J-D boys soccer pays back Fowler

To this point, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer team's only blemish within OHSL Freedom division play was a 2-0 defeat to Fowler early in September.

More than a month later, the two sides met again on the Red Rams' home field, and this time J-D would come out on top, battling hard to beat the Falcons 1-0.

J-D's 10-1 start has meant a rise to the no. 10 spot in the state Class A rankings, something that Fowler hoped to weaken by sweeping the season series.

Again, the Falcons played sound defense, Elijah Kumeh earning eight saves. But in the first half, the Rams broke through against him as midfielder Zander El-Hindi earned an unassisted goal.

From there, J-D's airtight defense made sure that Fowler could not respond, keeping it physical and holding the Falcons to just three shots.

On Saturday, the Red Rams hosted Chittenango in the make-up of its Sept. 30 rainout, and a second-half surge produced a 3-1 victory over the Bears.

Clinging to a 1-0 halftime lead, the Rams needed more, and got it as it twice beat Chittenango goalie Kyle Coon down the stretch. Noel Williams finished with one goal and one assist as Jimmy Fazio and Austin Roney also converted. Pablo Martinez got credit for two assists. Zack Tanner made five saves.

J-D's girls soccer team, coming off the 5-1 home loss to CBA on Oct. 8, made up the rained-out Sept. 30 game against Chittenango last Monday afternoon and picked up a 3-1 victory over the Bears.

Only leading 1-0 at the half, the Red Rams got away behind the work of Jessica Holmes, who earned a pair of goals as Tessa Devereaux also scored. Maddy Devereaux got credit for an assists as Emma Esposito made six saves. Jenna Barber had Chittenango's lone goal.

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