Theo Malone scored the winning goal with 18 minutes remaining in the second half to lead host Oneonta High to a 2-1 Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys soccer victory over visiting Johnson City on Wednesday.
Malone received a throughball from Kragh Delello and scored to the far corner from 15 yards.
Ten minutes earlier, the Yellowjackets tied the score at 1. Griffin Rule scored from 15 yards for the Yellowjackets, who held a 10-9 advantage in shots.
The Wildcats, winners of five of their last six games, took a 1-0 lead 14 minutes before halftime. Daniel Espe scored off an assist from Lisberto Calvo.
“They have some good players,” Oneonta coach Alex Brannan said of Johnson City.
OHS (8-2, 8-2) will host rival Susquehanna Valley for Senior Appreciation Night on Friday. The Yellowjackets and Sabers have played in the last two Section Four Class B finals, with OHS winning in 2011 and SV advancing last year.
The seniors to be honored Friday will be 2012 Daily Star All-Stars Zach Joseph, and Griffin Rule, along with Delello, Ian Oliver, Jeremy Leary, Mike Wolstenholme, Paul Bischoff, Peter Brunetta, Adam Coe, and Facundo Frattini.
Greene 3, Walton 2
Jared Beach and Cameron Murphy each contributed a goal and an assist apiece, but visiting Walton fell to unbeaten Greene in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Walton had a 2-0 lead 2:55 into play.
Murphy shot to the near post from 6 yards off a pass from Beach 53 seconds in. Beach made it 2-0 two minutes later off an assist from Murphy. Beach scored from 4 yards.
Luke Day scored the next two goals to tie the score at 2 before halftime.
Day’s first goal was from 8 yards out with 21 minutes left in the first half. He also scored with six minutes left in the half.
The Trojans (12-0) scored the winner with six minutes left in regulation on a goal by Ben Kinney.