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October 11, 2012

South Kortright boys win Mountain title on OT goal

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Dylan Cole’s goal on a corner kick with 1 minute, 50 seconds left in the first overtime lifted host South Kortright to a 3-2 Delaware League boys soccer victory Wednesday over Davenport that clinched the Mountain Division title.

“These kids did more than I expected,” SK coach Bob VanValkenburgh said. “We had some tight games early, and showed a lot of improvement this year. There were a lot of tight games; the league was very good this year.”

Cole’s goal took one bounce close to the near post and went in.

Davenport tied the score at 2 with 2:16 left in regulation on Kyle Moorby’s direct kick from 25 yards.

SK led, 2-0, on first-half goals by Dan Nelson and Trevor Holdridge. Corey Hartman had a first-half goal for the Wildcats.

SK (11-3, 7-1) hosts Downsville on Monday in its final regular season game, and will play Upper Division winner Margaretville in the crossover on Oct. 20 at the Wright National Soccer Campus.

Margaretville 2, Downsville 1

Upper Division champion Margaretville received goals from Matt VanValkenburg and Cooper Reither en route to a Delaware League win at home.

VanValkenburg scored 13 minutes into play. Kyle Short brought the ball down the right side and sent a lofted pass into the box that VanValkenburg headed into the goal from 10 yards.

With 20 minutes left, Short had possession 18 yards and dropped a pass back to Reither, who shot into the right corner of the goal.

Downsville answered with five minutes. Justin Baxter played a ball into the box that Dayton Frey finished.

The Blue Devils (13-0-1, 8-0-1), who complete their regular season Friday at Davenport, will play Mountain Division winner South Kortright in the Delaware League crossover final Oct. 20 at the Wright National Soccer Campus.

Margaretville beat SK, 1-0, in overtime in the teams’ regular-season game.

Oneonta 13, CV 0

Stijn van Pel had three goals and host Oneonta scored five times over the final 17 minutes of the first half during a Southern Tier Athletic Conference win on Senior Night.

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