Wayland-Cohocton Girls Tie Dansville in Fall Foliage Soccer

Frank Williams —  Monday, October 8, 2012

Dansville                 1                    Wayland-Cohocton        
1   ( 2  O.T.)

    The Fall Foliage soccer finale in Cohocton was played in honor of
Sgt. Devin Snyder on Saturday (Oct. 6) night at the Ellsworth R. Tripp
Sports Complex. Despite the temperature taking a dip, the action
remained hot throughout the contest. I f you go by “numbers”, the
lopsided stats would heavily favor Wayland-Cohocton in this high school
girls soccer showdown. The 2 local rivals would wind up battling to a
1-1 tie through double-overtime. The game opened with the Golden Eagles
having a strong edge in the play on the Sports Complex’ east field. as
Wayland-Cohocton out shot Dansville 12-3 in the first half, but the
teams remained scoreless. The 2nd half wasn’t much different as the game
seemed to follow the same pattern as the Mustangs would get a good shot
or two in from time to time. Strangely enough it would be Dansville who
would take the lead. With 16:41 left in regulation the ball got loose in
the Wayland-Cohocton box. As it squirted around, Emma Graves would get a
good touch on it & sent it into the upper right hand corner giving the
red & black the 1-0 edge. Defense was the name of the game for the
Mustangs the rest of the way. However, Wayland-Cohocton, sporting their
commemorative pink, white & gray Devin Snyder jerseys, would continue to
“pepper” the Dansville goal. Finally with just 2:13 remaining Jessie
Hammers fed a passing Alyssa Welytok who  drilled a shot into the back
of the net from about 10 yards away to tie the game at 1-1. The game
would wind up a tie through regulation. In the two overtime sessions,
Wayland-Cohocton continued to get  many more good shots on goal, but
Mustang keeper Niki Linzy continued to stand in the way of Way-Coh & a
victory. Dansville in the final minutes missed a chance in the box by
“inches” as the shot rolled slowly past the near post as the 2 rivals
settled for a 1-1 draw.
     Taylor Welytok was named the defensive player of the game, while
sister Alyssa Welytok was selected as the offensive player of the game.
Dansville’s Niki Linzy took home the coveted Most Valuable Player Award.
Wayland-Cohocton ( 3-5-1)  out shot Dansville in the game 33-7, & also
held a slight 4-2 lead in corner kicks. In goal, Mackenzie Weber
finished with 5 saves for Wayland-Cohocton, while Niki Linzy was kept
busy as the junior goalkeeper posted 21 saves in the game for the
Mustangs (3-6-2). Dansville visits Mount Morris on Tuesday (Oct. 9),
while Wayland-Cohocton travels to Batavia.