Hannah Johnson scores four as Oneonta outlasts Chenango Forks

CHERYL CLOUGH Oneonta’s Hannah Johnson shoots after beating Chenango Forks defender Tierra Reh to score the Yellowjackets’ first goal during Monday’s game at Wright National Soccer Campus.

Hannah Johnson scored all four goals as Oneonta defeated reigning state champion Chenango Forks, 4-3, Monday at Wright National Soccer Campus.

The win avenged an 8-2 loss at the hands of the Blue Devils 11 days ago and pulled the Yellowjackets even with one Southern Tier Athletic Conference loss.

“We had state titles and big wins so I won’t say I’m more proud of this team than any other, but I can’t think of a team that I’ve ever been more proud of,” Oneonta coach Jerry Mackey said. “With some of the games we’ve had against these (Chenango Forks) teams, to answer the bell like this is as good a victory as we’ve had in the program for a long time.”

Despite holding leads of 2-0 and 3-2, the Yellowjackets needed one more goal from Johnson after Forks’ Lauren Ashman tied it at 3-3 on a shot from distance with just less than nine minutes left.

Johnson had already completed her hat trick with a penalty kick earlier in the second half, but went a step farther with four minutes left. She latched onto a lofted through ball by Martine Hitchcock and converted to give Hitchcock a second assist on the day and Oneonta the lead for good.

“They got the third goal, and we knew they weren’t going away,” Mackey said. “We did all that work, we had visions of how it was going to go, and they (Forks) kept coming back. We answered the challenge.”

Johnson started the scoring with two goals in the first nine minutes. A low shot gave the Yellowjackets a 1-0 lead five minutes in before Hitchcock played a through ball on the left side that produced Johnson’s second with 31:38 still on the first-half clock.

That lead held up for most of the half before Emma Bough cut the deficit to one with four minutes remaining. Audrey Bough erased the deficit 12 minutes into the second half.

“Down there, they got loose a couple times each, but this time we held them in check,” Mackey said of Forks’ trio of Emma Bough, Audrey Bough and Ashman.

Emma Bough was the state player of the year for Class B in 2018, and was joined by Ashman as a All-State First Team selection. Mackey credited Dani Basdekis, Maria Farrell and Meredith Smithling for marking the dangerous CF attackers with help from sweeper Maddy Hansen.

Hitchcock finished with two assists, also drawing the penalty kick that Johnson converted in the second half.

“We were the Class B power for a number of years, and then we saw them (Forks) coming like a freight train. They’ve not only beaten us, but dump-trucked us a few times,” Mackey said. “It was just really important to keep believing in the things we do, to trust the process and execute.”

Forks defeated Oneonta, 10-0, in last season’s section semifinal.

Liz Brantley recorded 11 saves for the Yellowjackets, and Bree Fargnoli made three stops for Forks.

Oneonta (4-2) hosts Seton Catholic on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Wright National Soccer Campus.

Edmeston 2, South Kortright 1

Maria Williams and Emma Ough scored second-half goals as Edmeston downed South Kortright in nonleague play.

Emily Andersen scored for the Rams, who finished with a 7-5 edge in shots. Both teams took one corner.

Madison Reinert made four saves for the Panthers, and Grace Schneider stopped three shots for SK.

The Rams (1-2) host Downsville on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.

Franklin 2, Richfield Springs 0

Kayla Campbell scored both goals as Franklin defeated Richfield Springs in the Tri-Valley League.

Campbell put the Purple Devils ahead early, scoring from 20 yards out after just 70 seconds.

The sophomore doubled the deficit with 10:41 left in the half as Maddy Ackley provided an assist.

Jackie Hosford made three stops for Richfield Springs, and Molly McLaughlin made three saves, one of them on a breakaway, to preserve the shutout for Franklin.

The Purple Devils owned an 8-3 advantage in shots and a 7-1 edge in corners.

Franklin (2-1, 1-0) visits Edmeston on Friday.


Hunter-Tannersville 191, Margaretville 240

The brother-sister duo of Grady Glennon and Gwen Glennon accounted for two of four scorers as Hunter-Tannersville defeated Margaretville in Delaware League play.

Grady Glennon, an eighth-grader, led the family affair by carding the match’s lowest score, a six-over 41 at par-35 Colonial Country Club.

Kaeden Leach and Ernie Briskey each shot 49 while Gwen Glennon, a sophomore, shot 52 to complete the scoring for the Wildcats.

Thomas Chairvolotti and Justin Johnson paced the Blue Devils, each shooting 53, while Connor Joedicke carded a 56 and Cody Balcom totaled a 78.

H-T coach Chris Glennon said only that he was “a proud dad.”

The Wildcats (6-0) play Gilboa and Jefferson on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Christman’s.

Delhi 272, Oxford 308

Corey Zwick shot 45 to lead Delhi past Oxford in MAC golf.

Sean Carron was also in the 40s for the Bulldogs, carding a 47. Sam Lees finished in 57, Jackson Demeo-Meres totaled a 61 and Bronson Thomson had a 62 for Delhi.

Nick Cirello was the only Oxford player under 60, shooting 53.

Unadilla Valley 270, Greene 293

Brandon Kneale fired a 43 to lead all players as Unadilla Valley kept Greene (0-6) winless Monday at Red Pine Golf Course.

Jacob Figger followed with a 49 for the Storm, while Mark Hine finished in 55. Owen Hill carded a 56 and Anthony Weller totaled 67.

Clayton Leonard paced Greene with a 53.

UV (2-3) visits Oxford on Wednesday.

Gilboa 206, Davenport 224

Jordan Wamsley shot 40 for Davenport to lead all scorers, but Gilboa earned the win behind a 42 by Robert Rion and a 44 from Reese Chase.

Keith Smith finished in 59 and Cara Dumas totaled 61 for Gilboa.

Ryan Zuill followed Wamsley with a 49 for Davenport. Zach Wikoff totaled a 59 and Cara Dumas finished in 61.

Davenport (2-4, 2-3) plays Jefferson at Stamford Golf Club on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.



Oneonta 4, Chenango Forks 3

Chenango Forks …. 1 2 - 3

Oneonta …. 2 2 - 4

Oneonta (4-2): Hannah Johnson 4-0, Martine Hitchcock 0-2.

Chenango Forks: Emma Bough 1-0, Aubrey Bough 1-0, Lauren Ashman 1-0.

Shots-corners: CF 17-3; O 10-7.

Goalies: Bree Fargnoli (CF) 3; Liz Brantley (O) 11.

Edmeston 2, South Kortright 1

Edmeston …. 0 2 - 2

South Kortright …. 0 1 – 1

SK (1-2): Emily Andersen 1-0.

Edmeston: Maria Williams 1-0, Emma Ough 1-0.

Shots-corners: SK 7-1; E 5-1.

Goalies: Madison Reinert (E) 4; Grace Schneider (SK) 3.

Franklin 2, Richfield Springs 0

Richfield Springs ..... 0 0 – 0

Franklin ..... 2 0 – 2

Richfield Springs: None.

Franklin (2-1, 1-0): Kayla Campbell 2-0, Maddy Ackley 0-1.

Shots-corners: F 8-7; RS 3-1.

Goalies: Molly McLaughlin (F) 3; Jackie Hosford (RS) 3.


Baldwinsville 4, Oneonta 0

Oneonta …. 0 0 - 0

Baldwinsville …. 3 1 – 4

Oneonta (3-2): None.

Baldwinsville: Simone Neivel 3-0, Hannah Nimas 1-0.

Shots-corners: B 16-7 ; O 0-0.

Goalies: Jenna Boutilier (B) 0; Liz Brantley (O) 7.

Margaretville 5, Stamford 0

Margaretville …. 2 3 - 5

Stamford …. 0 0 - 0

Stamford: None.

Margaretville (2-0): Marisol Flores 1-0, Netalia Herrera 2-1, Kansas Shamro 1-0, Alivia Cordero 1-1, Antonia Falco 0-1.

Shots-corners: M 15-3; S 3-6.

Goalies: Shyanna Balcom (M) 3; Melanie Hoyt (S) 8.



Hunter-Tannersville 191, Margaretville 240

Colonial CC

Flat Nine, par 35

H-T (6-0): Grady Glennon 41, Kaeden Leach 49, Ernie Briskey 49, Gwen Glennon 52.

Margaretville: Thomas Chairvolotti 53, Justin Johnson 53, Conner Joedicke 56, Cody Balcom 78.

Delhi 272, Oxford 308

at The College Course

Front Nine, par 36

Delhi (2-4): Corey Zwick 45, Sean Carron 47, Sam Lees 57, Jackson Demeo-Meres 61, Bronson Thomson 62.

Oxford (0-4): Nick Cirello 53, Christian Paden 61, Dylan Conklin 62, William Kelsey 65, Abby Denz 67.

Unadilla Valley 270, Greene 293

Red Pine GC

Flat Nine, par 36

Unadilla Valley (2-3): Brandon Kneale 43, Jacob Figger 49, Mark Hine 55, Owen Hill 56, Anthony Weller 67.

Greene (0-5): Clayton Leonard 53, Lincoln Young 57, Nick Brady 58, Maric Barrows 59, Anthony Thatcher 66.

Gilboa 206, Davenport 224

at Ouleout

Front Nine, par 35

Davenport (2-4, 2-3): Jordan Wamsley 40, Ryan Zuill 49, Zach Wikoff 67, Matt Vroman 68.

Gilboa: Robert Rion 42, Reese Chase 44, Keith Smith 59, Cara Dumas 61.

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