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September 4, 2013

Stamford senior scores six in Mayor's Cup triumph

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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.

Milford 6, RS 0

Emilie Mertz scored three goals to lead visiting Milford to a Tri-Valley League win.

Hannah Saggese finished with three assists for the Wildcats, who received a goal and two assists from Rileigh Griffiths.

Vanessa Miller stopped 17 shots for the Indians (0-1), who host Edmeston on Thursday.

Morris 2, Laurens 0

Alexis Forgit set up Haley Wist for a goal with 11:33 to go before halftime, leading visiting Morris to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Meghan Barringer extended the lead with two minutes left off a pass from Liana Garry.

“They keep constant pressure on you and they came ready to play,” Laurens coach Scott Bolton said of the Mustangs, who held a 24-4 advantage in shots.

Courtney Sherry finished with 15 saves for the Leopards (0-1), who host Franklin on Monday.

BOYS SOCCERMilford 9, RS 0

Eli Rutledge had two goals and two assists, including the game’s first goal nine minutes into play, as host Milford cruised in the Tri-Valley League.

Jason Dougherty, William Ward, Peyton Griffiths, Dylan Arnot, Jacob Tabor, Ben Sickler and Michael Strenck also scored for the Wildcats (2-0, 1-0).

Milford will travel to Schenevus on Monday.

Schenevus 9, Laurens 0

Jacob Darling scored three times for Schenevus, which received two goals and two assists from Dave Vosatka in a season-opening rout of Laurens during the first round of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.

Corey Roseboom contributed two goals for the Dragons, who received a 3-for-3 effort in saves from goalie Robert Burton.

Schenevus, which also earned a Tri-Valley League win Tuesday, visits Cherry Valley-Springfield on Friday. The Dragons will meet Gilboa or South Kortright in the second round of the Mayor’s Cup at 2 p.m. Saturday.

B-G 6, Norwich 1

The first of Dan Norris’ two goals came with 5:35 left in the first half and gave host Bainbridge-Guilford a 2-1 lead en route to a non-league victory.

Jared Barnhart assisted Norris’ go-ahead goal.

Just before Norris’ goal, B-G striker Jake Cuozzo suffered a broken left wrist. Bobcats coach Pete Feltham said he didn’t know how much time Cuozzo might miss.

B-G goalie Brandt McCall made eight saves, the biggest coming on a penalty kick after Norwich took an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Chris Trevisani.

Zach Smith and Adam Bauerle had a goal and an assist apiece, and Sean Jones and Brian Tequin also scored for B-G (1-0), which will travel to Oxford on Thursday.

Walton 3, Sidney 1

Jared Beach, Cameron Murphy and Nate Pieper scored for visiting Walton, which won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Pieper controlled a loose ball in the box and scored from 8 yards to give Walton a 2-0 lead 14 minutes into play.

Riley Howland scored off an assist from Dean Howard with 14 minutes left in the second half to pull Sidney to 2-1.

Walton goalie Dylan Walley made 13 saves, one more than counterpart Wyatt McKee.

Sidney (0-1, 0-1) will travel to Afton on Thursday.

Unatego 2, Afton 2

Johnathan Forte’s second unassisted goal for Unatego knotted the score at 2 with 81/2 minutes left in regulation, setting up two scoreless overtime periods as the Spartans tied visiting Afton in the season opener for both Midstate Athletic Conference teams.

“We had plenty of opportunities,” said Unatego coach Eric Miller, whose team outshot the Crimson Knights, 24-4. “We pretty much controlled a lot of the game and had good possessions, but we just never finished.”

Forte also scored in the first half for the Spartans, who received two saves from Mark Maruszewski.

Joe Shearer assisted second-half goals by Connor Graven-Briggs and Jesse Dedman for Afton, which got 16 saves from Matt Olin.

Unatego hosts Delhi on Thursday.

Delhi 2, UV 0

Mitch Reed scored a pair of unassisted goals to lead visiting Delhi to a MAC victory in the season opener for both teams.

Reed scored with 25:52 left in the opening half and later had an insurance goal with 9:52 remaining.

Delhi goalie Antony Adanio stopped five shots for the shutout. Counterpart Kyle King made 10 saves, including three from point-blank range.

Margaretville 3, Onteora 2

Matt VanValkenburg scored his second goal with two seconds left in overtime to lift visiting Margaretville to a non-league victory in the season opener for both teams.

“There was a foul and we just hurried to get it and put it down,” Margaretville coach Jeremey Marks said. “I don’t even think he was trying to score. He just sent it in there and put it on goal.”

VanValkenburg’s 25-yard shot prevented a second overtime period of golden-goal play.

Kyle Short also scored for the Blue Devils, who finished with a 20-5 advantage in shots.

Margaretville hosts Davenport on Tuesday.


Hannah Wood scored a second-half goal, but host Sidney opened its season with a Section Four loss.

Kelsey Decker stopped 14 shots for the Warriors, who were outshot, 21-3.

Brianna Ciganek and Dani Cronk scored for Maine-Endwell, which also held an 11-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Sidney will compete in the Sherburne-Earlville Tournament on Friday.

GOLFat Windham CC

Dan Marino and Skylar Schoonmaker shared medalist honors with 2-over-par 37s as Windham cruised to a 167-225 Delaware League home victory at the Windham Country Club.

Ryan Sluiter’s 50 paced Andes/South Kortright.

Windham hosts Hunter-Tannersville back at Windham CC on Thursday.

at Shephard Hills GC

Shannon Sprague shot a 53 to lead host Roxbury to a 235-253 Delaware League golf victory over Jefferson.

James Quagliano paced the J-Hawks with a 54.

Davenport’s Gavin Cobb, playing as part of an incomplete team, earned medalist honors at 48.

Roxbury (3-3) plays Margaretville at Hanah GC on Thursday.

at Belden Hill

Matt Johnson shot a 37 and Tyler Graham had a 39 to lead host Harpursville to a 206-226 MAC victory over Sidney.

“They worked real hard over the summer,” said Harpursville coach Paul Volkert, whose team improved to 3-0 this season.

Jon Gorshack shot a 41 and Nick Meno had a 45 to lead Sidney (1-1).

Harpursville plays Bainbridge-Guilford on Thursday.