Ben Kutler had a hat trick, and Luke Field dished out a pair of assists to lead the unbeaten Lansing boys soccer team to a 4-1 victory over rival Dryden in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large North Division game on Monday night at Sobus Field in Lansing.
Ryan Buchanan also had a goal for the Bobcats (7-0-1), ranked ninth in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association Class C poll. Jesse Richardson chipped in an assist, and goalkeeper Chris Robinson made one save to earn the victory.
Padraic Iannello had the lone goal for the Purple Lions (6-5), while Sean McDaniel was credited with six saves. Lansing had the edge in both shots (19-3) and corner kicks (11-2).
“Lansing is a good team, they took advantage of our mistakes as they should,” said Dryden coach Laszlo Engel, who noted that his bench was down to just three players due to illness and injury. “We stayed with them for a most of the game. I am very pleased with our composure, our commitment to work hard, and our never give up attitude.”
Lansing travels to Union Springs on Wednesday for a 4:30 p.m. first kick, then will take part in the Oneonta Festival this weekend. The Bobcats will play Saratoga Catholic at 4 p.m. Saturday and Unatego at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wright National Soccer Campus.
Dryden hosts Trumansburg at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Union Springs/Port Byron 3, Newark Valley 2, OT: On Monday at Union Springs, Logan Enge scored the game-winning goal just 18 seconds into the first overtime period to lift the Wolves (5-7-0 overall, 5-6-0 IAC). The Cardinals fell to 2-7-0.
Jacob Jininec (assist) and Noah Morhiser also scored goals for the winners, who had the edge in both shots (11-6) and corners (5-3). Meyson Paz and Hayden Drechsler split time in goal, both making two saves.
Jack Coleman scored a minute into the game, and Kyle Williams scored the equalizer for the Cardinals (2-7-0) with 26:14 to play. Steve Cowulich made seven saves in goal.
Elmira Notre Dame 10, Tioga 0: The unbeaten Crusaders scored 56 seconds into play and cruised to an IAC victory over the 7-2 Tigers.
Alec Cutler headed in a crossing pass from Mitchell Vargas to make it 1-0. Cutler finished with two goals and two assists. Rocco Coulibaly added two goals and three assists, and Aidan Sharma also finished with two goals for Notre Dame (10-0).
The Crusaders, who host Waverly on Senior Night on Wednesday, moved up to third in the New York State Sportswriters Association Class C poll on Monday. Notre Dame has outscored its opponents this season, 96-2.
Odessa-Montour 2, Newfield 1: At Odessa-Montour, Collin Povaski scored both goals for the Indians in an IAC win. Povaski’s winning goal came off a Curtis Harris assist with 4:26 remaining in the game. The Indians outshot Newfield, 9-4.
Whitney Point 4, Groton 3: Josh Dean’s second goal of the game came with 25 seconds left in the first overtime and lifted host Whitney Point to the win.
Brady Harrington finished with a goal and two assists, and Bobby Stevens also scored for Whitney Point (2-9), which will host Trumansburg on Wednesday. Jacob Klumpp scored twice for Groton.
Lansing 0, Dryden 0, OT: On Monday at Dryden, the Bobcats (7-0-1) remained unbeaten by taking the host Purple Lions (8-2-1) the full 100 minutes, with neither team being able to find the net.
Lansing keeper Lena Gisler stopped all three shots she faced, while Dryden got a total of eight saves from sophomore Sarah Westcott (6) and senior all-state back and Dryden career scoring leader Taylor Bennett (2).
Bennett was pressed into service when Westcott hit her head on the goalpost after making a save early in the contest. Bennett was in goal for about seven or eight minutes, according to Dryden coach Janine Bennett.
“Taylor’s actually a really good keeper, she can just do it,” Coach Bennett said of her daughter. “I’ve put her in in penalty-kick shootouts, she’s just really relaxed and confident out there. And Sarah was OK, the referee just made her come off the field after she hit her head and had us check her out. She was fine.”
Lansing travels to Union Springs on Thursday, then heads to a tournament over the weekend in Syracuse where it will take on Baldwinsville and Cicero-North Syracuse. Baldwinsville is ranked 13th in the state in Class AA; Lansing is unranked despite being undefeated after having reached the state Class C title game a season ago.
Dryden, also unranked in Class B, is next in action at 7 p.m. Monday against visiting Trumansburg.
Ithaca 218, Maine-Endwell 226: On Monday at Cornell’s Robert Trent Jones course, Cam Mitchell had a 3-over-par 39 on the back nine to lead the Little Red (6-7) past the Spartans (5-7). Nick Miller chipped in with a 41; Jake Marris was low man for M-E with a 42.