Stamford’s boys earned a 3-1 soccer victory over Gilboa in a first-round game of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup on Tuesday, a game that was called with 15 minutes left because of lightning and a tornado warning.

It marked the season-opener for both teams.

“It was just a light mist with about 17 minutes to go and then a flash a lightning came two minutes later,” Stamford coach Lonnie Nickerson said. “We shut it out for 30 minutes and went back to the buses, and then the tornado warning came and the official said, ‘That’s it.’”

Michael Smith opened the scoring for Gilboa early in the first half on a direct kick from about 20 yards.

Goals by Damian Hill and Colby Fancher later in the half gave the Indians a 2-1 lead. Fancher scored about midway through the first half. He received a throw-in before scoring from 8 yards.

Tyler Townsend contributed a goal in the second half for Stamford, which will play Roxbury in a second-round tournament game at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Gilboa will play Roxbury in a second-round game Thursday.

Stamford 3, Gilboa 1


First round

Game called with 15 minutes left because of lightning and a tornado warning.

Gilboa 1 0 – 1

Stamford 2 1 – 3

Gilboa: Michael Smith 1-0.

Stamford: Damian Hill 1-0, Colby Fancher 1-0, Tyler Townsend 1-0, Casey Rockwell 0-1, Jesse Hults 0-1, Geoffrey Mattice 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: G 12-4; S 13-0.

Goalies: Philip Berger (G) 3; George Curbelo (S) 9.

Unatego 9, Afton/Harpursville 2

The host Spartans scored nine times in the first half, three coming from Austin Ryan, en route to a season-opening Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Kegan Kleeschulte opened the scoring 4 1/2 minutes into play, converting a throughball from Cody Manzanero. Manzanero then assisted Ryan’s goal before scoring himself 15 minutes into play.

Manzanero finished with a goal and two assists, and Tom Philipson had two goals for the Spartans, who led, 9-0, at halftime. Zach Carey also scored for Unatego, which will travel to Delhi on Thursday.

Jayme Ticknor and Troy Mercilliott scored late in the second half for Afton/Harpursville, which played its first game as a combined team.

Unatego 9, Afton/Harpursville 2

Afton/Harpursville 0 2 – 2

Unatego 9 0 – 9

A/H (0-1): Jayme Ticknor 1-0, Troy Mercilliott 1-0, Conner Erckert 0-1.

Unatego (1-0): Austin Ryan 3-0, Tom Philipson 2-0, Cody Manzanero 1-2, Kegan Kleeschulte 1-0, Zach Carey 1-0, Liam Alvin 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: A/H 14-2; U 25-3.

Goalies: Nate Austin (A) 8, Mitch Livermore (A) 4; Noah Blake (U) 1, Cody Manzanero 5.

Davenport 2, Jefferson 0

Paul Clark scored off an assist from Michael Libby with 26:31 left in the first half as Davenport opened its season with a first-round victory in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.

Libby’s crossing pass set up Clark from 12 yards.

The Wildcats scored in the second half on an own goal. Matt Finne’s indirect kick was inadvertently headed into the goal by a Jefferson defender.

Davenport returns seven players from last season.

“We lost quite a few key players, so we’re building in some places,” Davenport coach Deb Moorby said. “We have to get used to working with different players.”

Davenport will play South Kortright at 6 p.m. Thursday in a second-round tournament game.

Jason Adams made 13 saves for Jefferson.

Davenport 2, Jefferson 0


First round

Davenport 1 1 – 2

Jefferson 0 0 – 0

Davenport: Paul Clark 1-0, Michael Libby 0-1, own goal.

Jefferson: None.

Shots-corner kicks: D 20-3; J 4-1.

Goalies: Chris Kopf (D) 4; Jason Adams (J) 13.

B-G 2, Norwich 1

Jake Cuozzo and Daniel Norris scored first-half goals to lead visiting Bainbridge-Guilford to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory in its season-opener.

Cuozzo scored 6 1/2 minutes into play. He received a cross from Adam Bauerle and finished from 8 yards. With 18 minutes left in the half, Kyle Hanvey sent a cross that deflected off keeper Keegan Prime’s hands and Norris was there at the far post to tap it in.

Norwich’s Logan Welch scored 17 seconds into the second half. The Purple Tornado nearly had the equalizer with about two minutes left, but goalie Brandt McCall made a fingertip save to stop a breakaway. McCall finished with eight saves.

B-G, which has nine returning starters from last season, will host Oxford on Thursday.

B-G 2, Norwich 1

Bainbridge-Guilford 2 0 -- 2

Norwich 0 1 -- 1

Bainbridge-Guilford: Jake Cuozzo 1-0, Adam Bauerle 0-1, Daniel Norris 1-0, Kyle Hanvey 0-1.

Norwich: Logan Welch 1-0.

Shots-corner kicks: B 11-4; N 10-2.

Goalies: Brandt McCall (B) 8; Keegan Prime (N) 10.

UV 4, Delhi 1

Dylan Thomsen scored twice, and Nate Barker had a goal and an assist, to lead visiting Unadilla Valley to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Thomsen scored 30 seconds into play.

Delhi’s Alex Cantwell tied the score with four minutes left in the half.

With a minute left in the half, Barker beat two defenders before scoring from 12 yards to give the Storm a 2-1 lead.

Brady George also scored for UV.

Delhi (0-2, 0-1) will host Unatego on Thursday.

UV 4, Delhi 1

Unadilla Valley 2 2 -- 4

Delhi 1 0 – 1

Unadilla Valley: Dylan Thomsen 2-0, Nate Barker 1-1, Brady George 1-0.

Delhi (0-2, 0-1): Alex Cantwell 1-0.

Shots-corner kicks: U 8-5; D 8-4.

Goalies: Austin Taylor (U) 7; Leon Cohen (D) 4.

GIRLS SOCCERDavenport 1, Roxbury 0

The post-Ray Preston soccer era at Davenport opened successfully as Sierrah McAdams scored in the first half to give the Wildcats a first-round victory in the Stamford Mayor’s Cup.

It marked the opener for both teams.

Preston, who coached Davenport for the past 32 seasons and earned 426 victories, retired after last season. Preston will continue as Davenport’s girls basketball coach. He has won a state-record 631 games over 35 seasons in basketball.

Nicole Brovetto and Shaylyn MacCracken took over for Preston this fall. Brovetto and MacCracken are Davenport graduates and both played for Preston.

“It’s going great,” Brovetto said of having co-coaches. “It’s no issue. We both played for Ray and we both know the system. We’re implementing the same system.”

McAdams scored 4:19 into play. She received a througball from Kacie Hymers and dribbled once before scoring on a low shot to the far corner.

“Of course, we’re happy to get the victory,” Brovetto said. “We have a good core group that Ray had last year. It’s a group he would be proud of.”

Jenna Lutz had seven saves for the Wildcats (1-0), which will play the winner of today’s Gilboa-Stamford game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Davenport 1, Roxbury 0


First round

Roxbury 0 0 – 0

Davenport 1 0 – 1

Roxbury (0-1): None.

Davenport (1-0): Sierrah McAdams 1-0, Kacie Hymers 0-1.

Shots-corners: R 9-3; D 4-0.

Goalies: Stacey Sprague (R) 2; Jenna Lutz (D) 7.

Sidney 5, Walton 0

Mackensie Gravelin had two goals, and Katie Kirk contributed a goal and an assist to lead host Sidney to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Jessica Champlin opened the scoring 5 1/2 minutes into play. Champlin received the ball on the right wing, penetrated to near the end line before taking a low shot from a tough angle that beat Walton goalie Janine Velardi (10 saves).

Gravelin made it 2-0 13 1/2 minutes before halftime. She received a back-pass from Kirk near the top of the box and drove a shot that hit the bottom of the crossbar and just went over the goal line.

Jenna McDonald also scored for Sidney (2-1, 2-0), which will play the host school at 7 p.m. Thursday in a first-round game in the Greene Tournament.

Sidney 5, Walton 0

Walton 0 0 – 0

Sidney 3 2 – 5

Walton: None.

Sidney (2-1, 2-0): Mackensie Gravelin 2-0, Katie Kirk 1-1, Jessica Champlin 1-0, Jenna McDonald 1-0, Mariah Gifford 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: W 8-0; S 18-9.

Goalies: Janine Velardi (W) 10; Jolene Krom (S) 7.

GOLFat Windham CC

Dan Marino shot an even-par 35 to lead Windham to a 158-193 Delaware League win over Andes/South Kortright.

Ed Moran contributed a 40 for unbeaten Windham.

Ryan Sluiter shot a team-best 39 for Andes/SK (5-1, 3-1), which will play Jefferson on Sept. 10 at the Delhi College Golf Course.

at Windham CC

Back nine, par 35

Team scores: Windham 158, Andes/SK 193.

Andes/SK: Ryan Sluiter 39, Ty Lamport 49, Derek Firment 52, Austin Lamport 53.

Windham: Dan Marino 35, Ed Moran 40, Lawrence Lamanac 41, Skylar Schoonmaker 42.

at Belden Hill

Trever Dutton, Justin McMillan and Trenton Stillman shot rounds of 40, 41 and 42, respectively, to lead Sidney to a 215-240 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Harpursville.

Steven Smith contributed a 44 for the Warriors (2-0, 2-0), who will travel to Hancock on Thursday.

Harpursville’s Cody Hawkins earned medalist honors with a 37.

at Belden Hill

Back nine, par 34

Team scores: Sidney 215, Harpursville 240.

Sidney (2-0, 2-0): Trever Dutton 40, Justin McMillan 41, Trenton Stillman 42, Steven Smith 44, Kyle Smith 48.

Harpursville: Cody Hawkins 37, Garrett Blakeslee 47, Ryan McMahon 49, Alec Peterson 53, Colin LaDue 54.

at Genegantslet

Cameron Luca’s 42 paced Bainbridge-Guilford to a 243-247 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Greene.

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