The Western Athletic Conference announced its Division 1 and Division 2 most valuable players and all-star boys soccer teams Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons senior Wil Lawson was named the Division 1 MVP, while Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville’s Jack Brundage received the Division 2 MVP honor. Lawson led NDBG with 29 goals and 10 assists, while Brundage posted 32 goals and seven assists for OESJ.
Mayfield’s Evan Lehr was selected by the WAC coaches as the Division 1 Goalkeeper of the Year, while Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Duanesburg’s Tyler Goodemote was chosen as the Division 2 Goalie of the Year.
The WAC all-star teams are as follows: Continue reading “Western Athletic Conference announces its boys soccer MVPs and all-star teams”
No. 17 Catholic Central and No. 13 Schoharie were among six teams advancing through the preliminary round of the Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Lucas Kania had a hat trick to lead Catholic Central (5-12-0) to a 7-1 victory over No. 16 Saratoga Central Catholic. Liam McDonald contributed a pair of goals, and Joe Piperata added a goal and two assists for the Crusaders, who will meet top-seeded Lake George Thursday, Oct. 18.
Luke Apy tallied for Spa Catholic (5-11-1), and goalkeeper Preston Famiglietti made six saves. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs: Catholic Central, Schoharie among teams advancing past preliminary round”
FORT PLAIN – Ethan Reese’s goal late in the second half gave Fort Plain a 3-2 victory over Schoharie in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer game Monday, Sept. 17.
Noah Fagnani ripped home a penalty kick to tie the score at 2-2 for Schoharie, but Reese tallied off a scrum in front of the Indians’ goal with less than 10 minutes left in regulation to put the Hilltoppers in front.
Fagnani finished with a pair of goals, and goalkeeper Bailey Smart had 11 saves for Schoharie. Jaxson Yacowenia and Ethan Spaulding had first-half goals for Fort Plain, which led 2-1 at the break.
Head coach: Matthew Heiser
Last year’s record: 2-12-1
Playoff result: Did not attend
Returning starters: Jaxson Yacowenia (forward/central midfielder), Bryce Thibodeau (defender), Patrick Murphy (defender), Gabe Travis (defender), Ethan Spaulding (forward), Isaiah Norton (forward/midfielder), Zack Reid (midfielder/goalkeeper), Ethan Schoch (midfielder), Ethan Reese (midfielder), Pierre LeMoine (midfielder)
Graduated: Jason Huang (defender), Jacob Hisert (central midfielder)
Newcomers: Troy Bulter (forward), Robert Jordan (goalkeeper)
Outlook for season: Heiser said he wants to build a winning team at Fort Plain. “My outlook is to be a force within the [Western Athletic Conference]. I want to see us as a competitive, hard-working, always-improving team,” he said.