By Ted Waddell
GRAHAMSVILLE September 23, 2005 Tuesdays 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, Fallsburgs 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: Fallsburgs Harris Seletsky made six saves and T-Vs 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 were 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.