Bath-Haverling 5 Wayland-Cohocton 1
It was quite evident that mother nature is getting ready for the annual “Fall Foliage Festival” in Cohocton as the temperature dipped (drastically), the winds & rains picked up…there was a definite “chill” in the air on Wednesday (Sept. 30) night at the Sports Complex where Wayland-Cohocton & Bath-Haverling got together in boys soccer action. The fortunate part of the evening was the fact that the game was “rain free” which was a “plus” especially seeing that the surface was still wet as the teams had to focus…firstly on their footing, & secondly on the game. On this night the visiting Rams took the early lead & after the Golden Eagles tied it up, Bath scored the next 4 goals to finish it to the tune of 5-1.
After “getting a feel” for the field & the chilly conditions Bath would strike first when Brooks Parsons took the ball to the end line & sent it back up top where Elliott Hillman approached & fired a shot into the net from 15 yards away (32:03 remaining) to put the blue & white up. Approximately 20 minutes later the Golden Eagles evened the score (12:37) when Mike Schumacher came on the ball just outside the box, made a nice move faking his way past one defender as he fired a left-footed shot into the lower right hand corner knotting things at 1. Just 2 1/2 minutes later the Rams would retake the lead when Tommy George led a charge up the right flank of the field. He left a nice pass to the left near the top of the box, where Josh Carpenter one-timed it into the right side of the net making it a 2-1 game at the half.
Bath then took control of things in the 2nd half. It didn’t take the Rams long to get on the board again. With 38:57 left (about 1 minute in) Andres Warren served a nice pass ahead where Josh Carpenter ran onto it & delivered it. With (32:15) showing Bath’s Colton Green came past midfield & fired an apparent pass over the Way-Coh defense. From about 40 yards away the ball took a bounce & found its way past everybody & rolled into the back of the net making it a 4-1 game. Bath finished the scoring & the Golden Eagles with (19:29) left when Connor Strong slid a pass to Elliott Hillman who both started the scoring, & finished it too.
Coach Matt Hill’s Rams (7-2-1) out shot Wayland-Cohocton 18-6 in the game & held a 3-2 edge in corner kicks. Steven Binkowski made 3 saves in goal for the Rams who host East Aurora on Saturday (Oct. 3) at “the Rock”. Wayland-Cohocton (4-7) hosts Letchworth in the annual “Spud Jug” game against Letchworth on Sunday at the Cohocton Sports Complex starting at 7p.m.