Tyler Dibble's penalty-kick goal with no time on the clock gave Jefferson a 3-2 boys soccer victory over Laurens in a semifinal of the Stamford Mayor's Cup on Saturday.

"I've never seen that before," 21st-year J-Hawks coach Rick Cammer said of winning with no time left. "I've lost games and I hope I've won some games in under a minute, maybe within 20 seconds, but I don't remember winning or losing this close to the end."

Dibble threw the ball deep into the penalty box with about 12 seconds left. With a sea of bodies in the box, an official blew his whistle with about three seconds left. By the time things were sorted out, the remaining seconds had ticked off.

Dibble scored cleanly on the penalty kick, a low shot to the right-hand corner.

"That's a tough question," Cammer said when asked about the call. "You could sit in a room for many hours and debate that. I would say if it happened in the middle of the field, it would have been called. Everybody has their own way of thinking when it's in the box."

Added Laurens coach Dave Miller: "There are 18 guys in the box and so much happens in that situation. It was tough for the kid it was called on. It's a heartbreaker for sure."

John Marmet scored for Laurens with 37 minutes, 44 seconds left in the second half to give Laurens a 2-1 lead. It came on a rebound. The second of Jacob Pasa's two goals tied the score three minutes later.

Laurens' Matt Struckle and Pasa scored in the first half. Pasa's first goal came on a header after a crossing pass from Dibble.

It marks the second straight game Jefferson has advanced on a penalty kick by Dibble. He scored the decisive pk in a 3-2 shootout victory over Roxbury after the teams played to a 0-0 tie in Wednesday's second-round game.

Jefferson (1-0-1) will play South Kortright in the Stamford Mayor's Cup final at 6 p.m. Saturday. The J-Hawks play at Worcester in a non-league game today.

Laurens (1-1) plays host to Milford today. It faces the host school in a consolation game of the Stamford Mayor's Cup at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Jefferson 3, Laurens 2


Saturday's semifinal

Jefferson1 2 _ 3

Laurens1 1 _ 2

Jefferson (1-0-1): Jacob Pasa 2-0, Tyler Dibble 1-1, Ryan Vanlooy 0-1.

Laurens (1-1): Matt Struckle 1-0, John Marmet 1-0, Dan Liddle 0-1, Ryan Crean 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: J 14-9; L 11-4.

Goalies: John Cammer (J) 8; Jesse Tilley (L) 5.

SK 3, Stamford 0

Cody Burns scored twice and Damon Gardner contributed a goal in South Kortright's Stamford Mayor's Cup semifinal win.

"I've been pleasantly surprised," said South Kortright coach Bob VanValkenburgh, whose team graduated seven starters from a year ago, when it went 18-3-1 and won the Section Four Class D title. "We're starting four seniors, so we have a pretty young team."

Burns headed in a corner kick from 6 yards off a corner kick from Tyler Holdridge 16 minutes into play. Gardner made it 2-0 with 10 minutes left in the first half and Burns capped the scoring with 10 minutes to play.

The Rams (2-0), who held a 17-5 advantage in shots, play at Roxbury on Wednesday before meeting Jefferson in the Mayor's Cup final at 6 p.m. Saturday. Ben Fancher made eight saves for Stamford.

SK 3, Stamford 0


Saturday's semifinal

South Kortright2 1 _ 3

Stamford0 0 _ 0

South Kortright (2-0): Cody Burns 2-0, Damon Gardner 1-0, Trevor Holdridge 0-1.

Stamford: None.

Shots-corner kicks: SK 17-11; Stam 5-1.

Goalies: Charlie Darling (SK) 4; Ben Fancher (Stam) 8.

Roxbury 2, Gilboa 2

Kyle Ciaravino had an assist in regulation and provided the decisive penalty kick in a shootout that allowed Roxbury to advance to the fifth-place game in the Stamford Mayor's Cup.

Roxbury won the shootout, 3-2. The game counts as a tie on the teams' records.

Ciaravino set up Spencer Hinkley's goal with 12 minutes left in the first half that gave the Rockets a 2-0 lead. Kevin Lutz's goal midway through the first half, off an assist from Hinkley, opened the scoring.

Derek Briggs scored twice for Gilboa. The first game with five minutes left in the first half on an assist by Justin Kovacevich. With four minutes left in regulation, Briggs scored from close range after an initial shot had hit the crossbar.

Roxbury (0-0-2) plays Schenevus in the fifth-place game at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rockets host South Kortright in a Delaware League game Wednesday.

Roxbury 2, Gilboa 2


Saturday's consolation game

x-Roxbury won penalty-kick shootout, 3-2

Gilboa1 1 0 0 _ 2

Roxbury2 0 0 0 _ 2

Gilboa: Derek Briggs 2-0, Justin Kovacevich 0-1.

Roxbury: Kevin Lutz 1-0, Spencer Hinkley 1-1, Kyle Ciaravino 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: G 12-3; R 11-3.

Goalies: John Denora (G) 8; Garrett Hall (R) 7.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Girls Soccer

SK 2, Franklin 1

Courtenay Chambers and Ashley Moehller scored 1:30 part late in the first half to rally South Kortright to victory in a semifinal of the Stamford Mayor's Cup.

Franklin's Jordan Beers opened the scoring 2 1/2 minutes into play, chipping a shot from the right corner of the penalty box inside the far post.

With 8:30 left in the half, Moehller's throughball set up Chambers 1-on-1 with Franklin keeper Haley Downin. Chambers scored inside the far post. Moehller's goal came on a penalty kick after Renee Craft was tripped by a Franklin defender in the box. Moehller scored cleanly on a low shot to the right side.

SK goalie Kayla Scherer preserved the lead with about five minutes left, with a one-handed deflection of a shot headed toward far post.

The Rams will play Schenevus in the final at 8 p.m. Saturday. SK hosts Roxbury in a Delaware League game Wednesday.

South Kortright 2, Franklin 1


Saturday's semifinal

South Kortright2 0 _ 2

Franklin1 0 _ 1

South Kortright (2-0): Courtenay Chambers 1-0, Ashley Moehller 1-1.

Franklin: Jordan Beers 1-0.

Shots-corner kicks: S 12-3; F 8-2.

Goalies: Kayla Scherer (S) 8; Haley Downin (F) 8.

Schenevus 2, Gilboa 0

Cassandra Brown scored eight minutes into play and Brina Herr contributed a goal 13 minutes into the second half of Schenevus's semifinal victory in the Stamford Mayor's Cup.

Brown scored unassisted from the middle of the box.

Herr received a pass from Sarah Mellor before scoring on a breakaway from 15 yards.

Katherine Fernandez made six saves for the Dragons (2-0), who'll play South Kortright in the final at 8 p.m. Saturday. Schenevus plays host to Cherry Valley-Springfield today.

Schenevus 2, Gilboa 0


Saturday's semifinal

Gilboa0 0 _ 0

Schenevus1 1 _ 2

Gilboa: None.

Schenevus: Cassandra Brown 1-0, Brina Herr 1-0, Sarah Mellor 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: G 7-4; S 5-5.

Goalies: B. Koerner (G) 3; Katherine Hernandez (S) 6.

Jefferson 2, Roxbury 1, OT

Chelsea Martin scored 39 seconds into the first of two mandatory overtime periods for Jefferson, which won a losers' bracket game against Roxbury (0-2) in the Stamford Mayor's Cup Tournament on Saturday.

Martin's decisive shot bounced off the crossbar and deflected in off losing goalie Tarah DiBenedetto, who made 15 saves.

Kennedy Faraci opened the scoring 15:46 into the first half with an unassisted goal. The J-Hawks tied it 9:16 into the second half, when Kristen Starheim headed in a corner kick from Katy Clayton.

Vanessa Speenburgh made three saves for Jefferson (1-1), which held advantages of 26-8 in shots and 14-2 in corner kicks.

Jefferson completes play in the Mayor's Cup at noon this Saturday against Stamford. The J-Hawks open their Delaware League schedule Wednesday at Gilboa, which beat Jefferson, 1-0, in a Mayor's Cup opener Sept. 1.

Jefferson 2, Roxbury 1, OT


Saturday's consolation bracket

Jefferson0 1 1 0 _ 2

Roxbury1 0 0 0 _ 1

Jefferson (1-1): Kristen Starheim 1-0, Katy Clayton 0-1, Chelsea Martin 1-0.

Roxbury (0-2): Kennedy Faraci 1-0.

Shots-corner kicks: J 26-14; R 8-2.

Goalies: Vanessa Speenburgh (J) 3; Tarah DiBenedetto (R) 15.

Stamford 4, Laurens 1

Emily Hull scored four goals to lead Stamford to a consolation victory in its Mayor's Cup Tournament.

"Emily scores her goals from redirects and crosses," Stamford coach Jeff Gearhart said. "She does a nice job of being where (her teammates) needed her."

Natalie Trujillo scored for Laurens (1-1).

Stamford travels to Margaretville on Wednesday.

STAMFORD 4, LAurens 1


Saturday's consolation bracket

Laurens3 1 _ 4

Stamford1 0 _ 1

Laurens (1-1): Natalie Trujillo 1-0.

Stamford (1-1): Emily Hull 4-0, Marlana Hinkley 0-1, Rachel Voorhees 0-1, Jackie Olsen 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: L 10-5; S 13-1.

Goalies: Ali Robbins (L) 8; Hope Hager (S) 8.

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