Kim Freer opened her senior season by scoring six goals, leading Stamford to an 8-3 girls soccer victory over Jefferson in a first-round game of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup on Tuesday.
Jeff Gearhart, the Indians’ 33rd-year coach, said the only players he thought might have matched Freer’s total at Stamford were current Oneonta State women’s soccer coach Liz McGrail in the mid-1990s and Colleen Ferris, who played in late-1980s.
Jefferson’s Amanda Twible opened the scoring 1 minute, 30 seconds into play.
Stamford scored the next five goals, including four by Freer in an 11-minute span.
“She did an excellent job of playing the striker position, facing up to the goal and taking advantage of the opportunities she was getting,” Gearhart said of Freer. “She was taking what space they would give her and put the ball in the net. Her shots were very accurate.”
Emily Wenner scored twice for the J-Hawks.
“I thought Jefferson played tough the whole game,” Gearhart said. “They did a great job of being aggressive and put forth a great effort the whole game.”
Heather Dunning and Brandy Fane also scored for Stamford, which plays Delhi at 8 p.m. Saturday in the second round of the Mayor’s Cup.
SK 5, Gilboa 0
South Kortright scored twice in a 13-second span en route to a first-round victory over Gilboa in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.
Shianne Coss opened the scoring by converting a pass across the box from Tori Rockefeller 14:29 into play. Kate Stinson then intercepted a pass off the ensuing kickoff and followed a couple touches with a 25-yard goal 13 seconds later to make it 2-0.
Amber Pinter made one save for the Rams, who finished with a 16-3 advantage in shots.
South Kortright advanced to a winners’ bracket Mayor’s Cup game against Davenport or Roxbury at 4 p.m. Saturday.