Greene captures first-ever league championship

Girls’ Soccer

Greene 4, Delhi 1

DELHI – Not knowing it was getting help elsewhere, the Trojans took charge of their own destiny, and that destiny was a first-ever league championship.

Leading second-place Sidney by half a game, Greene won its 12th straight game scoring the game’s final four goals to win on the road Tuesday.

The title comes after three runner-up finishes in the Midstate Athletic Conference.. “The girls were really excited to get to this game,” said Greene coach Randy Smith. “The first 10 to 15 minutes of this game, we were playing not to lose.”

Delhi grabbed the early advantage just nine minutes into play. The equalizing goal came from a new source on the Trojans’ side. Billie McBride scored her first varsity goal after getting a drop-back pass from April Small. Small netted the go-ahead tally with four minutes left in the half on a breakaway.



Leading scorer Megan McDermott had two unassisted goals in the second half to give her 32 on the season. “We finished the game the way we wanted,” Smith said. “The defense stepped up in the second half and did not allow a shot.”

Greene (14-3-1) led Sidney by half a game entering last night’s game. The Warriors were eliminated from playoff contention after a loss to Unadilla Valley.

Summary

(2-1 Greene)

Goals-assists: (G) Megan McDermott, 2-0, April Small, 1-1; Billie McBride, 1-0. (D) Jane Viafore, 1-0, Eva Rae Andrews, 0-1.

Shots-corners: (G) 6-1, (D) 3-4.

Saves: (G) Emily Pierce, 1, (D) Libby Buel, 2.

Unadilla Valley 2, Sidney 1

NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley picked up its biggest win of the season, and eliminated Sidney from MAC division title contention with a victory at home Tuesday.

Kara Collins scored the eventual game-winner off a cornerkick from Sakura Gysin at 10:28 of the second half to make it a 2-0 game.

Brittany Schunk scored for Sidney with just over 15 minutes to play, and the Warriors were denied on a penalty kick to tie the game with under eight minutes left. “Our keeper Emily Sugar did a nice job, and Leslie Barnes played a nice ball off the goal line,” said UV coach Chris Bieniek. “It was a fun game to watch.”

Gysin scored in the first half for UV getting a pass from Amanda Tumilowicz. UV finishes the regular season at 9-7-2 (7-5-2 league).

Summary

(1-0 UV at half)

Goals-assists: (UV) Sakura Gysin, 1-1; Kara Collins, 1-0, Amanda Tumilowicz, 0-1. (S) Brittany Schunk, 1-0; Steph Meno, 0-1.

Shots-corners: (UV) 8-8, (S) 10-3.

Saves: (UV) Emily Sugar, 4, (S) Stephanie Simonds, 6.

B-G 3, Oxford 2

BAINBRIDGE – Dani Conway drew a penalty kick after a handball in the 18-yard box, and netted the game-winner to halt B-G’s 13-game winless streak.


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