Leigha LaTourette drew the final pk when she was dumped inside the box on a breakaway attempt. Townsend made the pk with six minutes to go for the final margin.
“I said I had never seen a game with two pks, then I said I never saw one with three, then with four,” Reed said. “It’s a small field, so there are so many people in a small place. We started with the lights off, then finished with lights on, too. It was a very weird feeling.”
Kacie Banker made six saves for Downsville, which held a 20-9 advantage in shots and a 7-1 edge in corner kicks.
The Eagles will play Margaretville for the championship at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The host Blue Devils earned a 1-0 win over Coleman Catholic in Thursday’s other tournament opener. Roxbury and Coleman Catholic will meet in Saturday’s consolation game.
Margaretville 1, Coleman 0
Cora Bruno scored the decisive goal with 25:58 seconds remaining to lead host Margaretville to an opening-round victory in the Cohen Classic.
Lacie Callahan had six saves for Coleman Catholic, which will face Roxbury in the consolation game at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Shannon Fairbairn made three saves in the shutout for Margaretville (1-2-1, 0-2-1), will faced Downsville in the championship game at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Oneonta 8, SV 0
Taryn More finished with two goals and three assists to lead the host Yellowjackets to their sixth straight Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory of the season.
Abby Picinich set the tone by scoring off a breakaway 57 seconds into the match. More made it 2-0 on a penalty kick 12 minutes later. Goals by Taylor Hitchcock and More gave OHS (6-0, 6-0) a 4-0 cushion heading into halftime.
“She puts the ball in the net for us,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said of More.
Maddie Grau made four saves in the shutout for Oneonta, which hosts Seton Catholic Central on Tuesday in a rematch of the 2012 Section Four Class B championship game. The Jackets won the title with a 4-0 overtime victory.