Taryn More volleyed in a pass from Taylor Hitchcock with 12 minutes left to give unbeaten Oneonta High a 1-0 Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls soccer victory at Seton Catholic Central on Tuesday.
The game was a rematch of last season’s Section Four Class B final that the Yellowjackets won, 3-0.
“Sluggish,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said when asked how his team played. “Some of that was a testament to them. They stayed sound defensively. In stretches, we put together some good passing combinations. We hit the crossbar, hit the post and their goalie (Jessica Walter) made a point-blank save.
“We’re going to face teams like that,” he continued. “They played good soccer and forced us to be creative. In the second half, we did a better job and starting stringing together passes instead of relying on long balls.”
The Yellowjackets’ goal started with Hitchcock receiving a pass on the left wing. Hitchcock beat a defender and before another defender arrived to help, she sent a cross that More finished from 10 yards.
“We’ll take it,” Mackey said. “It’s a good win and we hope to them and Dryden later in the year. It’s a good result.”
Mackey said Saints standout Alyssa Ricci got loose a couple of times, forcing Emmalee Sloman to make both of her saves and two other Ricci shots went over the crossbar.
Oneonta (6-0, 6-0), which had a 10-5 advantage in shots, will face two Syracuse-area powerhouses this weekend at Wright National Soccer Campus.
The Yellowjackets will play Class AA Cicero-North Syracuse at 1 p.m. Saturday. C-NS dealt OHS its lone regular-season loss last season, when OHS finished 19-2.
On Sunday, OHS will play Class AA Liverpool at 11 a.m.
“We’ll see what happens,” Mackey said. “Win, lose or draw, we’re looking forward to it.”
Windham 2, Gilboa 0
Hannah Exum’s goal 5:24 before halftime snapped a scoreless tie and visiting Windham went on to a Delaware League victory.
Exum scored on a high shot to the far post from the right wing.
Mattie Seamans had a goal and an assist for the Warriors.
Brooke Koerner made seven saves for Gilboa (4-4-1, 2-3-1), which plays host to Jefferson on Friday.
South Kortright 2
The second of Kim Freer’s two second-half goals gave host Stamford a 3-1 lead and the Indians held on for a Delaware League victory.
Freer received a pass from Maleah Meier in the box, turned and scored with 13 minutes to make it 3-1.
The Rams answered with two minutes left on a goal by Taylor Sherwood.
“The play was pretty much up and down the field,” Stamford coach Jeff Gearhart said. “South Kortright played hard. They don’t give up, they don’t quit and we were able withstand the last two minutes.”
On scoring three goals against an SK squad that has been stingy this season, Gearhart said: “I’m very pleased. We have some good scorers. Teams kind of have to pick their poison defensively. We have Erin Hull, Cassie Ehrhart and Kim can all score at any tme. Unless you have three good defenders, it’s kind of tough.”
Ehrhart scored in the first half for Stamford (6-4, 3-2), which plays host to Downsville on Monday.
Kate Stinson had a first-half goal for SK.
Walton 2, B-G 1
Erika Rockefeller’s goal 38 seconds into the second half snapped a 1-all tie to lift visiting Walton to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Rockefeller scored on a rebound.
Maddy Vitti opened the scoring for the Warriors with 18:25 left in the first half. B-G’s Marissa Thornton answered five minutes later.
“She’s doing a nice job up there,” B-G coach Cindy Cifone said of Thornton. “That’s her second game as a forward and she’s scored in both games.”
The Bobcats (0-10) play Norwich at 4 p.m. Friday in a first-round game of the Oxford Tournament.
Greene 2, Sidney 1
Paige Wilcox scored twice on breakaways in the second half to rally visiting Greene in a non-league game between Midstate Athletic Conference teams.
Wilcox’s winner came with 10:33 left.
Jenna McDonald scored on a breakaway 5:08 before halftime for Sidney, which held a 15-10 advantage in shots.
“Oh, my gosh, we have several opportunities that we were not able to capitalize on,” Sidney coach Jody Gravelin said. “A couple went over the crossbar and a couple went just near the post.”
Sidney (5-2, 3-0) will play host to Delhi on Thursday.
Margaretville 3, H-T 0
The first of Raeann Bond’s two goals came on a chip shot over the keeper with 14:08 left in the first half and snapped a scoreless tie as host Margaretville won in the Delaware League.
Bond’s second goal came on a header off a corner kick from Tess Svoboda, who had two assists. It made the score, 3-0.
Elia Tanzer also scored for the Blue Devils (7-3, 4-1), who travel to Roxbury on Friday.
Downsville 1, Roxbury 0
Kaileen Townsend scored for Downsville (6-0-1, 3-0) as the Eagles won at home in the Delaware League.
Townsend received a cross from Leigha LaTourette and drove the ball inside the post for the game’s lone goal with 18:11 left in the second half.
The Eagles will play at 7 p.m. Friday in the opening round of the Oxford Tournament versus the host school.
Katie Kleban made 13 saves in the Redskins’ Center State Conference road loss.
Rachel Thorpe led Mohawk with two goals.
Cooperstown (1-6, 1-4) is home Thursday versus Little Falls.
Edmeston 1, G-MU 0
Shelby McCall scored on a breakaway with 10 minutes left to lift visiting Edmeston in the Tri-Valley League.
McCall’s goal came from 18 yards on the left side.
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton (4-5, 2-5) outshot the Panthers, 25-22. Katie Schultes had 14 saves for the Raiders, who will play at Franklin on Friday.
Franklin 6, Laurens 0
Jordan Beers and Jessica Downin had two goals apiece as visiting Franklin cruised in the Tri-Valley League.
Beers headed in the first goal with just over five minutes gone in the first half. The shot ricocheted off a Laurens player before going in the goal.
Laurens (1-7, 1-7) was scheduled to play Richfield Springs today, but the game was canceled. The Leopards’ next game is Friday at Worcester.
Davenport 3, Delhi 1
Bailee Hymers scored twice to lead visiting Davenport to a non-league victory.
Davenport outshot Delhi, 13-3 and held a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Kacie Hymers contributed a goal for the Wildcats (8-1), who will play at Hunter-Tannersville on Thursday.
Delhi’s goal came unassisted from Chelsea Cika. The Bulldogs (3-5) travel to Sidney Thursday.
Milford 5, RS 1
Hannah Saggese, Francesca Green, Maddie Zenir, Kiera Higgins and Kaley Chase scored for Milford in a Tri-Valley League home win.
“I have to give a lot of credit to (Richfield Springs goalie) Vanessa Miller,” said Milford coach Chris Saggese, whose team finished with a 28-6 advantage in shots. “She really kept them in the game in the first half with some nice saves.”
Milford, which held a 2-0 lead at halftime, hosts Worcester today.
Schenevus 1, CV-S 0
Mary Hernandez scored on an assist from Sarah Mellor with 17 mintues left as Schenevus upended host Cherry Valley-Springfield in a Tri-Valley League match.
“They did a nice job of beating us to every loose ball,” said Patriots coach Amy Garretson, whose team finished with a 28-9 advantage in shots. “They outhustled us all night.”
Taylor Spranger made 14 saves for the Dragons. Kylie Graham stopped five shots for CV-S (7-2, 5-2), which visits Richfield Springs on Friday.