Cooperstown Boys Escape Frankfort In OT

By Sports WKTV

Top-seeded Cooperstown didn't get many--if any--breaks in its Class C semifinal match against No. 4 Frankfort-Schuyler, but the Redskins did get the win, coming back to beat the Maroon Knights 3-2 in overtime.

In the boys playoffs, overtime is two 15-minute periods of sudden death, but Cooperstown only needed 1:17, as Ryan Huggins ended the suspense by putting the ball in the net off a bounce.

The victory sends Cooperstown, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class C, to the Class C Championship Saturday at SUNY Cortland against either Fabius-Pompey or Faith Heritage; gametime is still TBA.

Cooperstown took a 1-0 lead early in the first half on a beautiful cross play from Ryan Jacobson to Jake Chase, but Frankfort tied it less than three minutes later when Leo Nizzi re-directed a direct kick by David Gould.

In the second half, the Knights took the lead when Cooperstown goalie Nick Summers let a Nizzi shot roll through his hands, but the Redskins tied it midway through the half on a fluke of their own, when Chase put in a rebound that Frankfort goalie Francesco Gaetani-Liseo couldn't cover up. That ended up sending the game to overtime, where Huggins sent the 'Skins onward.

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