Unadilla Valley holds off Sidney rally

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Unadilla Valley 3, Sidney 2

NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley survived Sidney’s second-half comeback scoring the winning goal with just under nine minutes to play in Tuesday’s victory.

Sierra Badger’s winning goal came after a crisp crossing pass from Taylor Davis. Badger also had UV’s first goal as the host team constructed a 2-0 halftime advantage. “Both Taylor’s pass and Sierra’s shot were powerful,” said UV coach Janelle Ross. “The defense did not have time to react.”

Nicole Gramstad’s tally gave UV the two-goal edge, but the ebb and flow of the game slowly went Sidney’s way. Two goals within three minutes, the latter from McKenzie Gravelin at the 20-minute mark, knotted the game.



“I felt they might come back because the momentum was different at the start of the second half,” Ross said. “After they scored those two goals, we started to pick up our play again.”

UV (8-3-2) plays at Delhi Thursday.

Summary

(2-0 UV at half)

Goals-assists: (UV) Sierra Badger, 2-0; Taylor Davis 0-2; Nicole Gramstad, 1-0; (S) Jenna McDonald, 1-0; McKenzie Gravelin, 1-0; Katie Kirk, 0-1.

Shots-corners:  (UV) 14-6, (S) 16-7.

Saves: (UV) Jordan Anderson, 12, (S) Jolene Krom, 6.

Sherburne-Earlville 2, Waterville 0

SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville defeated Waterville for the second time in three days, and evened its record at 7-7 on senior recognition day Tuesday.

Gemma Godfrey connected on a 20-yard shot into the upper left netting just 5 1/2 minutes into the game, and Emma Karaman scored after an assist from Kayla Belush 10 minutes later. “We possessed the ball and passed it extremely well today,” said S-E coach Kylie Davis. “We definitely had a few games where we went through a rough patch - and we are struggling with injuries – but we’re playing good soccer, and I hope we’re peaking at the right time.”

The win was the fourth by shutout this season for the Marauders, who play at Ilion Thursday.

Summary

(2-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (SE) Gemma Godfrey, 1-0; Emma Karaman, 1-0, Kayla Belush, 0-1.

Shots-corners: (SE) 18-5. (W) 11-3.

Saves: (SE) Lexi Irwin, 8 ; (W) Cassie Perrin, 11.

Stockbridge Valley 2, Otselic Valley 1

SOUTH OTSELIC – The momentum from an early goal would prove short-lived for Otselic Valley Tuesday afternoon.

Stockbridge Valley rallied from a one-goal deficit scoring the winner with 12 minutes left in the second half.

The Vikings, coming off a pair of losses last weekend to Tyburn Academy and Madison, scored just 38 seconds into the game with Hope Reynolds netting her close-range shot after a pass from Kelsey Graves. “I was as surprised and shocked as anyone,” said OV coach Kevin Springer of the quick tally. “I thought scoring early would spark us, but from then on, we were flat.”


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