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Mustangs fall to Pal-Mac, 18-15

PENN YAN—The Penn Yan Mustangs football team, for the second week in a row, led their opponent at halftime, only to be at the wrong end of the score at game’s end. The Mustangs lost to Palmyra-Macedon, Oct. 9, 18-15, after leading 9-6 at halftime.
Adam Stork scored Penn Yan’s first touchdown on a 68-yard pass reception from Scott Miller. Anthony Luppino caught a pass from Miller for the two-point conversion. Late in the first quarter, Miller tackled the Pal-Mac quarterback in the end zone for a safety, making the score 9-0 at the end of the first quarter. Pal-Mac had the only score in the second quarter. The halftime score was 9-6. The third quarter saw the only score to go to Pal-Mac. Pal-Mac led 12-9 after three quarters. Each team scored in the fourth quarter. Penn Yan’s touchdown was by Stork on a 66-yard run. The conversion failed. The game ended with Penn Yan falling just short for the second week in a row.
Stork had four receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown, and two carries for 68 yards and one touchdown. Nate Nichols had four receptions for 44 yards. Miller completed 11 of 27 passes for 156 yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, the biggest play was Miller’s safety, according to Coach Bill LaRock. But Miller also had eight unassisted tackles. Dan Guererri had 11 tackles (eight unassisted). Jamil Modaffari had 12 tackles (nine unassisted). Adam Trombley had an interception and a fumble recovery. Nate Nichols had a sack.
LaRock stated, “For the second week in a row, we came so close to a win. The game is coming together and the kids are playing well. We are so close.” Penn Yan will host Geneva Friday night at 7 p.m. on the turf field.

Soccer
The Penn Yan girls soccer team fell to 29 when they lost to Mynderse, 3-1, Oct. 9. Chelsie Travis scored Penn Yan’s only goal.
Kyle Meyers had two goals in Penn Yan’s 4-2 overtime loss to Mynderse, Oct. 8. Ben Dinehart had one assist. In the Oct. 6 game with Marcus Whitman, Penn Yan prevailed, 3-2. Meyers had two goals. Dinehart had one goal. Matt MacKerchar had four saves in goal and also played in the field, getting an assist. David Travis had three saves in goal.

Cross country
Coach Terry Test stated, “Both the boys and girls team raced well, but came up short against Geneva, Mynderse and Lyons.” Lyman Beecher finished fifth overall (18:21), while Kyle Rapp was sixth overall (18:27). The boys had wins over incomplete Lyons and Mynderse, but lost to Geneva, 44-17 and to Honeoye 31-28.
Natalie Wagaman finished seventh overall (21:55) to lead the girls team. The girls beat Lyons 15-50, and had a win over incomplete Mynderse, but lost to Geneva 34-22 and to Honeoye 33-23.

Tennis
The Penn Yan girls tennis team fell to Batavia, 5-0, Oct. 7. The doubles team of Katie Carpenter and Kara Hollowell had the closest games, falling 3-6, 3-6. To get to that game, Penn Yan, seeded eighth, beat Haverling, 5-0, Oct. 5. Hilary Baxter won 6-1, 6-2. Morgan Basler won 6-2, 6-4. Kelsey Switzer won 6-0, 6-0. Kristen Andersen and April Doi won 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. Carpenter/Hollowell won 6-1, 6-1.

Golf
The Penn Yan golf team lost to Marcus Whitman, 270-252, Oct. 5. Tyler Stokoe and Brian Christensen each carded a 51.
 







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