The Daily Star
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Brittney Herrick had 12 kills, three aces and three digs, and Rachel Griffing contributed nine kills and five aces to lead Oneonta High to a 25-5, 25-20, 25-17 Southern Tier Athletic Conference volleyball victory over visiting Chenango Forks on Wednesday.
It was the season-opener for both teams.
“I was definitely pleased with what I saw,” OHS coach Lee Ferrara said. “Brittney Herrick is obviously flying and hitting the ball as well as anybody and Rachel Griffing is doing a nice job of controlling the ball on the court and getting kills on the outside.”
Herrick will play volleyball at Division I Siena next season.
Krissy Wells contributed 18 assists and the Yellowjackets finished with 14 aces.
“One of the things I was pleased with was our serving,” said Ferrara, whose team is coming off a 14-5 season in which it advanced to the STAC and Section Four Class B finals. “We just served hard. They weren’t all necessarily aces, but they were scrambling to get the ball back over, which is easy to turn into offense.”
OHS (1-0, 1-0) will play a Class C school this season.
The Yellowjackets will travel to Norwich on Friday.
Sidney 3, Delhi 2
Paige Redmond had 12 aces and 16 assists, and Taylor Krom contributed 10 kills to lead visiting Sidney to a 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 26-28, 25-12 Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Taylor Butler finished with five digs for the Warriors.
Delhi (0-2) received six aces and three kills from Gigi Cappiello, and four aces and six assists from Sierra Bedient.
The Bulldogs will host Walton on Friday.
B-G 3, Deposit 0
Morgan Bullis had 10 kills and seven assists to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford to a 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Alissa Rivera contributed five kills and Rebecca Reyes finished with eight assists for the Bobcats (2-0), who’ll travel to Oxford on Friday.
UV 3, Unatego 2
Shannon McIntire finished with eight aces, seven assists and five kills to lead Unadilla Valley to a 21-25, 15-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 Midstate Athletic Conference volleyball victory at home.
Nicole Mackey contributed 14 assists and four kills. Teammates Megan Gould and Haley Benson finished with eight and nine aces, respectively.
Hannah Bohacek paced Unatego with eight kills and four assists. Leann McKee finished with four aces, five assists and three kills for the Spartans, who won the first two games.
Unadilla Valley (2-0) will play at Harpursville at 6 p.m. Friday.
BOYS SOCCEROneonta 5, Owego 3
After its three-goal lead was erased, Oneonta High scored twice in the last 7 ½ minutes to win their season-opener at Southern Tier Athletic Conference rival Owego.
Junior Theo Malone scored with 7:35 remaining to give the Yellowjackets a 4-3 lead. Malone received a throughball from Peter Paluch, touched it once before beating on-rushing Owego goalie David Ackerman to the right post.
“It was quick,” OHS coach Alex Brannan said of Malone’s second goal of the game. “He ran a long way, touched it once and the second touch was inside the post.”
With 45 seconds to play, senior Zach Joseph finished a pass from Ian Oliver to give OHS a two-goal cushion.
The Yellowjackets, who won their first STAC title since 1985 last season, took a 3-0 lead in the first half.
Malone scored eight minutes into play off an assist from Oliver.
Then Joseph set up OHS’ next two goals on corner kicks. First, Paul Bischoff headed home a service to make it 2-0 with 19:14 left in the half and then Oliver volleyed in a Joseph corner 1:28 before halftime to make it 3-0.
But Zachary Riegel scored 19 seconds later for Owego to make it 3-1.
“If you were at the game, it was just up-and-down, up-and-down,” Brannan said.
Will Delaney and Adam Blackwell scored second-half goals to tie the score for Owego.
“I think we were saying, ‘Oh, it’s 3-0, look at us,’” Brannan said. “I thought, hey, it’s not 3-0, anymore, it’s 3-1. They get another one and all of a sudden it’s tied. You can’t let your guard for a minute.”
Still, Brannan said he was pleased with his team’s play.
“It was a great to get a win and since it’s on the road at Owego, it’s even better,” said Brannan, whose team’s 13-3 season in 2012 ended with a 5-2 loss to Susquehanna Valley in the Section Four Class B final.
Davenport 4, Roxbury 0
Michael Libby and Paul Clark had a goal and an assist apiece to lead Davenport to a first-round victory in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.
Cody Wamsley and Eric Merwin contributed goals for the Wildcats, who had a 15-4 advantage in shots.
Davenport will play Stamford in a second-round tournament game at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Stamford 5, Jefferson 0
Five players scored to lead the host school to a first-round victory in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.
K.C. Rockwell scored 25 minutes into play off assists from Liam Collins and Damian Hill.
With six minutes remaining in the first half, Jesse Hults’ goal put the Indians ahead, 2-0.
Greg Mattice, Coby Fancher, and Glen Cioccari all scored in the for Stamford (1-0, 1-0), which will face Davenport in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Hudson 3, H-T 2
Dylan Legg scored twice, but visiting Hunter-Tannersville fell in overtime in the non-league opener for both teams.
Legg scored his first goal about 15 minutes into play after settling a bouncing ball over top of the Hudson defense. It gave H-T a 1-0 lead.
Legg’s second goal came off a corner kick from Jake Davis and gave the Wildcats a 2-1 lead.
Hudson tied midway through the second half and scored the winner three minutes into overtime on a goal by Raman Rhyman.
Hunter-Tannersville (0-1) will host a non-league match against Germantown on Friday.
McGraw 7, Edmeston 3
Dante Corrnell scored twice for Edmeston, which lost its non-league opener at home Tuesday.
Linton Wainwright also scored and Clayton Lyon had two assists for the Panthers, who will play Laurens today.
G-MU 1, Franklin 1
Brandon Lindenthaler’s goal with 44 seconds left in regulation lifted host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton into a tie in the Tri-Valley League on Tuesday.
It marked the opening game for both teams. It was also Steven Antczak’s first game as G-MU’s coach.
Lindenthaler’s tying goal came from just outside the 18-yard penalty box.
Derek Beers scored on a penalty kick early in the second half for Franklin.
The Raiders will host Morris on Friday.