Friday, September 28, 2012

IAC Swimming - Dryden v Whitney Point

( Ithaca Journal )
Dryden 60, Whitney Point 24: At Whitney Point, the Purple Lions handed the Eagles their fourth loss in as many meets as Rebecca Hines won the 100-yard butterfly and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay. Meghan Cornelius won the 100 backstroke and led off the 200 medley relay for Dryden.

Dryden 60, Whitney Point 24

At Whitney Point
200-yard medley relay: Dryden 2:09.77 (Meghan Cornelius, Maranda Seymour, Rebecca Hines, Kalee Waleen); 200 freestyle: Jainyn Wood (D) 2:15.88; 200 individual medley: Erin Daley (D) 2:32.76; 50 freestyle: Carrei Thomas (D) 28.18; 100 butterfly: Hines (D) 1:10.42; 100 freestyle: Kalie Rauch (D) 1:05.38; 500 freestyle: Kayla Gehm (WP) 1:05.38; 200 free relay: Dryden 1:55.92 (Thomas, Taylor Cain, Liz Finney, Daley); 100 backstroke: Cornelius (D) 1:15.74; 100 breaststroke: Michaela Scott (D) 1:24.67; Records: WP 0-4.

T-burg, Dryden tie in boys soccer

( Ithaca Journal ) 09/28/2012
Trumansburg’s Jeremy Head scored the tying goal with just over five minutes to play, and the Blue Raiders salvaged a 1-1 tie with Dryden in a battle of Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School North division rivals.
Head’s goal came less than two minutes after the Purple Lions had taken the lead on a goal by Michael Harvey, assisted by Gabi Guisado, with 6:51 to play in regulation. Both squads stand at 6-3-1 overall.
Zach Cozzarin got the assist on Head’s equalizer for the Blue Raiders. Dryden outshot T-burg, 11-7; both teams had four corner kicks. Sebastien Andrezjkowicz made six saves for Trumansburg, while Haile Cutter stopped five shots for Dryden.
Trumansburg travel to Union Springs on Monday; Dryden is off untill taking on unbeaten Lansing at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Lansing.

Dryden 1, Trumansburg 1 (2OT)

Dryden 0 1 1
Trumansburg 0 1 1
T-burg goals-assists: Jeremy Head 1-0, Zach Cozzarin 0-1. Dryden goals-assists: Michael Harvey 1-0, Gabi Guisado 0-1. Saves: Sebastien Andrezjkowicz (T) 6; Haile Cutter (D) 5. Shots-corners: Trumansburg 7-4; Dryden 11-4. Records: Trumansburg 6-3-1, Dryden 6-3-1.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bennett scores 3 goals to lead Dryden

( Ithaca Journal ) 09/26/2012
Senior midfielder Leighann Bennett’s hat trick was enough to hand visiting Dryden a 3-1 victory over cross-lake opponent Trumansburg in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play on Wednesday afternoon.
Leighann scored twice from the penalty spot following calls of handball in the Blue Raiders’ box and a third time on an unassisted long range effort that nestled in the top right corner of the goal. The Lions, who led 1-0 at halftime, improved to 9-1 ahead of a trip to Southern Cayuga next Monday.
“I am pleased with the way we moved the ball tonight,” said Lions coach Janine Bennett. “Trumansburg worked very hard defensively and gave us a great game.”
Janelle Stewart scored the lone goal of the game for the Blue Raiders, who were outshot 14-3 and took none of the game’s six corners. Alissa Patte made two saves in goal for the visitors while Samantha Dean made six saves for Trumansburg.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

IAC Volleyball - Dryden v Union Springs

(Ithaca Journal)

• Dryden 3, Union Springs 0: Sam Nash led the Lions with six aces and five assists while teammate Steph Parker added five aces and two kills. Dryden won by scores of 25-22, 25-15 and 25-20. Lexi Tucker had six assists and one dig for the Wolves.

IAC Boys Soccer - Dryden v Marathon

(Ithaca Journal )

Marathon 2, Dryden 1 (OT): On Tuesday, Jacob Doan scored at the 7:26 mark of the first period of overtime. Teammate Ryan Tillotson had given Marathon the lead with 1:54 left in the first half before John Czapranski tied the score for the Lions (5-3) midway through the second half on an assist from Mike Harvey.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

IAC Swimmimg - Dryden v Waverly

( Ithaca Journal )

Dryden 102, Waverly 81

At Dryden
200-yard medley relay: Dryden (Daley, Seymour, Hines, Thomas) 2:05.57; 200 freestyle: Daylen Smith (W) 2:13.74; 200 individual medley: Jainyn Wood (D) 2:27.47; 50 freestyle: Erin Daley (D) 26.56; Diving: Megan Cornelius (D) 183.85; 100 butterfly: Becky Hines (D) 1:09.25; 100 freestyle: Wood (D) 59.33; 500 freestyle: Smith (W) 5:57.90; 200 freestyle relay: Dryden (Thomas, Rauch, Walden, Wood) 1:54.12; 100 backstroke: Erin Daley (D) 1:07.13; 100 breaststroke: Kristen Whitley (W) 1:21.68; 400 freestyle relay: Waverly (Smith, Sisto, Nelson, Goble) 3:58.19. Records: Dryden 2-0, Waverly 0-1.

Bennett sisters fuel Dryden girls soccer team to victory

Ithaca Journal  09/25/2012
DRYDEN — Senior Leighann Bennett scored a hat trick and younger sister Taylor Bennett added two goals as the Dryden High girls soccer team downed visiting Marathon, 7-2, in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play on Monday afternoon.
Taylor, a freshman, added two assists while sophomore Jordan Robinson and senior Hannah Wildenstein each added a goal for the Lions (8-1, 3-1 IAC Large North), who led 4-1 at halftime.
“We did a nice job combining through the midfield today, which allowed us the room to run,” said Dryden coach Janine Bennett.
Allisyn Loope and Elena Holl scored the goals for the Olympians.

Marathon 1 1 2
Dryden 4 3 7
Marathon goals-assists: Allisyn Loope 1-0, Elenna Holl 1-1. Dryden goals-assists: Leighann Bennett 3-0, Taylor Bennett 2-2, Jordan Robinson 1-0, Hannah Wildenstein 1-0, Abigail Barr 0-1. Saves: Alyssa Patte (D) 2, Ashley Tenkate (D) 2, Cindy Courtney (M) 7, Alissyn Loope (M) 2. Shots-corners: Dryden 23-7, Marathon 6-1.
Records: Dryden 8-1.

Monday, September 24, 2012

VGS vs Groton

Ithaca Journal 09/21/2012 • Dryden 8, Groton 0: In a make up game from late August, the Lions scored four in each half on Friday and outshot the Indians 21-5 to improve to 6-1 on the season. Freshman forward Taylor Bennett (assist) scored four of her own, while Abigal Barr (assist) had two goals and Leighann Bennett added one goal and one assist.

Groton 0 0 0
Dryden 4 4 8
Dryden goals-assists: Taylor Bennett 4-1, Abigail Barr 2-1, Leighann Bennett 1-1, Hannah Enslow 1-0, Maggie Cole 0-1, Hannah Wildenstein 0-1. Saves: Paige Graham (G) 3, Savannah Wheaton (G) 2 Steffanie Preston (G) 4; Alissa Patte (D) 3, Ashley Tenkate (D) 1. Shots-corners: Groton 5-0; Dryden 21-4.

VBS - vs Union Springs

Ithaca Journal - 09/21/2012 • Dryden 2, Unions Springs 0: Jake Czapranski assisted Mike Harvey once in both halves on Friday as the Lions improved to 6-2 on the season. The visiting Lions held the edge in both shots (12-7) and corners (5-3).

Dryden 1 1 2
Union Springs 0 0 0
Dryden goals-assists: Mike Harvey 2-0, Jake Czapranski 0-2. Saves: Haile Cutter (D) 6, Cody Halverson (US) 5. Shots-corners: Dryden 12-5, Union Springs 7-3.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

VGS - Dryden 6, Union Springs 0

09/21/2012 ( Ithaca Journal )• Dryden 6, Union Springs 0: Taylor Bennett scored a pair of goals and older sister Leighann had a goal and an assist as the Purple Lions improved to 5-1. Dryden, which led 3-0 at halftime, had a 21-1 advantage in shots and took 17 corner kicks to the Wolves’ none. Dryden plays a make-up game with visiting Groton at 4:30 this afternoon.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Five Questions: Leighann Bennett has led Dryden to 4-1 start

 09/20/2012 ( Ithaca Journal
DRYDENFor years, girls’ soccer in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference has been dominated by Lansing.
The tide could be turning this year, however. Last week, Dryden knocked off the Bobcats, 1-0, on a goal by freshman Taylor Bennett, little sister of senior Leighann Bennett and younger daughter of the Purple Lions’ coach, Janine Bennett. And that the winning goal was set up by another freshman, Hannah Wildenstein, is evidence that Dryden is poised to be a factor in the IAC and Section 4 for a long time to come.
After its emotional victory last Wednesday against the rival Bobcats, Dryden stumbled two days later against Whitney Point, falling 1-0. But the youthful Lions still figure to have a say in both the league and sectional championship this season.
In this week’s installment of “Five Questions,” we speak to Leighann Bennett, the team’s on-field leader, about the expectations she has for herself and her young team.
How do you judge your team’s play?
We’re very young still. I think we have five ninth-graders that play on the team, so sometimes it’s hard for us to focus because of the maturity of our team. I know that as a whole we’ve stepped it up a lot, but it’s still really hard for us to realize that ... it’s a varsity sport and that we have to push all of ourselves forward to win games. Every game counts for us. Every single game is just as important as the next. It’s been hard at times for us to step up, but we are now refocused and on the right track again.
What are you goals for your senior year?
My goals for myself are just to pretty much improve every day and improve the basic skills that my mom is always reminding me that I need to keep working on — to get myself ready for the college situation that I’m going in. She’s preparing me to do that and it’s helping that she is there to help me along. Team-wise, I’m hoping that we can go pretty far this year. If we keep ourselves focused, we think we can go pretty far in sectionals. We’ve lost in the past three sectionals so we’re hoping to make it through this time.What is the best — and worst — part of having your mom as coach?
The best part is that she’s seen me develop from age 3, when I started playing, to where I am now. (The worst part is) she doesn’t treat us like the other players. She tends to take a lot of things out on me and my sister. But she knows she does that. Taylor and I have pretty much figured out how to separate the coach and the mom. It’s harder for my sister than it is for me, but that also comes with maturity.
What are you most excited about college life and soccer? (Bennett signed her letter of intent to play on scholarship at Binghamton University in February.)
I think the team aspect is my biggest thing. I love how the Binghamton team, when I went to visit, they are all about each other, and there for each other all the time. So being part of that big team and spending every day together.
Are you a fan of U.S. women’s soccer, and has their success had any impact on you?
I look at them like my role models and try to follow what they do. Actually, just (Tuesday) in practice, we watched the U.S. women play and tried to see what we liked out of what they were doing and what we thought should be different. They are definitely role models to a lot of people, and I think it steps up your game after you’ve watched them. You get so intense about the game and you get so excited about it.

Boys Soccer versus Southern Cayuga

Dryden ( Ithaca Journal ) - 09/19/2012 - Dryden 4, Southern Cayuga 0: Four different players scored for the host Lions, who scored three second-half goals. Greg Nostrand, who scored the winner in his team’s 1-0 victory over Whitney Point on Monday, was on target again, while Gabi Guisado, Jake Czapranski (1 assist) and Ben Lewis all had one goal apiece. Mike Harvey added an assist for Dryden (5-2), which held a 15-5 edge in shots and took seven of the game’s 10 corners. Hale Cutter made four saves for the Chiefs (1-5).

Girls Swim - Dryden 90, Odessa-Montour 74

09/192012 ( Ithaca Journal )

Dryden 90, Odessa-Montour 74

At Dryden
200-yard medley relay: Dryden (Erin Daley, Miranda Seymour, Becky Hines, Liz Finney) 2:05.14; 200 freestyle: Jordan Little (O-M) 2:14.10; 200 individual medley: Jainyn Wood (D) 2:31.36; 50 freestyle: Carrie Thomas (D) 0:27.55; Diving: Megan Cornelius 158.40; 100 butterfly: Little (O-M) 1:10.38; 100 freestyle: Daley (D) 0:59.31; 500 freestyle: Wood (D) 6:10.78; 200 free relay: Dryden (Thomas, Kalee Walden, Finney, Wood) 1:53.80 ; 100 backstroke: Daley (D) 1:09.10; 100 breaststroke: Janelle Bleiler (O-M) 1:23.65; 400 freestyle relay: O-M (Maia Rumsey, Bleiler, Taylor Rounds, Little) 4:18.79.

Greg Nostrand lifts Dryden Boys soccer team

09/19/2012 ( Ithaca Journal ) -
WHITNEY POINT — Greg Nostrand scored on a header midway through the first half and Haile Cutter turned aside all six shots he faced as the Dryden boys’ soccer team defeated Whitney Point, 1-0, Monday in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play.
Mike Harvey assisted on the goal for the Purple Lions (4-2), who dominated the game statistically but were able to get just one shot past Eagles goalkeeper Brandon Dean, who made 17 saves.
“Brandon Dean kept them in the game,” Dryden coach Laszlo Engel said. “He had three or four saves that were usually for sure goals. He really played quite well.”
Dryden outshot WP, 19-4, and took eight of the game’s nine corner kicks.
The Purple Lions play host to Southern Cayuga on Wednesday, while Whitney Point gets a visit from unbeaten, unscored-upon Lansing.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

One goal is enough for Purple Lions

09/18/2012 (Cortland Standard )
Mike Harvey Races to loose ball
Photo:Chris Bellezza 

One goal was all Dryden High boys needed to come away with an Interscholastic Athletic Conference North Division soccer victory on Monday.
A first half header by Greg Nostrand lifted the visiting Purple Lions to a 1-0 victory over Whitney Point, Dryden’s fourth victory in six outings this season.
Still, Coach Laszlo Engel is waiting for his Dryden squad to break loose.
“It will come. As you see we are so close,” said Coach Engel, whose team out-shot Whitney Point 19-4 and controlled most of the play. “I’m sure it will all suddenly click and we will really start putting everything in.”
In other North Division outings on Monday, Marathon was a 3-0 winner at Moravia while Lansing posted its sixth shutout by nipping Trumansburg 1-0.
Dryden 1, Whitney Point 0: Nostrand’s goal came with 22:30 left to play in the opening half, getting his noggen on a Mike Harvey delivery to the far post and converting.
“We certainly controlled the game, but the Whitney Point goalkeeper Brandon Dean kept them in the game,” said Engel, Dean with 17 saves. “He had three of four saves that were usually sure goals.”
Dryden goalie Haile Cutter came up with a half-dozen saves to make sure the Eagles stayed off the scoreboard.
“We moved the ball well and kept the pressure on,” said Engel,a good sign-up before hosting Southern Cayuga Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. “We just need to finish our opportunities.”
Marathon 3, Moravia 0: Marathon (6-1) held an 18-1 shot advantage over the Blue Devils, as Kyle Dann tallied twice. Goaie Kyle Young was not called upon to make a single save in earning the shutout.
The Olympians kept constant pressure on Moravia keeper Brian Badman, who finished with 11 saves. Cody Morrison also scored for the visitors, with Ryan Tillotson picking up an assist.
Marathon is idle until Friday night, visiting Trumansburg for a 7 p.m. North Division contest.
l IAC girls are slated for games this afternoon, with Dryden visiting Southern Cayuga while Groton enterains Union Springs in 4:30 p.m. contests.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Lansing boys slip past rival Dryden in soccer (Ithaca Journal)

LANSING — Senior Ellington Hopkins broke a scoreless tie by converting off a long through ball from Nate McIntosh midway through the second half, and the Bobcats remained undefeated with a 2-0 victory over Dryden on Thursday in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play.
Hopkins got a touch on the long pass from senior midfielder McIntosh and beat Purple Lions goalkeeper Haile Cutter to the far post with 23:45 left in the second half. Alex Shutts scored on a header, off a 40-yard pass from midfielder Clint Herzog, to make it 2-0 with 7:59 to play.
“The game was played between 18s in the first half, and it wasn’t very fluid by either team,” Lansing coach Adam Heck said.
“In the second half, we calmed down, found spots to attack and did a better job defending in the midfield.”
Lansing outshot Dryden, 14-6, and had four corners to the Lions’ three.
“The rivalry was renewed, and it was an intense game,” Dryden coach Laszlo Engel said. “We had our chances and weren’t able to capitalize, and we had to open it up a bit and that’s when they got their second goal.”
Cutter finished the game with seven saves, while Sam Currie earned the shutout with three saves.
Lansing hosts another county rival, Trumansburg, on Monday evening. The game, originally scheduled for 6 p.m., has been moved back to 7, Heck said. Dryden travels to Whitney Point Monday afternoon.

Dryden Takes trumansburg to 5 Sets (Ithaca Journal)

TRUMANSBURG — Dryden gave undefeated Trumansburg all it could handle on Thursday before the defending sectional champion Blue Raiders finally prevailed in five sets in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match.
“The match was phenomenal,” T-burg coach Angela McLennan said. “Dryden came ready to play and we were able to step up and play a competitive high school volleyball match.”
The Purple Lions (2-2) won the first set, 26-24, before the Raiders (5-0) won the next two, 25-23 and 25-15.
After the Lions forced a deciding fifth set with a 25-21 win in Game 4, Trumansburg took the match with a 25-20 win.
“I was so proud of how my team stayed focused and kept their composure,” McLennan said. “All five sets were up and down score changes. I give a lot of credit to Dryden for their outstanding hustle on every single play they made.”
Chloe Mount had a match-high 13 kills for Trumansburg, while Hayley Sherwood dished out 30 assists and Meredith Kirk anchored the defense with 10 digs.
Kate Holland had five aces and Thea Simonet added four for Dryden, which got six digs from Marissa Ramos.
The Blue Raiders travel to Southern Cayuga on Tuesday; Dryden takes part in the Tioga Tournament this weekend.

Dryden Lions Bite in OT against Lanisng (Ithaca Journal)

LANSING — With 88 minutes of scoreless soccer elapsed between the undefeated Lansing and Dryden girls teams on Wednesday evening, it was certainly going to take a bit of brilliance to break the deadlock.
Late into the first period of overtime, Lions freshman Taylor Bennett provided it.

Bennett’s acrobatic right-footed volley on the end of a cross from classmate Hannah Wildenstein with 2:45 left in the first period of overtime gave the visiting and undefeated Lions a 1-0 victory over the Bobcats in a physical and tense night of Interscholastic Athletic Conference soccer played in part under the lights in Lansing.

“It’s a great team we beat,” said Dryden coach Janine Bennett, mother of both Taylor and her older sister, senior Leighann. “I think the last couple of years it’s been all about our mental, the sports psychology. It’s always been right there with us. At the end the mental toughness it what we’ve been lacking. Both teams are really young. It was just a fantastic game for both teams to be able to handle the intensity.
Both teams had been on a tear entering Wednesday’s contest, outscoring their first seven opponents a combined 44-3. And while Lansing (4-1) kept the ball inside Dryden territory for long stretches of the game, the visitors always looked capable of finding the back of the net.
After both goalkeepers came out well to quell scoring opportunities in the opening minutes, the pair combined on the best two chances of the first half.
With 15 minutes played, Leighann first set Taylor through on goal with a perfectly weighted through ball, although the senior striker would be put off just enough by Lansing sophomore Maura McCartney’s last-ditch effort to allow Bobcats sophomore goalie Sarah Gisler to make a play on the ball.
The game lost none of its intensity in the second half, as Lansing posted one of its best scoring chances.
Sophomore forward Shea McCartney, the host team’s most threatening player Wednesday, sprinted 50 yards down the right flank of the Dryden defense, but, after waiting for the last possible moment to pull the trigger, had her point-blank shot saved well by Lions sophomore goalie Alissa Patte.
The Lions’ best chance of the second half would follow just a few minutes later, as Hannah Wildenstein’s cross into the box was a few inches too long for an outstretched Taylor Bennett, and after the Bobcats failed to clear, Maggie Cole’s curling effort from outside the box drifted just wide of the post.
Finally, the game’s first goal came late in the first period of overtime, as Wildenstein carried the ball down the sidelines before sending a cross into the box. As the ball drifted in, Taylor Bennett, despite being closely marked, left her feet and send a crisp full volley into the back of the net.
“I was thinking I had to get in front of that defender,” Taylor Bennett said. “I just had to do it. Mom’s been riding me all season about doing that. I’ve been hiding behind them (defenders) a lot so in my head it was just get in front. It’s a great feeling.”

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dryden v Lansing Week in Soccer

The Girls travel to Lansing for a 6pm start on Wednesday afternoon.  Come out and show your support for the team and be a part of the big rivalry.

The boys host Lansing at 4:30 pm on Wednesday.  A big rivalry for the boys also.   If you can't make it catch the game on 1160AM ESPN or on their website.