Westhill, Marcellus soccer earns wins

Mustangs get hot, knock off Class C champ Fabius-Pompey

So far, the Westhill boys soccer team’s regular-season win streak remains healthy and intact, and not even the changing weather could alter plans.

The Warriors waited out last Wednesday’s high heat and storms, and then took to the field that night at Fulton, playing a strong second half to pull away and beat the Red Raiders 4-1.

What was a close contest, just 1-0 at halftime, broke open because Westhill kept pressing. Tom Kinsella landed a pair of goals, while Alex Skeele and Brian Turan also found the net.

A night later, the Warriors were home again and putting away Phoenix 5-1, getting to a 4-0 edge by halftime to settle matters early. Barak Ben Yehuda had a hat trick, putting away three goals and adding an assist, with Skeele and Carter McMahon also netting goals. Jake Etoll managed a pair of assists as Mike Paraszczak got his own assist.

Though it got far less attention than their female counterpart’s win at Westhill, Marcellus was quite glad to win at home last Tuesday night, blanking that same Phoenix squad 2-0.

Both goals came in the first half, as Mark Tompkins and Evan Turner found the net, with assists credited to Adam Molinari and Jake Welsh. The Firebirds allowed nothing more, but its attack was stifled throughout the night, held to just two shots by a solid Marcellus defense.

A 5-0 romp over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill followed on Friday night, the Mustangs unable to put away the Red Devils until it scored four times in the second half as Ian LaFever, in the net, stopped all six shots he faced. Tompkins, with two goals, led the Marcellus attack. Mungza Sen earned a pair of assists as Turner and Nick Matro also found the net.

Even more impressive, from the Mustangs’ standpoint, was beating defending Section III Class C champion Fabius-Pompey 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to make it four victories in a row.

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