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”
Due to poor field conditions, Schoharie’s home game against Galway Saturday, Oct. 13, was moved to Galway High School, with the Indians remaining the “home team.”
Schoharie then overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit to tie Galway 2-2 in their Western Athletic Conference boys soccer season finale.
Derek Dietz tallied 40 seconds into the second half, and Noah Fagnani scored less than six minutes later to pull Schoharie even. The two teams remained tied through regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods thanks in large part to Galway goalkeeper Henry Flint, who made several saves.
Flint finished with 12 stops for the Golden Eagles, while Daryl Conor and Anthony Powers scored Galway’s goals.
CANAJOHARIE – Noah Fagnani recorded a hat trick to lead Schoharie to a 6-3 victory over Canajoharie Thursday, Oct. 11, in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer game.
Jacob Nowalk gave the Cougars a 1-0 lead 15 minutes into the first half, but Nathaniel Simmons headed in a corner kick and Daniel Bernhardt knocked in a rebound off a shot off the goal post to put the Indians ahead 2-1 by halftime.
Fagnani scored all three of his goals in the second half, as Schoharie pulled away for the victory. Skyler Jankowski added a goal for the Indians, while Nowalk and Braden Greenslete tallied for Canajoharie.
Schoharie goalkeeper Bailey Smart made seven saves, while Canajoharie netminder Jared Bentz stopped 13 shots.
Schoharie scored twice in the final five minutes to pull out a 4-2 victory over Fonda-Fultonville Wednesday, Oct. 10, in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer game.
Noah Fagnani notched the go-ahead goal for the visiting Indians, and Derek Dietz added an insurance goal. Goalkeeper Mitch Araya, who swapped into the field, headed in the tying goal for the Braves midway through the second half.
Skyler Jankowski and Quin Barton also tallied for Schoharie, and goalie Bailey Smart stopped six shots. Tyler Sweet scored a first-half goal for Fonda-Fultonville.
Daniel Leach recorded a hat trick to lead Mayfield past Schoharie 4-2 Friday, Oct. 5, in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer game at Gloversville High School.
Leach got Mayfield on the scoreboard late in the first half on a penalty kick, and then he added a goal off a feed from Britain Goodemote to put the Panthers ahead 2-0 at halftime. Continue reading “Western Athletic Conference boys soccer: Mayfield doubles up Schoharie”
Two players recorded hat tricks to lead Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville (OESJ) to a 7-2 victory over Schoharie Monday, Oct. 1, in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer game.
Jack Brundage and Chinnakrit Aroontheerapoj each struck for three goals to help the Wolves overpower the Indians. Mason Snell also tallied, and goalkeeper Adan Vasquez made five saves for OESJ.
Derek Dietz and Daniel Bernhardt tallied for Schoharie, and goalies Bailey Smart and Eddie Bond stopped a combined total of six shots.
The Schoharie boys soccer team prevailed over another one of its Western Athletic Conference neighbors, as the Indians defeated Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Duanesburg 3-1 Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Schoharie.
Schoharie took a 1-0 lead on Noah Fagnani’s goal 15 minutes into the first half, but BKW/Duanesburg tied the score five minutes before halftime. Derek Dietz tallied off a feed from Fagnani to put the Indians in front again, and Skyler Jankowski tapped home a shot late in the second half for an insurance goal.
Schoharie pulled away in the second half for a 6-2 victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Monday, Sept. 24, in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer game.
The game was clouded by a injury suffered by ND-BG goalkeeper Cole Nelson when he hit his head against the far post while stopping a Schoharie shot in the second half. The Indians struck for two insurance goals following Nelson’s injury to create their margin of victory. Continue reading “Western Athletic Conference boys soccer: Schoharie defeats Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons; OESJ blanks Canajoharie”
Oppenheim-Ephretah/St. Johnsville struck for four goals in the second half to defeat Fonda-Fultonville 6-1 Saturday, Sept. 22, in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer game.
Jack Brundage had a hat trick and assisted on two other goals for OESJ (6-1 league, 8-1 overall). Mason Snell tallied twice, and Chinnakrit Aroontheerapoj added another.
Josh Coyne converted a penalty kick for Fonda-Fultonville’s lone goal. Mitch Araya had eight saves in goal for the Braves.
SCHOHARIE – The Schoharie-Middleburgh rivalry (or Schoburg, for short) lived up to its billing, as the neighboring Western Athletic Conference boys soccer teams played to a 1-1 tie Friday, Sept. 21.
Middleburgh goalkeeper Will Bankston was sharp between the posts, stopping seven of the eight shots he faced. The lone exception was a 25-yard free kick by Schoharie’s Dustin Bengston that he tucked inside the upper corner midway through the first half for a 1-0 Indians lead.
Schoharie netminder Bailey Smart was on point, as well. Smart made 13 saves, with only a Kaurice Bell goal early in the second half preventing a shutout.