Brittney Herrick and Kelsey Baker combined for 20 kills and 16 blocks as Oneonta High clinched the Southern Tier Athletic Conference East Division title with a 25-21, 25-18, 25-20 volleyball victory at Windsor on Tuesday.
Herrick had 11 kills and nine blocks to lead the attack.
“They definitely did,” OHS coach Lee Ferrara said when if Herrick and Baker dominated. “But remember, the hit is the last thing that happens. We did a great job of controlling the ball. Our setter, Krissy Wells, did a great job.”
Wells had 33 assists, and Hayley Dower contributed 19 digs.
“It’s the first time we’ve clinched a division title that I know of,” Ferrara said. “We’re on our way to the STAC semifinals.”
Ferrara added that although the Yellowjackets didn’t have a lot of aces, their serving proved pivotal as OHS reversed a five-set loss to the Black Knights earlier this season.
“We were serving hard enough that they couldn’t run their attack,” he said.
Added Ferrara: “Absolutely, from the start-to-finish (it’s the best we’ve played this year). We’ve played at this level at times this season, but we kept it going the whole night. It was their Senior Night and the gym was packed. It was really awesome. I’m really proud of the way they stepped up tonight.”
Ferrara said he thought his squad would host a STAC semifinal against Horseheads on Tuesday.
Before that, OHS plays host to Owego on Thursday in a rematch of last season’s Section Four Class B final that the Indians won in five games.
“We need to be smarter,” Ferrara said of facing an Owego squad that beat OHS in three close games earlier this season. “That’s the bottom line. When it comes to hitters, we have many more hitters. The difference is they are a smart team and they control the ball very well. If we can be smarter, we can get over the top.”
The match also will serve as Oneonta’s Senior Appreciation Night.
Sidney 3, Oxford 2
Paige Redmond had 34 assists and eight aces to help host Sidney win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
The Warriors overcame a 10-5 deficit in the final set to beat the Blackhawks, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-27, 25-18.
Jillian Young, Tori Seymour and Taylor Krom had 16, 14 and 11 kills, respectively, for the Warriors (10-4), who host Delhi on its Senior Night on Friday.
Harpursville 3, B-G 1
Morgan Bullis had 11 kills, five blocks and five assists, but host Bainbridge-Guilford dropped a 25-11, 20-25, 25-18, 25-18 decision to unbeaten Harpursville in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Tierney Decker contributed 16 service points for the Bobcats (11-3), who travel to Unadilla Valley on Thursday.
Erin Avery had 11 assists, 10 aces and five kills to lead Harpursville (14-0), which is at Oxford on Friday.
Delhi 3, UV 2
Colleen Byam’s eight aces and four kills helped host Delhi to a 23-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23 Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Gigi Cappiello contributed 19 digs and five aces, and Bonnie Davis and Emily Saleman had 21 and 22 digs, respectively.
The Bulldogs (3-12) travel to Sidney on Friday.
Haley Benson led Unadilla Valley with eight aces and five kills.
Deposit 3, Unatego 2
Senior Michaela Reynolds had eight kills and two blocks, but host Unatego fell, 17-25, 25-15, 25-13, 24-26, 25-22, in a Midstate Athletic Conference match on Senior Night.
Classmate Bailey Jordan contributed three kills and two blocks for the Spartans, who scored 12 straight points to win the fourth game.
Unatego (1-14) will compete its regular season Friday at Hancock.
Deposit is 13-4.
Sauquoit Valley 2
Michael Rowley led Cooperstown to a Center State Conference road win with two goals and an assist.
Rowley, The Daily Star’s Player of the Year in 2011, opened the scoring when he headed in a corner kick from Liam Heneghan from 10 yards with 17 minutes gone in the first half.
Rowley scored again four minutes later. He beat two defenders and placed a shot inside the far post from 15 yards.
The Redskins (13-2, 8-1) took a 2-0 lead into the half and maintained at least a two-goal the rest of the way.
Isaac Gomez and Matt Frevele scored second-half goals for Cooperstown.
Cooperstown will host Morrisville-Eaton on Friday to close the regular season. With a victory, the Redskins will tie Hamilton atop the Division III standings.
Seeds for the Section Three Class C tournament will be announced Sunday.
Walton 2, Downsville 1
Kaleb Smith’s goal with 2:13 left in regulation lifted Walton to victory in a non-league game at Roscoe.
Downsville and Roscoe combined for sports this season. The Eagles have one Roscoe player on their roster and that’s why the game was played at Roscoe, Downsville coach Scott Reed said.
On the winner, Smith took a shot at Downsville keeper David Doig, who slipped as the ball approached him. Doig got his fingertips on the ball but couldn’t secure it.
Downsville tied the score at 1 four minutes into the second half on a goal by Dayton Frey, who lofted a shot over Walton goalie Dylan Walley.
Cameron Murphy scored in the first half for the Warriors.
Downsville finishes its season at 6-7.
Morris 4, Edmeston 0
Liana Garry, Alicia Randall, Amanda Flint and Alex Forgit scored for host Morris, which clinched the Tri-Valley League West Division title for a third straight season Monday.
Garry opened the scoring with 26:06 left in the first half.
Flint then assisted Randall’s goal that made it 2-0 with 19:08 to play in the first half. Flint’s goal came 10:52 before halftime and Forgit capped the scoring with 30:47 left in the second half.
Morris (12-1-2, 11-1-1), the defending Section Four Class D champion, will find out its opponent for the Tri-Valley League crossover final today, when Schenevus and host Milford will play a game that will decide the East Division champion.
The Mustangs tied Milford, 0-0, in last season’s league final.
The Tri-Valley League final is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wright National Soccer Campus.
Dylan Legg earned medalist honors with an 86 to lead Hunter-Tannersville to the team title in the Delaware League Championships at the par-72 Delhi College Golf Course.
Legg beat teammate Johnny Noetgen by a stroke as H-T finished with 377 strokes _ five better than runner-up Margaretville and nine ahead of third-place Windham.
Dan Marino of Windham finished third overall with an 89.
Mitch Hull and Kyle Short shot 92s to lead Margaretville.
Margaretville and Windham qualified for sectionals in the spring based on their regular seasons.
Oneonta 94, Norwich 82
Stephanie Havens won two individual events to lead Oneonta High to a Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory at home.
Havens won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events in times of 1:01.26 and 2:16.41, respectively.
Madison Beckemeyer (500 free) and Claire Garfield (100 breaststroke) also earned wins for the Jackets, who also had relay wins in the 200 medley and 200 free.
Oneonta (5-3) will host Greene a week from today on its Senior Appreciation Night.
Whitney Point Invitational
Katie Aikens finished fifth to lead Delhi’s girls to a third-place finish at the Whitney Point Invitational.
Aikens completed the 5-kilometer course in 22 minutes, 30 seconds. Southern Cayuga’s Bethany Murphy won in 21:42.
Chenango Forks won the girls team title.
Declan Kottmeier was Delhi’s top boys finisher, placing 10th in 18:56. Southern Cayuga’s Michael May placed first in 17:47.
Delhi will run in the Marathon Invitational on Saturday.
Walton 2, Windsor 1
In Walton’s Section Four Conference home win Tuesday, Mikaelan Cucciarre-Stuligross assisted Tamara MacDonald’s winning goal in overtime.
Cucciarre-Stuligross finished with two assists for the Warriors (9-6), who host Afton today.