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  • GIRLS' SOCCER ROUNDUP: Poland wins Hamilton's Optimist Tourney

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  • HAMILTON, N.Y. — Mikayla Blumenstock and Tara Seigle each scored two goals for Poland Saturday in the Tornadoes’ 7-0 win over Hamilton’s Emerald Knights in the Hamilton Optimist Cup’s title match.
    Paige Sullivan added a goal and an assist and Shiane Irwin and Kara Morrison each scored a goal as Poland (4-1-0), which led 3-0 at halftime, won its fourth consecutive match. Courtney Green made four saves in the shutout and Saige Hampston contributed an assist.
    Izzy Schaller made 11 saves for the Emerald Knights (2-2).
    LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — Freshman Maria Morotti scored in the second half Saturday and the Little Falls Mounties defeated Morrisville-Eaton 1-0.
    The win allowed the undefeated Mounties (7-0-0) to match their total from last fall when they won a Section III playoff match for the first time since the program started in the late 1990s.
    The match was scoreless at halftime and remained so until the middle of the second half when Morotti dribbled through the defense and shot into the corner of the net for the only goal of the afternoon.
    Little Falls goalkeeper Cheyenne Rivenburg came out from her net and snatched the ball out of the air while colliding with a charging Morrisville-Eaton forward with about two minutes left to play.
    “She showed no fear,” Mounties coach Sal Marchese reported, “and that ball was hers.”
    The save, one of eight credited to Rivenburg, preserved the sixth shutout of the season for Little Falls.
    Shelby Brown made nine saves for Morrisville-Eaton (3-3-1).
    Next up for Little Falls is Tuesday’s match at home against Herkimer. Both teams are undefeated within Division II of the Center State Conference.
    MOHAWK, N.Y. — Teigha Ward recorded five goals and an assist for Central Valley Academy Saturday in the Thunder’s 9-4 win over the Herkimer Magicians at the Tolpa Athletic Complex.
    Ward, coming off back-to-back hat tricks against Adirondack and Sherburne-Earlville, has 13 goals and six assists through four matches for the undefeated Thunder.
    Nicole Doolen had four assists for Central Valley Academy Saturday, Brandy Urich scored two goals, Rachael Phillips had a goal and an assist and Rachael Thorp scored a goal. Nicole Wren had two assists and Sophie Miller had one. Goalkeepers Alicia Ceneviva (seven saves) and Taylor Moquin (four) combined to make 11 saves.
    McKenzie Pine had two goals and an assist for Herkimer (4-2-0) and Caitlyn Roorda scored the other two goals. Chelsea Jory made 12 saves.
    Herkimer plays at Little Falls Tuesday when Central Valley Academy travels to Clinton.
    WEST WINFIELD, N.Y. — Hannah Barrett scored three goals Saturday in the Mt. Markham Mustangs’ 5-1 win over the Frankfort-Schuyler Maroon Knights.
    Page 2 of 2 - Heather Curtin and Sarah Mondore each had a goal and an assist for the Mustangs and Shannon McElwain contributed an assist. Machaela Carnegie made nine saves for Mt. Markham which had a 22-11 shot advantage and led 2-0 at halftime.
    Kaitlyn Di’Flo scored for Frankfort-Schuyler with an assist from Olivia Tamburro. Cassandra Grippe made nine saves.
    The Maroon Knights are home Tuesday for a match against West Canada Valley. Mt. Markham plays at Sauquoit Valley Tuesday.
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