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September 21, 2013

Joseph leads Oneonta boys past Windsor

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Zach Joseph finished with two goals and an assist Friday to lead Oneonta High to a 4-0 boys soccer rout of visiting Windsor at the Wright National Soccer Campus.

Joseph’s free kick set up Paul Bischoff’s header for the first goal of the Southern Tier Athletic Conference match, which came with 13 minutes, 53 seconds left in the opening half.

Joseph made it 2-0 with 1:21 to go before halftime, lining a 35-yarder into the top-left corner.

“Somebody fed him the ball and he just pushed it to the right and hit it,” OHS coach Alex Brannan said. “It was one of those shots that when it catches the corner, it looks great, but when it doesn’t, not so great. It was one of the nicest goals of the game.”

Joseph also scored in the second half, as did Theo Malone for the Yellowjackets (5-1, 5-1), who got four saves from Jeremy Leary in the shutout.

Oneonta hosts Owego on Monday.

Cooperstown 3, MM 1

Jeremiah Parr, Park Summers and Ray Cabrera scored to rally Cooperstown to a road victory in Division III of the Center State Conference.

Kris Pontero opened the scoring with an unassisted goal for Mount Markham, which took a 1-0 lead 26 minutes into the match.

Parr converted a pass from Tom Schulz for the equalizer with four minutes to go before halftime, and Summers followed with a 20-yard direct kick two minutes later for the go-ahead goal.

Cabrera capped the scoring with 18 minutes left, collecting a corner kick that was punched out by losing goalie Mike Gras (five saves) for a 25-yard goal.

Kevin Frevele stopped seven shots for Cooperstown (3-1, 3-1), which plays host Davenport in the opening round of the Chic Walshe Tournament at 4 p.m. Saturday.

UV 2, Unatego 1

Mason Alford and Brendan Brooker scored to lead host Unadilla Valley to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Alford touched in a corner kick to the far post from Conor Pope midway through the opening half to give the Storm a 1-0 lead. Pope also set up Brooker for a 1-on-1 with Unatego goalie Mark Maruszewski (seven saves) in the second half. Brooker tapped the ball past an oncoming Maruszewski to make it 2-0.

The Spartans avoided the shutout when Liam Alvin dribbled through the Storm’s defense and scored on a hard shot with less than a minute left.

Kyle King finished with 12 saves for UV, which was outshot, 14-8.

B-G 3, Sidney 1

Sidney’s Anthony Ruling opened the scoring 4:05 into the second half, but host Bainbridge-Guilford rallied to win in the MAC.

An own goal tied it with 18:15 left. Kyle Hanvey then scored the go-ahead goal with 10:59 remaining, and Daniel Norris added an insurance goal with 3:43 to go.

Bainbridge-Guilford (4-3, 4-3) dominated in shots (17-4) and corner kicks (19-3).

“We didn’t score a single goal off a corner,” B-G coach Pete Feltham said. “So I’m going to spend Monday working on corner kicks.”

The Bobcats host Walton on Tuesday.

Walton 6, Oxford 0

Jared Beach scored two goals and had an assist to lead host Walton to a MAC victory.

Cameron Murphy shot to the near post from 6 yards out for a goal as Beach earned an assist 7:30 into the match. Eight minutes later, Beach scored off a pass from Chad Swartwout.

Dylan Walley made six saves in the shutout for Walton (6-2, 4-2), which visits Bainbridge-Guilford on Tuesday.

Afton 3, Norwich 2

Connor Graven-Briggs scored three goals to lead host Afton to a MAC victory.

Graven-Briggs scored 16:30 into the game on a pass from Mikey Graven-Briggs.

One minute later, Norwich goalie Keegan Prime punted from his end for an 80-yard goal as the ball bounced twice before going over Afton goalie Matt Olin.

Dan McIntosh scored from inside the box with 29:40 remaining in the first half to give Norwich a 2-1 lead.

Graven-Briggs scored a minute later, the converted a pass from Jesse Dedman in the second half for the winner.

Afton (1-4-1, 1-4-1) hosts Greene on Thursday.

Milford 3, Morris 0

Mike Strenck had a goal and an assist and Max Lang stopped five shots for the shutout as Milford cruised to a Tri-Valley League victory at home.

Peyton Griffiths and Will Ward also scored for the Wildcats (6-1, 5-1), who received two assists from Eli Rutledge.

“They were three pretty goals,” said Milford coach Frank Spurchise, who added that sweeper Paul VanWarner suffered an ankle injury that required medical attention. Spurchise said he didn’t know the extent of VanWarner’s injury or if it would cause him to miss any time.

Milford visits Laurens on Tuesday.

G-MU 1, Worcester 0

Cameron Earl converted a pass from Trevor Puerile with less than five minutes to play as host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton edged Worcester in the Tri-Valley League.

Earl’s shot from the right side of the 18-yard box went in off the hands of Wolverines goalie Riley Powers for the decisive goal.

Raiders coach Steve Antczak credited his defensive line of Lucas Seneck, Colin Wind, Devon Fitch and Tyler Pope for aiding Austin Burnside (five saves) in the shutout.

“They’re all fullbacks and they’ve been playing awesome this year,” Antczak said.

G-MU (2-2-2, 2-2-2) hosts Cherry Valley-Springfield on Tuesday.

CV-S 5, Laurens 0

Townie Zaengle and Jake Spencer each contributed second-half goals to lead host Cherry Valley-Springfield to their sixth straight victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Kurt Pressley, Dustin Collins and Ryan Jaquay scored in the first half to give the Patriots a 3-0 cushion.

Zach Schinski and Cody White combined for 24 saves for Laurens.

CV-S (6-0, 6-0) visits Davenport on Monday.

Margaretville 5, Coleman 2

Roberto Sarabia scored two goals and had an assist to lead host Margaretville to a first-round victory in the Nelson Tournament.

Cooper Reither scored 20 minutes into the match, on an assist from Matt Van Valkenburg.

Austin Black scored two minutes later to tie the score at 1 for Coleman, but Kyle Short gave the Blue Devils a 2-1 halftime lead by scoring with four minutes left in the opening half.

Sarabia and Colby Russo then scored a minute apart early in the second half.

“Those two goals broke the game open,” Margaretville coach Jeremey Marks said.

Margaretville (5-0, 3-0) will face Downsville in the championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Coleman will play Tri-Valley in the consolation game at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Downsville 5, Tri-Valley 1

Anthony Shields finished with two goals and two assists to lead Downsville to an opening-round victory in the Nelson Tournament.

Tri-Valley’s Zach Neilsen scored off a breakaway from 25 yards out with 28 minutes left in the first half.

Antonio Gomes followed with the equalizer, converting a pass from Shields with 7:41 to go before halftime. Shields then headed the ball in with 1 minute left in the first half, giving Downsville a 2-1 lead at the break.

Downsville (4-1, 2-0) scored three more goals in the second half to secure a spot in the title game opposite Margaretville at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tri-Valley will play Coleman in the consolation game at 3 p.m. Saturday.