Milford vs. Morris

CHERYL CLOUGH 

Milford’s Riley Stevens gets a shot off past Morris defender Garrett Aikins during the Wildcats’ 5-3 win, Thursday, Aug. 29 at Morris. Stevens scored four goals in the game.

Milford's Riley Stevens scored four goals as the Wildcats downed Morris, 5-3, in a back-and forth Tri-Valley League contest that opened the season for both teams.

Stevens needed just 57 seconds to give the visiting Wildcats the lead, but Morris hit back with the next two goals. Jacob Goodspeed evened the score after six minutes before assisting JJ Benjamin just after the 16-minute mark.

"I was expecting it to be a really good game and it absolutely was," Milford coach Gregg Eggleston said. "It was a really hard-fought first half, we were feeling really good, and they stormed right back."

The lead returned to Milford after 21 minutes as Stevens scored twice in a 14-second span to make it 3-2. But Cameron Cintron had perhaps the most important goal of the half for Milford, taking an assist from Tobias Green to make the deficit two with one minute remaining before the break.

"Those three just did a tremendous job making a lot of chances and we were able to capitalize on five of them. That's just great for a young team," Eggleston said.

Scott Murphy cut the deficit back to one early in the second half as Goodspeed provided another assist. The deficit remained one until Stevens' final tally with four minutes remaining.

"He (Stevens) played really well. The funny part is he was dwelling on two he missed, meanwhile he scored four. Just a great game," Eggleston said.

Morris (0-1) visits Richfield Springs and Milford (1-0) travels to Edmeston on Tuesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Milford 1, Morris 0

Emmalee Velasco's goal was the difference as Milford topped visiting Morris in a season-opening Tri-Valley League match.

After a scoreless first half, Velasco tallied the game's lone goal by latching onto a loose ball in the penalty area and sending a shot high into the net from 12 yards.

The Wildcats held a 9-5 edge in shots but the Mustangs owned a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Milford (1-0, 1-0) hosts Edmeston on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Schenevus 8, Sidney 2

Schenevus scored six first-half goals, three of them by freshman Angelina Competiello, in a season-opening win against Sidney.

Competiello opened the scoring with a goal less than five minutes into the first half, eventually completing a first-half hat trick as the Dragons took 20 shots to grab a 6-1 lead at the break.

Schenevus scored two more in the second half and finished the game with a 34-7 advantage in shots and a 7-0 edge in corners.

Competiello finished with four goals and an assist, while Taylor Knapp scored twice for the Dragons. Lianna Darling and Autumn Jones each had one goal.

Emma Simons had one goal on either side of halftime to account for Sidney's scoring. Savannah Baldwin notched an assist on Simons' first goal.

Schenevus (1-0) visits Worcester on Friday, Sept. 6.

FIELD HOCKEY

Sidney 6, Marathon 0

Kaitlin Bookhout scored three goals and provided an assist as Sidney overpowered Marathon on Thursday for a second consecutive blowout to start the season.

The Warriors' six goals make a total of 14 on the season with zero conceded after downing Windsor, 8-0, in their opener.

Sidney took a two-goal advantage into the break, doubling that output in the second half. The Warriors totaled 10 corners and 11 shots, scoring on 55% of them. Marathon managed four shots and seven corners.

Tiana Savino scored once and assisted once for Sidney, while Kayla McEwan and Sarah Bessett each had a goal.

Sidney (2-0) begins league play Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. by visiting Deposit/Hancock.

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

Milford 5, Morris 3

Milford ..... 4 1 – 5

Morris ..... 2 1 – 3

Morris (0-1): Jacob Goodspeed 1-2, JJ Benjamin 1-0, Scott Murphy 1-0.

Milford (1-0): Riley Stevens 4-0, Cameron Cintron 1-2, Tobias Green 0-2.

Goalies: Aidain Hoyt (Mo) 6; Louis Banks (Mi) 8.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER

Milford 1, Morris 0

Morris …. 0 0 - 0

Milford …. 0 1 - 1

Morris: None.

Milford (1-0, 1-0): Emmalee Velasco 1-0.

Shots-corners: Mi 9-3; Mo 5-6.

Goalies: C. Hall (Mi) 3; A. Edwards (Mo) 5.

Schenevus 8, Sidney 2

Sidney …. 1 1 - 2

Schenevus …. 6 2 - 8

Schenevus (1-0): Angelina Competiello 4-1, Taylor Knapp 2-0, Lianna Darling 1-0, Autumn Jones 1-0, Shawna Whiteman 0-2.

Sidney: Emma Simons 2-0, Savannah Baldwin 0-1.

Shots-corners: Sc 34-7; Si 7-0.

FIELD HOCKEY

Sidney 6, Marathon 0

Marathon ..... 0 0 - 0

Sidney ..... 2 4 – 6

Sidney (2-0): Kaitlin Bookhout 3-1, Kayla McEwan 1-0, Sarah Bessett 1-0, Tiana Savino 1-2, Bryleigh Beauchat 0-1, Bailey Gifford 0-1, Hannah Gray 0-1.

Marathon: None.

Shots-corners: S 11-10; M 4-7.

Goalies: Makayla Phillips (S) 7; Kassidy VanOnder (M) 5.

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