POLAND 5, FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER 0
Poland had two goals in the first 12 minutes and four before halftime Thursday in a 5-0 win over the Frankfort-Schuyler Maroon Knights.
“I think we played pretty well for our first game,” Poland coach Greg Haver said. “We’re fairly deep, which is different from the last couple years, and everybody got a chance to play quite a bit.”
Ross Agen set up the first two goals. Mark Shelhamer headed in a cross from Agen 8:44 into the contest and Max Morrissey knocked in a rebound from the backside less than three minutes later after Frankfort-Schuyler goalkeeper Mike Swienton made a save on a hard shot by Agen from his right.
Shelhamer added a goal and an assist 29 seconds apart later in the first half. Austin Dexter put a hard shot past Swienton off a pass from Shelhamer in the right corner then Shelhamer tapped the ball in from a scramble in front of a net at 30:32.
Matt Borner completed the scoring for the Tornadoes (1-0-0) with a goal assisted by Morrissey 7:27 into the second half.
Swienton was busy in the goal for Frankfort-Schuyler, making 22 saves against almost constant pressure for three-quarters of the match.
“He does a good job back there,” Frankfort-Schuyler coach Anthony Reina said of Swienton. “He faced a lot of pressure last year.”
The Maroon Knights aided Swienton by dropping an additional defender back as the match progressed.
“They’re a tough team,” Reina said. “They always put pressure on you. The extra defender helped in the second half.”
Poland goalie Mitch Jones made three saves, all in the second half.
Both teams play at 11 a.m. Saturday, Frankfort-Schuyler at Remsen and Poland at home against Westmoreland.
REMSEN 7, LITTLE FALLS 2
REMSEN, N.Y. — Robert Kuiken had a hat trick Thursday for Remsen in the Rams’ 7-2 win over the Little Falls Mounties.
The Rams (2-0-0) led 5-2 at halftime and outshot the Mounties (0-2-0) 35-9.
Garrett Shufelt scored two goals for Remsen and Sebastian Bullard and Reiss Brand each had one. Goalie Shane Decker was credited with saves.
Both Little Falls goals came off Mat Armlin throw-ins in the first half. Cole Douglas and Kyle Rowe each tallied his first varsity goal. Douglas also shared time in goal, making eight saves in the second half after Bradley Smith had 12 before halftime.
The Mounties’ next match is Wednesday at Mohawk.
McGRAW 2, HERKIMER 0
WATERVILLE, N.Y. — The McGraw Eagles defeated Herkimer 2-0 Thursday in the opening round of play at the Brothertown Optimist Tournament.
The Eagles scored once before halftime and once after to set up a championship match Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against Brookfield.
Page 2 of 2 - Devin McGuinness scored unassisted 1:25 into the match and the Eagles led 1-0 at halftime. McGraw started the game with a flurry of offense and had already set up one scoring chance before McGuinness tallied his goal.
Nick Cowen added a goal in the 75th minute of action.
Ryan White made eight saves and recorded the shutout for McGraw.
Austin Perry had 12 saves for the Magicians (0-2-0).
Herkimer and Waterville will play in the 3:30 p.m. consolation match Saturday.
MOHAWK 7, CANASTOTA 0
CANASTOTA, N.Y. — Tyler Kehl figured in the scoring on five goals for Mohawk in the Mohicans’ 7-0 shutout of the Canastota Raiders Thursday.
Kehl scored two goals and assisted on three others for the Mohicans (1-1-0). David Mabbett also scored two goals, Peter Flemming had a goal and two assists, Paul Joyce had a goal and an assist, Brandon Brault scored one goal and Dylan Harter had an assist. Goalkeeper Connor Schultz earned his first varsity shutout by making 10 saves.
James Kimbell had 14 saves for Canastota.
Both teams are entered in the West Canada Valley Kick-Off Tournament this weekend. Mohawk meets Notre Dame of Utica in the first round Saturday at 1 p.m. and Canastota plays at 3 p.m. against West Canada Valley.