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September 14, 2013

More leads OHS girls to 4-1 defeat of Owego

Staff Report

Taryn More finished with three goals and an assist to lead Oneonta High to a 4-1 girls soccer victory over visiting Owego on Friday in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.

Reigning Daily Star co-Player of the Year Mariah Ruff set the tone by scoring 50 seconds into the match.

“We jumped on them pretty good,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said. “She chipped it over the goalie and got us off to a good start.”

The Yellowjackets (4-0, 4-0) held a 4-0 lead until Kourtnie Gooding scored for Owego with 21 seconds left. Gooding’s goal marked the first allowed by OHS this season.

“It bounced around a couple of people and she put it in,” Mackey said. “The girls said we don’t have to worry about maintaining any kind of scoreless streak now, so we can just play soccer from now on.”

Oneonta, which finished with a 27-1 advantage in shots, hosts Norwich on Wednesday.

SK 2, Downsville 1

Kaitlyn Simpson scored the decisive goal with seven minutes left as host South Kortright won in the Delaware League.

Simpson controlled the ball on the right side before scoring past oncoming keeper Kacie Banker.

The Rams attempted an eye-popping 23 corner kicks.

“Our girls did a nice job keeping the ball in the attacking third,” SK coach Josh Burroughs said of the corner kicks. “Their keeper either cleared it out the end line or we’d have shots or passes that deflected off of defenders.”

Neither of SK’s goals came off of corners.

Tori Rockefeller opened the scoring 2:17 into play. She dribbled by Downsville’s sweeper before scoring on a 12-yard shot with her left foot.

The Eagles tied the score with 13 minutes left on a long shot by Kaileen Townsend that Burroughs estimated at 35-40 yards.

“She struck it hard and over our goalie’s head,” he said. “It was a beautiful shot.”

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