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TRI-VALLEY’S ANTHONY RIVAS (15) heads the soccer ball away from Fallsburg’s Chris Gates in Tuesday’s match. Among the players watching in the background is Fallsburg’s Brody Ehrlich (11).

Fallsburg Dominates

By Ted Waddell
GRAHAMSVILLE — September 23, 2005 – Tuesday’s Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division V soccer match between the host Bears of Tri-Valley and the undefeated Fallsburg Comets was a one-sided affair, as the Comets shut out the Bears by a final score of 4-0.
Fallsburg improved its record to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in Division V, while T-V fell to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in Division V.
In the first half, Fallsburg’s Victor Leventritt opened the scoring thanks to an assist from Nick Makofsky.
That goal was followed a bit later by a score from the rabbit-quick foot of Chris Gates, which was the first goal of his hat trick. The second half was all Gates, as he sent two past the hard-pressed T-V goalie. Gates scored first on an assist by Leventritt and then on an assist from Bill Miller.
“It was great to score three goals,” said Gates, a 17-year-old senior defensive midfielder.
“Our defense carried us,” Gates added.
Stats from the cage: Fallsburg’s Harris Seletsky made six saves and T-V’s Fred Moore recorded 16 saves.
“We have a lot to work on,” T-V Coach Dave Moore said. “We a young team, and we have a lot of ball control issues to work on… but we’re playing with a lot of heart.”
According to Fallsburg Coach Jeremy Levner, his team “came out a little lackadaisical in the second half, but we put them away.”
Next week, Fallsburg puts its perfect record on the line with a couple of big games against S.S. Seward and Tuxedo.

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