OV bounces back, Unatego downs Storm ladies

Girls’ soccer

Otselic Valley 2, Madison 0

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley bounced back from a shutout loss earlier this week blanking Madison for the second time this season.

Courtney Pittsley scored in the first half at 11:26 of the first half cleaning up a loose-ball scramble in front of the goal. A key insurance goal came with just under four minutes left in regulation as freshman Jordan Lidell tallied unassisted.

“I knew Madison would be a much-improved team the second time around, but we are playing better, too,” said OV coach Kevin Springer. “It was a heck of a battle, and I was glad we were able to get that second goal.”



Jessica Loomis made four saves for OV (5-3), who play at Morrisville-Eaton Saturday.

Summary

(1-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (O) Courtney Pittsley, 1-0, Jordan Lidell, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (O) 15-6, (M) 7-0.

Saves: (O) Jessica Loomis, 4, (M) Heather Stalens, 11.

Unatego 2, Unadilla Valley 0

OTEGO – Midstate Athletic Conference front-runner, Unatego, solved Unadilla Valley’s defense in the second half scoring its two goals 2 1/2 minutes apart in Thursday’s win.

Katrina Clark scored with 26:05 left in the second half, and Sarah Mannina followed up at 23:26. Unatego outshot the Storm (6-4-2) 21-2 as UV goalie Jordan Anderson had a busy evening with 16 saves.

“Unatego really moves well to the ball and without the ball,” said UV coach Janelle Ross. “They pass really well and they’re quick. They are a tough team this year.”

The Storm play at Greene on Tuesday.

Summary

(0-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (U) Katrina Clark, 1-1, Casey Manzanero, 0-1; Sarah Mannina, 1-0;

Shots-corners: (U) 21-5, (UV) 2-0.

Saves: (U) R. Foster, 2. (UV) Jordan Anderson, 16.

Boys’ Soccer

Hamilton 1, S-E 0

SHERBURNE – It was an improved performance for Sherburne-Earlville over its outing earlier this week against Clinton as the Marauders fell by just one goal to the state-ranked Emerald Knights Thursday afternoon.

After a scoreless first half, Hamilton’s players poured on the aggression early in the second period, and Robbie Keever scored five minutes into the half for the only tally of the contest. “It was extremely competitive and a game of momentum swings,” said S-E coach Mike Rodriguez. “We wanted to put that game against Clinton behind us, and we knew that’s not who we are as a team. We had our opportunities to score, and against a team like Hamilton, you need to be able to capitalize. We just weren’t able to do that tonight.”


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