The Daily Star
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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.”
SK (3-1, 2-0) will play the host school at 2 p.m. Saturday in the consolation game of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.
B-G 3, UV 1
Marissa Thornton scored two goals to lead Bainbridge-Guilford to an overtime victory in the opening round of the NY Pizzeria Tournament at Unadilla Valley.
Taylor Davis scored for the Storm with 28:45 left in the second half. Thornton then tied it with 7:52 to go in regulation.
“We really came alive in the second half,” B-G coach Cindy Cifone said.
Thornton’s second goal came with 1:32 to play in the first of two mandatory overtime periods.
Abbey Smith scored an insurance goal from 10 yards to the far post with 45 seconds to play for the final margin.
Megan Ferrara contributed 22 saves for B-G (1-4, 0-1), which will face Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in the championship game at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Unadilla Valley will face Walton in the consolation game at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Results for the other first-round game were not reported Friday night.
Franklin 3, Edmeston 1
Jordan Beers scored two goals to lead Franklin to a Tri-Valley League home victory.
Beers scored the Purple Devils’ first two goals, 5:40 into the second half and with 16 minutes left. Both were unassisted.
Jessie Downin scored off a double-assist from Ali Eichler and Mariah McNeilly with 12 minutes remaining in the second half.
Kelsey Bressett scored from inside the box to the near post with 10 minutes left for Edmeston, which was outshot, 13-2.
Franklin (3-0, 3-0) visits Milford on Monday.
Milford 4, CV-S 2
Addy Lawson and Hannah Saggese scored two goals apiece before halftime as Milford got the early jump in its Tri-Valley League road win.
Jordan Loucks finished with a goal and an assist to pace the Patriots (3-1, 2-1), who also received a goal from Lauren Loucks. Both CV-S goals came after halftime.
CV-S visits Edmeston on Monday, when Milford hosts Franklin.
Schenevus 5, Worcester 0
Sierra Bentley scored twice to lead host Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League rout.
Sarah Mellor contributed a goal and an assist for the Dragons (1-2, 1-2), who outshot the Wolverines, 20-0.
Schenevus hosts Laurens on Monday.
Windsor 3, Unatego 2
Danielle Cary scored two goals to lead visiting Windsor to a non-league victory.
Tanner Reed shot low to the far post off a corner kick, which was initially deflected off a Windsor player, for Unatego’s first goal, which came with 7:29 left.
Cassidy Newman scored the Spartans’ final goal with 3:01 to play.
Unatego (1-1) will face St. Johnsville in the Kyle Sharpe Tournament on Saturday.
Herkimer 4, Cooperstown 0
Kaitlin Rourda scored two goals to lead host Herkimer to a Center State Conference win.
Herkimer’s Mackenzie Pine and Hannah Delude contributed a goal apiece.
Katie Kleban had 17 saves for Cooperstown (2-1, 1-1), which hosts West Canada Valley on Tuesday.
Unatego 2, B-G 1
Austin Ryan one-timed a pass from Cody Manzanero for a chip-shot that resulted in the decisive goal as Unatego won a Midstate Athletic Conference game on the road.
“They caught us in transition,” B-G coach Pete Feltham said. “It was a nice serve from the midfield and Ryan chipped it in from a good distance.”
Ryan’s goal came 3 1/2 minutes into the second half, snapping a 1-all tie. Winning goalie Mark Maruszewski finished with 14 saves, helping the Spartans maintain the edge.
“We were knocking on the door,” Feltham said of B-G’s play after Ryan scored. “He just didn’t let us in.”
Tristan Roefs also scored for Unatego, which was outshot, 17-10.
Jake Cuozzo had a first-half goal for the Bobcats (2-2, 2-2), who visit Norwich at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Walton 6, Afton 3
Nate Pieper scored three goals for visiting Walton, which took a 6-0 lead into halftime en route to a MAC victory.
Connor Graven-Briggs had two goals to pace the Crimson Knights (0-3-1, 0-3-1), who visit Oxford on Tuesday.
CV-S 2, Milford 0
Dan Bosma and Ryan Jaquay scored in the first half, leading Cherry Valley-Springfield to a Tri-Valley League win on the road.
“Their defense did a good job of not allowing us to get a good shot,” said Milford coach Frank Spurchise, whose team was outshot, 13-4. “Their defense really shut us down. They have good overall speed and they play their style very well. They’re well-coached and have a winning mentality.”
Jeremy Pickett made three saves for the shutout.
Max Lang stopped 13 shots for the Wildcats (3-1, 2-1), who visit Franklin on Monday.
G-MU 5, Laurens 0
Galen Wind scored three goals to lead the visiting Raiders to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Nate Whitehill contributed a goal and an assist for Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, which outshot the Leopards, 24-2.
Zach Schinski and Cody White combined for 15 saves for Laurens (0-5, 0-4), which visits Worcester on Wednesday.
Schenevus 5, Worcester 0
Dave Vosatka had three goals and one assist to lead visiting Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Vosatka scored three of the Dragons’ four goals in the first half.
Riley Powers made 10 saves for Worcester (1-2, 1-2), which visits Morris on Monday.
Edmeston 6, Franklin 1
Linton Wainwright had two goals and one assist to lead host Edmeston to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Austin Axtell, Logan Vibbard, Wainwright and Dylan Rollins scored in the first half for the Panthers.
Sophomore Dylan Rollins headed in his first goal of the season off a Dante Cornnell corner kick, with 11 minutes remaining in the first half.
Gabe Latoraca scored the Purple Devils’ goal in the second half.
Edmeston (4-1, 2-1) visits Cherry Valley-Springfield on Monday.
Downsville 5, Windham 1
Zach Doig had three goals and Billy Smith contributed three assists as Downsville cruised to a Delaware League road victory.
Zach Meyer scored in the second half for Windham (0-2, 0-2), which hosts Stamford on Monday.
The Eagles (3-1, 2-0), who held a 20-8 advantage in shots, will play Tri-Valley at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 in the opening round of the Nelson Tournament at Margaretville. Coleman Catholic will meet the host Blue Devils at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the other first-round game.
The Nelson Tournament will conclude Sept. 21 with a consolation game at 3 p.m., followed by the title game at 7 p.m.