By Rob Potter
LIVINGSTON MANOR October 10, 2003 A pair of goals by Kris Schleiermacher Wednesday afternoon propelled Livingston Manor to its first boys varsity soccer win in two years.
Schleiermacher scored once in the first half and once in the second half as Manor defeated visiting Eldred, 2-1, in an OCIAA Division V match.
Schleiermacher recorded what turned out to be the game-winning goal with about 15 minutes elapsed in the second half. Amid a crowd of players in front of the Yellowjacket net, he sent the ball past Eldred goalie Greg Fotiades. That tally gave the Wildcats a 2-0 lead in the contest.
But Eldred soon cut that advantage in half.
With about 20 minutes remaining in the contest, the Yellowjackets earned a corner kick. Tony VanZanten sent the ball into the crowded goal box and teammate Cody Van Houten kicked it past Manor goalie Josh Evans to make it a 2-1 game.
Although Eldred (2-7, 2-2 Division V) had a few opportunities to score the tying goal in the remaining minutes, the team was unable to do so. A minute after Van Houtens goal, Kyle Anthony sent the ball at Evans from about 20 yards away. But Evans stopped the ball to record one of his six saves in the match.
Then with about five seconds left in the match, an Eldred shot went well wide of the Manor net.
Fotiades finished with 14 saves in the game.
When the teams met last month in Eldred, the Yellowjackets posted a 5-4 victory over the Wildcats.
With the win, Manor improved its record to 1-5 on the season.
Im proud of them and very happy for them, Manor Coach Donna Bowers said. Actually, both teams did very well today.
Eldred Coach Joe Rubino echoed Bowers sentiments.
They might have outhustled us a little bit, but our guys played hard, he said. Manor played a good game and Im happy with my players, they worked very hard today.