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Three goals from junior Dana Stepp and an immediate reaction to New Paltz' opening goal keyed a 4-1 win for Unatego on Saturday.

The visitors started the scoring in the 13th minute as miscommunication in the defense allowed New Paltz to take a 1-0 lead against the run of play. But the Spartans needed just 15 seconds to equalize as Stepp and Paige McCoy passed back and forth through the New Paltz defense, with McCoy eventually taking a through pass from Stepp, dribbling around the goalkeeper and tying the game.

"For us to turn around and tie it back up was awesome because the girls did not get frustrated," Unatego coach Sue Herodes said. "This group, they've played together enough, they are learning you can't dwell, you just have to come back. Us scoring right after that really deflated them."

Unatego used that momentum to build a two-goal lead before halftime, courtesy of two strikes by Stepp from outside the penalty box. The first came on an assist from Anabel Rommer in the 20th minute, the second on a pass from Hali Lucia that Stepp deposited into the top corner with 10 minutes left in the period.

"It's a natural thing for her, actually. She (Stepp) has always been one to try that quick shot from the outside," Herodes said. "Getting her to get a little more focused on being accurate rather than power, she's definitely developing as a player with the concentration level on that."

Stepp, an All-State Second Team selection as a sophomore and The Daily Star's Player of the Year in 2018, completed her hat trick in the second half with an assist from McCoy to finish with three goals and an assist.

McCoy had a goal and an assist, while Rommer and Lucia each had an assist.

Fiona O'Hara had the goal for New Paltz, and Anna Lemek claimed the assist.

Meghan Perry made seven saves for Unatego, while Haleigh Burton stopped four shots in the last 17 minutes of action. Vivian Kay made nine saves for New Paltz.

Unatego (1-0) visits Walton on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Cherry Valley-Springfield 9, Davenport 0

Sarah Lewis was involved in six goals and Kendra McGovern played a part in five as Cherry Valley-Springfield scored seven second-half goals to defeat Davenport and win the Middleburgh Tournament.

Lewis was involved in both first-half goals as the Patriots took a two-goal lead into the break. She scored the first with an assist from McGovern before providing an assist for Zoe Climenhaga on the second.

CV-S pulled away in the second half as Lewis finished with three goals and three assists. McGovern totaled one goal and four assists.

Climenhaga tallied two goals and an assist, while Mia Horvath, Arianna Bosc and Allison Lennebacker each had one goal.

The Patriots owned the shot count, 42-2, and the corner count, 5-2.

Kelsey Girard made two saves for CV-S, and Kayla Mace stopped 19 shots for Davenport.

The Patriots (2-0) host Gilbertville-Mount Upton for their first league game, slated for Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Cherry Valley-Springfield 3, Duanesburg 1

Three players scored as Cherry Valley-Springfield dropped Duanesburg on Friday to reach the final of the Middleburgh Tournament.

Alana Latella opened the scoring after nine minutes, converting from close range to give the Patriots an early lead.

Kendra McGovern extended the deficit later in the first, taking a pass from Sarah Lewis to double the lead at halftime.

Freshman Arianna Bosc scored her first goal of the season in the second half, stretching the lead to three on an assist from Vanessa Erkson.

"We've always had a really tough nonleague schedule, we like to play some skilled, bigger schools," CV-S coach Denis DeRider said.

Duanesburg scored in the last two minutes on a free kick.

Kelsey Girard made six stops for the Patriots.


Unadilla Valley 2, CVA 1

Unadilla Valley powered past Central Valley Academy to claim the Sherburne-Earlville Labor Day Weekend Soccer Tournament on Sunday.

Devon Fairchild recorded a goal and an assist for UV while Dylan Nichols potted the game-winning strike for the Storm. Nichols took home tournament MVP honors for his performance.

Keagan Case converted a penalty kick to put CVA ahead, 1-0, in the first five minutes of the game.

The Storm did not answer until four minutes remained in the first half, when Fairchild scored on the right side of the pitch.

Early in the second half, Nichols scored a crossing pass from Fairchild to make it 2-1. UV coach Ryan Houck said defenders Cam Osborne, Shawn Contreras, Caleb Parker and keeper Brandon Kneale (seven saves) played well down the stretch to close out the victory for the Storm.

UV hosts Greene on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Unadilla Valley 1, Sherburne-Earlville 1

UV advances via PKs

UV goalkeeper Brandon Kneale made a pair of stops in the Storm's penalty-kick victory over Sherburne-Earlville on Friday night in the first round of the Sherburne-Earlville Tournament.

With the shootout tied at two, Kneale made consecutive stops in the third and fourth rounds to prevent S-E from taking the lead while allowing Dylan Nichols to score the game-winner in the fifth round for the Storm.

The Marauders had the opportunity to knot the score once again in the fifth round, but Nathan Morgan's shot hit the crossbar, allowing UV advance to the championship game.

Nichols claimed the Storm's first goal 17 minutes into the first half but S-E quickly tied the game on a penalty kick from Morgan.

The game remained tied through the second half and two overtime periods until the shootout.

The Marauder's held a 16-7 advantage in shots, but it was UV finishing with a 4-3 edge in corners.

Kneale finished the match with 15 saves.

Schenevus 4, Hunter-Tannersville 1

Hugh Gallagher scored a hat trick and dished out one assist for Schenevus in its win over Hunter-Tannersville on Friday.

The Dragons fell behind, 1-0, when Sebastien Cruz-Ramirez scored to give the Wildcats an early lead.

Hugh Gallagher tied it up on a lob past H-T keeper Josh Vital after receiving a pass from Dan Gallagher.

Hugh Gallagher and Peyton Darling had the next two goals for Schenevus before Hugh Gallagher finished off his four-point outing with a direct-kick goal late in the second half.

The Dragons managed 25 shots, while the Wildcats finished with just four. Schenevus also held a 7-2 advantage in corners.

In his first varsity start, Cameron Rogers totaled three saves for the Dragons. Vital concluded the match with 10 for H-T.

Schenevus travels to South Kortright on Tuesday at 4 p.m.


Deposit/Hancock 3, Walton 1

Danielle Seymour and Mikayla Martin scored second-half goals as Deposit/Hancock defeated Walton to win the Labor Day Weekend Windsor Field Hockey Invitational for the fourth consecutive year.

Evie Davis scored 15 minutes into the first half to give D/H the lead, but Abigail DelBalso equalized for Walton with six minutes remaining in the half.

Seymour scored three minutes into the second half, and Martin scored unassisted with twelve minutes remaining for a two-goal final deficit.

D/H owned the shot count, 12-6, and the corner count, 18-7.

Shayna Mills made five stops for D/H, while Kora Young stopped nine shots for Walton.

Angelina Morley joined Mills and Seymour on the all-tournament team for D/H, while Jacqlyn Gransbury and Madison Barnes represented Walton.

The Warriors (1-1) host Vestal on Tuesday at 4 p.m.



Unatego 4, New Paltz 1

New Paltz …. 1 0 - 1

Unatego …. 3 1 – 4

Unatego (1-0): Paige McCoy 1-1, Dana Stepp 3-1, Anabel Rommer 0-1, Hali Lucia 0-1.

New Paltz (0-1): Fiona O'Hara 1-0, Anne Lemek 0-1.

Shots-corners: U 14-2; NP 14-2.

Goalies: Meghan Perry (U) 7, Haleigh Burton (U) 4; Vivian Kay (NP) 9.

Cherry Valley-Springfield 9, Davenport 0

Cherry Valley-Springfield …. 2 7 - 9

Duanesburg …. 0 0 - 0

CV-S (2-0): Sarah Lewis 3-3, Kendra McGovern 1-4, Zoe Climenhaga 2-1, Mia Horvath 1-0, Arianna Bosc 1-0, Allison Lennebacker 1-0.

Davenport: None.

Shots-corners: CVS 42-5; D 2-2.

Goalies: Kelsey Girard (CVS) 2; Kayla Mace (D) 19.


Cherry Valley-Springfield 3, Duanesburg 1

Cherry Valley-Springfield …. 2 1 - 3

Duanesburg …. 0 1 - 1

CV-S (1-0): Alana Latella 1-0, Kendra McGovern 1-0, Arianna Bosc 1-0, Sarah Lewis 0-1, Vanessa Erkson 0-1.

Shots-corners: CVS 11-4;

Goalies: Kelsey Girard (CVS) 6; Allison O'Hanlon (D) 11.


Sunday's Results

Unadilla Valley 2, CVA 1

Unadilla Valley .... 1 1 - 2

CVA .... 1 0 – 1

UV: Devon Fairchild 1-1, Dylan Nichols 1-0.

CVA: Keagan Case 1-0.

Shots-corners: UV 12-4; CVA 8-3.

Goalies: Brandon Kneale (UV) 7; Lucas Rich (CVA) 10.

Friday's Results

Unadilla Valley 1, Sherburne-Earlville 1

UV advances via PKs

Unadilla Valley... 1 0 – 1

Sherburne-Earlville..1 0 – 1

UV: Dylan Nichols 1-0, Owen Hill 0-1.

SE: Nathan Morgan 1-0.

Shots-corners: UV 7-4; SE 16-3.

Goalies: Brandon Kneale (UV) 15; J. Oley (SE) 3, Zach Trass (SE) 3.

Schenevus 4, Hunter-Tannersville 1

Schenevus... 0 4 - 4

Hunter-Tannersville... 1 0 – 1

Schenevus: Hugh Gallagher 3-1, Peyton Darling 1-1, Daniel Gallagher 0-1.

H-T: Sebastien Cruz-Ramirez 1-0.

Shots-corners: S 25-7; H-T 4-2.

Goalies: Cameron Rogers (S) 3; Josh Vital (H-T) 10.



Deposit/Hancock 3, Walton 1

Deposit/Hancock ..... 1 2 - 3

Walton ..... 1 0 - 1

D/H (2-1): Mikayla Martin 1-1, Danielle Seymons 1-0, Evie Davis 1-0.

Walton (1-1): Abigail DelBalso 1-0, Jacqyln Gransbury 0-1.

Shots-corners: DH 12-18; W 6-7.

Goalie Saves: Shayna Mills (DH) 5; Kora Young (W) 9.

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