Waverly, Tioga fall in close matches
Waverly lost a tightly fought game 3-2 to Candor in IAC boys' soccer action Monday.
It was tied at two when a late goal by Candor's Jordan Bartolis with 1:46 left proved to be the different.
Despite the loss, Waverly coach Tara Franklin was pleased with her team's performance.
"I was very happy with the way we played today," she said. "We were passing and working together as a unit for the first time. Tanner had an incredible game in goal while Matt McFarland had a great game back on defense. It's nice to see newcomers like Matt and Ramon (Garcia) really come out of their shells as players. Brenton Frisbie worked well with Grant Caplan up top while Callum worked well with Kyle in the middle. We played better in the first half and were able to keep possession.We lost our composure in the last 10 minutes of the game but this was by far the best game we have played this year."
Callum Caplan scored off a Jake Ovedovitz assist in the first half for Waverly while Jake Vanscoy scored Candor's goal.
In the second half it was Grant Caplan scoring on a free kick outside the 18 while Candor got a goal from Kevin Jensen.
Candor out shot Waverly 27-5 and had a 10-3 corner kick advantage.
Tanner Cantrell made 19 stops for Waverly.
Watkins Glen 2, Tioga 0
Back to back goals by Luke Flahive proved to be the difference for the Senecas in their IAC boys' soccer win Monday.
The game was tied 0-0 at the half before Flahive put Watkins up 1-0 nine minutes into the second half. Then with two minutes left he scored again to secure the win.
"It was a physical game," Tioga coach James Howey said.
Watkins out shot Tioga 25-10 and had a 7-2 corner kick advantage.
Luke Hoose made 19 stops for the Tigers while Tony Keough had five for the Senecas.
Tioga is at Newark Valley Wednesday.