Canajoharie scored four times in the second half to pull out a 5-3 Western Athletic Conference boys soccer victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Sept. 4.
Canajoharie took a 2-0 lead on a first-half goal by Brian Greenslette and a tally by Cody Haig early in the second half. ND-BG tied the score at 2-2 on goals by Connor Barber and Nick Gosh, but Alex Blanchard put the Cougars back in the lead with a goal. Haig struck for his second goal a short time later to notch the eventual game winner.
Haig finished with a hat trick for Canajoharie, while Barber had a pair of goals for ND-BG. Continue reading “Boys soccer: Canajoharie wins wild WAC game against Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons”
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.
ST. JOHNSVILLE – Six different players found the back of the net for Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville in an 8-1 victory over Canajoharie Thursday, Aug. 30, in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer game.
Jack Brundage recorded a hat trick and added a pair of assists for the Wolves (1-0), who led 5-0 at halftime. Zack Mosher, Andrew Snell, Tyler Leon, Jaedyn Logan Dillenbeck and Paetyn Logan Dillenbeck also tallied for OESJ, and Mason Snell added a pair of assists.
Alex Blanchard broke up OESJ’s shutout bid in the second half for Canajoharie. Cougars’ goalkeeper Jared Bentz stopped 12 shots.
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.