Wayland-Cohoction 3 Batavia 2
It was Devin Snyder Classic night at the Cohocton Sports Complex on Saturday night (Oct. 3) as the Wayland-Cohocton girls soccer team wore commemorative pink jerseys & shorts with her name on them in memory of the fallen heroine. Mother nature played her part in the activity as rain, drizzle, mist & chill all entered into the fall backdrop for the game. Wayland-Cohocton’s offense came alive in the 2nd half as the Golden Eagles would claim a 3-2 victory over the visiting Blue Devils. Strangely enough, it was the 2nd time in the last 3 games that the teams met with the maroon & gold claiming a win in Batavia earlier in the week under the same rainy & dam conditions in Genesee County.
The blue & white would open the scoring as Maggie Hammeister netted one about 8 minutes into the game forciing Way-Coh to play “catch-up”. The Golden Eagles didn’t like that role, so Jessie Hammers would tie the contest one minute later on a penalty kick that was granted after one of the Eagles was dragged down in the box. The game was knotted after 40 minutes of play.
Just 3 minutes into the 2nd half Wayland-Cohocton would grab the lead for good. Maddie Lewis worked hre way into the box & fired a strong shot that was deflected by the keeper & Maggie McAllister was there to quickly jam it back in giving Terry Brown’s troops a lead. of 2-1. Approximately 5 minutes later Jessie Hammers scored again on an assist from Maddie Lewis putting the Eagles up by 2. Maggie Cecere hit a penalty kick late in game to put Batavia back in the hunt, but Way-Coh’s defense dictated the outcome.
Wayland-Cohocton (12-1) out shot Batavia 15-11, while the goalie Ashlee Schumacher had 9 saves while Samantha Cecere stopped 11 shots for the Blue Devils. Way-Coh hosts rival Dansville at the Sports Complex on Wednesday (Oct. 7) at 7pm.