The Golden Eagles outshot Canton 31-0, as goalkeeper freshman Morgan Lupo did not have to make any saves in the team’s shutout win.
Sophomore forward Ariel Samoohy and first-year midfielder Justin Arilotta (Hilton) each put a chance on net in the first period, but Hobart turned them both away as the two teams entered the halftime break tied, 0-0.
In the 71st minute, senior back Taylor Clar (Wheatland-Chili) cleared a long ball upfield where Piccoli beat a defender and the goalkeeper and scored on an open net to draw the Knights within one.
The Redhawks found some rhythm in the second half and were able to outshoot the Griffins eight to one but none of those shots were able to sneak by the visitor’s goalkeeper.
The back line held Bloomfield to just one shot in the second half to help keep Roberts on top.
Robin de Jong assisted on the first Drenowatz goal and Cesca Shepherd assisted on the Freitag tally.
Ithaca (5-1), ranked #12 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, scored first with a goal in the 28th minute off a rebounded shot and save by senior goalkeeper Brian Wilkin (Hilton) for the first half lead.
The Golden Flyers, however, were able to pick up the pace in the second half, generating several chances before Plane finally broke through.
The ball eventually found its way to Josh Cooley in midfield. He sprayed a pass to the right side to Zach Lawlor (Aquinas)
The home team got on the board early as the Bengals scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in just the second minute.