OV girls qualify for Section III playoffs

Girls’ Soccer

Otselic Valley 3, Brookfield 2

SOUTH OTSELIC – A flurry of goals were scored in the final 21 minutes, the last and decisive goal coming from Nikki Olin to give Otselic Valley its seventh win of the season.

The victory moves OV’s mark to 7-6 on the season, and earns the Vikings a qualifying spot in the Section III playoffs later this month. It will be the first time in at least 10 years the Vikings earned a playoff berth “The hard work is really paying off, and I knew that we could have had something special this year,” said OV coach Kevin Springer. “We’ve won more games and scored more goals this year than the previous three or four years combined. We are hoping to build off of it.”



A scoreless game for 59 minutes turned into scoring fest the rest of the way. Freshman Jordan Lidell scored off Olin assists at 21:35 and 16:43. Brookfield knotted the game with two goals of its own over the next five minutes. Lidell set up Olin with the winner with 9:59 to play. “Brookfield is a tough team and they needed a couple of wins to qualify for sectionals,” Springer said. “We needed a win to get into sectionals, and I was glad we were able to play a littlle better than them today.”

OV has back-to-back dates with Stockbridge Valley hosting the Indians today and traveling to SV on Thursday.

Summary

(0-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (B) Jillian Hughes, 1-0; Kayla Gould, 1-0; (OV) Nikki Olin, 1-2; Jordan Lidell, 2-1.

Shots-corners: (B) 9-3, (OV) 21-7.

Saves: (B) Brooke Terrier, 11. (OV) Jessica Loomis 4.

Morrisville-Eaton 4, Sherburne-Earlville 3

SHERBURNE – Morrisville-Eaton scored two late first-half goals to snap a 2-2 tie, and the two-goal halftime lead was just enough to hold off the Marauders Tuesday.

Briana Vibbard scored seven minutes into the game, and Sarah Cole gave S-E a 2-1 advantage. Emily Widger knotted the game for M-E, and Widger along with Jessie Murray connected on shots for the halftime edge.

“Our defense broke down through the middle again, and they were able to capitalize,” said S-E coach Kylie Davis.

The Marauders forced the action in the second half with Sarah Cole netting her second goal of the game. “We shut them down in the second half, and I felt we dominated play,” Davis said. “We just ran out of time.

S-E (6-8-1) plays at Mount Markham Friday.

Summary

(4-2 M-E at half)

Goals-assists: (M-E) Jessie Murray, 2-0; Emily Widger, 2-0; (SE) Sarah Cole, 2-0; Briana Vibbard, 1-2.

Shots-corners; (SE) 14-3, (ME) 10-3.

Saves: (SE) Sierra Morris, 5; (ME) Kimmi Horton, 6.

Girls’ Swimming

Johnson City 103, Greene 73

GREENE – Johnson City won most of the events, but it was Greene senior Jessica Brooks who had the standout performance of the evening.


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