Cooperstown girls soccer coach Jennifer Pindar didn’t seem all too concerned about reaching the postseason after Thursday’s 2-1 Center State Conference loss to visiting Herkimer.
“We have to finish .500 or better either overall or in league play or against teams in our class (to qualify for sectionals), so we’re close,” said Pindar, whose team moved to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in Division II of the CSC. “The only teams we’ve lost to are Little Falls and Herkimer, who are first and second in our division, so I’m confident we’re improving.”
Ashley Fahy opened the scoring off a pass from Maddie Renshaw eight minutes into the game for Herkimer, but Liz Millea tied the score with four minutes left before halftime. Millea finished a breakaway opportunity by beating Herkimer goalie Chelsea Jory (19 saves) with a shot from the 18-yard line.
After a scoreless second half, the teams entered two mandatory overtime periods. Maddie Renshaw scored the go-ahead goal with 5:08 left in the second overtime off a pass from Caitlin Roorda, and Herkimer held on for the victory.
Katie Kleban stopped 13 shots for Cooperstown, which finished with advantages of 20-17 in shots and 6-5 in corner kicks.
Cooperstown visits West Canada Valley on Monday.
Sidney 1, Delhi 0
Katie Kirk scored the decisive goal with nine minutes remaining in the first half as visiting Sidney won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Kirk shot to the far post from inside the box off a breakaway for Sidney, which received 10 saves from Jolene Krom for the shutout.
Kaitlynn Finch had six saves for Delhi (6-6, 4-4), which hosts Bainbridge-Guilford on Monday.
Unatego 4, Walton 1
Tanner Reed scored two goals to lead visiting Unatego to a MAC victory.
Katie Maguire gave Walton the early lead with a shot inside the far post on an assist from Hailey O’Connor seven minutes before halftime.
Reed followed with back-to-back goals before the break as the Spartans took a lead it would not relinquish.
Kayla Komenda and Torri Halaquist scored three minutes apart early in the second half for Unatego (8-0 MAC), which finished with an 18-5 advantage in shots.
Walton (1-11, 1-7) visits Unatego on Monday.
UV 1, Greene 0
Sierra Badger’s unassisted goal less than 15 minutes into the first half stood as Unadilla Valley earned a Midstate Athletic Conference victory at home.
“We played our best game of the season tonight,” said UV coach Diane Hayes, whose team finished with a 13-7 edge in shots and a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Abbie Oglesby stopped three shots in the shutout for the Storm.
Edmeston 1, Laurens 1
Amanda Tersigni scored an unassisted goal 5:33 into the second half, setting up two scoreless overtime periods as Edmeston and host Laurens tied in the Tri-Valley League.
Catherine Johnson made eight saves for the Panthers, who gave up the tying goal early in the second half. Lynzi Poje’s equalizer came 4:31 after halftime, when she headed in a corner kick from Taylor Kessler.
Courtney Sherry made five saves for the Leopards (2-7-2, 2-7-2), who visit Franklin on Tuesday.
CV-S 3, Schenevus 1
Lauren Loucks, Zane Ashford and Chelsea Zembower scored for host Cherry Valley-Springfield, which won its sixth straight game.
Loucks converted a pass from Jordan Loucks 4:10 into play to open the scoring. Ashford then made it 2-0 on a penalty kick with 17 minutes remaining in the first half.
Sierra Bentley pulled Schenevus to 2-1 with a penalty-kick goal 6:44 after halftime, but Zembower followed with an unassisted goal with 32:59 remaining.
The Patriots (10-1-1, 8-1-1) visit Worcester on Tuesday.
Davenport 1, H-T 1
Davenport’s Bailee Hymers and Hunter-Tannersville’s Audra Rossignol scored second-half goals to set up a pair of scoreless overtime periods as the Delaware League battle of the Wildcats ended in a 1-all tie.
Host Davenport started the scoring with 28:09 left in regulation, chipping a pass to Hymers for a 6-yard goal and a 1-0 lead.
Taylor Firmalino then set up Rossignol for an 18-yard shot inside the far post to tie it with 21:42 left in the second half.
Jayra Blanton made five saves for Davenport (9-2-1, 5-0-1), which hosts Gilboa on Monday.
Sam Dibble had 21 saves for Hunter-Tannersville, which was outshot, 32-7.
Roxbury 3, Margaretville 1
Gena Candelaria, Shannon Sprague and Meghan Cronk each scored to lead visiting Roxbury to a win in the Delaware League.
Candelaria scored 2:13 into play and Sprague made it 2-0 about four minutes later for the Rockets, who also received a first-half goal from Cronk.
Lindsay Day chipped in a goal from 6 yards out with 27:56 remaining in the first half for Margaretville (2-7-1, 1-5-1), which visits Windham on Wednesday.
Windham 7, Jefferson 2
Mattie Seamans had three goals and Brianna Jaeger scored twice as Windham rolled to a Delaware League victory on the road.
Natalie Vining contributed a goal and three assists for the Warriors (6-3, 4-3), who received a goal and two helpers from Caitlyn Lane.
Emily Wenner scored twice to pace Jefferson, which was outshot, 15-6.
The J-Hawks visit Roxbury on Monday.
Windham hosts its Senior Game on Wednesday against Margaretville.