South Kortright girls soccer coach Josh Burroughs should be smiling.
First-year coach Burroughs received goals from eighth-grader Brianna Laing and freshman Tori Rockefeller on Thursday, when his Rams earned a 2-0 girls soccer victory over visiting Gilboa in the Delaware League.
The cousin of former SK standout Jessica Laing, Brianna Laing took a throughball from Kelsey Little and finished around the penalty-kick area to make it 1-0 less than four minutes into the game.
Rockefeller capped the scoring with 9:51 left, running onto a throghball from Kaitlyn Stinson to create a breakaway against Gilboa goalie Brooke Koerner (three saves). Rockefeller scored to the upper-right side to make it 2-0.
Kayla Craft (one save) and Amber Pinter (zero saves) combined on the shutout for the Rams, who finished with a 12-4 advantage in shots.
“Defensively, the girls played another solid game,” Burroughs said. We’re doing a nice job in the back not allowing a lot of shots on Kayla.”
SK (6-1, 4-0) plays tournament host Davenport at 2 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the Chic Walshe Tournament. Morris and Worcester open the event at 10 a.m. Saturday. Davenport will host the consolation and championship games Sept. 29.
Davenport 8, Jefferson 0
Sarah Haight and Kassie Jeffers each finished with two goals and an assist as host Davenport cruised to a Delaware League win.
Melissa Sperry had two goals and Bailee Hymers finished with a goal and three assists for the Wildcats (7-0, 4-0), who host the first round of the Chic Walshe Tournament on Saturday.
Stamford 4, H-T 1
Hunter-Tannersville struck first as Kaitlyn Jager scored 16 minutes in, but Stamford scored the next four goals for a Delaware League win at home.
Erin Hull scored twice for the Indians, who also received goals from Naleah Meier and Brandy Fane.
Stamford (4-4, 2-2) and H-T meet again Saturday in the consolation game of the Hunter-Tannersville Booster Club Tournament.
Edmeston 4, RS 0
Shelby McCall scored three times to lead host Edmeston to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Paige Bressett also scored for the Panthers (5-3-1, 4-3), who received two saves from Katlin Talbot.
Vanessa Miller stopped 21 shots for Richfield Springs, which was outshot, 27-2.
Edmeston is at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Tuesday.
CV-S 3, Worcester 1
Olivia Hall, Lauren Loucks and Jane Auld scored second-half goals to lead Cherry Valley-Springfield to a Tri-Valley League win on the road.
Hall also had an assist for the Patriots, who finished with a 20-7 edge in shots.
Jessica Peeters opened the scoring in the first half for Worcester, which plays Morris in the first round of the Chic Walshe Tournament at Davenport on Saturday.
Unatego 3, Delhi 0
Sarah Mannina scored twice to lead visiting Unatego to a Midstate Athletic Conference triumph.
Tanner Reed also scored for the Spartans, who held advantages of 24-0 in shots and 12-0 in corner kicks.
Katie Pardee made 14 saves for the Bulldogs.
UV 2, B-G 0
Hunter Lakin converted a cross from Taylor Davis with 41 seconds gone in the first half as Unadilla Valley (6-1-2) won a MAC match on the road.
Sierra Badger scored in the second half – unassisted from inside the box with 21:51 to play – for the Storm, who received five saves from Jordan Anderson.
“We’re getting much better.” B-G coach Cindy Cifone said of her 0-8 squad. “We just can’t get the ball in the net.”
The Bobcats are at Oxford at 4 p.m. today.
Sidney 4, Walton 1
Katie Kirk and Mackensie Gravelin scored two goals apiece to lead Sidney to a MAC victory on the road.
Samantha Bordeau contributed three assists for Sidney, which got three saves from Jolene Krom.
Sara Yambor scored in the second half for Walton (1-5-1, 0-3-1), which plays a non-leaguer at Windsor on Monday.
Roxbury 1, Downsville 1
Taylor Allison converted a penalty kick in the sixth round of a shootout to lead Roxbury in the opening round of the Dan Cohen Tournament at Margaretville.
Allison’s pk capped a 3-2 shootout win that led the Rockets into the championship game against Margaretville or Coleman on Saturday. Margaretville and Coleman played later Thursday night.
The game counts as a tie, but the shootout was necessary to determine who would advance to the title game.
Roxbury’s Erin Hubbell scored in the first half, but Downsville’s Kaileen Townsend tied it in the second to set up two scoreless overtime periods.
Eden Griger won two events and anchored two relay victories as Cooperstown cruised to a home victory.
Griger placed first in the 100-yard butterfly (1:08.66) and the 200 individual medley (2:28.66). She also swam the final legs for the 200 IM relay and the 400 free relay teams, which won in 2:08.65 and 4:51.89, respectively.
Windsor 3, Oneonta 2
Brittney Herrick had 15 kills and six blocks, but host Oneonta High dropped a Southern Tier Athletic Conference match.
Windsor rallied from two games down, following setbacks of 25-15, 25-22 with three tight wins. The Black Knights (3-2) took the last three games, 25-23, 25-20, 25-23, respectively.
Krissy Wells had 26 assists – one fewer than the match high by Windsor’s Kaylie Buchek – for the Yellowjackets (5-1), who received nine kills, six aces and six blocks from Kelsey Baker.
OHS will compete in the Burnt Hills Tournament on Saturday.