Michael Rowley and Max Clinton scored Thursday, but the Cooperstown boys soccer team opened its season with a 3-2 non-league road loss to defending Section Three Class C champion Clinton.
Garrett Drejza scored 59 seconds in for Clinton, which beat Oneonta High, 3-0, in a Class B state quarterfinal last season. Clinton's undefeated season ended in the next round as it fell, 1-0, to Wheatley in a 2011 state semifinal.
"They graduated 17 seniors and I graduated 12," said Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek, who lost eight starters from a squad that ended a 17-1-1 season with a 2-1 loss to Tully in the Section Three Class C championship last fall. "It was a great game for us, though, because we were ahead, 2-1."
The Redskins tied it in the 21st minute when reigning Daily Star Player of the Year Rowley headed in a pass from Liam Heneghan. Eight minutes later, freshman Max Clinton made a "banana shot" from 20 yards off an assist from Ethan Bliss for a 2-1 lead that Cooperstown took into halftime.
Kyle Coin and Gavin Gleasman scored second-half goals for Clinton, which got two saves from second-half goalie Max Huckaby to preserve the victory.
Miosek said a lightning strike resulted in a half-hour delay with nine minutes left. Each team took one shot thereafter.
Kevin Frevele made nine saves for the Redskins, who are at Mount Markham on Monday.
H-T 6, Gilboa 1
Dylan Endy finished with two goals and two assists to lead visiting Hunter-Tannersville to a Delaware League victory.
Endy shot from the top of the box after receiving a cross from Jacob Davis to give the Wildcats (1-1, 1-0) a 1-0 lead 14 minutes into the game.
Zak Perry headed in a free kick from Christian Cooper to score from 6 yards for Gilboa (1-2, 0-1).
Hunter-Tannersville visits Jefferson on Tuesday.
Roxbury 2, Davenport 1
Chris Clark had a goal and an assist as Roxbury won its Delaware League opener at home.
Davenport took the lead five minutes into the game on Corey Hartman's goal, which was set up by Kyle Beang.
"It was a nice throughball and we missed the assignment," Roxbury coach Tom Faraci said. "I thought we were playing pretty well early and that flattened us out a bit."
The Rockets came back nine minutes later as Garret Hartley scored on a pass from Clark.
"He beat the defender on a far post run, the keeper came out, Garret settled in and had time to shoot and put it over his head," Faraci said. "We had a really good first half. We were doing a lot of winning on first touches, did a good job in air. Things were just clicking for us."
Roxbury (1-0, 2-1) plays South Kortright at 2 p.m. Saturday in the consolation game of the Stamford Mayor's Cup.
Margaretville 8, Jefferson 0
Matt VanValkenburg had two goals and an assist as host Margaretville won its Delaware League opener.
"We were just able to hit some shots today," Blue Devils coach Jeremey Marks said. "We were pretty balanced. We had seven kids score and eight kids get assists. I like how we got a lot of contributions from a lot of different people."
Margaretville (1-0, 3-0) hosts South Kortright on Tuesday.
Unatego 6, B-G 0
Eighth-grader Tanner Reed had two goals and an assist for host Unatego, which cruised to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
"You're going to hear her name a lot," Spartans coach Sue Herodes said of Reed. "She's a very good player. She's smart, she's quick and she's got some ball skills. She's going to put the ball into the net a few times, I think."
Sarah Mannina contributed two goals and Casey Manzanero had two assists for Unatego (2-0, 2-0), who which plays Duanesburg in the opening round of the Kyle Sharpe Tournament in Schoharie at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Sidney 2, Oxford 1
Katie Kirk and McKensie Gravelin scored to give Sidney (3-0, 2-0) a MAC victory in a game called early because of lightning.
Kirk scored from the top of the 18 with 26 minutes left. Gravelin then kicked a 12-yarder over goalie Rachel Seiler on a pass from Bethany Karl for a 2-0 lead, which Sidney took into halftime.
"It was a beautiful give-and-go," Sidney coach Jody Gravelin said.
Gabriela Cozzitorto scored Oxford's goal on a pass from Cheyanne Moore nine minutes into the second half, just before the game was stopped.
UV 5, Walton 1
Jen Elliot scored two goals as Unadilla Valley won a MAC game on the road.
Hunter Lakin, Emily Converse and Sierra Badger also scored for the Storm, who received 10 saves from Jordan Anderson.
Merissa Castillo scored on a pass from Kelsey Smith for Walton (0-4, 0-1), which hosts Oxford on Tuesday.
Davenport 3, Roxbury 0
Sarah Haight scored three goals to give Davenport a win in its Delaware League opener.
Haight's first goal came on a throughball from Jenna Lutz 7:04 into the game. Her second came on a penalty kick in the box after she was tripped by a Roxbury defender with 31:27 gone in the first half.
Haight capped the scoring on an unassisted breakaway in the second half. The game was then stopped with more than 22 minutes left because of bad weather.
"I also give our defense a lot of credit for doing a good job today," Davenport coach Ray Preston said. "We weren't giving a lot up. Kassie Jeffers, our sweeper, did a nice job. Out defenders, Melissa Sperry, Abby Wood and Alyssa Henderickson, they all played well. I am pleased with what they have done."
Davenport (3-0, 1-0) plays Stamford at 8 p.m. Saturday in the championship game of the Stamford Mayor's Cup.
Downsville 11, FS 0
Kaileen Townsend finished with three goals and five assists as host Downsville rolled to a season-opening victory over Family School in the first round of the Jane Flannery Tournament.
Leigha LaTourette contributed two goals and two assists for the Eagles, who received one goal and two assists from Kendra Lacey.
Downsville plays Margaretville in the championship game at noon Saturday. Family School will meet Sullivan West _ a 7-0 loser to Margaretville on Thursday _ in the consolation game at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Downsville tied Margaretville in the first round of the Section Four Class D Tournament last season but advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 shootout victory.
Gilboa 1, H-T 0
With time running out in the second overtime, Jana Traver scored on a rebound to give host Gilboa the win in its Delaware Legaue opener.
The freshman center halfback put a third-chance rebound into the net with 51 seconds left to beat H-T and avoid a tie.
Although Gilboa outshot H-T, 17-5, Wildcats coach April Houghtaling said she thought both teams were even.
"They were good. You look at the stats and think we must have dominated them," she said. "We did have a lot more shots, but it was an evenly matched game. We just had a lot of deflections and we were getting a lot of second shots."
Gilboa (2-1, 1-0) plays Roxbury at noon Saturday in the consolation game of the Stamford Mayor's Cup.
Poor weather led to the postponement of Oneonta High's Southern Tier Athletic Conference game against Owego, which was scheduled for Thursday night at Lloyd F. Baker Field.
OHS athletic director Joe Hughes said the game will be made up at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Owego.
Scott Murn shot a 1-under-par 34 on the front nine to earn medalist honors for Greene in a 219-233 home victory Wednesday.
Tim Parsons paced Bainbridge-Guilford with a 37.
Visiting Margaretville rode Mitch Hull's 1-under-par 35 to a 167-237 victory over Davenport on Wednesday at Christman's Windham House.
Kyle Short and Eric Mathiesen each shot 41s for the Blue Devils.
Gavin Cobb matched Andrew Kiel at 49 to pace Davenport.
Deposit 3, UV 0
Shannon McIntyre had four aces, three assists and two kills to lead host Unadilla Valley in a 25-16, 25-21, 25-16 loss to Deposit.
Shelby Pettersen paced the Lumberjacks with five aces, three kills and three assists.
Unadilla Valley (1-2) visits Unatego on Tuesday, when Deposit hosts Delhi.
Windsor 2, Sidney 1
Dawn Savino converted a pass from Hannah Wood in the second half, but defending Section Four Class C champion Sidney opened its season with a loss at Windsor on Tuesday.
Kelsey Decker made three saves for the Warriors, who trailed, 1-0, at halftime.
Brandy Spalik and Cassidy Smith scored for the Black Knights (3-0).
Owego 92, Oneonta 81
Madison Beckemeyer earned Oneonta's only victory with a first-place finish of 6:18.37 in the 500-yard freestyle as the Yellowjackets dropped their season opener.
"We've got only two seniors. We're a very young squad," OHS coach Teresa Burr said. "I thought we did well for the first meet."
Stephanie Havens (28.0 in the 50 free) and Erin Bischoff (1:21.13 in the 100 breaststroke) contributed seconds for Oneonta, which is at Chenango Valley on Sept. 14.