Boys soccer Bees win Clarence Tournament

B'ville in pursuit of fifth straight sectional title

— With four consecutive Section III Class AA championships on the resume, the Baldwinsville boys soccer team has every intention of making it five in a row.

And head coach Tim Scheemaker's Bees could not ask for a better start, either, venturing west to the Buffalo suburbs and winning the prestigious Clarence Tournament on Labor Day weekend.

Fresh off its 2010 run to the state AA title game, B'ville was methodical and relentless in the first round on Friday afternoon, shutting out Akron 4-0.

Not only did the Bees dominate the possession of the ball, it spread the key plays around. Four different players - Ben Ramin, Trevor Pauldine, Jake Gentile and Jack Jeffery - managed the four goals, two in each half. Jonathan Price, Austin Jabbour and Braden Miles earned assists.

It expected to be much more difficult in Saturday's final against host Clarence, who was burning to avenge last year's 2-1 overtime defeat to B'ville in the state AA semifinal at Middletown.

Far less was at stake here, and it ended in regulation. But the result was the same as the Bees edged past the Red Devils 1-0.

Adam Lauko, one of the many returning stars for B'ville, broke the scoreless tie in the first half, his goal coming off a feed from Ramin. Then the Bees' defense took over, keeping Clarence off the board as goalie Alex Bono recorded six saves.

B'ville begins its CNY Counties League schedule Tuesday night, hosting Liverpool.

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