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Western Athletic Conference announces its boys soccer MVPs and all-star teams

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”

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Western Athletic Conference boys soccer: Schoharie and Middleburgh play to a draw

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.