Goals by Taylor Foreman and Monica Jones came 26 seconds apart late in the first half and lifted unbeaten Oneonta High to a 2- 1 girls soccer victory over visiting Owego on Thursday.
OHS improved 4-0, all against Southern Tier Athletic Conference opponents.
“Last year, we probably would have lost this game, 3-2, in overtime,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said. “We still have 12 juniors on this team, but they’ve been together for a while. Hopefully, this is the payoff.”
Foreman put the Yellowjackets ahead with 2 minutes left in the first half. Nora Walker dribbled and drew a couple defenders before passing back to Foreman, whose high shot from 16 yards scored inside the left post.
OHS intercepted an Owego pass soon after Foreman’s goal and Kaitlin Culpepper won a 50-50 ball before sending a crossing pass to Jones. She lofted a shot over Indians goalie Leanna Brisson from 22 yards to give OHS a 2-0 lead.
“It was late in the half and we had been substituting, so we may have been a teeny-bit fresher,” Mackey said of his team’s goals just before halftime.
Jill Robinson scored with 8 1/2 minutes left for Owego.
The Yellowjackets play at Windsor on Monday.
ONEONTA 2, OWEGO 1
Owego 0 1 _ 1 Oneonta 2 0 _ 2 Owego: Jill Robinson 1-0. Oneonta (4-0, 4-0): Taylor Foreman 1-0, Nora Walker 0- 1, Monica Jones 1-0, Kaitlin Culpepper 0-1. Shots-corner kicks: Owego 9-3; Oneonta 6-1. Goalies: Leanna Brisson (Owego) 3; Heather Graig (Oneonta) 4. Downsville 4, SW 2
Despite a decided advantage in shots, Downsville and Sullivan West were tied late in their firstround match of the Downsville Kickoff Tournament. Krista Baxter and Macy Davis then scored goals over the final 4 1/2 minutes to lift the Eagles to victory.
“We pressured the whole game,” said Downsville coach Burt Reed, whose team outshot Sullivan West, 37-10. “It was one of those games.
We hit two crossbars and I have tip my cap to their keeper (Kristen Neimann). She probably made five saves that I thought were definite goals.”
After a corner kick from Allison Townsend, Baxter got her foot on the ball in the middle of a crowd, scoring from 6 yards to give Downsville a 3-2 lead with 4:27 left.
Townsend set up Davis with a long, bending cross into the penalty area with 32 seconds to seal for it Downsville. Stephanie Shellman and Townsend also scored for the Eagles (2-0), who’ll play Delhi _ a 1-0 winner over Walton in the other semifinal _ at noon Saturday in the championship.
Sullivan West _ led by Neimann’s 24 saves _ and Walton play in the consolation game at 10 a.m.
DOWNSVILLE 4, SW 2
Sullivan West 1 1 _ 2 Downsville 2 2 _ 4 Sullivan West: Katrina Graby 1-0, Sarah Lander 1-0. Downsville (2-0): Stephanie Shellman 1-0, Allison Townsend 1-1, Krista Baxter 1-0, Macy Davis 1-1. Shots-corner kicks: S 10-3; D 37-7. Goalies: Kristen Neimann (S) 24; Mary Early (D) 6. Delhi 1, Walton 0
Jean Viafore converted a throw-in from Kathryn Krick with 10 minutes to play in the first half, and Cristin Salerno had five saves as Delhi won a first-round game in the Downsville Tournament.
Krick’s long throw-in sailed over a defender and passed a teammate before Viafore lofted a shot over losing goalie Jen Poulin (five saves).
DELHI 1, WALTON 0
Delhi 1 0 _ 1 Walton 0 0 _ 0 Delhi (2-2): Jean Viafore 1-0, Kathryn Krick 0-1. Walton: None. Shots-corner kicks: D 6-2; W 5-5. Goalies: Cristin Salerno (D) 5; Jen Poulin (W) 5. Gilboa 1, Windham 0
Laura Potter scored unassisted four minutes in, and Gilboa hung on for a Delaware League victory over host Windham at Minekill State Park.
Caitlin McGuire stopped seven shots in the shutout for the Wildcats (2-2, 1-0), who play South Kortright in a second-round consolation- bracket game in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup at noon Saturday.
GILBOA 1, WINDHAM 0 at Minekill State Park Gilboa 1 0 _ 1 Windham 0 0 _ 0 Gilboa (2-2, 1-0): Laura Potter 1-0. Windham: None. Shots-corner kicks: G 17-2; W 15-4. Goalies: Caitlin McGuire (G) 7; Kelly McGovern (W) 8. Jefferson 5, Gilboa 0
Chelsea Martin scored twice, and Hailee Pasa had a goal and two assists to lead Jefferson to a first-round victory Wednesday in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.
Pasa set up the opening goal for Martin, a close-range shot, with 26:39 left in the first half. Miranda Blakeslee made it 2-0 with 14:20 left in the first half on a rebound shot.
Jefferson (3-1) plays Franklin at 4 p.m. Saturday in a second-round game.
JEFFERSON 5, GILBOA 0 STAMFORD MAYOR’S CUP Wednesday’s First Round Jefferson 3 2 _ 5 Gilboa 0 0 _ 0 Jefferson (3-1): Chelsea Martin 2-0, Miranda Blakeslee 1-0, Dove Henry 1-0, Hailee Pasa 1-2. Gilboa: None. Shots-corner kicks: J 18-4; G 7-0. Goalies: Beth Slicer (J) 6; Caitlin McGuire (G) 6. H-T 2, Margaretville 1
Devin Friedman’s goal with 50 seconds left in regulation gave host Hunter-Tannersville a Delaware League victory.
Jasmine Bogus’ pass from the wing set up Friedman, who hit a high shot over goalie Natalie Shaffer (13 saves).
H-T’s Nicole Foti and Margaretville’s Erica Faulkner scored first-half goals.
The Wildcats (1-0) play at Davenport on Monday.
H-T 2, MARGARETVILLE 1 Margaretville 0 1 _ 1 H-T 1 1 _ 2 Margaretville: Erica Faulkner 1-0, Amanda Drizis 0-1. Hunter-Tannersville: Nicole Foti 1-0, Devin Friedman 1-1, Jasmine Bogus 0-1. Shots-corner kicks: M 14-7; H 25-6. Goalies: Natalie Shaffer (M) 13; Amy VanEtten (H) 12.
Milford 4, Worcester 0 Natasha Roseboom and Julia Brennan scored firsthalf goals, and Brenna Campbell scored twice late in the second half of Milford’s Tri- Valley League road win.
“They were the dominant team,” Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said of Milford, which held a 16-3 advantage in shots.
Roseboom scored 10 minutes into play, tapping in a corner kick that glanced off hands of goalie Kaitlin Hansen.
Brennan scored with 10 minutes left in the half, a 25- yard shot from the top of the penalty box.
“No one was going to stop that one,” Kenyon said of Brennan’s goal.
Both teams will play in this weekend’s Hall of Fame Cup at the National Soccer Hall of Fame Campus. Milford (2-0) plays Hamilton at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Worcester (0-3, 0-1) meets New Lebanon at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
MILFORD 4, WORCESTER 0 anon Milford 2 2 _ 4 Worcester 0 0 _ 0 Milford (2-0): Natasha Roseboom 1-0, Julia Brennan 1-0, Brenna Campbell 2-0, Emilee Brigham 0-1. Worcester (0-3, 0-1): None. Shots-corner kicks: M 16-10; W 3-4. Goalies: Rachel Schultes (M) 1; Kaitlin Hansen (W) 14.
Franklin 2, Morris 0 Jaclyn Smith and Emily Martin scored for unbeaten Franklin, which exceeded last year’s win total with the Tri- Valley League victory at home.
The Purple Devils (4-0, 2-0), coming off a 3-14-1 season, took a 1-0 lead 15 minutes into play. Smith sent a 25-yard direct kick from the right wing inside the far post. Martin scored to the near post on a corner kick with 12 minutes left.
FRANKLIN 2, MORRIS 0 Morris 0 0 _ 0 Franklin 1 1 _ 2 Morris: None. Franklin (4-0, 2-0): Jaclyn Smith 1-1, Emily Martin 1-0. Shots-corner kicks: M 5-2; F 20-11. Goalies: Mollie Goodwin (M) 11; Casey Jo Scaccia (F) 5. Boys Soccer
Oneonta 10, Norwich 0 Ryan Gracy scored three times and reserves Jeremiah Ward and Guowei Chen converted their first varsity goals for the visiting Yellowjackets, who earned their first win of the season with a Southern Tier Athletic Conference rout of Norwich.
“We scored four goals in the first half, so most of the subs scored in the second half,” said OHS coach Alex Brannan, whose team improved to 1-3 overall and in the STAC. “We’re doing some good stuff, but I would have preferred a little harder test before the Mayor’s Cup.”
OHS held a 50-0 advantage in shots over Norwich (0-4), which was coming off a 7-0 loss to Owego. Brannan said Owego outshot the Purple Tornado, 60-0, in that game.
“There’s not a lot of good spacing in the STAC,” said Brannan, whose team opened this season with losses to Owego, Johnson City and Maine-Endwell. “You either play a really top team or a really bottom team. In another year, Norwich will have a better team.”
Kyle McCue and John Bellinger each scored twice for OHS, which also received goals from Sam Judd, senior Chen and junior Ward.
OHS meets Cobleskill at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Cup, then plays Mount Greylock (Mass.) at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
ONEONTA 10, NORWICH 0 Oneonta 4 6 _ 10 Norwich 0 0 _ 0 Oneonta (1-3, 1-3): Sam Judd 1-0, Kyle McCue 2-0, John Bellinger 2-0, Ryan Gracy 3-0, Jeremiah Ward 1-0, Guowei Chen 1-0, Aaron Gallusser 0-1, Larry Jankowski 0-1. Norwich (0-4): None. Shots-corner kicks: O 50-8; N 0-1. Goalies: Chris Hayen (O) 0, Ryan Greenberg (O) 0; Joe Krug (N) 32. Milford 2, Worcester 0
Dominic Green and Drew Jones scored first-half goals for host Milford (1-2, 1-1) in a Tri-Valley League victory over Worcester (0-1-1, 0-1). Green scored 2:30 into the game, and Jones scored with 10 minutes left in the opening half.
Goalie Trevor Kosturock earned the shutout with six saves for the Wildcats, who host Cooperstown at 4:30 p.m. today.
MILFORD 2, WORCESTER 0 Worcester 0 0 _ 0 Milford 2 0 _ 2 Worcester (0-1-1, 0-1): None. Milford (1-2, 1-1): Dominic Green 1-0, Drew Jones 1-0, Jordan Tolley 0-1, Brandon Haller 0-1. Shots-corner kicks: W 7-0; M 11-5. Goalies: David Dubois (W) 8; Trevor Kosturock (M) 6. G-MU 4, Schenevus 0
Cody Hall and Tim Sloan scored two goals apiece in Gilbertsville- Mount Upton’s Tri- Valley League home victory. Hall opened the scoring with 18 1/2 minutes left in the first half on a shot from 15 yards. Sloan made it 2-0 2:18 before halftime, taking a corner kick from Cody Luettger and scoring from close range. The Raiders (2-2, 1-2) play at Laurens on Thursday.
G-MU 4, SCHENEVUS 0 Schenevus 0 0 _ 0 Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 2 2 _ 4 Schenevus: None. Gilbertsville-Mount Upton (2-2, 1-2): Cody Hall 2-0, Tim Sloan 2-0, Cody Luettger 0-1, Peter Schmidt 0-1. Shots-corner kicks: S 12-2; G-MU 16-3. Goalies: Will Weinert (S) 9, Dylan Vanderwerker 0; Chris Lanza (G) 4. Margaretville 6, H-T 1
Ryan Pesa assisted on Margaretville’s first two goals and scored the third, leading the Blue Devils to a Delaware League victory at home.
Margaretville (2-0) plays North Warren at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hall of Fame Cup.
MARGARETVILLE 6, H-T 1 Hunter-Tannersville 0 1 _ 1 Margaretville 3 3 _ 6 Hunter-Tannersville: Huetter 1-0. Margaretville (2-0): Lucas Labumbard 1-2, Ryan Pesa 1-2, Josh Smith 1-0, Chris Costa 1-0, Jose Martinez 1-0, Javier Martinez 1-0. Shots-corner kicks: H 20-9; M 15-4. Goalies: Outtrim (H) 9; Shane Delemeter (M) 8. Windham 9, Gilboa 1
The first of Kyle LaPierre’s four goals snapped a 1-all tie 12 minutes into play, and Windham went on to a Delaware League win at Gilboa. LaPierre also had two assists. Teammate Evan Goettsche had two goals and one assist.
Gilboa (0-4, 0-1) plays Roxbury at 10 a.m. Saturday in a consolation game of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup. WINDHAM 9, GILBOA 1 Windham 6 3 _ 9 Gilboa 1 0 _ 1 Windham: Evan Goettsche 2-1, Kyle LaPierre 4-2, Connor Morrison 1-0, Will Crupenthal 1-0, Justin Filippone 1-0, Mike Maben 0-1, Karl Goettsche 0-1. Gilboa (0-4, 0-1): Justin Kovacevich 1-0. Shots-corner kicks: W 19-4; G 11-2. Goalies: Zhenya Doolan (W) 7; Lucas Vogaitzis (G) 8, Nick Rothman 6. SK 4, Stamford 1
Cody Burns scored off a throughball from Ryan Dorosky 30 seconds into play, and Kyle Hotaling scored on a 25-yard direct kick with 13 minutes left in the first half of South Kortright’s Delaware League home win.
Josh Palmatier’s goal, off an assist from Dorosky, made it 3-0 before Stamford’s Evan Mullen headed in a crossing pass from Justin Harmon.
Stamford (1-2, 0-1) plays Laurens at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.
SK 4, STAMFORD 1 South Kortright 2 2 _ 4 Stamford 0 1 _ 1 South Kortright: Cody Burns 1-1, Kyle Hotaling 1-0, Josh Palmatier 1-0, Joe Kaufman 1-0, Ryan Dorosky 0-2. Stamford (1-2, 0-1): Evan Mullen 1-0, Justin Harmon 0-1. Shots-corner kicks: SK 15-12; Stam 7-0. Goalies: Carlos Darling (SK) 4; Nick DeVita (Stam) 10. Laurens 8, Andes 0
The Leopards extended their unbeaten streak to 21 games and their shutout streak to 12 after their firstround win in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.
Matt Campbell assisted Pat Bullock’s goal 5 1/2 minutes into play, and Joel Tirado scored on a throw-in 13 minutes in to give Laurens a 2-0 lead. Tirado and Bullock each finished with two goals and one assist.
Defending Section Four Class D champion Laurens (2-0) _ coming off a 16-0-3 season _ play the host school in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup at 6 p.m. Saturday.
LAURENS 8, ANDES 0 STAMFORD MAYOR’S CUP First Round Laurens 4 4 _ 8 Andes 0 0 _ 0 Laurens: Jesse Campbell 1-1, Adam Mish 0-1, Miguel Short 1-1, John Keane 1-0, Joel Tirado 2-1, David Loucks 1-0, Matt Campbell 0-1, Pat Bullock 2-1. Andes: None. Shots-corner kicks: L 22-1; A 8-2. Goalies: Aaron Laing (L) 8; Eric Reed (A) 9, Nate Tuck 1. Golf at Oneonta CC
Martin Couch’s 1-over 37 on the front nine included birdies on the par-4 third, the par-4 fourth and the par- 5 ninth in leading Oneonta to a 215-233 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory over Whitney Point.
The Yellowjackets (2-2-1) play Seton Catholic Central on Tuesday at Ely Park Golf Course.
AT ONEONTA COUNTRY CLUB
Front nine, par-36 Team scores: Oneonta 215, Whitney Point 233. Whitney Point: David Watkins 42, Matt Wade 44, Jeff Blodgett 45, Casey Huft 50, William Sinclair 52. Oneonta: Martin Couch 37, Isiah Fleming 43, Joe Sastic 42, Vanessa Fassler 47, Alex Paolicelli 46. at Afton GC
Randy Cordner shot a 40 and teammate Ryan Gardner a 41 in leading Bainbridge- Guilford to a 218-230 victory over Unatego on the back nine. Scott Ruling shot a 39 for Unatego (1-4). B-G (1-4) plays at Afton on Wednesday. AT AFTON GC
Back nine, par-36 Team scores: B-G 218, Unatego 230. Unatego: Scott Ruling 39, Ethan Hall 43, Mike Deck 45, Tanner Gaisford 47, Lukas Decker 56.
Bainbridge-Guilford: Randy Cordner 40, Ryan Gardner 41, Jesse Abildness 44, Mark Buchanan 44, Garrett Newbauer 49. at Genegantslet Josh Fischer and Brock Rowe each finished 1-over 36 to lead Greene to a 211- 252 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Sidney.
Fischer and Rowe had two birdies apiece for the Trojans. Kevin Davie led Sidney with a 45.
Front nine, par-35 Team scores: Greene 211, Sidney 252 Greene (3-1):
Josh Fischer 36, Brock Rowe 36, Scott Murn 44, Frank Smith 46, Brian Gascon 49.
Sidney: Kevin Davie 45, Jesse Wakeman 48, Brandon Rowe 50, Zach Smith 52, Matt Olson 57.
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