Oneonta lost its first game of the season in a 2-1 double-overtime stunner to Chenango Valley on Friday, Sept. 27.
Hunter Arno notched the game-winner for CV in the extra period on a free kick.
“It just wasn’t our day,” Yellowjackets coach Alex Brannan said. “If anything could go wrong, it went wrong for us.”
Oneonta trailed 1-0 at halftime courtesy of an Aidan Marroquin penalty kick for Chenango Valley. The goal was the first conceded this season by OHS, which entered with 52 goals scored.
The Yellowjackets tied it on a Matt Shultz strike in the second half to force overtime. Nate Kuhlmann was awarded the assist.
Oneonta limited CV to just one shot in the second half, but the hosts’ physicality was a factor, according to Brannan. He said he lost four or five players throughout the course of the game to injuries.
The Yellowjackets finished with the advantage in shots (13-10) and corners (8-3) despite the loss.
Brad Morell had six saves for Oneonta while CV keeper Eric Jewson stopped seven shots.
“These games in September aren’t the important ones,” Brannan said. “The goal is always to win the last six games of the season. At this rate, we have a good enough record to make the playoffs so you just live and learn.”
Oneonta (9-1) will visit Chenango Forks at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
Milford 1, Downsville 0
Milford got 14 saves from Louis Banks to overcome a 22-8 deficit in shots and defeat host Downsville in nonleague play.
The result gave Milford a win in its second gave in as many days after tying Laurens, 1-1, Thursday, Sept. 26.
“I have to give their keeper a ton of credit,” Downsville coach Dustin Keelser said. “Without him, the outcome is definitely different. He deserves a lot of credit.”
Milford got the game’s lone goal 12 minutes into the first half after a ball into the Downsville box was misplayed, giving Tobias Green an easy finish.
The Eagles finished with a 7-4 edge in corners along with the 14-shot advantage, but Banks had an answer for each Eagles’ question.
“From what I had heard about them, I knew it was going to be a tough, tough game, and it was,” Keesler said. “This was definitely our best game of the year.”
Aden Gallick made four saves for Downsville.
The tough-luck loss continues a difficult campaign for the Eagles, who sit at 3-6. Two of those losses came in tournament play against Delaware League contender Margaretville, with another coming to league leader South Kortright.
The Eagles will host Margaretville for a third match at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 0
Matt Serrao scored the lone goal as Franklin edged Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in the Tri-Valley League.
The goal came after a long, wind-blown clearance found its way over the heads of the G-MU defense and into the path of Serrao, who converted the 1-on-1 opportunity.
The Purple Devils finished with a 14-8 edge in shots, and both teams took two corners.
Gavin Bonczkowski made eight saves for G-MU before being replaced by Dalton Proskine in the second half. Proskine made four stops.
Cole Ruff made seven saves for Franklin.
The Raiders (2-8, 2-6) will host Richfield Springs at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Richfield Springs 2
Cam Duncan scored both goals for Richfield Springs and Connor Fancher assisted both tallies for Worcester in a TVL tie.
“Tonight was a very physical contest, both teams played hard,” Worcester coach Chris Kaltenbach said in a media release. “ Richfield came out strong and played through every ball in the first half.”
The Wolverines went ahead after 18 minutes as Fancher’s cross found Ben Ballard for a 1-0 lead.
The Indians answered three minutes later as Duncan scored unassisted to equalize. Duncan scored again two minutes later to give RS a lead that lasted through halftime.
Conor Hogan finished the scoring 15 minutes into the second half as Fancher notched his second assist.
The Wolverines finished with a 12-7 advantage in shots, while corners belonged to the Indians, 8-7.
Michael Martin made five saves for Worcester, and Jake Patterson stopped eight shots for RS.
The Wolverines (6-4-1, 4-3-1) will play Edmeston on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Cherry Valley-Springfield 3,
Sharon Springs 0
Jeb Magruder was involved in all three goals as Cherry Valley-Springfield downed host Sharon Springs on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the TVL.
Andrew Oram put CV-S ahead in the first half, taking an assist from Magruder to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Magruder scored one of his own in the second and dished an assist to Allan Parker as the Patriots pulled away. Will Heinrich and Kyle France also had assists in the half for CV-S.
The Patriots finished with a 15-5 edge in shots and an 8-1 advantage in corners.
Owen Johnson made five saves in the shutout, and Sharon Springs’ Xander Olsen stopped 12 shots.
The Patriots (9-2, 6-2) will host Fort Plain at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Chenango Valley 2, Oneonta 1
Oneonta.... 0 1 0 – 1
Chenango Valley.... 1 0 1 – 2
Oneonta (9-1): Matt Shultz 1-0, Nate Kuhlmann 0-1.
CV: Aidan Marroquin 1-1, Hunter Arno 1-0.
Shots-corners: O 13-8; CV 10-3.
Goalies: Brad Morell (O) 6; Eric Jewson (CV) 7.
Milford 1, Downsville 0
Milford …. 1 0 - 1
Downsville …. 0 0 – 0
Downsville (3-6): None.
Milford: Tobias Green 1-0,
Shots-corners: D 22-7 ; M 8-4.
Goalies: Aden Galick (D) 4; Louis Banks (M) 14.
Franklin 1, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 0
Franklin …. 1 0 - 0
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton …. 0 0 - 0
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton (2-8, 2-6): None.
Franklin: Matt Serrao 1-0.
Shots-corners: GMU 8-2; F 14-2.
Goalies: Gavin Bonczkowski (GMU) 8, Dalton Proskine (GMU) 4; Cole Ruff (F) 7.
Worcester 2, Richfield Springs 2
Richfield Springs ..... 2 0 – 2
Worcester ..... 1 1 – 2
Worcester (6-4-1, 4-3-1): Ben Ballard 1-0, Conor Hogan 1-0, Connor Fancher 0-2.
Richfield Springs: Cam Duncan 2-0.
Shots-corners: W 12-7; 7-8.
Goalies: Michael Martin (W) 5; Jake Patterson (RS) 8.
Cherry Valley-Springfield 3, Sharon Springs 0
Cherry Valley-Springfield …. 1 2 - 3
Sharon Springs …. 0 0 - 0
Sharon Springs: None.
Cherry Valley-Springfield (9-2, 6-2): Andrew Oram 1-0, Jeb Magruder 1-2, Allan Parker 1-0, Will Heinrich 0-1, Kyle France 0-1.
Shots-corners: CVS 15-8; SS 5-1.
Goalies: Owen Johnson (CVS) 5; Xander Olsen (SS) 12.