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Liverpool, C-NS boys soccer build win streaks

Local sides could have top seeds for AA sectionals

Liam McDonnell, whose overtime goal beat Fayetteville-Manlius on Oct. 3, found the net, as did Justin Perkins, Pete Girardi and Lucas Roberts. Austin Mizell and Bryan Bausinger added assists. Morgan Miller stopped all six of WG’s shots.

The Northstars followed it up Thursday with a 3-0 shutout over Henninger, a game that was close for quite a while, C-NS only leading 1-0 at halftime as Black Knights goalie Jonny Larca, who finished with seven saves, made lots of quality stops.

But C-NS got away with goals in the early and late portions of the second half, as Kyle Tracy and Nick Bitz both found the net and Henninger gave up an own goal, too.

A day later, the Northstars got a bit of a scare at Central Square, unable to get on the board until the second half before squeaking out a 1-0 victory over the Red Hawks.

Try as it could, C-NS could not get anything past Central Square goalie Alex Marino, whose sensational effort in the net included 18 saves. But the Northstars kept up the pressure, and finally broke through in the second half as Bausinger netted the game-winner, assisted by Mizell.

As Liverpool mostly rests in the last week of the regular season (it did have a non-league game against Pittsford Mendon on Tuesday), C-NS would host Nottingham and then, on Thursday night, get a big test against visiting Baldwinsville, a good barometer for both contenders before the Section III Class AA playoffs start next week.

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