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September 7, 2007

OHS girls improve to 4-0

Staff Report



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.”

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