Leading off today: Pearl River
debuted its new turf field on Tuesday by pulling a 2-1 boys soccer upset over Tappan Zee, the state's second-ranked boys soccer team in Class A. (Full rankings here.)
Jack Healy scored the game-winner for the Pirates and Jack Ryan also connected in the victory. Liam Fitzgerald made eight saves to lock down the win.
Sec. 5 upsets: Two boys soccer teams in the Rochester area suffered their first losses of the season.
Rorie Simpson scored in the 56th minute as Fairport avenged an earlier setback with a 1-0 win over Hilton, ranked fifth in the state in Class AA. The shutout was the fifth straight and 10th overall this season for the Red Raiders.
Meanwhile, Northstar Christian earned a 4-2 victory over C.G. Finney, ranked second in Class D. Joe Hinds, Ibia Garcia Vazquez, Kevin Anderson, and Collin Nasso scored once each for Northstar.
More boys soccer: PSLA at Syracuse Fowler, ranked 18th in Class A, survived overtime to edge Jamesville-DeWitt 3-2 on a Cyrus Etheridge goal. Dieu-Veut Mushefu had tied the game for Fowler with less than a minute to go in regulation.
L.I. girls upset: The soccer shocker of the day came in the form of Wantagh (2-3-2) blanking Calhoun (6-1-1) 2-0. Calhoun is ranked fifth in the state in Class A.
Isabella DelaCruz's throw-in set up Brianna Derham for the only goal Wantagh would need seven minutes into the contest.
Goalkeeper Erin Murphy made 11 saves.
More girls soccer: Maria Williams scored both Edmeston goals as the Panthers beat Schenevus, ranked sixth in Class D, by a 2-1 count in the Tri-Valley League semifinals.
• Chloe DeLyser scored five goals and assisted on three others as Marion beat Clyde-Savannah 12-0. DeLyser has 65 goals and 24 assists this season, figuring in nearly 75 percent of her team's 120 goals.
Upon further review ... : Dave Barnard, the rules interpreter for the Southern Tier Football Officials, confirmed that officials mishandled the final seconds of Binghamton's 25-21 football victor over Vestal.
Vestal was deprived of a final play from inside the Binghamton 2-yard line with one second left when officials started the clock to start on the ready-for-play signal rather than on the snap, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reported.
Binghamton had been penalized moments earlier for roughing the passer. Though the Golden Bears didn't have a timeout, they should have been given the option to start the final play on the snap under rule 3-4-7, which covers penalties accepted in the final two minutes of either half. Vestal coaches said they were not given that option.