Ethan Drugatz, Ben Drugatz and Jordan Manikas scored first-half goals to lead visiting Cherry Valley-Springfield to a 3-0 Tri-Valley League boys soccer victory over Laurens on Tuesday.
“We played better in the second half,” Laurens coach Dave Miller said. “We did not play well in the first half. Of course, we haven’t played a team of that caliber to this point. (CV-S coach) Terri (Adams) continues to put out top-notch, well coached teams. It’s pretty impressive.”
Ben Drugatz scored 11 minutes into play before Manikas and Ethan Drugatz scored three minutes midway through the half.
“That’s exactly how they play,” Miller said of the Patriots’ short-passing game. “That’s what they like to do, they do it well and it’s hard to defend.”
CV-S, the defending Section Four Class D champion, had a 10-1 advantage in shots.
David Fraser made six saves for the Leopards (1-2, 1-2), who travel to Morris on Friday.
Milford 3, G-MU 1
Peyton Griffiths and Elijah Coley scored for Milford, which benefited from an own goal to win in the Tri-Valley League.
After Griffiths put Milford ahead, 1-0, a Gilbertsville-Mount Upton defender inadvertently kicked the ball into the goal to make it 2-0.
Neyen Romano scored late in the first half for the Raiders.
Coley answered 13 minutes into the second half for Milford.
G-MU (1-2, 1-2) is at the Greene Tournament on Friday.
Morris 4, Edmeston 0
Levi Decker scored twice, and Josh Rutherford and Mike Murphy also had goals in Morris’ Tri-Valley League road victory.
Rutherford opened the scoring by converting on a direct kick from 30 yards 13 minutes into play. Decker made it 2-0 with 5:09 left in the half, scoring on a penalty kick after he was pulled down in the box.
Murphy, a freshman, scored his first varsity goal with 1:30 left to play.
The Mustangs (1-2-1, 1-1-1) travel to Laurens on Friday.
Franklin 3, RS 2
The second of Derek Beers’ two goals broke a 2-all tie as host Franklin won in the Tri-Valley League.
Beers tracked down a long pass from Garrett Martin before scoring inside the near post with 5 minutes, 44 seconds left.
Beers’ first goal tied the score at 2 with 3:44 to go in the first half.
Tom Tolley also scored for Franklin (2-0, 2-0), which will play at Milford on Friday.
Tom Worobey and Shawn Miller scored for Richfield Springs.
Corey Roseboom scored three goals, David Vosatka had two and Kevin Weinert finished with a goal and four assists as visiting Schenevus cruised in the Tri-Valley League.
Austin Wheeler and Jacob Darling also scored for the Dragons.
Anthony Hewitt stopped 13 shots for Worcester (0-3, 0-3), which plays Richfield Springs on the road Friday.
Roxbury 5, Gilboa 1
Five players scored for visiting Roxbury in its Delaware League victory.
Garrett Hinkley opened the scoring 10 minutes into play. Spencer Hinkley scored 14 minutes later for the Rockets.
Chris Clark, Chris Walcutt and Joe McAfee also scored for Roxbury.
Hunter Grace scored for Gilboa (1-4, 0-2), which plays host to Margaretville on Thursday.
Stamford 5, Windham 1
Erik Erhardt had three goals and two assists to lead Stamford to a Delaware League win at home.
Liam Collins and Wade Tompkins each had a goal and assist for the Indians, who host Davenport on Thursday in a rematch of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup championship game won by the Wildcats, 1-0, this past Saturday.
Anthony Savasta scored for Windham.
Margaretville 1, SK 0
Kyle Short scored on a breakaway about 2 ½ minutes into overtime as host Margaretville won in the Delaware League.
“It really could have gone either way,” Margaretville coach Jeremey Marks said. “It was a typical game for us and South Kortright.”
Short took a throughball from Matt VanValkenburg for a 1-on-1 with SK goalie Bret Post (12 saves) and scored into the lower-right corner.
Mitch Hull made seven saves for Margaretville (4-0, 2-0), which visits Gilboa on Thursday.
“Both sides had almost (goals), but both goalies played really well,” Marks said. “Both defenses and both goalies were very solid.”
H-T 3, Jefferson 0
Dylan Legg scored twice and visiting Hunter-Tannersville had a 13-2 advantage in shots in en route to a Delaware League victory.
Legg’s first goal came with 23:13 left in the first half. Jordan Radcliff made it 2-0 with about seven minutes remaining in the first half.
Jimmy Reeves made nine saves for Jefferson (0-4, 0-2), which travels to Downsville on Thursday.