All-state senior Taylor Bennett continued her torrid scoring run, scoring five times to lead the Dryden girls’ soccer team to a 6-0 shutout of Southern Cayuga in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play on Wednesday in Poplar Ridge.
Bennett, already her school’s all-time scoring leader entering this season with 175 goals in five years on the varsity, has eight in her last two games, including a hat trick in Monday’s 4-0 defeat of Union Springs/Port Byron. Bennett, daughter of Dryden coach Janine Bennett, has 14 goals on the season.
Lexi Tracy added the other goal for the Purple Lions (8-2, 8-1 IAC), who led 2-0 at halftime. Bennett, Tracy, Brittany Deeley, Alex Brotherton and Ashley Scheidweiler had assists in the win.
The game was all Dryden, which outshot the Chiefs, 20-0, and had a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks. Jesse Farkas made nine saves for SC.
The Purple Lions host Lansing at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Groton 2, Union Springs 1:On Wednesday at Groton, Sidney Reeves tallied the winning goal in the second half to lift the Indians. Brooke Brecht passed a through ball to Reeves, who scored from the 18-yard line six minutes into the half.
The Indians took a 1-0 lead at the end of the first half when Phyllis Rose scored on a 20-yard one-timer. The Wolves tied the game 30 seconds later when Erica Saroodis chipped a shot over the keeper.
Notre Dame 4, Newfield 0: On Wednesday in Elmira, Emma Booth had a goal and two assists as Elmira Notre Dame improved to 9-0 with an Interscholastic Athletic Conference victory over the Trojans.
Laurel Vargas, Jillian Perreault and Mackenzie Mahajan each added a goal for the Crusaders, who have allowed only one goal this season. Notre Dame had a 24-1 edge in shots Wednesday, and an 11-0 advantage on corner kicks.
“They just really packed it in. They had 10 people in the box at some points,” Notre Dame head coach Steve Weber said of Newfield.
Waverly 3, Candor 0: On Wednesday at Waverly, Kayla Krommelbein scored two goals and Melina Ortiz added another as the host Wolverines blanked Candor.
“This game showed us that we still have a lot to work on,” Waverly head coach Tara Hogan said. “Overall, I was happy with the way we played. … Our movement off the ball wasn’t what it needs to be, but we’re hoping to improve on that against Watkins (Glen) on Friday.”
Trumansburg 3, Whitney Point 2: At Trumansburg, the Blue Raiders improved to 6-1-2 by defeating the Golden Eagles in overtime in the IAC matchup.
Senior striker Kelsey Kallstrom scored the winning goal from the 18-yard line six minutes into the first overtime period. Also scoring was 8th-grader Conor Baird, who sent in his first varsity goal in the ninth minute.
Odessa-Montour 6, Watkins Glen 2: On Wednesday at O-M, Collin Povoski had three goals and an assist to lead Odessa-Montour to an IAC victory.
Curtis Harris, Andy Fudala and Joel Clark each had a goal for O-M. Josh Updyke scored both goals for Watkins Glen.