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Soccer teams gain wins in busy weekend

Through a 24-hour period that covered Friday and Saturday, just about all of the area high school soccer teams, boys and girls alike, found some kind of competition - and most of them would flourish.

That would include Jamesville-DeWitt's pair of sides, both of which gained impressive non-league victories.

It started Friday with the boys Red Rams hosting Liverpool and edging the Class AA Warriors 1-0. The only goal came on a first-half free kick where Zander El-Hindi flicked it into the middle - and Noel Williams headed it past Warriors goalie Joe Gilbert.

Once again, J-D's defense came through, containing a persistent Liverpool offense by forcing them outside and watching goalie Zach Tanner pick up six saves.

A day later, J-D's girls went west to face long-time Class B power Marcellus and jumped all over the Mustangs on its way to a 4-0 shutout victory.

It was 3-0 by halftime, the Rams getting nice balance as Maddy Devereaux, Jessica Holmes, Tessa Devereaux and Olivia Ferlenda got the goals and Maddy Devereaux added an assist.

Fayetteville-Manlius saw its boys soccer team unable to beat rival Cicero-North Syracuse in the first round of the Northstars' Optimists Tournament.

The Hornets and CNS played through 80 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime without a goal before a shoot-out allowed the Northstars to move ahead. Ryan Carter's nine saves kept F-M in it.

At least the Hornets would bounce back Saturday to beat Rochester McQuaid 3-0, steadily attacking and using goals by Joe Mahr, Kris Alestalo and Brian Ward to prevail. Tyler Forbes and Alex Baynes joined Ward in the assist column.

F-M's girls team, who won J-D's tournament on Labor Day weekend, routed Nottingham 7-0 Friday in its home opener at Swan Pond to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Marri Ryu put together a three-goal hat trick as the Hornets had a big 6-0 edge by halftime.Allison Baynes backed up her lone goal with three assists as Morgan Same and Sarah Rosenbaum each got one goal and one assist. Brenna Kincaid found the net, too, with Meghan Kingsley and Hanna Lee gaining assists.

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