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November 17, 2012

OHS faces tough road to state title


Senior Dani Nicosia, who’s been a part of five sectional title winners between soccer and basketball, and freshman Abby Picinich have 13 goals apiece. Sophomore Brieanna Baker is next with nine.

“When teams do research on us, if you have one great marker or two, where do you put them?” Mackey said. “We’re looking at what other teams have, but they have to worry about we have. There are a lot of ways we can play.”

Section Two’s Schalmont has followed a 23-0 season a year ago with a 21-0 start to this season — the most recent win a 3-0 triumph against Plattsburgh in a state quarterfinal Saturday. Schalmont opened state play with a 2-1 win over Marcellus.

Greece Odyssey (16-3-1) has won three straight Section Five titles. It beat Akron, 3-0, in a state quarterfinal Nov. 9.

“We’re happy where we are, but we’re not satisfied,” Mackey said. “At minimum, somebody will have to beat us. Our goal is winning the whole thing or forcing somebody to beat us.”

Cold Spring Harbor coach Steve Cacioppo was reached by phone Wednesday night but said he couldn’t talk.

According to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association website, tickets cost $8 per person per day.

Rob Centorani can be reached at or 607-432-1000, ext. 209.

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