Lansing scored early and often, grabbing a 3-0 halftime lead en route to a 4-1 victory over Marathon in the Section 4 Class C boys’ soccer quarterfinals on Saturday at Sobus Field in Lansing.
Ben Kutler scored two goals and added an assist for the Bobcats (15-1-1), ranked fifth in the state in Class C, who were coming off a 5-0 loss to Elmira Notre Dame in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School final a week earlier at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Coach Adam Heck’s squad had a first-round bye in sectionals.
Nick Parkes and Nic Whittaker also scored for Lansing, last year’s sectional runner-up, while Luke Field and Ryan Buchanan dished out assists. Chris Robinson made two saves to earn the victory.
Ryan Tillotson scored unassisted in the second half and Adam Brandstadt made six saves for the Olympians (13-4-0), who were outshot, 12-4. Lansing also had the edge in corners, 5-2.
Lansing also defeated Marathon in the regular season, 2-0, on Sept. 18 at Marathon.
The Bobcats will host Greene — a 2-0 winner over Delhi Saturday — in the Class C semifinals at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lansing.
Greene 2, Delhi 0: Senior Ben Kinney started the game off quickly for Greene (15-1) in its Section 4 Class C quarterfinal match up against visiting Delhi (14-3) with a goal at the 27 second mark off an assist by Luke Bay.
Kinney’s teammate Brian Leone scored later in the half to give Greene its two-goal margin.
Elmira Notre Dame 8, Spencer-Van Etten 0: On Saturday at Brewer Memorial Stadium in Elmira, the top-seeded Crusaders scored less than a minute into play and cruised past the Panthers.
Nick Steed, Rocco Coulibaly and Michael Woglom scored two goals each for END (16-0), which has outscored opponents, 149-3. Alec Cutler added a goal and two assists, and Ryan Lanning netted the other goal.
The Crusaders were playing for the first time since a 5-0 win over Lansing in the IAC Large School final on Oct. 17 at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Ninth-seeded S-VE, which finishes 9-7, was a 2-1 first-round winner over No. 8 Unatego.
Notre Dame earned a home semifinal berth against fifth-seeded Trumansburg, which was a 1-0 overtime winner Saturday against fourth-seeded Tioga. The game will be played Wednesday, with a tentative start time of 3:30 p.m. The Crusaders were a 10-0 winner over Trumansburg during the regular season.
Ithaca 114, Corning 69: On Friday at Corning, Emily Rubin set a pool record in the 500 freestyle, leading Ithaca to its seventh straight win.
Rubin clocked in at 5:19.17 to edge the previous record of 5:19.5. Rubin was also on the winning 400 freestyle relay team, along with Micaela Moravek, Kristen Reid and Lucy Wang (4:02.61).