SPRINGFIELD CENTER, N.Y. — The Owen D. Young Wildcats rolled into the quarterfinals of Section III’s Class D playoffs by beating Tyburn Academy of Auburn 3-0 in Tuesday’s opening round.
The Wildcats (12-2-1) are seeded and third and will play at home again against the winner of Wednesday’s match between Otselic Valley and Cincinnatus. The Wildcats beat Otselic Valley last fall in the Class D-2 quarterfinals.
Ryan Crouse scored two goals for Owen D. Young which reached the postseason last year for the first time in more than three decades. Jeffrey Yaun scored the other goal with Maxwell Crisman and Matthew Cristman each contributing an assist.
Andrey Drozdov made a single save in the shutout for the Wildcats who led 1-0 at halftime.
Matther Failo made seven saves for Tyburn Academy (6-9-0).