansing is a game ahead of Trumansburg (12-2, 10-2) and 1½ games up on Dryden (11-2, 9-2). Both Lansing and T-burg have one North Division game remaining while the Purple Lions have two, including today’s 4:30 p.m. match with the Bobcats.
A Dryden victory would mean all three division contenders would have two losses. Trumansburg final regular-season game is tonight at winless Groton; the Bobcats’ final game is Tuesday night against non-divisional foe Newark Valley (5-9) at Tompkins Cortland Community College, and Dryden wraps its season Wednesday at North Small Division champion Marathon (11-3, 8-2 div.).
Marathon and Spencer-Van Etten (11-1-1, 9-1-0 South Small) have already clinched their division titles and will play for the IAC Small School crown at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at TC3. Elmira Notre Dame (12-2) has secured the South Large crown, and will play the North Large survivor at 8 p.m. on Oct. 19 also at TC3.
Both boys championship games will be preceded at 6 p.m. by the girls’ title matches.
Dryden 9, Groton 0: On Senior Night at Dryden, nine players had at least a point for the Purple Lions, led by John Whitmore (2 goals, assist) and Michael Harvey (3 assists).
Jonathan Becker, Gabe Guisado, John Varvayanis, Ali Abel-Ferreti, Padraic Iannello, Ross Cole and Jake Czapranski also scored goals for Dryden. Haile Cutter made two saves for Dryden, while Alec Young had seven for Groton (0-13).
E?lmira Notre Dame 4, Spencer-Van Etten 2: At Elmira, Notre Dame handed S-VE its first loss of the season as Li Molingou scored twice and keepers Will Pochal and Joe Barkley combined to stop four Crusaders shots. Derrek Carman made nine saves for the Panthers.
STAC boys soccer
Ithaca 3, Union-Endicott 1: On Senior Night Wednesday at Ithaca, Pierre Clavel, Tristan Cornell-Roberts and Luc Sinon scored goals and Geoff Twardokus made seven saves to lead the Little Red (11-3) to its fifth consecutive win.
Nick Gualtieri had an assist for Ithaca, which led 2-0 at halftime and had the edge in both shots (13-10) and corners (2-0).
Seniors playing their last regular-season home game for Ithaca were captains Twardokus, Gualtieri, Parker Hubbell and Oseoba Airewele, along with Sam Schaff, Elias Gelber, Tom Hilchey, Aven Andermarian and James Eddlestone.
IAC girls soccer
Elmira Notre Dame 1, Spencer-Van Etten 0: At S-VE, Emma Booth broke a scoreless tie in the second half to keep the Crusaders (11-0-2) undefeated atop the IAC South Large standings. Jenn Smithers had the assist on Booth’s goal.
Both goalkeepers, Sheridan Heine of END and Morgan Price of S-VE, made six saves.
Dryden 7, Groton 0: At Dryden, Taylor Bennett continued her scoring barrage with three more goals and an assist as the Purple Lions (11-2) raced to a 5-0 halftime lead. Bennett has 38 goals this season for Dryden, which hosts Marathon at 4:30 this afternoon in a make-up of Monday’s rained-out contest. Paige Graham 16 saves for Groton.
Newfield 2, Odessa-Montour 1, OT: At Odessa, an Indians own goal was the difference as Newfield scored the overtime victory. Sierra Henry also scored for the Trojans, while Sage Garrison had the goal for O-M. Both teams are 5-7-1.
Trumansburg 3, Dryden 0: At Trumansburg, the Blue Raiders remained perfect on the season (13-0 overall, 11-0 IAC), sweeping the Purple Lions, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21. Anna Shelley had nine kills and an ace, Hayley Sherwood dished out 15 assists and chipped in three kills and Brianna Cochran had 18 service points. Kate Holland had four kills and an ace for Dryden (9-2).
Lansing 3, Whitney Point 1: At Lansing, the Bobcats beat the Eagles in four games, 25-8, 25-22, 22-25 and 25-16. Allison Washburn had 10 aces and six assists, and Abbie Bertonica added six assists and four kills. Shania Finch had four kills and Adrianna Watson added seven aces for WP.
Union Springs 3, Groton 2: At Groton, the Wolves rallied to defeat the Indians, 20-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-23 and 26-24. Sabrina O’Hare led the winners with 12 kills, while Taylor Wiler dished out 16 assists and added two blocks. K’lyn Swarts had six kills and three aces for Groton.
Union-Endicott 216, Ithaca 223: At En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, Collyn Shippos shared medalist honors with a 39 for Ithaca, while John Peterson added a 42 and Nicholas Miller had a 43.