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October 8, 2012

G-MU girls tie unbeaten Morris

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Morris’ unbeaten girls took 23 more shots than visiting Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, but the Tri-Valley League soccer teams played to a 1-all Saturday.

“We outplayed them but just could not finish,” Morris coach Rhoda Flint wrote in an email. “We had many chances to score with many hitting the crossbar.”

The defending Section Four Class D champion Mustangs (10-0-1, 10-0-2) took a 1-0 lead with 9 minutes, 7 seconds left in the first half on a goal by Amanda Flint.

Lauren Hill tied with 20:34 left in regulation off an assist from Mackenzie Talbot.

Katie Schultes made 18 saves for G-MU.

Laurens 4, Stamford 3

Natalie Trujillo scored the winning goal with 24 seconds left in the second overtime to lead the host Leopards to a non-conference victory.

Trujillo scored the deciding goal from 18 yards on a shot that went over Stamford goalie Nikki McGrath.

Stamford’s Erin Hull scored on an assist from Cassie Ehrhart with 4:11 left in the second half to tie the match at 3.

Kim Freer scored twice for the Indians (7-6), who visit Gilboa on Wednesday.

Heather White had two goals and Kathleen Francisco also scored for Laurens (3-10), which hosts Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Tuesday.

Unatego 5, Windsor 0

Sarah Mannina had two goals and two assists, and Katrina Clark scored twice to lead unbeaten Unatego to a non-league victory Saturday.

Mannina scored 4 ½ minutes into play. She received a chipped pass from Cassidy Newman before scoring. Thirteen minutes later, Mannina set up Clark’s first goal.

Tanner Reed also scored for the Spartans, who are 3-0-1 against Southern Tier Athletic Conference teams this season.

“We’ve had a really good schedule,” Unatego coach Sue Herodes said of her 12-0-1 team. “Being able to play some bigger teams has provided a little pick me up for these girls. We knew we were going to very competitive this season and I wanted us to be challenged. Our AD did a very nice job of scheduling.”

The Spartans play host to Oxford on Thursday night.

BOYS SOCCER

Morris 3, Stamford 0

Levi Decker scored two goals to lead the host Mustangs to a Tri-Valley League win.

Decker headed in a cross from Mike Murphy with 16:25 left in the second half to make the score, 2-0.

Sophomore Cameron Hill scored his varsity goal with 12:26 left. Mike DeLuca assisted on the goal.

Morris (10-2-1, 10-1-1) visits Franklin on Thursday.

Laurens 1, Edmeston 1

Ryan Crean converted a penalty kick six minutes in, but visiting Edmeston countered with a goal by Chris Simmons as the Panthers tied Laurens in the Tri-Valley League.

Crean scored after Edmeston was called for a handball in the box.

Simmons tied it with four minutes left in the opening half, tracking down a ball that was headed out of bounds on the right side before sending in a 15-yarder from the end line off the hands of Laurens goalie David Fraser (10 saves).

Nate Truax made six saves for the Panthers, who hit the crossbar and the post thereafter.

“This would have been a good one to sit on the sidelines and watch,” Laurens coach Dave Miller said of the Leopards’ homecoming game. “The fans were really into it. This was a fun one to be a part of.”

Laurens (5-5-1, 5-5-1) visits Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Tuesday.

Delhi 5, Afton 0

Carson King and Brady Sackett scored two goals apiece, and Russell Cobane scored his first varsity goal to lead visiting Delhi to a non-league victory.

The Bulldogs (6-4-1) travel to Bainbridge-Guilford on Wednesday.

Afton (1-12-1) is at Walton on Tuesday.

CROSS COUNTRY

Stock Conwicke Invitational

Erin Mushtare and Alissa Garufi finished sixth and seventh, respectively, to lead Oneonta High’s girls to a third-place finish in the Stock-Conwicke Invitational at Vestal’s Arnold Park.

Mushtare completed the 3.1-mile course in 22 minutes, 22 seconds _ 14 seconds faster than Garufi.

“We had nice performances by our top two varsity runners in each gender,” OHS coach Dan Forbes said. “This past Tuesday, (Garufi) started closing on (Mushtare). On Saturday, (Garufi) went out with (Mushtare). Usually, Erin goes harder at the start, but this time Allisa went out with her and hung on.”

Oneonta’s boys also finished third. Logan Mancuso and Ryan Layman finished sixth and ninth, respectively. Mancuso crossed in 18:54 and Layman was clocked in 18:56.

“Logan and Ryan really had breakthrough races,” Forbes said. “They beat all the Chenango Valley guys who beat them in the dual meet and they beat all the Norwich guys who beat them this past Tuesday. It was two outstanding performances.”

The Yellowjackets will compete in the Loyal D. Greenman Invitational on Saturday at Ely Park in Binghamton.