Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 03
By Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writer
Brothers Clip Red Hawks’ Wings
The Christian Brothers Academy varsity football team stormed into the Section III Class AA Tournament with a commanding 54-6 victory over an overmatched Central Square team Friday night at Alibrandi Stadium. Going into the tournament, the Brothers were undefeated and ranked among the state’s and the nation’s best teams.
In the victory over Central Square, All-State quarterback Greg Paulus delivered four touchdown passes, two to Joe Rinaldo and two to Lavar Lobdell. William Urcioulli had one touchdown run of 62 yards for the Brothers’ first score and Lobdell recovered a fumble and 38 yards for a touchdown. Jim Arsenault had a touchdown run of one yard to cap off CBA’s scoring. The Red Hawks’ lone touchdown came in the final quarter. The Brothers will next face Henninger in the Section III Tournament Semifinal.
Brothers Soccer Teams Fall In Tournament
Both Christian Brothers Academy’s boys and girls soccer teams fell from the Section III Tournament in the second round of play last week. After toppling No. 13 seed Corcoran 2-1 in the first round of the tournament, the No. 4 CBA varsity boys soccer team fell to Cicero-North Syracuse by the same score in the semifinal round. In the win over Corcoran, Patrick Overton scored one goal and was credited with one assist. John Pelligra scored the Brothers’ other goal. In goal, Jess D’Eridita was credited with four saves. Against C-NS Saturday, the Brothers were denied a chance to face top-seeded Fayetteville-Manlius, as Colin Conroy scored their only goal in the 2-1 loss. D’Eridita had 10 saves in the contest.
With a 15-0-2 record going into the playoffs, Godwin Iwelumo’s girls side earned a No. 1 seed in the Class A Tournament, but on Cicero-North Syracuse’s artificial-turf field faced a Fulton team that had cut its teeth among Class AA schools during the regular season. CBA commanded the field, especially in the first half, but were held scoreless in regulation. The game went into overtime 0-0, and Fulton scored the first goal in the first extra session. In the second overtime session, Mae Butler launched a well-placed corner kick to the near post and leading scorer Kate Dellas simply flicked the ball back for a goal. Following the two five-minute sessions of sudden-death overtime, the game went into a penalty kick shoot out, wherein Fulton outshot the Brothers 4-3.
Ludden Boys Soccer Advances
Seeded fourth in the Section III Class B Tournament, the Bishop Ludden varsity boys soccer team defeated Skaneateles and Holland Patent to advance to the lower-bracket finals. In their first-round win over Skaneateles, the Gaelic Knights received two goals and one assist from Ryan Cole. During the regular season, Cole had been among the Liberty’s top-five goal scorers. Tobias Kueppers added another goal in the victory, and Alex Mihal, one of the league’s top playmakers, added an assist. Goalkeeper Adam McMahon was credited with 12 saves. In the semifinal win over Holland Patent, Cole had one assist and one goal, while Kueppers had one goal and Mihal contributed with an assist. McMahon was cited as having made three saves.
Top-Seeded Seton Routs Elmira-Notre Dame
The Seton Catholic Central varsity boys soccer team swaggered into the Section IV Class C Tournament with the No. 1 seed. Having earned a bye in the first round, the Saints routed Elmira-Notre Dame in the quarterfinal round Saturday on their home field. Mike Aingworth and Sean Fitzpatrick led the Saints on offense with two goals and one assist apiece. Zach Boyko had one assist and one goal, and Morgan Messina chipped in with one assist. The Saints outshot Notre Dame 18-3 and drew seven corner kicks to the visitors’ one. The Saints dominated defensively, forcing reserve goalkeeper Shane Ravener to make just one save. Christian Valenti was cited as having zero saves in the convincing win.