The Daily Star
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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.
“She came off her line and made a great save,” Saggese said.
Jane Auld’s goal with 15 minutes left gave the Patriots a 2-1 lead. Auld’s initial shot was saved by Monica Renwick, but she followed up and scored on the rebound.
CV-S’ Jessica Carson and Milford’s Francesca Green exchanged goals early in the second half.
“In the first half, the game was played in the midfield and both teams just battled,” Saggese said. “In the second half, the game really opened up and both teams started creating chances.”
Milford (8-2-2, 6-2-2) and CV-S each have two losses and two ties in conference play. Schenevus has three league losses and also is in the running for the East Division title.
The Wildcats travel to Richfield Springs on Friday.
Franklin 1, Edmeston 0
Host Franklin received a goal from Jessi McNeilly with 3:51 left in the second overtime to earn a Tri-Valley League victory.
Jessica Downin controlled the ball along the right wing before centering a pass. McNeilly beat a Edmeston defender to the ball before scoring on a low shot to the right corner.
Franklin (11-2, 9-2) held a 19-4 advantage in shots, but Edmeston goalie Katlin Talbot stopped 16 shots.
“I think we were a little impatient in the final third,” Franklin coach J.J. Laing said. “Edmeston played a real gutsy game. If they play like that, they’ll give anybody a lot of trouble. They haven’t given up a lot of goals this year.”
Next for Franklin is a game against West Division leader Morris on the road Friday. The Mustangs, the defending Section Four Class D champions, beat Franklin, 2-1, in the teams’ first meeting this season.
“We have to not make some of the mistakes we made the first time that they punished us for,” Laing said. “When they mistakes, we have to capitalize on them.”
Morris 5, Oxford 0
Jenn Colburn scored twice, and Kelsea Webster and Amanda Flint each had a goal and an assist as unbeaten Morris cruised to a non-league victory at home.
The Mustangs (11-0-2) held a 23-5 advantage in shots.
Lianna Garry also scored for Morris, which hosts Franklin on Friday.
Laurens 3, G-MU 2
Natalie Trujillo scored on an assist from Heather White with 20 minutes left to give host Laurens a 3-0 and the Leopards held on for a Tri-Valley League victory.
White sent a crossing to pass to Trujillo, who controlled, took two touches from the right side and then scored to the near post.
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton rallied when Jen Mason and Mackenzie Talbot scored a minute apart. Talbot scored on a 25-yard shot with 15:10 left to make it a one-goal game.
White and Charlotte Lee also scored for Laurens (4-9), which travels to Franklin on Monday.
Schenevus 1, H-T 0
Sarah Mellor scored for host Schenevus in a non-league victory.
The goal came near the midpoint of the second half on a cross from Sierra Bentley, which Mellor redirected into the goal.
Taylor Spranger had six saves for the Dragons, who outshot the Wildcats, 19-6.
Schenevus (8-3, 7-3) will play Richfield Springs in its homecoming game at 11 a.m. Saturday at 11 a.m., with the boys game to follow.
B-G 2, Delhi 0
Marissa Thornton and Cassidy Graham scored a goal apiece in host Bainbridge-Guilford’s in a non-league win.
Thornton’s goal came with roughly 10 minutes gone in the first half. She scored from the left wing after receiving a cross from Graham.
Graham scored with 8:21 left in the second half. She shot from the left side and the ball deflected off a Delhi defender and into the net.
The Bobcats’ Megan Ferrara made six saves B-G (2-13), which will host Sidney at 6 p.m. Friday.
Windham 6, Jefferson 2
Samantha Simpfenderfer scored three goals to lead Windham to a road win in the Delaware League.
The Warriors scored four times in the first 18 minutes to take a 4-0 lead, with Simpfenderfer getting the first three.
The first goal came five minutes into the half.
Hannah Exum and Natalie Vining also contributed goals for Windham, which took 24 shots. Shania Steenburgh stopped 18 of them for Jefferson (0-7).
The J-Hawks host Stamford Friday to close out their season.
Oneonta 3, SV 0
Krissy Wells had 27 assists and Brittney Herrick finished with 13 kills to lead Oneonta High to a 25-11, 25-15, 25-22 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory.
Amelia Spaziani contributed six aces for the Yellowjackets (9-2, 9-2), who play host to Johnson City on Thursday.