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September 17, 2013

Devils ride fast start past Rams

Staff Report

Four players scored for Margaretville over the final 17 minutes of the first half as the visiting Blue Devils defeated South Kortright, 4-2, on Monday in a Delaware League boys soccer game.

In a rematch of last season’s Delaware League final that ended in a 1-1 tie, Margaretville broke up a scoreless game with two goals in a 30-second span.

Matt VanValkenburg scored with 16:59 left in the half, finishing a pass from Cooper Reither. It became 2-0 when Diego Caamano set up Reither for a goal 30 seconds later.

Kyle Short then scored off a pass from VanValkenburg about five minutes later to make it 3-0 and Sam Gil got one before halftime as the Blue Devils opened a four-goal lead.

“They’re strong,” South Kortright coach Bob VanValkenburgh said of unbeaten Margaretville. “They pass the ball very well.”

Sam Fabrykiewicz and Dylan Boest scored second-half goals for the Rams, the latter with a minute left in regulation.

“I’m happy with our play,” VanValkenburgh said. “We hung in there.”

SK (2-1-2, 1-1) will host Windham on Thursday.

Morris 2, Worcester 1

Mike Murphy’s scored the game’s first two goals and host Morris held on for a Tri-Valley League victory at home.

Murphy’s second goal came with 28:50 remaining in the second half. He headed in a Dylan Humphris corner kick. Murphy was positioned at the far post and re-directed it toward the far post from 6 yards.

Worcester’s George Clements answered 2:40 later. He scored into the bottom right corner. The Mustangs’ Aidan Staib preserved the lead in the final two minutes by deflecting a direct kick that was curving away from him.

“It was closer than I would have liked,” said Morris coach Dave Sander, whose team lost nine starters to graduation and has one senior on the roster.

Murphy’s first goal came 10 minutes into play. He scored on an 18-yard shot.

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