Sports Roundup: Eighth grader gets game winner for Coop boys; Hawkeye girls keep winning

Cheryl CloughEighth grader Aidan Spencer, center, is congratulated by his Cooperstown teammates after scoring the game winning goal against host Charlotte Valley, Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Chic Walshe Tournament. It was Spencer’s first varsity goal. 


Cooperstown 5, CV 4

Sept. 21

Eighth grader Aidan Spencer’s first varsity goal was a big one for Cooperstown. 

Spencer scored with 1:48 left in the game as Cooperstown defeated the host Wildcats, to advance to the final of the Chic Walshe Tournament in Davenport.

Spencer collected a Charlotte Valley clearance and sent a shot from just outside the box high into the net to give the Hawkeyes a second victory in as many days.

Cooperstown defeated Utica Academy of Science on Friday, Sept. 20, at Herkimer County Community College in a Center State Conference Division III game.

Against the Wildcats, the Hawkeyes took a 3-2 lead into halftime with goals from P.J. Kiuber, Spencer Lewis and Joe Senchyshyn. It was also the first varsity goal for Kiuber, a freshman. 

Dylan Waid tied it at 3-3 for the Wildcats with his second goal of the game early in the second half, only for Cooperstown to surge ahead again on a goal by Jason Furnari.

Dylan Hendrickson tied it again with seven minutes left.

Jackson Martz totaled two assists and Luca Gardner-Olesen had one for Cooperstown.

Waid totaled two goals and an assist for Charlotte Valley, while Jordan Wamsley had a goal and an assist. Hendrickson had a goal and two helpers, and Warren Quigley had an assist.

Eric Kukenberger made five saves for Cooperstown, and Ryan Zuill stopped 11 shots for CV.

The Hawkeyes owned an 18-7 lead in shots and a 6-3 edge in corners.

Cooperstown (3-5, 2-4), which lost a Center State Division III game, 3-0, at Sauquout Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 24, plays South Kortright in the Chic Walshe final Saturday, Sept. 28, in Davenport. 

SK advanced with a 12-0 win over Worcester earlier in the tournament.


Cooperstown 4, F-S 3

Sept. 21

Kate Donnelly’s overtime goal gave host Cooperstown a win over Frankfort-Schuyler in a Center State Conference non-division game. 

It was the team’s second consecutive overtime win and third straight overtime game.

Donnelly’s second goal of the game came in the first period of extra time on an assist from Meah Boyles.

The Hawkeyes defeated Sauquoit Valley in overtime Thursday, Sept. 19, and tied Waterville on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Donnelly finished with two goals, while Ashley Kiuber totaled a goal and an assist in a game that was 2-2 at halftime and 3-3 after 80 minutes.

Danielle Seamon had a goal and Piper Seamon tallied two assists.

Meagan Schuermann made eight saves in net for the Hawkeyes, while Mia Ameneolare stopped 10 shots for F-S.

Cooperstown led in shots, 14-12, and took the game’s lone corner kick.

Cooperstown (4-1-1, 2-1-1) hosts Utica Academy of Science in a division game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, as part of the school’s homecoming week. 

Milford 3, CV 0

Sept. 21

Milford defeated host Charlotte Valley, 3-0, in the first round of the Chic Walshe Tournament in Davenport.

Sam Harvey, Julia Barown and Aubry Hall each had a goal as the Wildcats advanced to the championship game against South Kortright, slated for Saturday, Sept. 28.

It was the first varsity goal for Barown, an eighth grader.

Brynn Karns had an assist for Milford.

Both teams attempted six shots, with Milford’s Cassidy Hall making three saves and CV’s Kayla Mace stopping one shot.

SK advanced with a 1-0 win over Worcester on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Cooperstown 2, SV 1

Sept. 19

Lauren Koffer scored the winner for Cooperstown off a corner kick from Danielle Seamon with five minutes left to play in the second overtime to give the host Hawkeyes their first win over Sauquoit Valley since 2011, in a Center State Conference Division III game.

“They’re very much one team and they play as a unit,” Cooperstown coach Jennifer Pindar said. “The girls kept going and they never gave up.”

The Hawkeyes tied division leader Waterville, 1-1, Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Pindar said she thought the momentum from that game carried over into their dramatic win against SV.

Kate Donnelly scored first for Cooperstown on an assist from Leah Tobisch.

Meagan Schuermann put together a 10-save performance in net for Cooperstown.

The Hawkeyes trailed, 13-9, in shots and also in corners, 4-2.


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