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Leigha LaTourette scored with four minutes left Thursday to help undefeated Downsville to a 2-1 girls soccer victory over visiting Davenport in the Delaware League.
“I thought (Davenport) played well,” Downsville coach Burt Reed said. “They came out playing very aggressively against us. They were winning balls and we were a little out of our game.”
LaTourette scored on a rebound, after Davenport goalie Jayra Blanton turned away a shot by Samantha Bingay.
“It went right to Leigha and she put it in,” Reed said.
Bailee Hymers scored 2½ minutes into the game to give Davenport the early lead.
“Our girls were a little shocked it went in,” Reed said. “It was a very weird play. Taylor Morris tried to clear the ball, but it went off Bailee and went in. Taylor did a good job to get to it, and Bailee did a good job to get there and block it. It was just a missed clearance.”
Downsville tied it two minutes into the second half, when Kendra Lacey one-touched a throughball from Kaileen Townsend.
“It happened so quickly. That kind of got us going,” Reed said. “We played much better starting with the final 20 minutes of the first half and then it carried over to the second half. We started to find our spacing and that created a lot of opportunities for us.”
Davenport (9-4) played for the fourth straight game without leading scorer Sarah Haight, who was injured two weeks ago. The Wildcats have lost three games without Haight.
“They’re definitely a very dangerous team with her back in there,” Reed said. “She is such a good player with the ball on her foot. It’s hurting them now to have her out, but it helps them, too, in the long run. They’re only going to be that much better with those girls learning to play without her.”
Downsville (11-0-1, 6-0) hosts Margaretville on Wednesday.
Stamford 4, Roxbury 2
Cassie Ehrhart scored three goals to lead host Stamford to a Delaware League victory.
“This is typical for her,” Stamford coach Jeff Gearhart said. “We brought her up in the eighth grade and she played left wing for us the first three years. We’d still have her there ideally, but the past two years, we needed her at center mid.
“She has a left foot that is just a rocket,” he continued. “She can hit the ball from anywhere and put it on goal. Two of her goals tonight were from way outside the box.”
Cristina Chiarappa and Bailey O’Donnell scored for Roxbury.
Erin Hull had the other goal for Stamford (7-5, 4-3), which is at Laurens at 2 p.m. Saturday for a non-league game.
SK 4, Jefferson 0
Brianna Laing scored twice as South Kortright (9-3-1, 6-1) cruised to a Delaware League win at home. Laing opened the scoring a little more than six minutes in with a shot from inside the box.
Tori Rockefeller and Kaitlyn Stinson also scored for the Rams, who visit Davenport on Wednesday.
Margaretville 4, Windham 2
Tess Svoboda, Cora Bruno, Elia Tanzer and Raeann Bond scored to lead host Margaretville (9-3, 6-1) to a Delaware League win.
Svoboda scored 2:30 in, sending a wet ball through the hands of Windham goalie Jane Rion (12 saves).
Natalie Vining and Mattie Seamans scored for Windham, which was outshot, 16-8.
Margaretville visits Downsville on Wednesday.
Oneonta 8, Windsor 0
Eight Oneonta players scored and four combined on a shutout in goal as the host Yellowjackets rolled to a Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory at the Wright National Soccer Campus.
Mariah Ruff and Shelby Cleaveland each had a goal and an assist to pace the Jackets (9-2, 9-0), who outshot Windsor, 27-0.
OHS hosts Chenango Valley at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lloyd F. Baker Field.
Walton 1, B-G 0
Merissa Castillo’s one-timer with 2½ minutes left gave host Walton its first midsatte Athletic Conference victory this season.
“It is nice to get that win,” Walton coach Kelly Gates said. “We’re a young team and we’ve been playing a lot better the last two weeks. We tied Delhi on Tuesday and tonight, we got the win.”
Hayley O’Connor set up the winning goal by dribbling the ball down the left sideline. She took it to the middle of the 18-yard mark and crossed to Castillo, who was about 10 yards out. Castillo scored to the far post with a low shot.
Janine Velardi made six saves for Walton (3-8-2, 1-3-1), which is at Greene next Thursday.
Sidney 5, UV 3
Jenna McDonald and Katie Kirk had two goals each as Sidney won a MAC game at home.
Sierra Badger, Emily Converse and Taylor Davis scored for UV.
Mckensie Gravelin also scored for Sidney (6-3, 4-1), which is at Tri-Valley League power Franklin today for a non-league game.