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October 6, 2012

Redskins girls get their kicks

The Daily Star

---- — Staff Report

Maggie Hall set up two goals with corner kicks, including the winner, as Cooperstown earned a 3-2 girls soccer victory Friday over visiting Waterville in the Center State Conference.

“We’ve scored quite a few goals this year on her corner kicks,” said Cooperstown coach Jen Pindar, whose team won its fourth straight after Bella Anania scored the winner.

Hall’s second assist came from the right side with a little less than nine minutes gone in the second half. She lined a low corner kick to Anania in the middle of the box, a few yards from the goal. Anania shot low and to the left to cap the scoring.

Cooperstown trailed, 2-1, at halftime, but tied it about two minutes into the second half. Lexi Bloomfield made a long pass from outside the box that Jordian Siver ran down and headed into the goal.

“They really played very well the second half,” Pindar said. “We started playing our passing game, and we really woke up and played with intensity.”

Waterville took two of its 15 shots in the second half, both in the closing minutes.

Jenna Bloomquist’s rebound goal gave the Indians the early lead, but Julie Dykstra tied it less than three minutes later on a corner kick from Hall.

Jessica Scones put Waterville back up with a little more than eight minutes left in the half.

After starting the season 0-5, Cooperstown (5-6, 4-4) has won five of its last six games. With two division games remaining, it needs one win to qualify for a playoff spot. The Redskins host Hamilton on Thursday.

Franklin 4, Sidney 0

Jordan Beers had three goals and an assist to lead host Franklin to a non-league win.

“She’s hitting some bombs from 20-25 yards lately,” Franklin coach J.J. Laing said of Beers, who assisted Jessie Downin on the opening goal 6:35 into the first half.

Beers followed with a “left-footed rocket” about 10 minutes later, leading to a 2-0 cushion for the Purple Devils (10-2) at the break. Beers also scored off a punt from goalie Haley Downin (six saves) and capped it on a direct kick with 15 minutes left.

Haley Downin earned her eighth shutout of the season.

“Alexis Hurlburt has had a real solid season and she’s kind of the backbone of our back line,” Laing said of his junior center back. “With her and Haley in goal, that’s our fifth shutout in six games.”

Franklin hosts Edmeston on Tuesday. The Tri-Valley League game will double as a Kicks for Cancer game. The Purple Devils will wear pink and accept donations on behalf of the American Cancer Society.

Schenevus 4, Worcester 1

Sarah Mellor had two goals and an assist as Schenevus won a road game in the Tri-Valley League.

Sierra Bentley and Alyssa Turner also scored for the Dragons.

Nikki Estro scored for Worcester (2-9, 2-8), which is at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Wednesday.

Unatego 3, Greene 0

Robin Foster made five saves for her 11th shutout of the season as Unatego rolled to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory on the road Thursday night.

“Up until the last couple of games, it’s been mostly our defense,” said Unatego coach Sue Herodes, whose team has allowed one goal this season – in a 4-1 championship victory over Schoharie during the Spartans’ Kyle Sharpe Tournament on Sept. 15. “But Robin has come up pretty big for us as well. They’re a good (defensive unit) and they all work together extremely well.”

Juli Carbone opened the scoring on a rebound goal with 22:51 left in the first half. Tanner Reed and Torri Halaquist also scored for the Spartans (11-0-1, 5-0), who visit Windsor for a non-league game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.


Oneonta 3, CF 0

Connor Brown had two goals and an assist to lead Oneonta to a Southern Tier Athletic Conference win on the road.

Brown opened the scoring on a penalty kick with 10 minutes to go in the first half, after he was taken down inside the 18-yard box. Brown then assisted Kragh Delello, who pushed in a throughball with 10 minutes left, and followed with the final goal.

Zach King made eight saves for the Yellowjackets (8-2, 8-2), who host Chenango Valley at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lloyd F. Baker Field. Oneonta will celebrate Senior Night during the game.

Unatego 2, UV 0

Alex White made five saves for his eighth shutout as undefeated Unatego earned a non-league home victory over Midstate Athletic Conference rival Unadilla Valley.

“The defense is really strong and is doing a nice job,” Unatego coach Eric Miller said. “Alex hasn’t had to work as hard as he has in the past, but he’s making some great saves, too.”

Troy White opened the scoring 3:47 in, scoring from 10 yards following a cross from Jasper Humphries.

Johnathan Fotre also scored for the Spartans (13-0), who host Greene on Wednesday. Miller said Wednesday’s game will determine the regular-season MAC champion. Unatego is 6-0 in MAC play, and defending champion Greene is 5-1.

Kyle King stopped 13 shots for the Storm, which was outshot, 18-7.

Greene 6, Sidney 0

Alex Leone scored four goals to lead Greene to a MAC victory on the road.

Karl Ziegle and Alan Liddle also scored for Greene.

Goalie Wyatt McKee had 25 saves for Sidney (2-10, 0-8), which hosts Walton on Wednesday.

Milford 3, B-G 0

Peyton Griffiths scored twice and Elijah Rutledge contributed a penalty-kick goal as Milford cruised to a non-league victory at home.

Parker Fish (five saves) and Max Lang (four saves) combined on the shutout for the Wildcats (7-3-1), who visit defending Section Four Class D champion Cherry Valley-Springfield on Tuesday. CV-S also shared the Tri-Valley League title with Morris last season.

Schenevus 2, Worcester 0

Corey Roseboom scored twice and Robert Burton made eight saves as Schenevus won at home in the Tri-Valley League.

Roseboom dribbled through traffic for an unassisted goal 23 minutes in and capped the scoring with a second-half goal.

“He’s a freshman who has 11 or 12 goals this season,” Schenevus coach Jim Huntington said of Roseboom. “He’s going to be a player.”

Burton earned his sixth shutout for the Dragons (6-5, 6-4), who host Richfield Springs on Oct. 13.


at CV State Park

Harpursville’s Jon Arnold earned medalist honors with a 9-over par 81 to lead the Hornets to the MAC championship at the par-72 Chenango Valley State Park golf course.

Matt Johnson (83) placed second for Harpursville, which won the title by 43 strokes over second-place Sidney, 449-492.

Tim Parsons shot an 84 to place third for Bainbridge-Guilford, which fell a point shy of Sidney in the team standings.

at Stamford GC

Matt Anderson earned medalist honors with a 45 on the par-34 flat 9 as host Stamford won in the Delaware League.

Stamford (2-10) will play its last match of the season at Windham Country Club on Tuesday.


Oneonta 105, Windsor 56

Host Oneonta placed first in every event of its Southern Tier Athletic Conference meet.

Madison Beckmeyer and Steph Havens won two events apiece to pace the Yellowjackets (3-3), who are at Susquehanna Valley next Friday.

Beckmeyer took first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:21.62) and the 500 free (6:15.54). Havens won the 50 free (27.77) and the 100 free (1:01.39).


Sidney 3, Delhi 2

Nicole Rajner and Jillian Hornbeck earned a 7-5, 6-4 victory at first doubles to lead host Sidney to a season-ending victory.

Mariah Pierce and Miranda Gregory won singles matches by forfeit for the Warriors (4-5), who will compete in the Section Four Class C-D Tournament at 9 a.m. Thursday at Bainbridge-Guilford. The tournament also features Delhi, Hancock, Chenango Forks and Elmira Notre Dame.

Singles and doubles winners and second-place finishers will advance to the state qualifiers, which run Oct. 25-26 at the Binghamton Tennis Center. The state championships are set for Nov. 3-5 in Latham.

Joelle Favret earned a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at first singles for Delhi, which received a 6-2, 6-2 win at second doubles from Emily Kollig and Alexis Rosa.


Unatego 3, Walton 2

Leanne McKee had 15 aces and Michaela Reynolds contributed 13 as Unatego rallied for a MAC victory on the road.

Reynolds also had 11 kills for the Spartans (1-10), who came back from a 25-6 loss in the first game. Unatego won the second, 25-19, but dropped the third, 28-26. The Spartans then closed with wins of 25-7 and 25-16.

Hunter Wildey had 11 kills to pace Walton (3-8), which received 12 assists from Maggie Kuebler.

Unatego visits Afton on Saturday. Walton is at Delhi on Wednesday.

Deposit 3, Delhi 0

Catherine Bush had six aces and Shelby Pettersen contributed six kills as Deposit cruised to a 25-14, 25-12, 25-20 Midstate Athletic Conference victory on the road.

Emily Salemen had 11 digs to pace the Bulldogs (2-10), who host Walton on Wednesday.

Deposit (11-2) visits Oxford on Wednesday.

Hancock 3, Afton 2

Demi Travis had seven aces and four kills to pace Hancock in a 21-25, 23-25, 25-12, 25-11, 25-18 MAC victory on the road.

Alisha Hubbard’s six kills and six aces led the Crimson Knights (3-8), who received seven kills from Bekah Prezorski and 10 digs from Sabrina Button.

Afton hosts Unatego on Saturday. Hancock (5-5) plays Bainbridge-Guilford at home Tuesday.