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August 31, 2013

Milford sweeps Roxbury in openers

The Daily Star

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Peyton Griffiths got his junior season off to a strong start, scoring all of his team’s goals as visiting Milford defeated Roxbury, 3-1, in a non-league boys soccer game Friday.

It marked the season opener for both teams.

Griffiths, a Daily Star First Team All-Star in 2012, broke a 1-all tie with a littler under 10 minutes left.

“It was one of the nicer ones I’ve seen in a while,” Roxbury coach Tom Faraci said of Griffiths’ second goal.

Paul Van Warner sent a long ball to Griffiths, who volleyed it in on a dead sprint from 8 yards to make it 2-1.

Griffiths’ last goal came in the final minute. He also gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the first half, off an assist from Eli Rutledge.

“He’s just a good all-around player,” Faraci said of Griffiths. “He has speed.”

Roxbury tied it 9 1/2 minutes into the second half. Matt Faraci took a direct kick that Chris Clark headed into the goal from 12 yards.

“I was pleased,” Tom Faraci said of his team’s opener. “We came a long ways in the preseason and that Milford team is pretty good.”

Roxbury plays Davenport on Wednesday in a first-round game of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.

Milford 3, Roxbury 1

Milford 1 2 - 3

Roxbury 0 1 - 1

Milford (1-0): Peyton Griffiths 3-0, Eli Rutledge 0-1, Paul Van Warner 0-1.

Roxbury (0-1): Chris Clark 1-0, Matt Faraci 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: M 10-6; R 5-1.

Goalies: Max Lang (M) 4; Jacob Davis (R) 8.


Milford 2, Roxbury 0

Addy Lawson scored twice to lead Milford to a season-opening victory in a non-league road game.

Lawson opened the scoring 3:45 before halftime. She took a pass from Hannah Saggese and penetrated close to the end line on the right side before beating Lisa Boyke from close range. Lawson’s second goal came with 8:59 left.

“I think Milford is a fairly decent team and they outnumbered us,” Roxbury coach Lisa Faraci said, “but I think we held our own.”

Lisa Boyke made 11 saves for the Rockets.

“She had a great game,” Faraci said.

Roxbury will oppose Davenport on Wednesday in a first-round game of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.

Milford, coming off a 12-3-3 season, will travel to Richfield Springs on Tuesday.

Milford 2, Roxbury 0

Milford 1 1 - 2

Roxbury 0 0 - 0

Milford (1-0): Addy Lawson 2-0, Hannah Saggese 0-1, Fiona Brennan 0-1.

Roxbury (1-0): None.

Shots-corner kicks: M 15-14; R 3-3.

Goalies: Monica Renwick (M) 2; Lisa Boyke (Rox) 11.

Laurens 2, Edmeston 0

Jenna Ganio scored 3:48 before halftime to open the scoring and visiting Laurens went on to a Tri-Valley League victory in the season opener for both teams.

The game was supposed to be part of the Edmeston Tournament, but Oxford had to pull out. Oxford was scheduled to play Schenevus in Friday’s first round, but that game and the remainder of the tournament was canceled.

Ganio’s goal came after Taylor Kessler sent a high shot toward goalie Dana Eschler. The ball got behind Eschler, and Ganio was there to kick it into an empty net.

Charlotte Lee scored in the second half for the Leopards, who were outshot, 14-6.

“We just didn’t finish,” Edmeston coach Russ McCall said. ‘We hit the crossbar. We weren’t able to capitalize on our opportunities.”

The Panthers travel to Cooperstown on Wednesday.

Laurens 2, Edmeston 0

Laurens 1 1 - 2

Edmeston 0 0 - 0

Laurens (1-0, 1-0): Jenna Ganio 1-0, Charlotte Lee 1-0, Taylor Kessler 0-1.

Edmeston (0-1, 0-1): None.

Shots-corner kicks: L 6-1; E 14-3.

Sidney 1, B-G 0

Jenna McDonald’s goal 10 minutes before halftime lifted host Sidney to a first-round victory in the Mirabito Tournament.

Warriors stopper Rileigh Genung dribbled the ball deep into Bainbridge-Guilford territory on the right side before sending a sideways pass to McDonald at the top of the 18-yard box. McDonald beat a defender before sending a low shot past Megan Ferrara.

Sidney goalie Jolene Krom made 15 saves. She stopped a breakaway and made a leaping save on a direct kick in the first half.

Krom’s counterpart, Ferrara, finished with 11 saves.

“She made some pretty outstanding saves,” Sidney coach Jody Gravelin said of Ferrara, who thwarted two breakaways.

Gravelin said of her team’s opener: “I told my team afterward that it was a total team effort. Everyone contributed something.”

Winsdor defeated Chenango Valley, 2-1, in the other first-round game.

B-G will face CV in the consolation game at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sidney will play Windsor in the title game at 11:30 a.m.

Sidney 1, B-G 0


First round

B-G 0 0 - 0

Sidney 1 0 - 1

Bainbridge-Guilford (0-1): None.

Sidney (1-0): Jenna McDonald 1-0, Rileigh Genung 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: B 14-0; S 15-7.

Goalies: Megan Ferrara (B) 11; Jolene Krom (S) 15.


UV 3, Greene 1

Hannah Lazarus had six aces Wednesday to lead Unadilla Valley to a 19-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-23 Midstate Athletic Conference road victory in the season opener for both teams.

Nicole Mackey and Shannon McIntyre contributed seven assists apiece for the Storm, who received five aces from Haley Benson.

Kayli Dickinson paced Greene with nine aces and three assists.

UV 3, Greene 1

Wednesday’s match

Game scores: 19-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-23.

Unadilla Valley (1-0): Hannah Lazarus 6 aces; Haley Benson 5 aces, 3 kills; Nicole Mackey 7 assists, 3 kills; Shannon McIntyre 7 assists; Renee DelSontro 3 kills.

Greene (0-1): Kayli Dickinson 9 aces, 3 assists; Mary Messina 4 kills; Autumn Bronson 2 blocks; Chelsea Wells 3 digs.