Taryn More scored 22 seconds into play and Dani Nicosia had a pair of goals as Southern Tier Athletic Conference East Division champion Oneonta High cruised to a 5-0 victory over visiting Chenango Valley on Tuesday night.
The Yellowjackets had the opening kickoff. The first pass went to Nicosia, who then found Mariah Ruff on the wing. Ruff passed to Abby Picinich, who laid a pass off that More finished.
“It was nice to jump on them early,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said.
Picinich made it 2-0 midway through the first half off an assist from Brieanna Baker.
Amy Hait also scored for the Yellowjackets, who have won three straight STAC East titles.
If Oneonta (10-2, 10-0) wins today at Norwich, it will clinch the top seed among the Central/East division schools and earn the right to play at West Division winner in the STAC semifinals Oct. 17.
Elmira, Corning and Horseheads all still have shots at the West Division title.
Central Division champion Owego and Metro Division winner Vestal will play in the other semifinal.
If Oneonta wins its STAC semifinal, it would host the STAC final.
Last season, the Yellowjackets beat Vestal, 1-0, to win the conference championship on a goal by Baker. OHS went on to win the Section Four Class B title during a 19-2 season that ended with 1-0 loss to Bronxville in a state quarterfinal.
Milford 2, CV-S 2
In a matchup of Tri-Valley League East Division heavyweights, Addy Lawson scored with nine minutes left to tie the score at 2 for host Milford and that’s where it ended.
Lawson scored from a tough angle on a 6-yard shot from the right side with her left foot.
“It was a tough angle to score from and a beautiful shot,” Milford coach Chris Saggese said.
In overtime, Milford had a chance to go ahead, but Cherry Valley-Springfield goalie Kylie Graham (15) denied Kaley Chase on a breakaway.