DANSVILLE — On Thursday it was a "high noon" showdown as Dansville opened its girls varsity soccer season at home against Wellsville, who had one game under their belts from earlier in the week.
The Mustangs could not be contained as they would get on the board in the first five minutes and never looked back as the red & black singed the net three times in the first half and three more in the second for a convincing 6-0 taming of the Lions.
Rachel Drake got the Mustangs off and running with an unassisted score in the fourth minute of play, then it was all Dansville. About 10 minutes later Madison Lee slipped a pass off to Madelyn Vedger who buried it to double the lead. Just four minutes later Grace Rittenhouse knocked one in making it a 3-0 count at the intermission.
The second half was no different as Dansville picked things up again for coach Arin Belden with a goal in the sixth minute when Madelyn Vedger found Mackenzie Lawless to make it a four-goal margin. In the 53rd minute Sophia Frisiras assisted on a goal by Mackenzie Johnson-Boser. Finally Madison Lee scored in the final seconds on a feed from Mackenzie Lawless making the final 6-0. Dansville (1-0) saw Jillian Schramm record the shutout in goal with four saves.
Dansville's next action will be on Wednesday, hosting the Warsaw Tigers at 4:30 p.m. Wellsville (0-2) hosts Hinsdale Wednesday.
Hornell 2, Bolivar-Richburg 0
BOLIVAR — The Hornell Lady Red Raiders improved to 2-0 on the season with a 2-0 win on the road over Bolivar-Richburg Thursday evening in Bolivar.
Hornell was in control for most of the first half against a very strong Lady Wolverine squad, but finally broke through on the scoreboard in the 32nd minute of play thanks to a connection between two seniors.
First, Julia Ashworth pushed the ball up the middle of the field before rocketing a pass deep down the field where a streaking Alyssa Delaney caught up to it and buried a shot in the back of the net.
Hornell scored again in the 21st minute of the second half thanks to some relentless pressure. Sophia Carretto carried the ball all the way down to the end line, where she attempted a cross. The ball landed on the foot of Kennedy Horabi, who couldn’t quite control the shot as it went wide. After an attempted clear, Delaney ended up with the ball in the box, but her shot on net was saved.
The rebound bounced back to Horabi, who did not waste her second chance as she casually fired the ball into the back of the net, sealing the 2-0 win for Hornell. Juliette Marino made three saves, while Paige Taylor had 12 saves for Bolivar-Richburg.
"It's an outcome oriented game and most folks are looking at the scoreboard to get an indication of how the game went. At times I don’t do that," said B-R coach Mark Emery. "I was really happy with our performance. I never like a loss, but I saw such great hustle and a sophomore goalie really come into her own in only the second game. Hornell was the better team, Mike (Wilkinson) is a good coach who always has them ready to play, but I felt really good about our effort. I think we’re further along the curve than we were last year at this time."
The Lady Raiders (2-0-0) now host Jasper-Troupsburg on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in Maple City Park. Bolivar-Richburg (1-1-0) now squares off with Cuba-Rushford on Tuesday in Bolivar at 5 p.m.
Canisteo-Greenwood 2, Alfred-Almond 1
CANISTEO — Canisteo-Greenwood’s Allie Smith scored two goals Thursday evening as the Lady Redskins improved to 2-0 with a 2-1 win over Alfred-Almond in Canisteo.
Both Smith goals came in the second half, and one came off of an assist from Katy Amidon. Gretchen Hendrickson recorded six saves in the win.
Canisteo-Greenwood (2-0-0) now hosts Hammondsport on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Alfred-Almond (0-1-0) now hosts Campbell-Savona on Sept. 10 at 5:45 p.m.
Fillmore 2, Holland 0
FILLMORE – Despite being shorthanded going into their first game of the season, the Lady Eagles found their way into the win column, as they connected on big goals to set the tone on their 2-0 win over Holland in first round action on Thursday.
“We came into tonight’s game with a little uncertainty. We lost two starters during scrimmage action, and we lost Carmen (Mancuso) already, so I think everyone had a question mark,” Fillmore coach Jon Beardsley said. “We knew we had some quality depth, and tonight we had so many different people come up big that the uncertainty disappeared. We had our moments, but in the second half we were very composed.”
Maddie Burrichter put Fillmore (1-0) on the board first, receiving a cross from Emily Hatch. Early in the second half, Shelby Beardsley put away another Hatch assist. Riley Voss stopped three shots for her first shutout of the season.
Fillmore will now go for the tournament title Saturday evening, as they take on Section VI powerhouse Portville at 7 p.m. Arkport/Canaseraga will battle Holland in the consolation round at 5 p.m.
“Saturday we will have our hands full,” said Beardsley. “I was impressed with Portville, and they have athletes all over the field that play good soccer. We created this tournament for games like tonight, and the game coming up. It’s going to make us better, and that is simply what we want.”
Portville 6, Arkport/Canaseraga 0
FILLMORE — Portville dominated the opening night of the season Thursday evening with a 6-0 win over visiting Arkport/Canaseraga.
Bryn Milne scored five goals for Portville, while Carley Wiliams scored one.
Arkport/Canaseraga (0-1-0) now heads to Avoca on Wednesday evening at 4:30 p.m.
Wayland-Cohocton 1, Naples 1
NAPLES — In the season's opener, Naples and Wayland-Cohocton played to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday afternoon.
The visiting Golden Eagles scored 31 minutes into the first half when Ashley Page found Ayslinn Holbrook who buried it giving the maroon & gold a one-goal lead at the half. Time was starting to wind down in the second 40 minutes. Angie Lombardo slid a pass to Katey Lincoln who nailed the shot with just five minutes remaining in the game, which would wind up in a 1-1 deadlock.
Delaney Brehm made 9 saves for coach Eileen Feinman's maroon & gold, while Jesse Gordon stopped five shots for Naples (0-0-1). Wayland-Cohocton (0-0-1) has a long break before beginning their Division I season with a trip to rival Dansville's back yard on Sept. 11.