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September 25, 2013

Davenport girls nip Warriors

The Daily Star

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Sarah Haight scored the winning goal with less than two minutes left Tuesday, lifting Davenport to a 2-1 girls soccer edging of Windham in the Delaware League.

Haight scored unassisted with 1 minute, 16 seconds left to secure the victory for the Wildcats.

“We shut her down for a good 30 minutes, and then she scores from 30 yards just like that,” Windham coach Jim Todaro said of Haight, who also scored the tying goal in the first half.

Natalie Vining opened the scoring with 25:38 remaining in the first half for Windham.

Haight tied it with a shot from the 18 yard-line, off a pass from Emily Whipple, three minutes later.

Jayra Blanton stopped six shots for Davenport (7-1, 4-0), which visits Jefferson on Thursday.

Jane Rion made three saves for the Warriors (2-3, 1-3), who travel to Downsville on Friday.

SK 8, Roxbury 2

Brianna Laing scored three goals to lead host South Kortright to a victory in the Delaware League.

Tori Rockefeller and Laing each scored twice in the first half. Rockefeller scored unassisted 42 seconds into the game and later assisted Laing in the seventh minute, helping the Rams to a 6-2 cushion at halftime.

“We moved the ball well,” South Kortright coach Josh Burroughs said.

The Rams (7-2, 5-0) face host Davenport in the consolation game of the Chic Walshe Tournament on Saturday.

Gilboa 4, Jefferson 0

Kim Gockel scored two goals to lead host Gilboa to a Delaware League victory.

Meghan Eisel shot from 7 yards out to the far post for a goal assisted by Hannah Havrish with 12:24 remaining in the first half.

Gockel scored twice in the second half for the Wildcats, who received three assists from Hannah Havrish.

Gilboa (7-2, 4-1) visits Stamford on Friday.

Shania Speenburgh had 10 saves for Jefferson.

Margaretville 2, Stamford 1

Elia Tanzer converted a pass from Cora Bruno with 12:49 left, lifting host Margaretville to its first win in the Delaware League.

Bruno sent a ball from the middle of the box to the left side, where Tanzer scored to the far post from about 8 yards to snap a 1-all tie.

Margaretville’s Ithay Silva and Stamford’s Kim Freer scored in the first half.

The Blue Devils (2-4-1, 1-3-1) play a non-league game at Eldred at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Cooperstown 5, Dolgeville 2

Sophomore Liz Millea scored three goals in the first half to lead host Cooperstown to a Center State Conference victory.

Bella Anania’s goal into the far-right corner opened the scoring three minutes into the match.

Dolgeville tied it six minutes later, when Sarah George scored off a corner kick from Ellen Lewandowski. George finished with two goals for Blue Devils.

Sarah-Jane Morsoko and Maggie Hall assisted on Millea’s first two goals.

Jordian Siver also scored for Cooperstown (5-1, 4-1), which plays at Mount Markham on Thursday.

Morris 3, RS 1

Morgan Flint and Allison DiStefano scored second-half goals to lead host Morris to a Tri-Valley League win.

Richfield Springs’ Rebecca Smith opened the scoring on a 30-yard direct kick, but Haley Wist tied it for Morris with a shot to the far post in the first half.

Kaylyn Oliver made four saves for the Mustangs (6-1-1, 5-1-1), who host Schenevus on Friday.

Vanessa Williams stopped 19 shots for the Indians, who were outshot, 27-5.

Schenevus 5, Edmeston 1

Sarah Mellor finished with two goals and an assist to lead visiting Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Sierra Bentley also scored twice for the Dragons, who took a 4-0 lead into halftime. Megan Walke scored Schenevus’ final goal, off an assist from Jenn Walke in the second half.

“They just finished and we didn’t,” said Edmeston coach Russell McCall, whose team held a 13-8 advantage in shots.

Amanda Tersigni scored for the Panthers (1-7, 1-6), who are at Worcester on Friday.

Milford 2, Laurens 0

Kaley Chase and Serena Chase scored in the first period of overtime to give host Milford a Tri-Valley League victory.

Emilie Mertz’s shot off the post rebounded to Kaley Chase, who scored three minutes into overtime. Serena Chase capped the scoring a minute later, off a throughball from Addy Lawson.

Courtney Sherry finished with 20 saves for visiting Laurens.

Rukiye Henderson stopped three shots in the shutout for Milford (7-1, 6-1), which visits Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Thursday.

CV-S 2, G-MU 0

Freshman Alexis Cronkhite scored two goals to lead host Cherry Valley-Springfield to a Tri-Valley League win.

Cronkhite scored her first from six yards, off a pass from Jordan Loucks 15 minutes into the game. Her second came minutes later off a corner kick from Zane Ashford.

Katie Schultes finished with 18 saves for Gilbertsville Mount-Upton.

Kylie Graham made three saves in the shutout for the Patriots (7-1-1, 5-1-1), who travel to Franklin on Thursday.

Franklin 5, Worcester 1

Jordan Beers scored two goals to lead host Franklin to a win in the Tri-Valley League.

Mariah McNeilly and Beers each scored inside the opening 5:40.

Krystal Clement cut Worcester’s deficit to 2-1 by converting a pass from Jordan Spina with 18 minutes left in the first half.

Jessie Downin shot from the 15-yard line off a breakaway with 34:50 remaining for the go-ahead goal.

Elizabeth Niebanck and Beers had second-half goals for Franklin (6-1, 6-1), which hosts Cherry Valley-Springfield on Thursday.