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October 23, 2013

Schenevus rallies for first-round win

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Sierra Bentley scored the go-ahead goal with two minutes left in overtime Tuesday, lifting the Schenevus girls soccer team to a 2-1 victory over visiting Gilboa in the first round of the Section Four Class D Tournament.

Sixth-seeded Schenevus (11-4-1) of the Tri-Valley League advanced to a sectional quarterfinal Friday at No. 3 seed South Kortright (13-2-1), which had a first-round bye Tuesday. SK is coming off a 2-2 tie with Davenport in the Delaware League championship game Saturday.

Bentley scored the decisive goal from 12 yards after controlling a loose ball and penetrating the middle of the box.

Teammate Mimi Teft tied the score eight minutes into the second half, chipping a 10-yard shot past Gilboa goalie Allison McGuire (eight saves). Sarah Miller earned an assist on the play for the Dragons, who finished with advantages of 12-4 in shots and 5-2 in corner kicks.

Abigail Gockel opened the scoring on a 20-yard shot that went in off a defender with a minute left in the opening half for the 11th-seeded Wildcats (8-5-2).

Mary Hernandez made three saves for Schenevus.

Davenport 3, Windham 1

Sarah Haight scored twice in the second half for ninth-seeded Davenport, which earned a first-round road victory in the Section Four Class D Tournament.

Co-Delaware League champion Davenport (11-3-3) will play a quarterfinal Friday at top-seeded Milford (15-1), which had first-round bye. Milford won the Tri-Valley League title, 1-0, over Morris on Saturday.

Haight started the scoring with an unassisted 18-yarder to the far post 11:27 after halftime.

Delaware League rival Windham (8-4), the eighth seed, answered with a 10-yard goal by Brianna Jaeger with 23:57 left. Sonam Sherpa assisted Jaeger on the goal, which came after a corner kick by Mattie Seamans.

Emily Whipple followed with the go-ahead goal, an unassisted shot with 19:13 left, and set up Haight for the last goal 3:31 later. Haight turned Whipple’s throughball into another 18-yard shot, this time to the near post, for the final margin.

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