Amanda Flint scored the go-ahead midway through the second half to lift defending Section Four Class D girls soccer champion Morris to a 2-1 Tri-Valley League victory Tuesday at Milford in the season opener for both teams.
“It went back-and-forth all game,” said Milford coach Chris Saggese, whose team played Morris to a 0-0 tie in last season’s Tri-Valley League final.
Flint’s winner came from 7 yards on the right side.
“It was a beautiful shot,” Saggese said. “It was a low ball into the side net.”
Milford’s Addy Lawson scored about five minutes into the second half. She received a throughball from Francesca Green and finished the breakaway to tie the score at 1.
McKenna Hungerford gave Morris a 1-0 lead late in the first half. Hungerford scored from 25 yards on a shot that dipped below the crossbar.
Milford travels to Laurens on Friday.
Little Falls 4, Cooperstown 2
Alannah Haggerty had a goal and an assist, but Cooperstown opened its season with a non-league road loss.
Sarah Jane Morosko gave the Redskins a 2-1 lead 16 minutes into play, finishing a cross from Haggerty.
But Nicole Foti, who scored three goals, scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the second half to give Little Falls a 3-2 lead.
“We played really well (in the first half),” Cooperstown coach Jennifer Pindar said. “In the second half, they started to dominate the play more.”
Cooperstown plays host to Morrisville-Eaton on Sept. 11.
Schenevus 4, G-MU 1
Junior forward Sarah Mellor paced host Schenevus with her first three-goal game at the varsity level as the Dragons cruised to victory in the season opener for both teams.
Mellor scored her goals in the first half, which ended with Schenevus ahead, 3-0.
“She scored about three goals last year total, so we moved her to forward to free her up,” second-year Schenevus coach Chris Kaltenbach said of Mellor, who played center-midfield as a sophomore. “So far, it’s working.”
Sierra Bentley contributed a goal and an assist for the Dragons, who visit Franklin on Friday.
Tayler Nichols scored in the second half for Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.
Margaretville 7, Jefferson 1
Elia Tanzer and Cora Bruno each had two goals and an assist to lead Margaretville to a season-opening rout on the road.
Tess Svoboda contributed two goals for the Blue Devils, who also got a goal from Jess Camano.
Elissa Starheim scored for Jefferson.
Margaretville opens play in the Jane Flannery Tournament in Downsville against Sullivan West on Thursday.
Franklin 3, Worcester 0
Jordan Beers scored two goals and Mariah McNeilly had one as Franklin beat Tri-Valley League host Worcester in the season opener for both teams.
“We are very young, but I was pleased with how we played,” Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said. “Their goalie (Haley Downin) stopped us on three breakaways, so we had our chances.
Worcester visits Edmeston on Friday.
CV-S 2, Edmeston 0
Alyssa Baker and Zane Ashford scored unassisted goals to lead host Cherry Valley – Springfield to a Tri-Valley League win at home.
Kylie Graham made seven saves for the Patriots, who travel to Morris on Friday.
Laurens 3, RS 0
Laurens received goals from Charlotte Lee, Heather White and Natalie Trujillo as the Leopards won a road game in the Tri-Valley League.
Courtney Sherry made 19 saves for Laurens, which scored twice in the second half.
Vanessa Miller stopped 16 shots for the Indians, who are at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Friday.
South Kortright 1,
Freshman Tori Rockefeller scored midway through the first half to lead the Rams to victory in a second-round game of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup on Saturday.
It marked the first soccer victory for new SK coach Josh Burroughs.
Rockefeller took an initial shot that was saved by Roxbury keeper Lisa Boyke, who could not secure the rebound. Rockefeller followed the shot and knocked in the rebound.
SK (1-1) will play Delhi in a third-place tournament game at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Walton 3, Tioga 0
Jess Fisher, Taylor Vernooy and Rachael Bartlett scored to lead Walton to a non-league road victory.
Fisher scored from 10 yards off an assist from Kiley Lamoreaux 13 minutes into play. Mikaelan Cucciarre-Stuligross set up Vernooy’s goal at the left post a minute before halftime. Cucciarre-Stuligross also assisted Bartlett’s goal with nine minutes left.
Walton (2-1) travels to Owego on Saturday.
at Genegantslet GC
Mitchel Couch’s 40 paced Oneonta High, which lost, 199-226, to Chenango Forks in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.
J.D. Courtney contributed a 42 for the Yellowjackets (0-4), who play Seton Catholic Central on Friday at Ely Park GC.
at Windham CC
Russ Pelham shot an 8-over-par 42 on the front nine of the Windham Country Club to lead host Windham to a 174-226 victory over Jefferson.
Ed Moran contributed a 43 for the Warriors (8-0, 6-0), who host Roxbury at Windham CC in a non-league match Sept. 12.