MPH boys soccer blanks Tully, F-P

Still defending the top spot in the state Class C rankings, the Manlius-Pebble Hill boys soccer team turned away more opposition.

The Trojans made it 12 wins in a row last Tuesday afternoon, rolling to a 3-0 victory over the Tully Black Knights.

All the damage was rendered in the first half, where Jun Lee and Tim Goldman each came up with one goal and one assist, with Gerrit Church also converting and Mike Kardjian adding an assist. Protecting that margin, MPH's defense turned back all of

Tully's advances, Jordan Gentile finishing with six saves.

In Friday's brutal conditions, the Trojans went to Fabius-Pompey and sloshed past the Falcons 4-0. Four different players - Goldman, Kardjian, Church and Solomon Ochieng - had the four goals as Lee joined Goldman and Kardjian in the assist column.

As for the MPH girls team, it moved back above the .500 mark (6-5-1) last Thursday afternoon when it went to Cato-Meridian and recorded a 2-0 shutout of the Blue Devils.

Both goals came in the first half, as Alexia Melendez-Martineau and Michaba MicGinty scored and Terry Netusil and Jessica Gavigan earned the assists. From there, the Trojans' defense took over, limiting Cato to six shots, all of which Katie Blanford and Sammy Appleby would stop.

Then the Trojans handled Pulaski 5-1 on Friday afternoon. Netusil and Gavigan ignored the Nor'easter, as both of them scored twice. Melendez-Martineau added one goal and one assists, with Lauren Perry and Haviland Hawkins notching assists, too.

Both of the MPH teams meet Bishop Grimes in the last week of the regular season, with the boys also confronting Westhill and the girls getting a shot at state-ranked Tully.

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