FRANKFORT, N.Y. –Josh Graziadei scored a goal in the first half Wednesday and the Frankfort-Schuyler Maroon Knights prevented Little Falls from clinching the Center State Conference’s Division II title outright with a 1-0 win over the Mounties.
The match completed league play for the Mounties (7-7-1, 7-1-0 CSC-II) who had been unbeaten within Division II and had already clinched a tie for first place. Frankfort-Schuyler (8-6-0, 6-1-0 CSC-II) can grab a share of the title with a win at Dolgeville Friday; a tie or a Dolgeville win would give Little Falls sole possession of first place.
Graziadei scored with an assist from Gio Randazzo. Goalie Alex Rusev made six saves and the Maroon Knights recorded their fourth consecutive shutout.
Andrew Celio made five saves for Little Falls, a 3-2 winner at home when the teams met Sept. 22.
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POLAND, N.Y. – P.J. Mahoney and Jarrett Papp combined to score five goals for Poland Wednesday in the Tornadoes’ 9-2 win over the West Canada Valley Indians.
Mahoney scored three times and Papp added two goals in the third straight win for Poland (11-2-2). Garrett Jones, William Clark, Ryan Kolwaite and Justin Greiner each scored one goal. Jordan LaSalle and Tanner Allen each contributed two assists, and Peter Burritt had one. LaSalle was also credited with two saves.
Tyler Weakley scored one goal for West Canada Valley (1-13-0) and assisted on another scored by Michael Senkiv. Caden Ludwig made 10 saves.
Poland finishes the regular season with a match at home Friday against Remsen. At 5-0-2, the Tornadoes have already clinched the Center State Conference’s Division IV title.
West Canada Valley plays at Herkimer Friday.
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VAN HORNESVILLE, N.Y. – Morgan Rotach scored both Remsen goals Wednesday in the Rams’ 2-1 win over the Owen D. Young Wildcats.
Griffin Murray assisted on one of Rotach’s goals, and Ian Long made four saves for the Rams (9-4-2, 4-2-1 CSC-IV).
Stephen Dygert scored for the Wildcats (0-13-0, 0-7-0 CSC-IV) who got 19 saves from Jerimiah Edick.
Remsen plays at Poland Friday while Owen D. Young finishes the season Saturday with a match at Hamilton.
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ST. JOHNSVILLE, N.Y. – The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Wolves scored six goals in the first half Wednesday and defeated the Mekeel Christian Academy Lions 7-1.
Trent Barker had two goals and an assist for the Wolves (12-2-1, 9-1-1 WAC-II), and Jack Brundage also scored two goals. Braden Fredericks added a goal and an assist, Mason Snell and Colby Cover each scored a goal, and Seth Myers had an assist. Elias Sanchez made two saves.
Andrew Ahlquist scored the Mekeel Christian Academy goal. Devon Brooks made 15 saves.
The Wolves’ opponent for Friday’s Western Athletic Conference crossovers will be Mayfield which will be hosting a doubleheader with the boys playing at 4:15 p.m. and the girls taking on Canajoharie at 7 p.m.
MILFORD, N.Y. – Three Hawkeyes scored goals Wednesday in Cooperstown’s 3-1 win over neighboring Milford.
Jack Lambert, Noah Lifgren and Pierce Snyder each scored one goal for Cooperstown (12-2-0), the New York State Sportswriters Association’s top-ranked Class C team. Calvin Sandler and Thomas Knight each had an assist, and Sam Bonderoff made four saves in the shutout.
The Hawkeyes, newly-realigned from Division II, can claim the Center State Conference’s Division III title outright with a win in Friday’s regular season finale against Mt. Markham. Cooperstown is 5-2-0 in the division while second-place Sauquoit Valley is 4-2-1, and Westmoreland is 4-2-2 and finished with league play.
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FRANKFORT, N.Y. – The Utica Academy of Science got two goals from Mohammed Abuzamak Wednesday and defeated the Mt. Markham Mustangs 2-1.
Amar Halimanovic assisted on one of Abuzamak’s goals, and Sandy Alicajic made 10 saves.
David Duh scored the lone goal for Mt. Markham (0-14-1).
The Mustangs travel to Cooperstown for a match Friday.