Boys Soccer Roundup: York Edges Grafton in Garvey Tournament Finals

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York's boys soccer team poses together after claiming the Garvey Tournament title. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lenz)
York’s boys soccer team poses together after claiming the Garvey Tournament title. (Kim Lenz/WYDaily)

York won its third consecutive game of the season Thursday, beating Grafton 3-2 in the championship game of the Christine Garvey Memorial Tournament.

With the win, York has now won three consecutive Christine Garvey Memorial Tournament championships.

The Clippers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead behind a Patrick Garber free kick in the seventh minute.

York’s Bailey McClure found the equalizing goal in the 20th minute, collecting a pass from Cameron Dunbar and slotting the ball into the back of the net.

Dunbar found himself in the scoring mix shortly before halftime. In the 33rd minute, Dunbar rifled a shot from outside the box that found its way into the back of the net and put York on top 2-1 heading into the break.

Coming out of halftime, Grafton’s Chase Green tied the game up at 2-2 and gave new life to the Clippers.

However, McClure came to York’s rescue in the 53rd minute when he found the back of the net off an assist from Cameron Dail. McClure goal proved to be the game-winner as the Falcons were able to hold off the Clippers until the final whistle.

York (3-0) will now prepare to take on Frank W. Cox at home Tuesday, while Grafton (2-1) will try to rebound at home against Bethel on Monday.

York 3, Grafton 2

Goals: York (McClure 2, Dunbar), Grafton (Garber, Green)
Assists: York (Dunbar, Dail)

 

Late PK Sinks Lafayette Against Warwick

A hard-fought battle with Warwick came to a disappointing close Thursday evening as a late penalty kick gave Warwick a 3-2 victory against Lafayette at Wanner Stadium.

Reeves Trott put Lafayette up 1-0 less than three minutes into the game as he weaved through Warwick players and slid the ball past the keeper with his left foot.

After Trott’s goal, Warwick logged back-to-back goals to take a 2-1 lead heading into halftime.

Trott got on the board again in the second half in the 72nd minute, tying the game at 2-2 and giving Lafayette the momentum.

However, in a game in which Lafayette was called to numerous fouls, Warwick was awarded a penalty kick with 2:30 left in the game. The Raiders converted the penalty kick, which ended up as the game-winning goal.

Lafayette (1-1) will try to rebound at home against Kecoughtan on Monday.

Warwick 3, Lafayette 2

Goals: Lafayette (Trott 2)
Assists: Lafayette (Yanez, T. Pogue)

 

Bruton Opens Season With Shutout Over W&L

Bruton opened its season with a resounding 5-0 home victory against new Conference 33 foe Washington & Lee on Thursday.

The Panthers scored early and often in the first half while simultaneously pressing on defense in an effort to preserve the shutout.

Sharif Donkor found the back of the net first for the Panthers. He was followed by Lanson Fontaine, who scored a pair of goals for Bruton.

Chuckie Tenbusch scored and assisted on four goals for the Panthers. Italian transfer Andrea Abriani also added to Bruton’s dominant first half, scoring his first goal as a Panther.

With a commanding 5-0 lead established by halftime, Bruton Coach Luke Taylor experimented with some different lineups in the second half.

While Bruton’s offense dipped in the second half, the Panthers were able to play smothering defense and secure the shutout victory in front of their home crowd.

Bruton (1-0) will visit Mathews on Wednesday and is looking to move to 2-0 on the year.

Bruton 5, Washington & Lee 0

Goals: Bruton (Donkor, Fontaine 2, Tenbusch, Wilson)
Assists: Bruton (Tenbusch 4, Abriani)

 

Jamestown Shut Down by Frank W. Cox

Jamestown was unable to get any offense going during a season-opening 6-0 road loss to Frank W. Cox on Thursday.

The Eagles found themselves down early as Frank W. Cox converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute to go up 1-0. Minutes later, Frank W. Cox added another goal to go on top 2-0.

Frank W. Cox tacked on a third goal in the 23rd minute and earned a fourth goal that put Jamestown in a 4-0 hole by halftime.

The second half was not much better for the Eagles, who surrendered two more goals until the final whistle blew.

Jamestown (0-1) will look to rebound at home Tuesday against Landstown.

Individual statistics were not reported for this game.

Frank W. Cox 6, Jamestown 0

 

Warhill Blanks Kecoughtan in Garvey Tournament Consolation

Warhill continued its smooth sailing in the Christine Garvey Memorial Tournament on Thursday, defeating Kecoughtan 2-0 in the consolation round.

The win caps off a successful tournament for the Lions, who outscored their opponents 8-1 over the three tournament games.

Warhill (3-0) will now turn its attention to a road game against Colonial Heights on Tuesday.

Individual statistics were not reported for this game.

Warhill 2, Kecoughtan 0