Sports Roundup: Coop boys tie Hamilton

Cheryl CloughCooperstown's Max Porto uses his body to deflect the ball off the foot of Hamilton's Peter Klingaman. The two teams battled to a 0-0 tie at Lambert Field on Monday, Oct. 14.


Cooperstown 0, Hamilton 0

Oct. 14

Cooperstown tied Center State Conference Division III foe Hamilton at Lambert Field.

The Hawkeyes outshot Hamilton, 34-8, but could not capitalize throughout the match, which stretched to double overtime.

“We dominated the game,” Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said. “We hit two goalposts. We hit two crossbars. We were unable to find the back of the net.”

Hawkeyes goalkeeper Eric Kukenberger turned aside all three shots he faced, while Sami Cigeroglu was forced to make 13 saves for Hamilton (5-6-3, 3-4-2). Corners fell in Cooperstown’s favor, 7-2.

Cooperstown (5-7-2, 3-5-2) hosted division foe Utica School of Science in a game played after deadline on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The team will finish its regular season by hosting division foe Sauquoit Valley at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. 

Worcester 2, Milford 1

Oct. 11

Isaiah Haley’s second-half strike powered seventh-seeded Worcester past No. 6 Milford in the Tri-Valley League playoffs.

Haley knocked in a rebound from a Wolverines shot to put the visitors ahead for good with 11 minutes remaining.

Connor Fancher gave Worcester a 1-0 lead midway through the first half. Tobias Green equalized for Milford with one second left in the frame, putting away a through pass from Riley Stevens.

Michael White stopped six shots for Milford. Michael Martin made four saves for Worcester.

The Wolverines owned leads of 10-6 and 6-0 in shots and corners, respectively.


Cooperstown 9, UAS 0

Oct. 15

Meah Boyles had three goals and an assist and Kate Donnelly had two goals and an assist to help Cooperstown snap a three-game winless streak with a road win in the Center State Conference Division III.

Piper Seamon, Ashley Kiuber, Maria Miller and Meagan Schuermann also scored, including the first varsity goal for Schuermann, a freshman who nomrally plays goalie. Meagan Behan had two assists, and Danielle Seamon, Joey Bertram, Lauren Koffer, Piper Seamon and Miller each had one assist.

Schuermann made two saves in net before giving way to Sarah Feik, who made zero saves. 

Aymiah Wynn had 17 saves for UAS.

The Hawkeyes finished with a 31-2 lead in shots and a 6-0 advantage in corners.

Cooperstown (9-2-3, 5-1-2) will finish the regular season with a division game at Westmoreland at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

Milford 3, G-MU 0

Oct. 12

Fifth-seeded Milford blanked eighth-seed Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Saturday at Red Dragon Field in Oneonta in the Tri-Valley League playoffs.

Cassidy Hall earned the shutout in net for Milford, making four saves. Samantha Harvey led the Wildcats with two goals, and Teeghan Gale had the other strike. Tia Vagliardo and Julia Barown made assists.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton goalie Lauren Radwan finished with three saves.

Milford held the 8-7 advantage in shots, but both teams finished with three corners.

Milford (8-6-1) will host Worcester at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

SV 1, Cooperstown 0

Oct. 11

Sauquoit Valley ended Cooperstown’s nine-game unbeaten streak in a Center State Conference Division III game, as the visiting Hawkeyes were unable to overcome a third consecutive overtime contest in a four-game week.

Alyssa Shepard scored in the second period of overtime to lift Sauquoit.

The Hawkeyes finished with a 17-10 edge in shots, while Sauquoit led in corners, 2-1.

Alexa Sheppard made 12 saves for Sauquoit.

Meagan Schuermann stopped seven shots for Cooperstown. 

Cooperstown 1, Remsen 1

Oct. 10

Lauren Koffer’s goal helped Cooperstown extend its unbeaten streak to nine games with a road tie against Remsen.

“They are a hard team to hold, and we are happy with the tie, because they beat us last time,” Cooperstown coach Jennifer Pindar said. “Defensively everybody is working really hard to push the ball forward, it’s really good.”

The Hawkeyes took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Ashley Kiuber sent a free kick from near midfield toward the Remsen goal, where Danielle Seamon knocked it over to Koffer for the score.

Kendall Becker equalized for Remsen with just more than three minutes left.

There were two goalless periods of overtime.

The Hawkeyes finished with a 15-12 lead in shots, but Remsen led in corners, 11-2.

Meagan Schuermann stopped 11 shots for Cooperstown. Hailey Jewett made 12 saves for Remsen.

“The momentum started right after the loss to Remsen. We changed the formation and it’s just built since then,” Pindar said. “We just want to keep going in the league, the rest of the season, get a high seed for sections and make a run there.”



Cooperstown 93, WCV 73

Oct. 15

Cooperstown won all but two events in a Center State Conference home meet at The Clark Sports Center in the town of Middlefield.

The Hawkeyes took second place in the 50 free (Samantha Vezza, 29.93) and the 100 free (Emily Amore, 1:06.54).

Laurel Zaengle won the 200 freestyle in 2:24.01 as well as the 100 backstroke in 1:14.70. Along with the second place finish in the 50 free, Vezza won the diving event with 184.20 points.

Cooperstown’s 200 medley relay team of Zaengle, Katelyn Amsden, Briana Bischoff and Emily Ferrari beat West Canada by 31 seconds, finishing in 2:14.55.

Cooperstown will visit Proctor at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, for its final meet of the regular season.

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