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#1535910 --- 11/12/19 05:43 AM Regional soccer
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Boys soccer: Lansing, Marathon advance to state Final Four
Alex Rose scored the winner early in the second half as Lansing defeated Bishop Grimes of Section 3, 3-2, on Saturday in a Class C state quarterfinal at Liverpool High School.


Lansing led twice in the first half but the Cobras fought back to tie each time.

Morgan Somchanhmavong scored off a set up by Sam Panzer to give Lansing a 1-0 lead midway through the first half and Mason Edwards gave the Bobcats a 2-1 lead late in the half.

Byam Mugushu scored both goals for Bishop Grimes, including on a penalty kick with 90 seconds left in the first half to tie the score at 2.

Lansing (15-2-2) faces Keshequa (21-0) of Section 5 in a state semifinal next Saturday at Faller Field in Middletown at 8:30 a.m.
Neilson's hat trick lifts Marathon

Cameron Neilson scored three goals to lift Marathon to a 5-0 victory over Poland of Section 3 in a Class D state regional on Saturday at Liverpool.

Neilson scored twice in the first half and once in the second for the Olympians (18-0-1). Diego Castellot scored the team's first goal and Trenton O’Neill also scored for Marathon, which plays Fillmore of Section 5 in a state semifinal in Middletown on Saturday, Nov.16.

Poland finishes 16-4.

https://www.ithacajournal.com/story/spor...our/2553592001/
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#1536045 --- 11/16/19 02:02 PM Re: Regional soccer [Re: Teonan]
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Boys soccer: Lansing dominates, will play for third straight state title

The Lansing boys soccer team scored twice in each half as the Bobcats cruised into the Class C state championship game with a 4-0 victory over Keshequa of Section 5 on Saturday morning in Middletown.

The Bobcats will play for their third straight New York Public High School Athletic Association title on Sunday against Rhinebeck (20-0-1) of Section 9 in the final at 10:30 a.m.

"It’s great and everyone wants to get the three-peat, as we’re calling it," senior striker Sam Panzer said. "It’s an opportunity to do something special and everybody is excited."

Read on: https://www.ithacajournal.com/story/spor...tle/4213455002/
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#1536055 --- 11/17/19 12:17 PM Re: Regional soccer [Re: Teonan]
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Gray’s two goals sends William Smith soccer to NCAA Second Round


November 16, 2019


GENEVA, N.Y.- Sophomore forward Sarah Gray scored a pair of goals to lead the No. 2 William Smith College soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Utica in a NCAA tournament first round game played on Cozzens Field this morning. The Herons notched their 13th straight win and eighth straight shutout to improve to 17-1-1 on the season.

The Pioneers conclude their season with a 12-6-1 overall record. William Smith will face the winner of University of Mary Washington and 14th-ranked Geneseo tomorrow at 1 p.m. in a second round game. Sophomore forward Sarah Gray scored a pair of goals to lead the No. 2 William Smith College soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Utica in a NCAA tournament first round game played on Cozzens Field this morning. The Herons notched their 13th straight win and eighth straight shutout to improve to 17-1-1 on the season.

The Pioneers conclude their season with a 12-6-1 overall record. William Smith will face the winner of University of Mary Washington and 14th-ranked Geneseo Sunday at 1 p.m. in a second round game.

https://libertyleagueathletics.com/news/...cond-round.aspx
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#1536069 --- 11/18/19 03:44 AM Re: Regional soccer [Re: Teonan]
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Lansing vs. Rhinebeck: Bobcats lose 1-0 in NY Class C boys soccer final

Nov. 17, 2019

Lansing was unable to shake off a first-half goal Sunday and fell short in its quest for a third straight boys soccer state championship.

Nakoa Zuger scored in the first half and Rhinebeck defense again was impenetrable as the Hawks completed an undefeated season and captured the state Class C title with a 1-0 victory at Middletown High School.

The victory ignited a celebration that began with the players singing and dancing and continued with a scheduled parade through their hometown. The Hawks won their first state championship since 2014.

https://www.ithacajournal.com/story/spor...hip/4224162002/
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#1536070 --- 11/18/19 04:01 AM Re: Regional soccer [Re: Teonan]
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UMW Women's Soccer Falls at #2 William Smith, 2-0, in NCAA Tournament 2nd Rd.

Nov 17, 2019

The University of Mary Washington women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision at second-ranked William Smith College on Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in Geneva, N.Y. The Eagles close the season with a 12-11 record.

The Herons reached the scoreboard at 16:48 into the first half, as Eileen Rath scored off a rebound assisted from Emilie Sauvayre. Despite being outshot in the first, 13-2, the Eagles trailed by that one tally at intermission.

In the second, William Smith added an insurance score at 50:18, from Sheila McQuillen, and held on for the two-goal margin of victory.

The Herons led in shots, 25-4, as well as in corner kicks, 11-2. Allison Nork made 11 saves in goal for Mary Washington in 78 minutes, and Aly Holden added 12 minutes of scoreless relief without a save.

https://umweagles.com/sports/wsoc/2019-20/releases/20191117p38g96
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#1536315 --- 11/27/19 05:11 AM Re: Regional soccer [Re: Teonan]
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Herons to Final Four!


#2 William Smith Soccer downs Johns Hopkins, advances to NCAA semifinals

GENEVA, N.Y. - The No. 2 William Smith College soccer team scored twice in the second half to knock off No. 12 Johns Hopkins 2-0 in a NCAA Division III Women's Soccer sectional championship match played on Cozzens Field this afternoon. With their 16th straight win, the Herons are now 20-1-1 overall on the season and advance to their 11th national semifinals and first since 2013.

William Smith will head to Greensboro, N.C., and will take on Pomona-Pitzer in the second semifinal on Dec. 6. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. at UNC-Greensboro. Messiah will take on Carnegie Mellon in the other semifinal at 11 a.m.

https://libertyleagueathletics.com/news/...semifinals.aspx
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#1536543 --- 12/08/19 12:59 PM Re: Regional soccer [Re: Teonan]
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WILLIAM SMITH SOCCER: Herons fall to Messiah 1-0 in national championship

By PETE LAMBOS plambos@fltimes.com


GREENSBORO, N.C. — Exactly 92 days ago, William Smith defeated Messiah College 2-0 in an early-season game of women’s soccer powers. It would be the Herons’ first home win and the last loss of the season for Messiah.

Three months later to the day, the two heavyweight programs met in the NCAA Division III national championship game at UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium. The result would be different, as the Falcons from Mechanicsburg, Pa., scored a second-half goal and hung on to defeat William Smith, 1-0, to win their sixth national title and first since 2012. The Herons were trying to win their third national championship.

It was a clash of the titans with the No. 1 and No. 2-ranked teams in the nation battling for the crown. After a promising but scoreless first half, top-ranked Messiah managed to find another gear in the second half, making no mistakes en route to the crown.

Despite the heart-wrenching loss, William Smith head coach Aliceann Wilber said she was still incredibly proud of her team, which saw its 17-game winning streak snapped.

“Enormously proud,” Wilber said immediately after the loss. “Who they are, what they have accomplished, that goes without saying. So few teams and few individuals have a chance to play in the final four and national title so (while) we didn’t win the title — certainly we wanted to do that — I don’t think it detracts a whole ton from what these kids did to get themselves in that position.”

The two teams went back and forth early on, probing for each others’ weakness. The Herons, who finished 21-2-1, nearly jumped out to a lead within five minutes. A crossing pass from Katrine Berg curled right in front of the goal and found Sheila McQuillen who managed to get a touch on it. Somehow, however, Messiah goalkeeper Lydia Ewing managed to block the shot on the goal line.

The Falcons (22-1-3) applied heavy pressure through the first 25 minutes and went right at the heart of the Herons’ defense. It seemed early on that William Smith’s best chance at scoring would be on one of its deadly counter attacks.

“I think what makes Messiah Messiah is the ability to move the ball on one-two touches,” said senior defender Bizzy Moore. “There’s always runners and combinations, so it makes it difficult to track defensively and they played really well today, all hats go off to them. They gave us something we haven’t seen all season.”

The tide shifted a bit late in the first half with the Herons getting comfortable in Messiah’s end. Behind the aggressive play of Emily Sauvayre holding the midfield line, William Smith was able to get five shots off in the first half, though none as threatening as McQuillen’s first opportunity.

The second half usually bodes well for William Smith. Wilber’s team outplayed every opponent in the tournament in the second half, but Messiah would be a different story.

The Falcons came out more aggressive and caught William Smith off guard. Within 10 minutes of the half, Wilber noticed something was off with star defender Maia Martinez. She came out for a brief moment so the coaching and athletic training staff could assess her, and almost immediately after the substitution, Messiah’s Ellie Lengacher found a streaking Maddie Kohl with a through ball down the middle that put Kohl one-on-one with goalie Amanda Kesler. Kohl shot the ball on the ground to the right of Kesler and into the back of the net for what would be the game’s only goal.

“She definitely was exhibiting signs that something wasn’t right,” Wilber said of Martinez. “There was an issue going on and we were coming apart at the seam. So it could look like we made a colossal mistake taking her out, but … the goal would have happened regardless because we were falling apart at that point.”

William Smith exploded off the ensuing kickoff, however, and rushed down the field with numbers. Berg wired a shot from less than 18 yards out that was headed for the top right corner, but Ewing managed to get a hand on it.

That was the only threatening attack the Herons would have until the final minutes of the game.

Messiah regained its composure and possession and continued to pound away at William Smith’s back line and at Kesler, who had another all-world performance in goal. She made five saves in total and kept the Herons in the game from start to finish.

“They have All-American forwards who are very technical,” Kesler said. “They had great numbers coming in that were pressing our backs in ways we hadn’t seen. I felt we were under a lot of pressure.”

In the final 35 minutes, the Falcons simply found another level. They seemed to know every movement the Herons were going to make. Every turn, touch, pass and run, a Messiah player suffocated William Smith’s time with the ball and took advantage of forced errors.

They certainly looked different from the first time the two teams met this year.

“They play with a lot of patterns,” Wilber said. “Early in the season they haven’t had enough opportunity to really perfect the patterns which dictate their movement off the ball and how they find the ball and circulate players. So as the season goes on, they get better and better at that. They are a fine-tuned machine by the time we see them at Nationals.”

William Smith grew more desperate as timed wound down but Messiah would not give an inch. Every championship team has a bit of luck, too, and Messiah was no exception, but the Falcons’ excellent play won the day as they warded off one last McQuillen cross as the clock hit zero.

For many Herons, this would be the final game of their careers. Though the loss may never cease to sting, players like Moore view the entire season, tournament and Final Four as a life experience they will never forget.

“The reason we got this far was how close we all became,” Moore said. “That is not going to change after this (ends). We made memories this year that will last us a lifetime, and we will always have that to hold on to.”


https://www.fltimes.com/sports/william-s...d92060eb42.html
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