SCRANTON, Pa. — The nation’s No. 1-ranked team stood between William Smith College and the NCAA Division III women’s soccer final four.
The Finger Lakes West boys and girls soccer leagues were competitive in 2021, and now that hard work is getting recognized through this year’s all-league selections.
The 2021 high school soccer season was, perhaps, anticipated more than any other in recent memory after the nation’s nearly two-year battle against Covid-19.
GENEVA — The William Smith Herons soccer team are in familiar territory. In the program’s 31st NCAA Tournament appearance and fourth in the past four seasons (excluding 2020), they know that there is no such thing as an easy win from here on out.
GENEVA — Another year marks another Liberty League Championship for the William Smith soccer team.
CANANDAIGUA — The Penn Yan girls soccer team was one of the 17 victims of an epic Bath win streak it brought into the Section V Class B2 final at Finger Lakes Community College Friday night. The Mustangs had lost to the Rams back on Sept. 17.
GENEVA — The hype has been in the air at Penn Yan with girls soccer clinching a spot in the class B2 finals with a win over Mynderse on Tuesday. On Wednesday evening, the boys team looked to do the same.
GENEVA — Instead of playing on the grass field of Cozzens, the Hobart Statesmen soccer team hosted Utica College on Boswell Field’s turf during Tuesday’s torrential downpour.
NEWARK — The anticipation for a sectional semifinal always speaks for itself, but when it’s against a league rival, that amplifies the matchup even more.
POUGHKEEPSIE — William Smith soccer allowed its first goal since Sept. 12 against Arcadia. Although it ends an impressive streak, it did not matter in the end as the Herons scored three goals in the second half to beat Vassar 4-1 on Saturday.
SENECA FALLS — On a busy night at Bracht Field, the two-seed Mynderse Blue Devils girls soccer team got things started with their class B2 quarterfinal against the 10-seed Midlakes Screaming Eagles.
GORHAM — Sectionals have arrived; a matchup between unbalanced teams may be far closer than in the regular season and that seems to have been on the case on Tuesday afternoon at Marcus Whitman High School.
GENEVA — The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team won the David Lee Arnoff Trophy on Seneca Lake this past weekend, Oct. 16-17. It’s the fifth-straight time the Colleges have won the trophy. In addition, William Smith sailors were in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the Women’s Atlanti…
CANANDAIGUA — East Rochester graduate Chuck Domm has quickly put himself into the Finger Lakes Community College athletics record book.
GENEVA — William Smith soccer cruised to a 3-0 victory on Saturday at home over Clarkson, extending its shutout streak to eight and their win streak to nine.
GENEVA — Six hundred wins came and went quickly for head coach Aliceann Wilber and the William Smith Herons soccer team.
PALMYRA — There is a clear-cut top-3 in the Finger Lakes East boys soccer standings during this 2021 season and on Saturday afternoon, two of those teams battled for 80 minutes and then some.
ITHACA — While William Smith made history against Ithaca at home, Hobart fell to the Bombers in Ithaca on Wednesday night by a score of 1-0.
GENEVA — A cooldown at the end of a soccer game in summer weather is always ideal. But, William Smith head coach Aliceann Wilber may have wished she entered the 2021 season with more than 593 wins.
PENN YAN — A loss Friday for the Wayne Central Eagles or the Penn Yan Mustangs girls soccer teams would hurt either team’s chances at a Finger Lakes East championship. Both teams entered the match at Penn Yan Academy with 2-1 league records.
GENEVA — Overtime seemed like a certainty on Saturday afternoon at Cozzens Field. The William Smith soccer team and the SUNY Geneseo Knights were locked in a battle in which neither budged for 88 minutes.
GENEVA — The William Smith soccer team (3-1-1) looked to get their first win streak of the season started against visiting Alfred University on a wet Wednesday afternoon.
PENN YAN — Penn Yan put on a convincing performance in their 2021 season when they hosted Midlakes/Red Jacket on Thursday night.
ROCHESTER — The Keuka Wolves women’s soccer team finally kicked off their first game in the Empire 8 as they opened up their 2021 season on Wednesday afternoon when they traveled to take on Rochester Institute of Technology.
GENEVA — The 634-day span in-between games appeared more like 634 seconds right from first for the William Smith Herons soccer team.
WATERLOO — The Waterloo Hall of Fame has been waiting, patiently, to induct distinguished former athletes since 2020. The Class of 2020 — now the Class of 2021 — will finally be enshrined Labor Day Weekend.
SENECA FALLS — After Mynderse Academy was forced to forgo a 2020 Hall of Fame Class, as did countless other schools, the Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announced the Class of 2021 that is scheduled to be inducted this October.
SENECA FALLS — Lisa Anderson has been coaching boys soccer at Mynderse Academy since 2007, and she has been the varsity head coach since the start of the 2010 season after previously coaching modified and junior varsity.
GENEVA — The push for the Geneva Futbol Club has come to fruition. This Sunday, April 25 at the Geneva Community Center at 160 Carter Road, Geneva FC will host open tryouts at 2 p.m.
SENECA FALLS — Life always has a plan. For Alexander “Pete” Stewart, that plan involved soccer.
GENEVA — When the world snaps back to some semblance of normalcy and the Finger Lakes is again awash in tourism, triathlons, car shows, and wine weekends, it’ll seem like there is a million things to do and experience once again.
SENECA FALLS — If ever there was a time to double-take at a December headline, this would be it:
The news on the day before Thanksgiving that Diego Armando Maradona had died in his native Argentina caused barely a ripple in the Finger Lakes. Tucked in among stories on COVID-19 surges, vaccines, and politics, NBC’s “Nightly News with Lester Holt” had a short piece on him — which amazed m…
If it weren’t for the novel coronavirus weaving its unwanted presence into the fabric of everyday life, Palmyra-Macedon girls soccer may be hoisting a sectional or even state championship by now.
Football remained absent throughout the 2020 high school fall season, and as a result soccer stepped to the forefront, and the Finger Lakes region had plenty to cheer about.
NAPLES — The last Naples boys soccer sectional championship occurred in the year 2000. The No. 1-seed Naples Big Green had a date with the No. 7-seed Geneseo Blue Devils, who had not given up a goal all tournament long prior to Thursday’s Class C2 Finals at Naples Community Park.
PENN YAN — The final night of soccer sectional semifinals featured No. 6-seeded Bishop Kearney Kings pitted against No. 2-seeded Penn Yan Mustangs on Tuesday night.
NEWARK — Monday night was a battle between the No. 3-seeded Hornell Red Raiders at the No. 2-seeded Newark Reds(9-5) for a spot in the Class B1 Finals on Wednesday.
GENEVA — The local college sports scene has been a vacuum ever since William Smith lacrosse beat Dickinson 6-5 on March 8.
NEWARK — After finishing towards the bottom of the Finger Lakes East standings during the regular season, the Newark Reds boys soccer team that felt like they had new life to show off their talent.
GENEVA — Geneva boys soccer quickly became acquainted with the level of competition in Class A1.
PENN YAN — Saturday concluded the regular season for all fall sports throughout Section V. There shall be plenty of time to sit back and appreciate the season that has been, but currently there’s no time for that; sectionals are coming and the 2020 fall regular season deserves a final send o…
A relatively quiet high school sports week typically signifies the break between the regular season and postseason. After just a month of regular-season action, it’s hard to believe that sectionals are even possible, given the parameters put in place earlier this fall.
CLIFTON SPRINGS — It was the final day of the regular season for the Newark Reds and the Midlakes Screaming Eagles before they both start their sectional runs in the Class B1 bracket next week.
Last week, the Times ran a breakdown of all the fall sports’ schedule for the upcoming sectional tournament. At that time, the schedule and information regarding boys soccer had not been released yet.
GENEVA — It’s the final week of the regular season as the Mynderse Academy Blue Devils traveled for a game under the lights against the Geneva Panthers at Loman Stadium on Monday night.
WATERLOO — It was the annual Kick Cancer game at Tom Coughlin Stadium for a Finger Lakes East matchup between the Penn Yan Mustangs and the Waterloo Indians on Halloween afternoon.
This has been a wild fall sports season, and I’m not talking about national sports. The high school campaign has given my colleagues and I emotional whiplash from the constant cycle of postponements, cancellations and changing start times.
Nearly two months ago athletes, players, coaches and the like were thrilled to have competition back at the high school level, albeit minus the full fall offering of sports. As teams began to get back into game shape, league championships and sectionals seemed to be an afterthought; getting …
NEWARK — Penn Yan trailed for more than 79 minutes in Saturday’s Finger Lakes East battle against the Reds.