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C-NS boys soccer gets payback against Liverpool

Warriors' 1-0 defeat comes two nights after loss to B'ville

— In the first 20 minutes, the Warriors sped right through B'ville's defenses and created lots of opportunities, and moved ahead 1-0 in the 11th minute when Joe Sheehan, off a feed from the left side by Nick Zingaro, dribbled around goalie Chris Spaulding and put it into the net.

Nothing seemed to be happening for the Bees until the 23rd minute, when a rare rush forced a corner kick. Sean Stewart delivered a perfect cross to the middle, and fellow defender James Goodridge headed it past Peck for his first-ever varsity goal.

That single play seemed to breathe life into B'ville, on both ends. Less than three minutes later, the Warriors could not clear it out, and Jake Gentile passed to the middle, where Nick Gates pushed it home for the go-ahead goal.

Now fully energized, the Bees' defense did an effective job cracking down on Liverpool's potent attack for the rest of the game, rarely giving them space, doing an especially effective job on Leo Rubio, who rarely had open looks.

B'ville tacked on an insurance goal in the 52nd minute that required near-perfect execution. Stewart, from his own end, delivered a 50-yard pass to the right side. Gentile ran under the ball and, when Peck ran out to challenge him, in one motion delivered a perfect touch shot into the abandoned net.

While all this was going on, C-NS, gearing up for its own shot at Liverpool, was beating Oswego 2-0 at Gillette Field, getting both of its goals from Tony Barraco in the first half and cruising the rest of the way.

Sibble and Kyle Tracy got credit for assists, and the Northstars may have won by a more lopsided margin were it not for the spectacular work of Buccaneers goalie Ben Harrington, who made 23 saves.

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