Jared and Jake Nelson combined for four goals and six assists as the undefeated Vestal boys lacrosse team held on to top visiting Ithaca, 10-8, Tuesday evening in Section 4 play.
Senior captain Charlie Estill scored a hat trick and Aidan McCarthy had two goals to lead Ithaca, which fell to 1-2, its first below-.500 start after three games in seven years.
Jared scored three goals and added an assist, while brother Jake had a goal and five assists for the Golden Bears (3-0).
Pat Carlin tallied two goals with an assist, in addition to winning seven faceoffs. Rob Potenzino netted the go-ahead goal with approximately 4½ minutes left, and the Bears won the ensuing faceoff and held onto the ball until Sam Bulman sealed the victory with a goal with 24 seconds left.
The Little Red plays a pair of nonconference games this weekend, hosting LaSalle Institute of Troy at 5 p.m. Friday and Bishop Timon-St Jude High of Buffalo at noon Saturday, both at Moresco Stadium.
Chenango Forks 18, Dryden 2: At Chenango Forks, the Blue Devils scored 11 straight goals in a nonleague match against the Lions. Brandon Dutcher, Jake Gaworecki, and Cody Lamond each recorded hat tricks for Forks.
Lansing 4, Union Springs 1: At Lansing, the home team broke through with three runs in the fifth inning on two hits, scoring each run on wild pitches.
Alex Schutz earned the win with seven strikouts and only one walk.
Whitney Point 7, Marathon 1: At Whitney Point, Jared Bieber pitched five scoreless innings for the Golden Eagles in the season-opener for both teams.
Whitney Point opened the game with three runs and added two in the second and sixth innings.
Boys track & field
Ithaca 105, Binghamton 36: At Ithaca, Jordan Hackworth set a school record in the long jump in the Little Red’s opener.
Hackworth leaped 23 feet, 3 inches to set the mark. Other winners for the Little Red included Mande Semon (100, 200) and Jean Sinon (110 hurdles, high jump).
Binghamton’s Gia Huy Le won both the shot put and discus.
Dryden tri-meet: At Dryden, the Purple Lions fell in season-opening duals to both Trumansburg (85-54) and Lansing (63-59). Tor Wildenstein won the long and triple jumps and ran on two winning relays for Dryden. Teammate Liam Joyce also won two individual events (100, 200) and ran on two winning relays.
Tyler Sutherland won the 800 and 3,200 and anchored the winning 3,200 relay for T-burg.
Girls track & field
Ithaca 77, Binghamton 63: At Ithaca, Ainslie Denman won the 800 meters, the 100 hurdles and the high jump as Ithaca won eight of 11 track events to overcome the Patriots’ field strength.
Other Ithaca winners included freshman Zoe Wilkie-Tomasik (1,500) and Lauren Trumble (3,000). For Binghamton, Jasmine Howard won both the 100 and 200, and teammate Madeeah Oranchak placed first in the long and triple jumps as the Patriots won four of six field events.
Dryden tri-meet: At Dryden, the host Purple Lions defeated both Trumansburg (89-47) and Lansing (84-56) as Mackenzie Todd and Abbey Yatsko combined for five individual victories and three relay wins.
Todd won the 100-meter hurdles plus the long and triple jumps, and ran a leg on the winning 400 relay. Yatsko won the 100 and 200, anchored the winning 400 relay and led off the victorious 1,600 relay.
Whitney Point 13, Marathon 4: At Whitney Point, Courtney James threw an 84-pitch complete game, striking out seven and allowing three hits in the Golden Eagles’ victory.