Leading off today:
The penalty-kicks drama got crazier by the game Monday night as the sectional girls soccer playoffs continued to wind down across the state. A few examples:
• Mattituck/Southold/Greenport senior Francesca Vasille-Cozzo scored the game-winner in penalty kicks as the team advanced 5-4 over top-seeded Babylon in the Suffolk Class B championship.
The teams drew 3-3 through the end of overtime.
In its first year as a combined team, M-S-G (9-8) advances to the NYSPHSAA quarterfinals Saturday against Wheatley.
M-S-G trailed 3-1 after Babylon's Erin MacQuarrie scored midway through the second half, but Jillian Golden connected twice in the final 15 minutes to equalize.
The teams traded goals in the first four rounds of penalty kicks, and M-S-G's Sarah Santacroce, who played in the field during regulation and OT, and Emma Ward of Babylon made saves on the fifth and sixth attempts.
Babylon's seventh try sailed high and Vasille-Cozzo clinched advancement by putting the ball into the left corner.
• It took nine rounds of PKs, but Schoharie beat Lake George 5-4 after the teams finished overtime tied 2-2. Lake George forced OT by rallying from two goals down.
"We went nine kickers deep," Lake George coach Stephen Kohls said. "You're splitting hairs between two teams when you go that many kickers deep."
• Fort Ann and Northville combined for eight goals in regulation and overtime, them went a combined 3-for-10 on penalty kicks, with Fort Ann prevailing 2-1 over Northville in the Section 2 Class D semifinals.
The Cardinals, who are 0-for-7 in championship games, will face New Lebanon for the title on Wednesday, thanks largely to four goals in regulation by Sarah Paige, giving her 43 on the season.
Fort Ann coach Jason Humiston threw a curveball at Northville by inserting midfielder Amanda Godfrey in the nets to face the penalty kicks after she opened the sequence by converting her Round 1 PK.
"I just wanted to have an athletic senior in there," Humiston said. "Amanda's super quick and has great instincts."
Fifth shooter Kayla Bailey converted her attempt to advance Fort Ann.
On the move: Daniel Scott, second-team all-state in basketball as a Park School junior last season, is leaving for Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, The Buffalo News reported.
Scott, a guard who has offers from Canisius, Niagara and Kent State, has scored more than 1,700 points in a career that began as an eighth-grader with Christian Central Academy. He transferred to Park School before his sophomore season.
Scott is the third Park player to transfer in the offseason. Six-foot-9 Julian Eziukwu, who would have been ineligible this season based upon his age, transferred to Lee Academy in Maine. John Orogun, a 6-foot-11 rising junior, transferred to New Jersey basketball power St. Benedict's.
Athena coach exits: Rob Cerone, head football coach at Greece Athena for 24 seasons and part of the program for 31, is retiring with a 141-75-1 record.