For Cherry Valley-Springfield, revenge was short and sweet Friday.
Less than a week after falling to Morris in the Tri-Valley League championship game, the Patriots boys soccer team knocked the Mustangs out of the Section Four Class D Boys Soccer Tournament with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory at home.
“My boys came out playing their game,” said CV-S coach Terri Adams, whose third-seeded team is the defending sectional champion. “They stayed in their short game and they stayed disciplined.”
Andrew Spencer opened the scoring less than six minutes in, converting a corner kick from Ben Drugatz as the Patriots (17-1) jumped to a 1-0 lead. Drugatz served to the near post, where Spencer bodied the ball past Morris goalie Kerry Smith (six saves).
The Patriots took a 2-0 lead with 18:26 left, when Drugatz settled a pass to the right side and scored inside the far post from the 18-yard line.
“That was a nice, solid shot,” Adams said. “He collected it and just drove it.”
Matt Morlock took advantage of a miscue by CV-S goalie Wyatt Crowley (six saves) to cut Morris’ deficit in half with 9:27 to go. Crowley left the goalmouth to cut off Morlock’s angle but slipped. Morlock, who converted a pass from TJ Doyle, scored the winning goal in Morris’ 1-0 defeat of the Patriots in the T-V final last Saturday at the Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta.
The sixth-seeded Mustangs finished the season at 13-4-1.
CV-S advanced to a sectional semifinal at No. 2 seed Marathon of the Interscholastic Athletic Conference on Tuesday at a time and site to be determined. Marathon (14-2) roughed up No. 10 Roxbury, 6-0, on Friday. No information was reported to The Daily Star by press time.
Margaretville 4, SK 3
Kyle Short finished with two goals and one assist to lead fourth-seeded host Margaretville (15-0-3) to a Section Four Class D quarterfinal victory.