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Section 3 roundup: WHS boys soccer falls; Beaver River girls win C-2 title

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LIVERPOOL — The Watertown’s boys soccer team’s season ended on Wednesday night by the closest of margins.

After the Cyclones and Christian Brothers Academy battled to a 1-1 tie through two sudden-victory overtimes in a Class A semifinal in the Section 3 playoffs, the Brothers advanced to the title game via a shootout at Liverpool High School.

CBA bested Watertown on penalty kicks, 4-1, to move on.

Tyrell Thomas scored in the first half, with Collin Jorden assisting, and goalie Noah Taylor made nine saves for the third-seeded Cyclones, who finished their season at 15-0-3.

Liam Price tallied a goal, and goalie Mike Smith made three saves for the Brothers (14-2-1), who advance to face fourth-seeded Jamesville-DeWitt, which knocked off No. 1 seed Fowler, 2-0, in the Class A final.

Ironically, Watertown won the Frontier League playoff title by prevailing in a shootout over Indian River two weeks ago.

“It’s a tough way to end a season,” Watertown coach Todd Heckman said. “But we still had a tremendous year.”

GIRLS SOCCER

BEAVER RIVER 2, FABIUS-POMPEY 0

Malori Mattimore and Kristen Ebersol each scored in the second half as the fourth-seeded Beaver River upset second-seeded Fabius-Pompey to claim Section 3’s Class C-2 championship in a game played at Herkimer County Community College.

Goalie Mariah Abel made four saves to record the shutout for Beaver River (9-6-3), which advances to Section 3’s overall Class C title game against Class C-1 winner Little Falls at 2 p.m. on Saturday at SUNY Cortland. Melissa Dow made seven saves for the Falcons (14-4).

Also on Saturday, top-seeded Copenhagen will play in the Class D title game at 4:30 p.m. at SUNY Cortland against No. 2 Poland, which defeated Cincinnatus 3-0 on Wednesday.

FOOTBALL

SOUTH JEFFERSON 34, SOLVAY 21

Dylan Beckstead ran for 153 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Spartans concluded their season with a Class B crossover win at Solvay.

Adam Hutchinson ran for a score and passed to Brandon Dibble for another for South Jefferson (3-6).

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