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2017-09-13 / Sports

SK Boys Make Whopping Comeback for the Mayor’s Cup Win

By Rosie Cunningham


Delaware Academy’s Henry Post, and SK’s Conor Woznick head the ball during SK’s 4-3 win in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup Championship on Saturday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Delaware Academy’s Henry Post, and SK’s Conor Woznick head the ball during SK’s 4-3 win in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup Championship on Saturday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter The South Kortright (SK) Central School boys’ soccer team achieved a memorable second-half comeback to defeat Delaware Academy (DA), 4-3, in the Mayor’s Cup Tournament Championship on Saturday night.

DA’s Ibrahim Raqib opened scoring off of a rebound from a shot blocked by SK goalie Aidan Fox. Dustin Coffey and Paul Avila each contributed goals for the Bulldogs and the Rams lagged 3-0 with 28 minutes to go in the game.

Sophomore Stanley Andersen made his move and headed in a ball off of a corner kick with 27 minutes left in the game.

SK’s Logan Kaufman, a sophomore, converted a pass from Derek Burns to cut the lead to 3-2 and less than one minute later, Andersen scored off of a free kick to tie the game 3-3 with 20 minutes left in the match.


Delaware Academy’s Preston Post plays the ball in front of SK’s Alex Funk during their game Saturday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Delaware Academy’s Preston Post plays the ball in front of SK’s Alex Funk during their game Saturday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter “It was a beauty,” said SK Coach Bob VanValkenburgh of the shot. “That swung the momentum of the game.”

The field was slick and both goalies Fox, of SK and Ben Arehart, worked hard between the posts for their respective teams.

“I thought they both played very well in goal,” added VanValken- burgh.

Michael Premura- Milton took a shot to the lower left hand corner and the ball got past Arehart for the lead and the win.

“It was a very exciting game,” said Van- Valkenburgh. “Both teams played well in wet conditions.”

DA finished with six shots and two corner kicks, while South Kortright had eight shots and five corners.

SK’s Andersen, Fox, Conor Woznick, Dawson Darling and Tyler Swantak made the Mayor’s Cup All-Tournament team, as well as DA’s Alex Mullenix, Teddy Vickers, Arehart and Jack Stanton. Taylor Murch made the all-tournament team for Laurens, Malachy Renz and Josh Merwin for Gilboa-Conesville, Anthony Cortese, Frank Morales and Brady Pickett for Roxbury, Clyde Cole for Jefferson, Kyle Pickett for Stamford and Jordan Wamsley for Charlotte Valley.


SK’s Dawson Darling plays the ball in front of Delaware Academy’s Renzo Guevara during their game Saturday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter SK’s Dawson Darling plays the ball in front of Delaware Academy’s Renzo Guevara during their game Saturday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Consolation game:

Anthony Cortese and Frank Morales each scored two goals for Roxbury on Saturday, and the Rockets beat Gilboa 4-3 in a consolation game of the Stamford Tournament.

Cameron Smith and Josh Merlin each scored a goal for Gilboa, which trailed, 3-1, at halftime.

Consolation Game 2:


SK’s Stanley Andersen dribbles the ball around Delaware Academy’s Alex Mullienix during their game Saturday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter SK’s Stanley Andersen dribbles the ball around Delaware Academy’s Alex Mullienix during their game Saturday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Nate Archibald had two goals and an assist, teammate Taylor Murch had two goals, and Laurens beat Charlotte Valley 4-0 on Saturday in a Stamford Tournament consolation game.

Ryan Zuill had seven saves for Davenport, which trailed, 2-0, at halftime. Elias Barnes and Lucas Oblinsky each had an assist for Laurens (4-1).



Ben Arehart, Delaware Academy goalie, makes a save during his team’s game with SK on Saturday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Ben Arehart, Delaware Academy goalie, makes a save during his team’s game with SK on Saturday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

SK’s boys soccer team poses after winning the Stamford Mayor’s Cup Championship on Saturday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter SK’s boys soccer team poses after winning the Stamford Mayor’s Cup Championship on Saturday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

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