Tallulah Guadagnino made sure host South Kortright wouldn’t need overtime.

Guadagnino scored with 14 seconds remaining to give sixth-seeded South Kortright a 3-2 victory over No. 11 Edmeston in the opening round of the Section Four Class D girls soccer tournament Wednesday.

Britney Northrup beat three defenders down the left side before sending a cross into the box. The ball bounced around and Courtenay Chambers settled it. She then sent a short pass to Guadagnino, who slipped a low shot past Edmeston goalie Katlin Talbot (five saves).

“We had all our goal scorers in the box,” said South Kortright coach Dana White, whose team has won eight straight. “I knew someone was going to get it in. It took a couple of bounces and it finally went in. They kind of went nuts.”

Edmeston (7-7-2) generated one last opportunity, White said.

“I about had a heart attack,” he said. “They put a cross in, but nobody was there to get anything on it.”

Edmeston’s Morghen Axtell gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead with 28:51 to play in the first half. The Rams tied it three minutes later on a goal from Northrup. Edmeston went back on top with 14:15 remaining when Jessica Thornhill scored. Ashley Moeller tied it for the Rams at 5:30.

“That first half was back-and-forth the whole time,” said White, whose team was outshot, 10-8. “We got scored on and stepped it up. We let them score again and we stepped it up again. ... Both teams definitely had chances. We squeezed it out.”

The Rams (10-5-1) visit third-seeded Cherry Valley-Springfield at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. CV-S (12-3-1) beat Margaretville, 1-0.

South Kortright 3, Edmeston 2


First round

Edmeston    2 0 _ 2

South Kortright    2 1 _ 3

11-Edmeston (7-7-2): Morghen Axtell 1-1, Jessica Thornhill 1-1.

6-South Kortright (10-5-1): Britney Northrop 1-0, Tallulah Guadagnino 1-1, Ashley Moeller 1-0, Courtenay Chambers 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: E 10-1; S 8-3.

Goalies: Katlin Talbot (E) 5; Kayla Scherer (S) 5.

CV-S 1, Margaretville 0

Zane Ashford’s first-half goal allowed third-seeded Cherry Valley-Springfield to avoid a first-round upset for the second straight year.

The Patriots were seeded third last year when they lost their first sectional game to Laurens.

Wednesday’s game was played at the Wright National Soccer Campus because CV-S’ field wasn’t playable, Patriots coach Amy Garretson said.

“From last year to get past this one, it was a mental game for us,” Garretson said. “So it’s nice to get past (the first round). ... It’s a big hump to get over that mentally. They did it.”

Ashford’s goal came with 13 minutes remaining in the first half.

Ksenia Hanlon sent a cross into the middle from the right corner. The ball went off goalie Morgan McKenna (11 saves) and to Ashford, who was on the left side. She shot quickly and scored to the left side.

Despite a 20-7 advantage in shots, the Patriots (12-3-1) couldn’t widen their lead.

“Margaretville was right on top,” Garretson said. “They had a lot of energy and heart. We were kind of two steps behind during the game.”

Kylie Graham made four saves for CV-S, which hosts South Kortright at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in a quarterfinal.

Margaretville, the 14th seed, finishes 5-9-1.

CV-S 1, Margaretville 0


First round

Margaretville    0 0 _ 0

CV-S    1 0 _ 1

14-Margaretville (5-9-1): None.

3-CV-S (12-3-1): Zane Ashford 1-0, Ksenia Hanlon 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: M 4-5; C 20-7.

Goalies: Megan McKenna (M) 11; Kylie Graham (C) 4.

Schenevus 3, H-T 1

Sarah Mellor and Amy Weber scored second-half goals as fifth-seeded Schenevus rallied for an opening-round win at home.

The Dragons (10-3-3), who won the Section Four Class D championship last year, fell behind, 1-0, in the first half when Krystal Plattner scored with 11:50 remaining. Schenevus tied it a little over three minutes later on Mellor’s first goal.

The score remained tied until Mellor scored on a direct kick with 5:51 remaining in the second half. Weber made it 3-1 about two minutes later.

“We were in their end the entire second half,” said Schenevus coach Stephanie Banks, whose team had an 18-3 advantage in shots. “Their keeper (Annie Butler) played an incredible game. ... The first half we had a lot chipped over (the goal) and whatever, but we were on our game in the second half and (Butler) was really good.”

Mellor’s direct kick came from about 20 yards in the middle. She shot high to the middle for the go-ahead goal.

“It was a sigh of relief only because we were having a hard time scoring on that keeper,” Banks said. “We were in the 18 a lot and were pounding at it. When (Mellor) hit that direct kick, I was like, ‘Thank goodness.’”

Butler had eight saves.

Schenevus visits No. 4 Gilboa at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Hunter-Tannersville, the 12th seed, finishes 6-7-2.

Schenevus 3, H-T 1


First round

Hunter-Tannersville    1 0 _ 1

Schenevus    1 2 _ 3

12-Hunter-Tannersville (6-7-2): Krystal Plattner 1-0.

5-Schenevus (10-3-3): Sarah Mellor 2-0, Amy Weber 1-0, Brina Herr 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: H 3-5; S 18-6.

Goalies: Annie Butler (H) 8, S. Dibbell (H) 2; Catherine Hernandez (S) 2.

Gilboa 2, Laurens 1

The co-Delaware League champions needed two goals after halftime to beat 13th-seeded Laurens in the first round.

Erin Hamilton scored both goals for the host Wildcats, who tied Davenport, 1-1, in the Delaware League final Saturday. Hamilton tied it five minutes into the second half, bending a corner kick into the goal. Then with 28:47 left, Laura Potter dropped a pass back to Hamilton, whose high, 20-yard shot from the left side scored inside the far post. Hamilton’s goals were her fifth and sixth of the season.

“I think we put more pressure on them and forced them to make mistakes (in the second half),” Gilboa coach April Houghtaling said. “We were kind of hanging back in the first half.”

The Leopards (7-9), who held a 15-14 advantage in shots, took a 1-0 lead on Heather White’s goal 1:40 before halftime. She scored off an assist from Shannon Mish from the right corner of the penalty box.

Fourth-seeded Gilboa (12-4-1) will play host to No. 5 Schenevus on Saturday.

“I think it’s going to be tough,” Houghtaling said of playing of the defending sectional champions. “You can see it can go either way.”

Brooke Koener made 10 saves for the Wildcats _ four more than counterpart Ali Robbins.

Gilboa 2, Laurens 1


First round

Laurens    1 0 _ 1

Gilboa    0 2 _ 2

13-Laurens (7-9): Heather White 1-0, Shannon Mish 0-1.

4-Gilboa (12-4-1): Erin Hamilton 2-0, Laura Potter 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: L 14-5; G 13-1.

Goalies: Ali Robbins (L) 6; Brooke Koerner (G) 10.

G-MU 3, Stamford 2

Kali Murphy scored in the first overtime and 10th-seeded Gilbertsville-Mount Upton rallied from two goals down at halftime on the road to beat No. 7 Stamford in the first round.

Murphy gained control of a loose ball near the top of the 18-yard box, eluded a defender and drove an 18-yard shot into the upper-left corner with 8 minutes, 5 seconds left in the first overtime.

Lauren Hill and Blake Stensland scored 1:29 apart late in the second half to tie things for the Raiders (8-6-3). Hill volleyed in a corner kick by Murphy with 12:53 left and Stensland converted a free kick from about 30 yards with 11:24 to go.

“It was a beautiful shot,” G-MU coach Kristen Bradbury said of Stensland’s tying goal.

Bradbury said her team played with an increased energy level in the second half.

“We weren’t really hustling and we weren’t playing our game, period,” she said. “I told them at halftime we didn’t travel all the way here to lose. We started communicating more and started hustling a lot more.”

Cassie Ehrhart’s 12th goal of the season came 4 1/2 minutes into play and gave the Indians (7-7) a 1-0 lead. Emily Hull made it 2-0 16:41 before halftime.

It marked the seventh time this season that Stamford has lost by one goal.

Next for G-MU is a quarterfinal Saturday at second-seeded Davenport.

G-MU 3, Stamford 2


First round

G-MU    0 2 1 0 _ 3

Stamford    2 0 0 0 _ 2

10-Gilbertsville-Mount Upton (8-6-3): Lauren Hill 1-0, Kali Murphy 1-1, Blake Stensland 1-0.

7-Stamford (7-7): Cassie Ehrhart 1-0, Emily Hull 1-1.

Shots-corner kicks: G 12-4; S 19-6.

Goalies: Logan Eltz (G) 9; Hope Hager (S) 6.

Davenport 2, Worcester 1

Stuck in a tie with 15-seeded Worcester in the second half, No. 2 Daveport received the winning goal from Sam Maidens with 22 minutes, 42 seconds left to advance to the quarterfinals.

Maidens received a pass from Katie Brown on the right side of the penalty box. She scored to the far post for the Wildcats, who shared the Delaware League title with Gilboa on Saturday after the teams played to a 1-1 tie.

“Worcester always plays tough defense, but we were able to get a couple of goals against them,” said Davenport coach Ray Preston, whose team lost, 2-0, to Schenevus in last season’s Section Four Class D title game.

Brown also set up Davenport’s first goal, which came with 29:47 left in the first half. Melissa Sperry controlled Brown’s pass on the left side and scored to the far post from 12 yards.

The Wolverines (4-11-1) tied the score with 3:34 left in the first half. Nicole Sawyer converted from 12 yards on the right side after getting a pass from Daisy Doherty.

Davenport (13-3-1) will host 10th-seeded Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Saturday.

Davenport 2, Worcester 1

Worcester    1 0 _ 1

Davenport    1 1 _ 2

2-Davenport (13-3-1): Melissa Sperry 1-0, Sam Maidens 1-0, Katie Brown 0-2.

15-Worcester (4-11-1): Nicole Sawyer 1-0, Daisy Doherty 0-1.

Shots-corners: D 9-6; W 4-2.

Goalies: Katie Goss (D) 2; Morgan Clark (W) 7.

Morris 4, Franklin 3

Seconds after ninth-seeded Franklin tied it, Amanda Flint scored her second goal of the game to give No. 8 Morris a first-round victory at home.

Haley Downin used her head to re-direct a free kick by teammate Taylor Smith and scored with 3 minutes, 37 seconds left to it at 3.

On the ensuing kickoff, Flint dribbled down the middle of the field, beat two defenders and drove a high shot from outside the 18-yard penalty box. It scored into the upper-right corner with 3:23 left.

Flint gave the Mustangs a 3-2 lead with 17:19 left. After receiving a pass from Monique Rutte, Flint chipped a shot that just ducked under the crossbar.

“It was back-and-forth,” Morris coach Rhoda Flint said. “I felt my team played flat in the first half. In the second half, we dominated more.”

Jordan Beers and Jessie Terrano scored first-half goals for Franklin (8-6-2), which went 0-2-1 against Morris this season.

Rutte and Haley Wist scored before halftime for Morris, which gets a third crack at top-seeded Milford on Saturday in a quarterfinal.

The Mustangs lost to Milford, 2-1, during the regular season and again, 1-0, this past Saturday in the Tri-Valley League final.

“We need to make some adjustments this week,” Flint said of her 9-5-2 squad. “Hopefully, we can get some more shots off. I’m hoping some of the girls can step up. We’re excited to have another chance (to play Milford).”

Morris 4, Franklin 3


First round

Franklin    2 1 _ 3

Morris    2 2 _ 4

9-Franklin (8-6-2): Haley Downin 1-0, Jordan Beers 1-0, Jessie Terrano 1-0, Taylor Smith 0-1.

8-Morris (9-5-2): Amanda Flint 2-0, Haley Wist 1-0, Monique Rutte 1-1, Charlotte Rozanski 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: F 8-4; M 13-4.

Goalies: Haley Downin (F) 5, Natalie Downin 2; Katie Humpris (M) 4.


Unatego 2, Oxford 1

AnnMarie Mowers’ goal with 7 minutes left in the first half snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted seventh-seeded Unatego over 10th-seeded Oxford in a Section Four Class C first-round girls soccer game.

Mowers, stationed 6 yards out at the far post, finished a low crossing pass from the left side by Sarah Mannina.

Mannina also set up Unatego’s first goal with 21 minutes left in the first half. Juli Carbone headed home Mannina’s crossing pass from 6 yards. It was Carbone’s 10th goal of the season.

Oxford’s Haley Witchella tied the score 4 minutes later.

“We’re coming together pretty well,” said Unatego coach Sue Herodes, whose team has won six of its last eight games. “We have to finish the opportunities we have. We missed at least two open goals today, but I have to give the kids a break because the field was not in great condition.

“We’re working together and communicating well,” she continued. “We didn’t let ourselves get into a kickball game. We were more controlled and we stayed composed at the end of the game.”

The seventh-seeded Spartans (9-7) travel to No. 2 Marathon on Saturday for a quarterfinal.

Unatego 2, Oxford 1


First round

Oxford    1 0 _ 1

Unatego    2 0 _ 2

10-Oxford (3-8-2): Haley Witchella 1-0.

7-Unatego (9-7): Juli Carbone 1-0, AnnMarie Mowers 1-0, Sarah Mannina 0-2.

Shots-corner kicks: O 7-5; U 13-8.

Goalies: Baillie LaMariana (O) 9; Shelby Beers (U) 6.

UV 5, Delhi 0

Amanda Tumilowicz had a goal and an assist in the first 7 1/2 minutes and sixth-seeded Unadilla Valley cruised to a first-round victory at home.

Tumilowicz’s crossing pass set up Kristyn Gould’s goal from 8 yards 2:07 into play. After an own goal gave the Storm a 2-0 lead 3:50 into play, Tumilowicz scored 7:39 into play to make it 3-0.

“Very important,” UV coach Janelle Ross said of her team’s fast start. “That kind of set the tone for the whole game for us.”

Taylor Davis and Myriah Bodie scored second-half goals for UV (10-4-2), which can avenge a 3-2 loss to Walton in the quarterfinals Saturday. Walton (12-2-1), the third seed, had a first-round bye.

Katie Pardee made six saves for 11th-seeded Delhi (5-9-1), which lost, 2-1, to UV earlier in the season.

UV 5, Delhi 0


First round

Delhi    0 0 _ 0

UV    3 2 _ 5

11-Delhi (5-9-1): None.

6-Unadilla Valley (10-4-2): Kristyn Gould 1-0, Amanda Tumilowicz 1-1, own goal, Taylor Davis 1-0, Katelynn Fagan 0-1, Myriah Bodie 1-0.

Shots-corner kicks: D 8-3; U 14-8.

Goalies: Katie Pardee (D) 6; Jordan Anderson (U) 7.

B-G 3, Newfield 1

Gia Cuomo and Stephanie Knowles scored as Bainbridge-Guilford built a 3-0 first-half lead en route to an opening-round victory at home.

Eighth-seeded B-G (9-5-3) also scored on an own goal by ninth-seeded Newfield.

“My kids played really hard,” B-G coach Cindy Cifone said. “It was a very competitive game.”

Caiti Anderson made seven saves for the Bobcats, who had a 13-10 advantage in shots.

B-G visits top-seeded Elmira Notre Dame (14-1) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

B-G 3, Newfield 1


First round

Newfield    1 0 _ 1

B-G    3 0 _ 3

9-Newfield (6-9-1): Taylor Trask 1-0.

8-Bainbridge-Guilford (9-5-3): Gia Cuomo 1-0, Stephanie Knowles 1-0, Lindsey Morse 0-1, own goal.

Shots-corner kicks: N 10-2; B 13-10.

Goalies: Patricia Wall (N) 4; Caiti Anderson (B) 7.


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