WATERVILLE, N.Y. – The Little Falls Mounties routed Utica’s Notre Dame Jugglers 11-0 Wednesday and did their part to set a familiar match-up for the championship round of Waterville’s Brothertown Optimist Tournament.
Waterville beat Brookfield 10-0 in Wednesday’s second match and the Indians will meet the Mounties in the title match for the fifth year in a row. Little Falls is the defending champion and also won in 2013 while Waterville won in 2012 and 2014.
Maria Morotti scored six times for Little Falls in its match. She opened the scoring with a goal on the first of the Mounties’ two penalty kicks and had three of the four goals before halftime. She scored three of the first four goals in the second half and assisted on the other which was scored by Kailee Jasewicz.
The six goals are a career high for Morotti who now has 60 in her varsity career. She had a five-goal match against Owen D. Young last season.
Caira Miles scored two goals for Little Falls and closed the scoring on a penalty kick. Jasewicz and Kharla Gullis each had a goal and an assist, Geena Morotti scored a goal, and Nicole Failing, Cassie Tinkler and Camber Barnett each contributed an assist.
Goalkeeper Kylie Miles was not called upon to make a save for the Mounties (3-0-0) as defenders Caira Miles, Tinkler, Jessie Mitchell, Makenna Peruzzi and Emma Rasch held their second straight opponent without a shot.
Abigail Hawes recorded 17 saves for Notre Dame.
For Waterville in the later match, Sydney Cook had five goals and two assists, Anna Beach had two and two, and Rachel Zielinski made seven saves.
The championship match is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start Saturday.
EAST HERKIMER, N.Y. – The Herkimer Magicians evened their record Wednesday with a 6-0 win over the Adirondack Wildcats.
The Magicians (2-2-0) scored three times in the first 10 minutes of play and led 5-0 at halftime on their home field. Maddie Renshaw opened the scoring three minutes into the contest and added a second goal at the 10-minute mark after Becky Judd had tallied to make it 2-0. Morgan Nichols and Eliza Marusic also scored before halftime and Alana Ferri had one after.
Kurstin Gay made no saves for the Magicians who outshot the Wildcats 18-4.
Stevissa Nellenback made four saves and Arielle Kranbuhl had two for Adirondack.
OWEN D. YOUNG 0
SPRINGFIELD CENTER, N.Y. – Hailey Traut and Rose Simmons each had three goals and an assist for Frankfort-Schuyler Wednesday in the Maroon Knights’ 9-0 win over the Owen D. Young Wildcats.
Sara Manzo assisted on three goals for the Maroon Knights (2-1-0) who led 3-0 at halftime and added six goals after the break. Giana DeSarro, Courtney Maida and Sophia Simmons each scored a goal, and Brittany Munch, Scarlett Rodio and Bella Zito each had an assist.
Charlotte Rodio and Hanna Linscott each made one save in the shutout.
Evonna Mower made three saves and Kaitlyn Lewis had 14 for Owen D. Young (0-2-0).
OPPENHEIM-EPHRATAH-ST. JOHNSVILLE 2
ST. JOHNSVILLE, N.Y. – The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Wolves took a 2-0 lead in the first half Wednesday and won 2-1 at Middleburgh to open Western Athletic Conference play.
Alexis Romeyn scored first, unassisted, and Emily Engle had the second goal with an assist from Addie Brundage on a corner kick.
Jessie Batz scored the Middleburgh goal in the second half.
The Wolves (2-1-0, 1-0-0 WAC) outshot the Knights 15-5 and got three saves from Caitlin Handy. Sam Petrosino made nine saves for Middleburgh.