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October 2, 2013

OHS girls ease past Windsor, 7-1

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Mariah Ruff scored goals two minutes apart, starting a run of four goals in the final 13 minutes of the first half that helped visiting Oneonta High to a 7-1 Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls soccer victory over Windsor on Tuesday.

Ruff received a throughball from Madison Miller and scored 13 minutes before halftime to make it 1-0. Two minutes later, Taylor Hitchcock laid a pass back to Ruff, who finished.

Abby Picinich also had two goals, Miller finished with a goal and an assist, and Rachel Brown and Brieanna Baker had goals for the Yellowjackets, who received three assists from Taryn More.

Windsor, which received a second-half goal from Sheree Baker, had 10 healthy players for the game, so both teams played 10 aside.

“We’re just happy to get out without any injuries and we’ll get ready to play Chenango Valley today,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said of his 8-0-1 squad.

The Yellowjackets, who advanced to the Class B state title game a season ago, will play their third game in as many days today at home against CV.

Roxbury 1, Downsville 1

Shannon Sprague scored the tying goal on a direct kick with 21:41 left for host Roxbury, which tied Downsville in the Delaware League.

Sprague’s goal came from outside the box. She shot from the right side and scored to the far post.

“She struck a nice ball,” Roxbury coach Lisa Faraci said. “She did it quickly and didn’t allow them set up.”

Downsville opened the scoring with 25:45 left in the second on a penalty kick by Kendra Lacey. It came after Roxbury was called for a handball in the box.

Faraci singled out the defense of Jade Meehan, who marked Downsville standout Kaileen Townsend.

The Rockets (3-7-1, 2-3-1) will travel to Margaretville on Thursday.

Sidney 2, Walton 1

Freshman Mackensie Gravelin scored twice to rally host Sidney to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Walton’s Rhyan Howe scored four minutes into play off an assist from Kelsey Smith.

Gravelin tied it two minutes later. She received a throw-in from Bethany Karl before scoring to the far post on an 18-yard from the right side of the box.

With 15:49 left in the first half, Gravelin stole a clearing attempt and scored the winner from nearly the same spot as her first goal.

Sidney (6-4, 5-1) will travel to Delhi on Thursday.

Windham 1, Gilboa 0

Mattie Seamans’ goal with 8.8 seconds left in regulation lifted host Windham to a Delaware League victory.

The Warriors (5-3, 3-3) have won three straight.

Windham’s scoring sequence started when Jane Rion intercepted a pass in the midfield and sent a pass to Julie Vining. A long pass by Vining found the foot Seamans, who sped past a Gilboa defender before scoring to the far post from close range.

Kali Drum, starting in goal for the first time, made four saves in a shutout.

The Warriors will travel to Jefferson on Thursday.

Little Falls 3, Cooperstown 1

Visiting Cooperstown suffered its second straight 3-1 Center State Conference loss to unbeaten Little Falls, but the numbers indicate Cooperstown played better this time.

Cooperstown (6-3) was outshot, 23-8, in its home loss to Little Falls (10-0) on Saturday. This time, the shots were 21-17 in favor of Little Falls.

“We came out strong,” Cooperstown coach Jennifer Pindar said.

Cooperstown closed to 2-1 with 19 minutes left. Ellen Vibbard controlled a loose ball in the box following a corner kick before scoring.

But Maria Morotti restored Little Falls’ two-goal lead with 14 minutes remaining.

Katie Kleban made 18 saves for Cooperstown.

“She’s a great goalie and she made some great saves to keep us in the game,” Pindar said.

Cooperstown will host Herkimer on Thursday.

Franklin 6, G-MU 2

Mariah McNeilly scored twice and Jessie Downin had a goal and an assist to lead Franklin to a Tri-Valley League victory on the road.

Franklin’s Jordan Beers opened the scoring by converting a pass from Elizabeth Niebanck 1:30 into the game. G-MU tied it in the 11th minute, when Tayler Nichols scored off an assist from Elaina Palada, then got an unassisted 18-yard goal fro Mackenzie Talbot to take a 2-1 lead into halftime.

The Purple Devils took advantage of a corner kick that went in off a G-MU defender for an own goal on the Raiders, tying the score at 2 five minutes into the second half to spark a 5-0 run.

McNeilly scored twice in the second half, which also featured Franklin goals by Downin and Sabra Warner.

B-G 2, UV 0

Abby Smith and Kylee O’Hara scored first-half goals to lead visiting Bainbridge-Guilford to a MAC victory.

Megan Ferrara made three saves in the shutout for the Bobcats, who were outshot, 7-6.

SK 5, Stamford 0

Tori Rockefeller finished with a goal and an assist to lead host South Kortright to a Delaware League victory.

Burkley Cole scored a minute into play. She finished from 15 yards.

With 17 minutes left in the first half, Lexi Dubois received a pass from Rockefeller and scored from 20 yards to make it 2-0. Sam Acuna and Hannah Shafer also scored for the Rams.

Nikki McGrath finished with 15 saves for Stamford.

South Kortright (9-2, 6-0) will host Franklin in a non-league matchup of Section Four Class D powers Friday. Franklin represented Section Four in the state playoffs last season.

H-T 1, Margaretville 0

Heather Murin scored the winner 15 minutes into play to give host Hunter-Tannersville a Delaware League win.

Murin received a pass from Taylor Firmalino and beat a defender before scoring from 12 yards.

Shannon Fairbairn made six saves for Margaretville, which held a 13-10 advantage in shots.

H-T (1-6, 1-5) will play at Davenport on Thursday.

Unatego 3, Delhi 0

Torri Halaquist had a goal and two assists to lead Unatego to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory at home.

Aryn VanAlstyne opened the scoring 13 minutes after receiving a throughball from Halaquist.

Halaquist then set up Vita Guglielmetti from 12 yards with five minutes left in the first to make it 2-0.

Cassidy Newman also contributed an assist for the Spartans.

Kaitlynn Finch made eight saves for Delhi.

Unatego (8-2, 6-0) will visit Walton on Thursday.

Milford 5, RS 0

Hannah Saggese, Addy Lawson and Emilie Mertz all finished with a goal and an assist to lead host Milford to a Tri-Valley League win.

Saggese opened the sixth minute. She scored from 20 yards after getting a throughball from Lawson. Ten minutes later, Mertz sent a throughball to Lawson, who finished on a breakaway.

Mertz capped the first-half scoring on a breakaway off a pass from Saggese.

Keira Higgins and Alyssa Quick also had goals for the Wildcats (9-1, 8-1), who will play at Worcester today.

Katie Swartout made eight saves for Richfield Springs.