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Tantalizing ‘C’ scape

Tri-Tie! Tri-Valley recorded three ties in one week. In this first one against Eldred, T-V junior Colleen Jones (#16) heads the ball as she vies with Eldred’s Samantha Banghart (#3). Jones would score four of the Lady Bears goals in ties versus Burke and Tuxedo.
Photos by Richard A. Ross,

In girls soccer, Tri-Valley recorded an unprecedented three ties in one week. After battling with Eldred to a 0-0 tie, they went on to a 4-4 deadlock with Burke and a 3-3 tie with Tuxedo. The latter was a league match up. Those games were 100 minutes each, as they included two 10-minute overtime periods. Junior Colleen Jones scored four of the Lady Bears’ seven goals. When asked whether the early week tie with Eldred was better than a loss, 35-year veteran coach Mary Feusner was lukewarm in her enthusiasm. “It’s like kissing your sister,” she quipped. Over her three-and-a-half decade tenure, she has never seen three ties in a week. Fallsburg 0-1 (0-6 OCIAA) lost a 2-1 non-league overtime tilt to Livingston Manor. Taking a momentary segue to the “B” line, Sullivan West’s girls lost 2-1 to Port Jervis and 4-0 to O’Neill. The latter was a league game. The Lady Bulldogs are 4-4 (1-2 OCIAA) as of this writing. Liberty 3-5 (0-3 OCIAA) downed Chapel Field 7-1.

The Liberty boys remain undefeated (7-0) following their 11-1 win over Chapel Field.

In cross-country, Sullivan West’s Kelsey Dutton (20:12) and Reed Scott (16:30) prevailed at a meet at Liberty on September 19. Sullivan West’s Dani Myers (20:20), Corinne VanWagner (20:26) and Courtney Meyerer (20-40) took second, third and fifth respectively. Tri-Valley’s Justin Weintraub (17:02) was second in the boys race, while Monticello’s Joe Klein (17:16) was third. Eldred was not present, nor were Tri-Valley’s top seven girl runners. The latter had turned in a hard-fought race at Bear Mountain just a couple of days prior.

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