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  • AJ Wade and the Starpoint boys soccer team, the eighth-ranked Class A program in the state as of Sept. 15, claimed sole possession of first place in ECIC III with a win over East Aurora Sept. 17. Photo by Dave DeLuca.
Starpoint boys soccer claims sole possession of first place with win over East Aurora
Date: 2014-09-18
It has been a whirlwind week for the Starpoint boys soccer team.They Spartans were ranked the eighth-best Class A team in all of New York State, and now they've claimed sole possession of ECIC III with a 1-0 victory over East Aurora on Wednesday (Sept. 17) afternoon.The Spartans (7-0, 4-0 ECIC III) even came out of the gates like the eighth-ranked team in the state, pelting East Aurora with scoring chance after scoring chance to start the game, and finally were able put one home for the game’s first and only goal just eight minutes in.“The earlier that you get a goal, the easier it is to keep that goal,” said Starpoint head coach Scott Bindemann. “Then you can play your style. If you don’t get the goal quickly you tend to just clutch a little bit more and you are trying too hard. Once you get one goal then you can play the way you like to play.”The goal came from perhaps an unlikely source in Tyler Valentine, who usually sets up more tallies than he scores, but he was able to get his own...
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