The Daily Star
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Taylor Hitchcock, Mallory Herrick and Nicole Harmer scored two goals apiece as Oneonta High ran its record to 10-0-1 with a 9-1 Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls soccer victory at Chenango Valley on Tuesday.
The Yellowjackets scored nine goals on 15 shots.
“We shot it pretty well,” Oneonta coach Jerry Mackey said. “They were strong up the middle and had a real good sweeper, so we got good angles and took what the defense was giving us. We had good touches and they were paying so much attention to Taryn (More), Madison (Miller) and Mariah (Ruff), and we ran it off to the correct kids.”
Harmer scored four minutes into play off an assist from Abby Picinich. Three minutes later, Hitchcock made it 2-0.
Brieanna Baker, Rachael Brown and Miller also scored. More contributed three assists.
The Yellowjackets will host Chenango Forks at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lloyd Baker Field for Senior Night. Then they’ll play two Syracuse-area powers on Saturday and Sunday. At 3 p.m. Saturday, the Yellowjackets will play at Cicero North Syracuse before traveling to play Liverpool at 1 p.m. Sunday.
“We’ll get a more accurate picture of where we are,” Mackey said of the weekend games. Last season, OHS lost, 1-0, to CNS and 4-3 to Liverpool en route to finishing the season 18-3-1 and advancing the Class B state final.
Unatego 4, Norwich 3
The second of Tanner Reed’s two goals came with 10 ½ minutes left and snapped a 3-all as visiting Unatego rallied for a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Reed received a diagonal pass from Kayla Komenda before chipping an 18-yard shot over Norwich goalie Kassidy Seary (16 saves).
The Spartans tied the score at 3 on a penalty kick by Torri Halaquist. It came after a Norwich player was called for a handball in the box following a corner kick by Cassidy Newman.
Freshman Mary Rommer, the women’s 5K winner in the Pit Run on Sunday in Oneonta, also scored for the Spartans (11-2, 8-0), who will travel to Sidney on Thursday for a key MAC game. Sidney’s lone loss in conference came in a 4-1 loss to Unatego earlier in the season.
“It’s a big game for both teams,” said Unatego coach Sue Herodes, whose team won the Section Four Class C title last season.
Sidney 4, Oxford 0
Katie Kirk scored 10 seconds into play and finished with two goals as Sidney won a Midstate Athletic Conference game on the road.
Sidney sent the ball back to Kailyn Gravel after the opening kickoff. Gravel then played a long ball that deflected off a defender and to Kirk, who then scored.
“I believe so,” Sidney coach Jody Gravelin said when asked if that’s the quickest one of her team’s has scored. “That’s why we set up the kickoff the way we do, and it actually worked.”
Bethany Karl made it 2-0 seven minutes into play.
Mackensie Gravelin also scored for the Warriors (8-4, 7-1), who will host division-leading Unatego on Thursday.
“We have to play with confidence,” Gravelin said. “Unatego is an intimidating team, so we have to stay focused.”
Franklin 2, Laurens 1
Katie Allen scored the winning goal three minutes into the second overtime to lead host Franklin to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Paige Fairchilds settled a corner kick before passing Allen, who scored from 10 yards.
Eighth-grader Rachelle Soucia opened the scoring for Laurens 19 seconds into play. She scored from 20 yards.
Mariah McNeilly tied the score on a 25-yard shot with 17 minutes left in the second half. Mara Stalter assisted McNeilly’s goal.
Franklin (8-4, 8-3) will play at Morris on Friday.
Morris 2, Edmeston 1
Haley Wist scored on a 20-yard shot with 11 minutes remaining to snap a 1-all tie and lift visiting Morris to a Tri-Valley League victory.
The Mustangs tied the score at 1 with 17 minutes left. Alexis Forgit finished from 6 yards after receiving a pass from Lexi Bookhout.
Edmeston took a 1-0 lead one minute into play. Paige Bressett received a pass from sister Kelsey Bressett before scoring from 12 yards.
Edmeston (2-9-1, 2-8-1) will host Oxford today.
Milford 5, Schenevus 0
Addy Lawson and Kaley Chase scored two goals apiece to lead Milford to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Lawson’s first goal came from 12 yards 15 minutes into play. Lawson then made it 2-0 with 10 minutes left in the first half. She scored from 10 yards.
Alyssa Quick also scored for the Wildcats, who held a 16-1 advantage in shots.
Mary Hernandez made five saves for Schenevus.
“They’re a well coached, solid team,” Schenevus coach Chris Kaltenbach said of Milford.
The Dragons (9-4-1, 7-4-1) will host Richfield Springs on Friday.
Cooperstown 3, WCV 2
Liz Millea scored two goals, including the winner, to lead visiting Cooperstown to a Center State Conference victory.
Millea’s second goal came with six minutes left and broke a 2-2 tie. Jordian Siver’s crossing pass set up Millea’s winner.
Maggie Hall gave Cooperstown a 1-0 lead 10 minutes into play. Siver also assisted that goal.
Shania McEvoy tied the score with 15 minutes to go in the first half on a 12-yard shot from the left side. The Indians made it 2-1 seven minutes later when Joelle Ceneviva converted a penalty kick.
Millea tied it for the second time after volleying in a free kick from Ellen Vibbard seven minutes into the second half.
Cooperstown (7-4, 4-4) will play at Frankfort-Schuyler today.
SK 5, Jefferson 0
Tori Rockefeller had two goals and two assists to lead visiting South Kortright in the Delaware League.
Brianna Laing contributed a goal and an assist, and Shianne Coss and Sam Acuna also had goals for the Rams.
Shania Speenburgh made 11 saves for the J-Hawks.
CV-S 5, Worcester 1
Jordan Loucks had three goals and two assists, and Lauren Loucks finished with two goals and one assist to lead visiting Cherry Valley-Springfield in the Tri-Valley League.
Jordan Loucks scored the game’s first three goals, those coming with 35, 26 and 22 minutes left in the first half.
“She’s a good player,” Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said of Jordan Loucks. “Her speed was a big factor.”
Cierra Ralph scored for Worcester, which received 12 saves from Jamie Thompson.
The Wolverines (3-7-3) will travel to Milford on Friday in its season finale.