One team is making its third consecutive sectional final appearance. The other is seeking its second straight title. Warsaw and Geneseo will meet Friday to decide the 2021 Section V Class C1 Girls’ Soccer Championship. Here’s the breakdown:
No. 1 seed WARSAW TIGERS (19-0/Livingston County Division III) vs. No. 2 seed GENESEO BLUE DEVILS (15-3/Livingston County Division II)
How they got here: Warsaw (No. 2 NYSSWA Class C) opened with a 10-1 win over No. 16 seed Pembroke in the first round and No. 9 seed Avon, 4-1, in the quarterfinals before advancing past No. 4 seed Williamson, 6-0, in the semifinals. Geneseo (No. 11 NYSSWA Class C) defeated No. 15 seed Sodus, 8-0, in the first round and No. 10 seed Canisteo-Greenwood, 3-0, in the quarterfinals before advancing past No. 6 seed Addison, 1-0, in the semifinals.
Total goals scored: Warsaw (102), Geneseo (50)
Total goals allowed: Warsaw (8), Geneseo (9)
Trends: Warsaw has pitched 13 shutouts this season. Geneseo has won eight of its last nine games – all via shutout.
Players to Watch for Warsaw: Sarah Cox Sr. GK 54 saves, six goals allowed, 1,209 minutes in goal; Mattie Heim Jr. F 11 goals, two assists; Makaylah Higgins Jr. F 18 goals, 13 assists; Chloe Hubbard Jr. MF/F 29 goals, 19 assists; Morgan Langdon Sr. F 13 goals, 11 assists; Ellie Tangeman Fr. F four goals, six assists; Emma Tangeman Sr. MF/F 15 goals, nine assists
Geneseo: Caroline Capel So. GK 68 saves, eight goals allowed, 1,260 minutes in goal; Mary Claire Rollins Jr. MF/F 10 goals, six assists; Maddie Mark So. MF/F eight goals, four assists; Rachael Matthews So. MF/F nine goals, five assists; Bridget McMaster Jr. MF/F five goals, three assists; Brynn Videtti Jr. MF/F Eight goals, four assists
Coaches: Gino Casseri (Warsaw), Nicholas Drollette (Geneseo)
History 101: Warsaw defeated Geneseo, 2-0, on October 13th to sweep the season series. Warsaw is making its third consecutive sectional final appearance. The Tigers defeated Williamson, 2-1, to win the 2019 Class C1 title and fell to Avon, 1-0, in last season’s championship. Geneseo is back in the sectional final after winning Class C2 last year. The Blue Devils defeated Byron-Bergen, 2-1, for the title.
A 7:30 p.m. kickoff is scheduled at Caledonia-Mumford High School.