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September 20, 2007

Hansen helps Worcester to 1-0 victory

Kaitlin Hansen made 14 saves and Melanie Rooney scored midway through the first half, leading host Worcester to a 1-0 Tri-Valley League girls soccer victory over Schenevus on Wednesday.

Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said Hansen's best save came in the second half on a rebound from close range when she crouched down to snare a lined shot.

But Worcester's best save may have come from Kenyon's daughter Briana with two minutes left. Schenevus lined up for a direct kick from 20 yards after a Worcester player was called for a handball.

A Schenevus player took a shot and Kenyon headed it off the line.

"She was part of the wall and saw nobody was back, so she ran back there," Kenyon said of Briana's play.

Megan Werkheiser set up Worcester's goal, dribbling down the left side before crossing to Rooney, who scored into the right-hand corner with 24:49 left in the first half.

Worcester (2-7, 2-3) plays host to Franklin today.

Worcester 1, Schenevus 0

Schenevus0 0 _ 0

Worcester1 0 _ 1

Schenevus: None.

Worcester (2-7, 2-3): Melanie Rooney 1-0, Megan Werkheiser 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: S 16-3; W 5-4.

Goalies: C. Hernandez (S) 3; Kaitlin Hansen (W) 14.

CV-S 5, G-MU 2

Maggie Millner scored her second goal halfway through the second half to snap a 2-2 tie as Cherry Valley-Springfield won at home in the Tri-Valley League.

Morgan VanAlstine, Fiona Doherty, and Morgan Shuster each contributed a goal for the Patriots, who held a 35-6 advantage in shots.

Kelly McCarthy scored twice for Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

CV-S (7-2, 5-1) travels to Franklin on Tuesday.

CV-S 5, G-MU 2

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton2 0 _ 2

Cherry Valley-Springfield2 3 _ 5

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton: Kelly McCarthy 2-0, Courtney Hillman 0-2.

Cherry Valley-Springfield (7-2, 5-1): Maggie Millner 2-0, Morgan VanAlstine 1-2, Nadine Guernsey 0-1, Courtney VanBrink 0-1, Fiona Doherty 1-0, Morgan Shuster 1-0, Mallory Garretson 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: G 6-3; C 35-4.

Goalies: Katie McLaughlin (G) 26; Lindsey Cairo (C) 3.

Cooperstown 6, Frankfort-Schuyler 0

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