“Mallory player her great and Meg Burns played great,” Mackey said.
Mackey said the games were useful in the sense that little mistakes the Yellowjackets have made against lesser teams were magnified against CNS and Liverpool.
“This is going to be better for us in the long term,” said Mackey, whose team is 11-2-1. “This is part of the process. Until you see it live, it’s tough to feel how quick the game is. Now, we can say, remember when this happened against Cicero or Liverpool and they’ll know what we’re talking about.”
Oneonta will host Vestal at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the STAC semifinal. The Yellowjackets defeated the Golden Knights in the last two STAC finals, winning 1-0, in 2011 and 2-1 in last season.
“Two years ago, we stole one and last year, we had the better of play or even play,” Mackey said, “so incentive won’t be an issue for (Vestal). They can come at you in waves, but with the tournament this weekend, it won’t be quite as shocking when Vestal does it. We’ll certainly have our hands full.”
Schenevus 5, RS 0
Sarah Mellor scored two goals and had an assist to lead host Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League win.
Mellor scored from 6 yards 5:20 into play. She then assisted on Taylor Bookhout’s goal from 12 yards with 29:30 remaining in the first half. Mimi Teft contributed a goal from 4 yards, with 25 minutes left to give Schenevus a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Mellor’s second goal came 11 seconds after halftime off an assist from Sierra Bentley. Nadine Gechert also scored for Schenevus (10-4-1, 8-4-1), which is off until sectionals start.
Downsville 2, Stamford 1
Kalieen Townsend scored two goals, including the winning goal with 1:16 remaining in the second half, to lead host Downsville to a victory in the Delaware League.
Townsend scored the go-ahead goal from 18 yards. She also headed in a Leigha LaTourette corner kick from 8 yards with 24 minutes left in the second half to tie the score at 1.