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September 10, 2013

OHS girls pound another STAC foe

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This three-up-and-three-down start to Oneonta High’s girls soccer season has yielded 20 goals for the Yellowjackets and none for their opposition.

The latest blowout came in a 7-0 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory at Chenango Forks on Monday.

Madison Miller, the co-Daily Star Player of the Year in 2012 with teammate Mariah Ruff, scored three goals and Taryn More contributed a goal and three assists.

A defensive stopper for the Yellowjackets last season, Miller already has five goals this season.

“First of all, she’s so good in the air,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said of Miller, who stands close to 6 feet, “and she’s so physically gifted that she can hold off those 50-50 charges. After a few minutes of pushing up, and generating corner kicks and throw-ins, you could hear (Chenango Forks’) coaches and fans yelling, ‘Find 25 (Miller’s uniform number).’”

More assisted on Oneonta’s first three goals. She set up Abby Picinich’s goal 2 minutes, 25 seconds into play that made it 1-0. Then 55 seconds apart late in the first half, Miller finished two More corner kicks. The first came on a header 5:25 before halftime and the second was off a volley with 4:30 left in the half.

The Yellowjackets generated 17 corner kicks, with 11 coming in the first half.

OHS scored four goals in the first 6 1/2 minutes of the second half. Brieanna Baker assisted on three of those.

“BB was running like she was shot out of a cannon,” said Mackey, whose team has won the past two Section Four Class B and STAC titles, and advanced to the Class B state final last season. “She’d get to the (end) line and then was laying it off to others to finish.”

Taylor Hitchcock and Ruff also scored for OHS, which will host Chenango Valley on Wednesday at the Wright National Soccer Campus.

Cooperstown 4, MM 1

Liz Millea had two goals and two assists, and Maggie Hall scored twice in Cooperstown’s Center State Conference win at home.

Millea finished a cross from Jordian Siver six minutes into play to give Cooperstown a 1-0 lead. Nine minutes later, Millea set up Hall for a goal that made it 2-0.

Katie Kleban made eight saves for Cooperstown (2-0, 1-0), which will host Little Falls on Wednesday.

Morris 1, Edmeston 0

Alexis Forgit scored 10:41 before halftime as host Morris won in the Tri-Valley League.

Forgit beat a defender at the top of the box before scoring to the far post.

The Mustangs (3-0) limited Edmeston to one shot.

Morris will travel to Franklin on Wednesday in a rematch of last season’s Section Four Class D final. The teams played to a 1-all tie in last year’s final, but Franklin advanced to the state playoffs with a 3-2 win in a penalty-kick shootout.

CV-S 6, Worcester 1

Jordan Loucks had three goals and one assist lead host Cherry Valley-Springfield in the Tri-Valley League.

Lauren Loucks contributed two goals and two assists for the Patriots, who led, 4-0, at halftime.

Kaylie Yerdon also scored CV-S (3-0, 2-0), which will host Milford on Friday.

Cierra Ralph scored in the second half for Worcester (1-1).

Franklin 4, Laurens 1

Jordan Beers scored a goal and assisted on another to lead visiting Franklin in the Tri-Valley League.

Beers’ throughball set up Keri Schmidt for a breakaway 10 minutes into play. Schmidt’s first attempt was saved by Laurens’ Courtney Sherry, but Schmidt scored on the rebound. Sherry had nine saves.

Laurens tied the score with five minutes left in the first half, when Charlotte Lee redirected the ball into the goal from 10 yards off a cross from Rachel Murello.

Beers scored the winner with 29:33 on a 25-yard shot into the upper-left corner. Teammates Jessica Downin and Mariah McNeilly finished with a goal apiece for the Purple Devils.

Laurens (1-2, 1-2) will play at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton today.

Milford 2, Schenevus 0

Emilie Mertz and Fiona Brennan scored to lead host Milford to Tri-Valley League victory.

Mertz opened the scoring four minutes into play off a throughball from Addy Lawson. Mertz scored into the bottom-left corner.

Brennan’s goal came after she won a 50-50 ball in the penalty box played by Mataiah Waters. Brennan also scored in the bottom-left corner.

Mary Hernandez had eight saves for Schenevus.

Milford (3-0, 2-0) will play at Worcester on Wednesday.

SK 1, Gilboa 0

Sam Acuna scored an unassisted goal nine minutes in to give visiting South Kortright a Delaware League victory.

Acuna dribbled along the left side before scoring into the upper-right corner from 20 yards.

Allison McGuire had nine saves to pace the Wildcats (1-2, 1-1), who held an 11-6 advantage in shots.

Greene 1, Delhi 0

Paige Wilcox scored an unassisted goal six minutes before halftime to give host Greene a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Wilcox sent a shot from outside the 18-yard box into the lower-left corner. Delhi goalie Kaitlynn Finch got a piece of the ball but not enough to prevent the goal.

Delhi (2-1, 1-0) will play at Sidney on Wednesday.

Delhi 6, Stamford 0

Casey Steffens had two goals and an assist to lead Delhi into the Stamford Mayor’s Cup title game Saturday.

Chelsea Cika, Olivia Wakin, Melissa Conrad and Hannah Morley also scored for the Bulldogs.