Boys soccer: Cooperstown falls in season opener, 5-1

CHERYL CLOUGH Cooperstown’s Liam Spencer sends the ball forward as Westmoreland-Oriskany’s Trevor Tamburino gives chase.

Cooperstown sophomore Liam Spencer gave the Hawkeyes a 1-0 lead early in their season opener against Westmoreland-Oriskany, but the visitors scored five straight to hand the Hawkeyes a 5-1 defeat Friday in boys soccer action.

Spencer’s goal came six minutes into the game after he took a pass from Spencer Lewis and rifled a shot into the net from 25 yards.

Westmoreland-Oriskany scored two before the half to take the lead and pulled away with three in the second.

“Because we only have four starters returning, I think we have to find the team cohesion in the next few games to be competitive this year,” Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said. “We had good hustle, we had good determination. Things will look up, but we have to blend our team play.”

The Hawkeyes trailed, 9-8, in shots, but led, 6-4, in corners.

“Statistically the game was close, the scoring was not,” Miosek said. “Even though we lost, 5-1, I have to give Joe Senchyshyn a fair amount of credit. He had a good game in his first time playing sweeper for us.”

Cooperstown (0-1) hosts Cincinnatus on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Oneonta 5, Chenango Valley 0

Dylan Davi had four points as Oneonta continued its hot start to the season in a rematch of last season’s section final.

Davi broke a scoreless tie after 23 minutes of play, taking an assist from Nate Kuhlmann.

Finley Oliver doubled the deficit 10 minutes later, sending a glancing header into the corner after a cross from Davi.

“We started a little slow today, but a lot of that has to do with us not having school,” Oneonta coach Alex Brannan said. “Whenever we don’t have school we seem to start slowly. But we got by it, which is good. This is a good win.”

Davi started a three-goal burst for the Yellowjackets in the second half, finishing into the bottom corner with his right foot for a 3-0 lead with 30 minutes remaining.

Nate Kuhlmann scored directly from a corner kick with 24 minutes left before Davi again found Oliver for the freshman’s second and Oneonta’s fifth.

The Yellowjackets have outscored opponents 24-0 in a 3-0 start.

“We send out (summer workout) stuff, and usually half of the guys do it and half don’t. I think our captains have done a really great job getting them to do it,” Brannan said. “At this stage, fitness means a lot. A lot of teams can stay with us for the first 20 minutes but they seem to run out of gas.”

Davi finished with two goals and two assists, while Oliver had two goals. Kuhlmann had a goal and an assist, and Lance Maben had an assist.

Brad Morell made five saves and Quinn Hansen had one for the Yellowjackets. Eric Jewson stopped six shots for CV.

Oneonta took 14 shots to seven for CV, and earned seven corners while allowing one.

The Yellowjackets visit Seton Catholic on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Delhi 5, Bainbridge-Guilford 3

After going up 3-0 at halftime, Delhi surrendered three goals in the second half but hung on for the win against Bainbridge-Guilford.

Zack Finch recorded a pair of goals and assists, Alex Imperi tallied two goals and Christian Imperi scored in the Bulldogs’ win. Brandon Bodo added two assists and Aiden Taoli had one helper as well.

“We took our foot off the gas after the 3-0 first-half lead and let them back into the game but we recovered and kept our composure,” Delhi coach Eddie Kingston said.

The Bulldogs used two goalies in the win with Ben Blocker making two saves and Logan Bryan stopping three.

Ryan Porter had two goals for the Bobcats while Owen Walley (one goal) and Seamus Nolan (one assist) registered points as well.

Zach Graham finished with nine saves for B-G.

Delhi led, 21-6, in shots and 5-2 in corners.

The Bulldogs (2-0) host Afton/Harpursville on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Cherry Valley-Springfield 3, Milford 0

Cherry Valley-Springfield rode three first-half goals to a Tri-Valley League win over Milford.

Austin Yerdon took a feed from Andrew Oram to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead after 13 minutes of play.

The Patriots surged farther ahead as the Wildcats conceded an own goal with 10 minutes left in the half. Larry Kroon’s free kick from the midfield circle drifted into the net with less than a minute remaining in the period for a 3-0 deficit at the break.

“(CV-S coach) Terri (Adams) had her team well organized and they played to feet really well. I wouldn’t expect anything less from one of her teams. They played a really good first half,” Milford coach Gregg Eggleston said.

The Patriots owned the shot count, 22-5, and each team took five corners.

Louis Banks made 17 saves for Milford, and Caleb Carpenter stopped eight shots for CV-S.

Milford (2-2) hosts Sharon Springs on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Schenevus 2, Worcester 0

A two-goal game from Peyton Darling and a seven-save shutout from goalie Ethan LaPre highlighted Schenevus’ win against Worcester.

Darling deposited one goal in each half and Hugh Gallagher recorded an assist for the Dragons.

LaPre had seven saves for Schenevus while Michael Martin made 17 saves for the Wolverines.

The Dragons outshot Worcester, 21-8, and held a 12-3 advantage in corners.

Schenevus hosts Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Margaretville 9, Morris 0.

Ryan McVitty and Kevin Flores each scored a hat trick to push Margaretville past Morris in the James Campbell Tournament at Downsville on Friday.

Michael Gavette and Willie Cano each finished with a goal and three assists for the Blue Devils, while Ivan Herrera tallied an assist.

Both goalies finished with eight saves, but Billy Miller of Margaretville got the win. J.J. Benjamin of Morris was dealt the loss.

The Blue Devils heavily outshot the Mustangs, 32-8, and led 9-1 in corners.

Margaretville plays Downsville (2-0) on Saturday at noon in the tournament final. Morris plays Sullivan West at the same time in the consolation game.

Downsville 5, Sullivan West 3

Downsville seniors Louie Banker and Logan Cicio each contributed to three goals as the Eagles erased a 2-0 deficit to defeat Sullivan West at home in the James Campbell Tournament.

The visitors took an early 2-0 lead before Banker cut the deficit to one before halftime. Banker scored again early in the second half before feeding a through ball to Cicio to give Downsville the lead.

Cicio scored twice more to complete a hat trick and mark five straight goals for the Eagles.

“The difference was just our energy level,” Downsville coach Dustin Keesler said. “Being that we are such a young team, it’s hit or miss. In the second half, we just come out with a little urgency and we play a little harder. That was all that changed.”

Cicio finished with three goals, and Banker totaled two goals and an assist.

“(Banker) was huge. He really turned the game around for us, and Logan did a good job sealing it,” Keesler said.

Downsville took 26 shots and earned 10 corners. Sullivan West made 10 attempts at goal and took five corners.

Nate Burnham made three saves for the Eagles.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 1, Sharon Springs 0

Skyler Norton scored on a direct kick at 11:30 of the first half to lead Gilbertsville-Mount Upton to its win over TVL foe Sharon Springs on Friday.

The Raiders saw strong performances from defenders Brandon Harris, Dylan McVey, Samuel Piedmonte and Dalton Troskine in the shutout victory.

Gavin Bonczkowski made eight saves in net for G-MU while Spartans goalkeeper Xander Olsen had seven saves.

Bonczkowski kept the shutout alive late in the game when he made a big stop of a Sharon Springs (1-1) corner kick.

Shots and corner kicks favored the Raiders as they finished ahead, 11-8, in shots and 4-1 in corners.

G-MU (1-1) visits Schenevus on Monday at 4:30.


Westmoreland-Oriskany 5, Cooperstown 1

Westmoreland-Oriskany ..... 2 3 – 5

Cooperstown ..... 1 0 – 1

Westmoreland-Oriskany: Trevor Tamburino 3-0, Jesse Sweet 2-0.

Cooperstown (0-1): Liam Spencer 1-0, Spencer Lewis 0-1.

Shots-corners: C 8-6; O 9-4.

Goalies: Erik Kukenberger (C) 4; Andrew Pysnik (O) 5.

Oneonta 5, Chenango Valley 0

Chenango Valley …. 0 0 - 0

Oneonta …. 2 3 - 5

Chenango Valley: None.

Oneonta (3-0): Dylan Davi 2-2, Finley Oliver 2-0, Nate Kuhlmann 1-1, Lance Maben 0-1.

Shots-corners: O 14-7; CV 7-1.

Goalies: Brad Morell (O) 5, Quinn Hansen (O) 1; Eric Jewson (CV) 6.

Delhi 5, Bainbridge-Guilford 3

Delhi.... 3 2 – 5

Bainbridge-Guilford.... 0 3 – 3

Delhi (2-0): Zack Finch 2-2, Alex Imperi 2-0, Christian Imperi 1-0, Brandon Bodo 0-2, Aiden Taoli 0-1.

B-G: Ryan Porter 2-0, Owen Walley 1-0, Seamus Nolan 0-1.

Shots-corners: D 21-5; B-G 6-2.

Goalies: Ben Blocker 2, Logan Bryan 3 (D); Zach Graham 9 (B-G).

Cherry Valley-Springfield 3, Milford 0

CV-S ..... 3 0 – 3

Milford ..... 0 0 – 0

CV-S: Austin Yerdon 1-0, Andrew Oram 0-1, Larry Kroon 1-0.

Milford (2-2): None.

Shots-corners: CVS 22-5; M 9-5.

Goalies: Caleb Carpenter (CVS) 8; Louis Banks (M) 17.

Schenevus 2, Worcester 0

Worcester.... 0 0 – 0

Schenevus.... 1 1 – 2

Worcester: None

Schenevus: Peyton Darling 2-0, Hugh Gallagher 0-1.

Shots-corners: W 8-3; S 21-12.

Goalies: Michael Martin (W) 17; Ethan LaPre (S) 7.

Margaretville 9, Morris 0

Morris.... 0 0 – 0

Margaretville.... 4 5 – 9

Morris: None

Margaretville: Ryan McVitty 3-0, Kevin Flores 3-0, Michael Gavette 1-3, Willie Cano 1-3, Ivan Herrera 1-0.

Shots-corners: Mo 8-1; Ma 32-9.

Goalies: J.J. Bejamen (M0) 8; Billy Miller (Ma) 8.

Downsville 5, Sullivan West 3

Sullivan West …. 2 1 - 3

Downsville …. 1 4 - 5

Sullivan West: S. South 1-1, P. Gambari 1-0, R. Gillingham 1-0.

Downsville (2-0): Louie Banker 2-1, Logan Cicio 3-0.

Shots-corners: D 26-10; SW 10-5.

Goalies: Nate Burnham (D) 3; E. Martinez (SW) 20.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 1, Sharon Springs 0

G-MU.... 1 0 – 1

Sharon Springs.... 0 0 – 0

G-MU (1-1): Skyler Norton 1-0

Sharon Springs (1-1): None

Shots-corners: G-MU 11-4; SS 8-1.

Goalie saves: Gavin Bonczkowski (G-MU) 8; Xander Olsen (SS) 7.

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