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The ball is loose in front of the Watkins Glen net. A moment later, it was cleared with a kick by the Senecas' Josh Teeter, right. Also pictured are Senecas Thomas Wickham (25), Austin Stephany (5) and goalkeeper Andrew Conklin.

Watkins boys advance

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 27 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity soccer team -- fresh from its victory in the IAC Large Schools championship contest three days earlier -- defeated Windsor 4-0 Tuesday in an opening-round game of the Section IV, Class B tournament.

Watkins Glen, 15-1-1, is the sixth seed in the tournament. Windsor (3-11) was the 11th seed. The Senecas now advance to play third-seeded Lansing at Lansing on Friday, Oct. 29. Game time is 3:30 p.m.

The main story on Tuesday's victory appears on Sports along with some photos. Here are some other photos, snapped by Don Romeo and Charlie Haeffner.

Photo in text: Windsor goalkeeper Logan Nagle can't hold on to a high, looping shot by Will Simiele from the right of the net. It went off the far goalpost and in for a goal, leading to the reaction immediately below:

Windsor goalkeeper Logan Nagle looks at his hands after the ball -- on a kick by Will Simiele -- slipped through his gloves, bounced off the goalpost and went in for a goal.

Left: Watkins' Josh Teeter goes high for the ball. Right: The Senecas' Ethan Roth sends a shot past Windsor keeper Logan Nagle, but it went just wide of the net. Roth later scored a goal.

Watkins' Austin Stephany battles two Windsor defenders in an attempt to send a shot on goal.

Left: Watkins Glen's Chris Duane, left, maneuvers the ball. Right: The Senecas' Gavin Gates sends the ball upfield.

Left: Windsor keeper Logan Nagle grabs the ball as Watkins Glen's Austin Stephany challenges. Right: The Senecas' Kody Gregory goes high as a Windsor player slides into his path.

Watkins Glen's Chris Duane (left) and Adam Meierjurgen move the ball.

Watkins Glen's Taylor Gates heads for the ground as he and a Windsor player get tangled.

Watkins Glen's Thomas Wickham sends the ball on its way (left) and, later, meets it coming in.

In the stands, from left: WGHS Principal Dave Warren and Watkins teachers Eileen Malaney, Kaz Estelow and Kelly Sterner.

Watkins Glen's Will Simiele, left, and Brett Somerville.

Watkins Glen's Marshall Secord keeps his eye on the ball as he rises from a collision with a Windsor player.


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