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2018-09-12 / Sports

SK Girls Take All in Mayor’s Cup Victory Over Franklin

By Rosie Cunningham


Margaretville’s Marisol Flores goes up against Kylie Merwin of Gilboa as the Wildcats fell 3-0. Brian Horey/The Reporter Margaretville’s Marisol Flores goes up against Kylie Merwin of Gilboa as the Wildcats fell 3-0. Brian Horey/The Reporter STAMFORD - The South Kortright girls defeated the Purple Devils 3-1 on Sept. 8 under the lights on the Archibald Field in Stamford.

Franklin’s Zoe Warren scored the first goal with 25 minutes left in the first half, but South Kortright responded with a trio of backto back-to-back straight goals to earn the win in the championship match-up. This is the fourth time in the last five years that the Rams have won the Mayor’s Cup and their fifth straight appearance in the title game.

“I am extremely proud of the way the girls have played so far this season,” said SK Coach Josh Burroughs. “I think the team has put together a solid three games to recapture the cup and have improved in each game. It’s a good experience early in the season - Mayor’s Cup gives the team a sectional atmosphere before league play starts.”


Stamford goalkeeper Melanie Hoyt makes the save on a shot executed by Roxbury’s Kylie Demaio. Brian Horey/The Reporter Stamford goalkeeper Melanie Hoyt makes the save on a shot executed by Roxbury’s Kylie Demaio. Brian Horey/The Reporter SK’s Bella DuBois tied it with 5 minutes to go before the half.

Less than a minute later, DuBois was at it again with a long shot for the go-ahead, to make it 2-1.

Lacey Eckert scored the final goal for the Rams off of an assist from DuBois.

“I thought we applied pretty consistent pressure throughout the night,” said Burroughs. “I liked our play in the back and feel like we got to a majority of the 50/50 balls.”

DuBois and teammates Sonia Reeves, Mya Stelmashuck and Lauryn Schmid were all named Mayor’s Cup All-Stars following the game.

Franklin’s Maddy Ackley, Alyssa Nowhitney and Kayla Campbell were also named all-stars.

Additional all-stars are Cassidy Staroba of Jefferson, Karly Barra of Laurens, Melanie Hoyt of Stamford, Bella Poniros of Roxbury, Netalia Herrera and Antonia Falco of Margaretville and Tyne Banks of Gilboa.

Roxbury 2, Stamford 0

Roxbury defeated Stamford 2-0 during Mayor’s Cup action.

Rocket Bella Poniros scored both of her team’s goals to lift the Rockets to the win.

Both of her goals came in the second half of play.

The Rockets out shot Stamford, 20-1, and held an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Stamford goaltender Melanie Hoyt made 15 saves in the loss.

Margaretville 3, Gilboa 0

The Blue Devils defeated Gilboa in the consolation bracket of Mayor’s Cup 3-0.

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