Sports roundup

Cooperstown got two goals from Ashley Kiuber to defeat Morrisville-Eaton, 2-1, in Center State Conference Division III girls soccer Monday, Oct. 7.

The Hawkeyes have not lost since Sept. 11 for an unbeaten streak of seven games. Since a tie against Waterville on Sept. 17, the Hawkeyes (8-1-1, 4-0-1) have won six straight.

Megan Behan, Kate Donnelly and Abby Ford each had solo strikes for Cooperstown, which notched three in the first half and two in the second.

Meah Boyles had a pair of assists, while Natalie Brotherton and Abby Miller each tallied one.

Meagan Schuermann made saves on all three of M-E’s shots. Olivia Eastman made 14 saves on 28 Cooperstown shots.

The Hawkeyes earned five corners to one for M-E.

Cooperstown will host division co-leader Waterville at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Margaretville 4, Downsville 3

Alivia Cordero had three points as Margaretville came out on top in a back-and-forth Delaware League match.

Cordero had a goal and two assists to lead the Blue Devils. Marisol Flores, Kansas Shamro and Antonia Falco also tallied goals for Margaretville.

Downsville got a pair of goals from Zelda Adams and another from McKenzy Brown.

The Blue Devils led, 3-2, at halftime and then went ahead 4-2 on Falco’s goal.

The Eagles brought it to a 4-3 game with a late goal.

Shyanna Balcom stopped eight shots in goal for Margaretville, while Olivia Brunner had 20 saves for Downsville.

The Blue Devils had more shots (26-11), but surrendered more corners (6-3) after 80 minutes.

Margaretville (10-1, 7-0) hosts Roxbury at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

Unatego 3, Schoharie 3

Dana Stepp scored twice as Unatego (10-0-1) erased a two-goal deficit late in the second half to avoid a first defeat and advance on penalty kicks Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Kyle Sharpe Memorial Tournament in Schoharie.

Trailing, 2-0, Stepp halved the deficit with 16 minutes left. She got on the end of a free kick from Morgan Perry sent behind the Schoharie defense, heading the ball over the goalkeeper to get the Spartans on the board.

The equalizing tally came with 36 seconds remaining as Stepp found the back of the net directly from a corner kick.

“I don’t like the fact that we were down, but we had to come back, and we did,” Unatego coach Sue Herodes said. “There’s a lot of emotions going on in that game, but the kids handled it very well.”

The Spartans surged ahead in the first period of overtime as Stepp sent a through ball for Paige McCoy to convert, but Krohn equalized in the second extra period.

Penalty kicks saw Kylie Mussaw, Leah Hamm and Stepp convert for Unatego, and goalkeeper Meghan Perry made a save to win, 3-1.

“For us to finish with 36 seconds left in the game gives the impression we were not ready to give up,” Herodes said. “Sometimes teams that have been doing well get scored on and it’s like it’s the end of the world, but we just kept playing.”

The Spartans went behind for just the second time this season five minutes into the first half as Katie Krohn scored for the hosts. The lead went to two with 26 minutes left in the second as Haley Drinon found the back of the net.

Meghan Perry made 17 saves for Unatego, and Maddy Bland stopped 15 shots for Schoharie. Herodes credited her goalkeeper with a good performance, also noting defender Kaitlyn Fortin’s marking of Krohn.

The Spartans will host Delhi at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, for a breast cancer awareness game. The Sharpe Tournament final is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, against Little Falls, which ended Unatego’s 2018 campaign in the regional final.


Downsville 6,

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 2

Louie Banker was involved in three goals as Downsville continued its late-season surge with a win over Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Banker finished with two goals and an assist for the Eagles, who have responded to a slow start and two high-scoring losses in a row with a pair of wins and a renewed chance at making the section tournament.

“We had a young team starting out, and to see them understand and fill their roles has been great for our confidence and great for the team,” Downsville coach Dustin Keesler said.

Logan Cicio had a pair of goals while AJ Ruiz and Kyle Fitch each had one. Gavin Brunner and Ashton Townsend each had an assist.

Ethan Newman and Nathaniel Piedmonte each scored for G-MU, with Gavin Bonczkowski notching an assist.

Nate Burnham made one save for Downsville, and Dalton Proskine stopped 13 shots for G-MU.

The Eagles took 27 shots to the Raiders’ five, and earned 16 corners to three for G-MU.

Downsville (6-8) will host Davenport at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Greene 9,

Bainbridge-Guilford 1

Terriek Brown scored four goals as Greene topped Bainbridge-Guilford in Midstate Athletic Conference boys soccer.

Ryan Porter had the lone goal for B-G, scoring in the first half to make the score 6-1 at the break.

Alec Frair had three assists and a goal, while Scout McCumiskey had two goals to pace the Trojans.

Greene owned the shot count, 22-4, and earned nine corners to one for B-G.

The loss comes after B-G defeated Walton, 1-0, Friday, Oct. 4. Porter also had the lone tally for the Bobcats in the win.

Unadilla Valley 3, Afton 1

Unadilla Valley took down Afton with a three-point performance from Dylan Nichols on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Knights struck first off an own goal following a failed clearance attempt from UV.

The Storm responded when Meade scored his first varsity goal just off the far post, tying the score at 1-1.

Nichols put Unadilla Valley ahead with two strikes in the second half, bringing it to a 3-1 final.

Brandon Kneale earned the win in goal for the Storm, finishing with three saves. Riley Livermore stopped 12 shots for Afton.

Unadilla Valley finished ahead, 15-3, in shots and 8-1 in corners.

Unadilla Valley 3, Sidney 0

Two goals from Dylan Nichols and a seven-save performance from Brandon Kneale gave Unadilla Valley the shutout Friday, Oct. 4.

Nichols scored in the first minute of the game off a cross from Devon Fairchild to put the Storm up, 1-0.

Unadilla Valley made it 2-0 on Nichols’ second of the match, scoring off a pass from Drew Emrich. Fairchild capped the scoring later in the first half off an assist from Josh Meade.

The Storm finished with 10 shots and two corners while Sidney had nine shots and four corners.

Warriors goalie Tim Grow recorded six saves.


Delhi at Grout Invite

The Delhi boys and girls cross country teams both collected wins Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Grout Invitational at Central Park in Schenectady.

The Delhi girls took first with a team total of 43 points, beating more than 20 other teams and outpacing second-place Schuylerville by 23 points.

Cella Schnabel paced the Bulldogs in third place, finishing the 2.75-mile course in 16:51. Lonnie Weiss was ninth in 17:37, and Anna Tessier took 12th in 17:44. Ellie Lees gave Delhi four competitors in the top 15, taking 13th in 17:53, and Sienna Dorr was 21st in 18:23.

Camille Mueller was 31st (18:50) and Lucia Marsiglio was 62nd (20:49).

“They’re really a close-knit team. They run together all summer, so when the season rolls around they continue to run together,” Delhi coach Skip Baxter said. “They are so compact as a team, it’s just tough for other teams to beat when you have to break up that pack.”

On the boys side, Ty Saleman earned his first varsity victory and Jonathon Hadley was third as the Bulldogs (71) beat second-place Sauquoit Valley (95) by 24.

Saleman crossed in 14:10, and Hadley finished in 14:29.

“I thought the whole team did great, and those guys have been great frontrunners for us for a few years,” Baxter said. “It’s actually Ty’s first varsity victory in any race, so he was pretty happy and we are happy.”

Luke Schnabel took 19th for the Bulldogs in 15:17, and Sam Lees was 24th at 15:26. Marco Shaw took 26th (15:31) and Chance Caffery was 73rd (17:03).

Delhi will host the Delhi Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the College Golf Course at Delhi.



Cooperstown 5, Morrisville-Eaton 0

Morrisville-Eaton …. 0 0 - 0

Cooperstown …. 3 2 - 5

Cooperstown (8-1-1, 4-0-1): Megan Behan 1-0, Ashley Kiuber 2-0, Kate Donnelly 1-0, Abby Ford 1-0, Meah Boyles 0-2, Natalie Brotherton 0-1, Abby Miller 0-1.

Morrisville-Eaton: None.

Shots-corners: C 28-5; ME 3-1.

Goalies: Meagan Schuermann (C) 3; Olivia Eastman (ME) 14.

Margaretville 4, Downsville 3

Downsville....2 1 – 3

Margaretville.... 3 1 – 4

Downsville: McKenzy Brown 1-0, Zelda Adams 2-0, Kailee Young 0-1.

Margaretville (10-1, 7-0): Alivia Cordero 1-2, Marisol Flores 1-0, Kansas Shamro 1-0, Antonia Salco 1-0.

Shots-corners: M 26-3; D 11-6.

Goalies: Olivia Brunner (D) 20; Shyanna Balcom (M) 8.


Unatego 3, Schoharie 3

Schoharie …. 1 1 0 1 - 3

Unatego …. 0 2 1 0 - 3

Schoharie: Katie Krohn 2-0, Haley Drinon 1-0, Megan Krohn 0-2.

Unatego (10-0-1): Dana Stepp 2-1, Paige McCoy 1-0, Morgan Perry 0-1.

Shots-corners: S 21-3; U 21-5.

Goalies: Maddy Bland (S) 15; Meghan Perry (U) 17.



Downsville 6, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 2

Downsville (6-8): AJ Ruiz 1-0, Kyle Fitch 1-0, Louie Banker 2-1, Logan Cicio 2-0, Gavin Brunner 0-1, Ashton Townsend 0-1.

G-MU: Ethan Newman 1-0, Nathaniel Piedmonte 1-0, Gavin Bonczkowski 0-1.

Shots-corners: D 27-16; GMU 5-3.

Goalies: Nate Burnham (D) 1; Dalton Proskine (GMU) 13.

Greene 9, Bainbridge-Guilford 1

Bainbridge-Guilford ..... 1 0 – 1

Greene ..... 6 3 – 9

Greene (9-1-1): Terriek Brown 4-0, Alec Frair 1-3, Scout McCumiskey 2-0, Alex Trunovic 1-0, Calob Davenport 1-1, Kolby Finch 0-1.

B-G: Ryan Porter 1-0.

Shots-corners: G 22-9; BG 4-1.

Goalies: Nick Shoemaker (G) 2, Kolby Finch (G) 1.


Unadilla Valley 3, Afton 1

Unadilla Valley.... 1 2 – 3

Afton.... 1 0 – 1

UV: Dylan Nichols 2-1, Josh Meade 1-1, Devon Fairchild 0-1.

Afton: UV own goal.

Shots-corners: UV 15-8; A 3-1.

Goalies: Brandon Kneale (UV) 3; Riley Livermore (A) 12.


Unadilla Valley 3, Sidney 0

Unadilla Valley.... 3 0 – 3

Sidney.... 0 0 – 0

UV: Dylan Nichols 2-0, Devon Fairchild 1-1, Drew Emrich 0-1, Josh Meade 0-1.

Sidney: None.

Shots-corners: UV 10-2; S 9-4.

Goalies: Brandon Kneale (UV) 7; Tim Grow (S) 6.



Delhi at Schenectady

Grout Invitational

Central Park, Schenectady

2.75 miles

Girls: 1, Delhi 43; 2, Schuylerville 66.

Delhi: 3, Cella Schnabel 16:51; 9, Lonnie Weiss 17:37; 12, Anna Tessier 17:44; 13, Ellie Lees 17:53; 21, Sienna Dorr 18:23; 31, Camille Mueller 18:50; 62, Lucia Marsiglio 20:49.

Winner: Tess Fitzmaurice (Greenville) 15:58.

Delhi: 1, Ty Saleman 14:10; 3, Jonathon Hadley 14:29; 19, Luke Schnabel 15:17; 24, Sam Lees 15:26, 28, Marco Shaw 15:31; 73, Chance Caffery 17:03.

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