Oct 03, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
In the first of their two regular-season encounters, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team got quite a battle from East Syracuse-Minoa last Tuesday night, but still did enough to beat the Spartans 2-0 and remain undefeated.
Owning the no. 8 state Class A ranking, the Red Rams controlled possession of the ball throughout the game against ESM, but didn’t always find success as Spartan goalie Casie Auricchio had a superb outing, recording 12 saves.
Still, J-D got goals from Tessa Devereaux and Ella DiGiovanni, one in each half, to get in front. Jessica Holmes and Olivia Ferlenda got credit for assists, and the Rams’ defense limited ESM to just four shots.
Moving on from this, the Rams bashed Fulton 7-1 on Friday night, exploding for five goals in the first half to put the Red Raiders away early.
Holmes could not be stopped, scoring twice and adding three assists. Maddy Devereaux also had three assists as Tessa Devereaux managed two goals and one assist. Allie Balotin, Paige Sherling and Ell DiGiovanni put in one goal apiece.
As this went on, J-D’s boys soccer team, who held the no. 3 spot in the first state Class A poll oft he season, went for eight in a row against Fowler and had to fight hard to edge past the Falcons 1-0.
Through a scoreless first half, the Rams had a majority of the chances, but could not convert. But it had time to work because the defense, led by Dan Canfield, Eric Nuss and Jesse Evensky, held Fowler to just four shots. Thus, when Jimmy Fazio broke the 0-0 deadlock with his unassisted second-half goal, it proved enough.
When the Red Rams played Mexico on Saturday, the varsity and JV teams hosted the Sally A. Lock Charity Games, benefiting ovarian cancer research. More than $2,400 was raised in the first edition in 2010, when J-D faced Baldwinsville.
Here, the Rams would beat the Tigers 7-0, led by senior Tom Lukow’s pair of goals. Lukow, a varsity player since his freshman year, missed the 2010 season due to a knee injury, but has returned to full strength and has contributed both as an offensive leader and by playing in goal.
Fazio had a pair of assists as Pat Maroney and Mike Mulvihill both had one goal and one assist. Andrew Lee, Luca Pelligra and John Mahoney also scored, with Josh Kiesa, Lucas Johnson and Peter Silsz earning assists.
In non-league play, ESM’s boys team would return to the win column last Monday night at Spartan Stadium, knocking off Tully 3-1.
The Black Knights had a 6-1 record and led the OHSL Patriot division, but the Spartans jumped all over them, seizing a 3-0 lead by halftime. Esad Tihic, Jarrett Temple and Connor McEachron scored, with Sam Baadani picking up a pair of assists. Eries Hujdur also had an assist.
Just 24 hours later, the Spartans won again, 3-0, over Cortland. Following a 0-0 first half, ESM took charge in the late going as Jeremy Barbuto found the net twice, while Jeff Smith earned the other goals, plus an assist. Casey Sullivan stopped all four shots he faced.
ESM’s girls team returned to the field Thursday, beating Mexico 3-1. Amanda Wall carried the Spartans along, scoring once in the first half and twice more in the second half to earn a hat trick. Kaitlyn Shaughnessy, Heather Hiltbrand and Alex McEachron each had one assist.