Marcellus girls soccer sits atop state rankings

Mustangs go on tear, defeat Cazenovia 4-0

Belvito put the Mustangs in front midway through the first half, while Donahue delivered a long shot that soared past eighth-grade Laker goalie Jamie Joseph into the net later in the half, making it 2-0 at the break.

Not content with that margin, Marcellus got it to 3-0 early in the second half as, off a feed from Filtch, Wentworth drilled a header into the net, and with 8:45 to play she set up the final goal with a deft pass to Abby Fallon, who put the shot home.

Ironically, when Westhill took its shot at Skaneateles at Hyatt Stadium last Tuessday, it didn’t get on the board – but it didn’t let the Lakers score, either, as the match ended in a 0-0 draw.

Exactly one week removed from knocking off Marcellus, Skaneateles tried to do the same here, constantly on the attack throughout the 80 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime.

Just as it had done by playing West Genesee to a 0-0 standoff on Sept. 23, the Warriors resisted it all as the defense was precise and poised, not letting Sam Peebles do too much, though Peebles still managed to record seven saves.

More importantly, the Warriors had its fair share of chances, keeping the Lakers’ defense occupied and forcing its freshman keeper, Sophie Kush, to make eight saves and preserve the tie.

Bishop Ludden continued to surge, edging past Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 2-1 last Tuesday afternoon as Nicole Granteed added another goal to her growing ledger, while Kelly Byrne also found the net. Kara Beamish added an assist as Gemma O’Kane needed all seven of her saves to help the Gaelic Knights hang on. Shayla Nichols had the Rebels’ lone goal.

APW would also defeat Jordan-Elbridge 4-1 on Friday afternoon, led by Kylee Bartlett’s two goals and one assist. Fabrize accounted for the Eagles’ lone goal as Alexis Rouse earned the assist.

Solvay recovered from the one-sided defeat to Marcellus by knocking off the combined Syracuse city squad 3-2 on Saturday afternoon, entirely due to Delperuto and Nicole Antonacci.

A first-half goal by Delperuto, assisted by Antonacci, had the Bearcats in front 1-0 at the break. Syracuse used Flanagan Brown’s pair of goals in the second half to gain a chance to win, but Delperuto answered both times to complete the hat trick as, again, Antonacci got credit for the assists.

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