Owego Girls Soccer: Welcome

OFA Girls Varsity Soccer Team 2010 

2010 TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPS:

*STAC CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS!

*STAC TITLE CHAMPIONS!

*SECTION IV TITLE CHAMPIONS!



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Girls Varsity Soccer Team 2010-11

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"Teamwork can be summed up in five short words...We believe in each other."



Friday, November 26
Congratulations OFA Soccer!

CONGRATULATIONS:   

LEXI HILLIKER, Senior, 

for being named ALL STATE!

The following were recognized as

2010 ALL CONFERENCE:

Lexi Hilliker- Forward 

Mandy Spadine-Defense

Brittany Rando-Goalie

Courtney Malia-Midfield

The following were recognized as

2010 ALL DIVISION:

Jaclyn Forbes-Midfield, Katelyn Simpson-Defense, Olivia Bishop-Midfield, Laurel Neira-Defense,and Kelsie Gooding- Forward 

Congratulations!



Wednesday, November 10
Unofficial Season STATS:

Congratulations to Lexi Hilliker - leading scorer with 23 goals,

 Jaclyn Forbes -leading assists with 13.

 Brittany Rando securing 12 shut outs. 

 



Tuesday, November 9
Owego Ends Their Impressive "Triple Crown Season"

Owego's fairy tale season ended with a heartbreaking 0-1 loss to Section 1 Rye Garnets.  OFA played even with this #1 NYState ranked team for most of the game as they played with heart and passion, never giving up.

Our awesome defense of Brittany Rando- keeper, Laurel Neira, sweeper,  Morgan Phelps and Casey Morey -outside backs played strong keeping the ball out of danger for most of the game making key tackles and starting the offensive runs forward.  

Our incredible and conditioned midfield of Katelyn Simpson, Jaclyn Forbes, Courtney Malia, Shannon Hilliker and Olivia Bishop kept possession and covered the entire field, producing substantial threats offensively all while supporting our defense.

Our relentless strikers, Kelsie Gooding and Lexi Hilliker played with speed and strength to hold the ball and opened up to be our target players as they continuously pressured in our offensive third.

JV players Alex Knop and Ally Zlinsky added critical minutes to the game along with Varsity player, Chrissy Carlson.

This team has made OFA history and has garnered a championship not once, not twice but three times this year winning the Central Divison Title, the STAC Title and the Section IV Title. 

OFA Varsity Soccer 2010 is made up of a great group of athletes who believe in eachother and in themselves and were able to succeed where no other girls OFA soccer team has.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the girls and families and coaching staff!  Owego was given quite a treat watching all of you demonstrate your power as a team to go all the way!

And Best Wishes to our Senior players, Lexi Hilliker, Brittany Rando, Mandy Spadine, Alanna Jenkins, and Kimberly Rogers.  We will miss you next year!



Tuesday, November 9
Owego Begins State Quest- Press and Sun Bulletin

By Mike Manganmmangan@gannett.com • November 8, 2010, 6:45 pm

Class A

Owego (14-1-3) is competing in the first state playoffs for the first time in program history. The Indians are led by the high-scoring duo of Lexi Hilliker (23 goals) and Kelsie Gooding (12 goals).Defensively, goalie Brittany Rando has 12 shutouts. She was instrumental in helping Owego advance past Maine-Endwell on penalty kicks, 4-3, making a pair of big saves in the penalty shootout after the teams played to a scoreless tie."The biggest thing for us is keep our confidence up and play hard," Owego coach Jessica Billard said. "Through hard work we've accomplished great things and this is another game for us to challenge ourselves."Rye (20-0), ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A according to the New York State Sports Writers Association, won the state Class A title in 2008 and was unbeaten last season before being ousted on penalty kicks in the Section 1 final by Eastchester. 

COME CHEER ON OFA as they take on Rye in their State Title Quest @ U-E Stadium TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th @ 4:30pm!!



Monday, November 1
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2010 Captains with Section IV Trophy

SECTION IV - CLASS A CHAMPIONS!!

OFA made history, once again, as they won their first Section IV Title beating Maine Endwell in an exciting game ending in Penalty Kicks. The OFA girls dominated in the 80 minute regulation game as well as the 2-10 minute OT periods and 2- 5 minute sudden death periods but could not convert their hard work into a score on the pitch.  They outshot ME 18-4.  But the dedication, practice and passion of these girls came to the surface during the penalty kick phase.  Senior Brittany Rando-keeper, who was taken from the game in the first half when she recieved a gash to the head requiring stitches. came back second half with the injury temporarily "glued" together to see that Owego came up with the trophy.  She made two diving saves that were key to advance the Indians into the States. Katelyn Simpson, Courtney Malia, Lexi Hilliker and Olivia Bishop all nailed their penalty shots with precision to beat Maine Endwell 4-3.

Owego had some great scoring chances throughout the game. Jaclyn Forbes had the first shot of the game but was unable to get the ball on net.  The team worked hard with a great passing sequence between Jaclyn Forbes and Shannon Hilliker to Lexi Hilliker who crossed it into the box to Kelsie Gooding, but was double teamed to prevent the score.  Then another great passing sequence between Katelyn Simpson, Lexi and Jaclyn who gave Courtey Malia the ball for a great shot that just missed the far post.  A key tackle by stopper, Laurel Neira prevented a shot by ME's leading scorer. Courtney Malia had a 1v1 with the ME goalie to dart in and out of traffic to get a shot off for another quality threat but  was not able to convert the score. Laurel, Mandy Spadine and Morgan Phelps along with Brittany Rando denied ME the ball for most of the OT periods. 

The girls and their amazing accomplishments were celebrated as they were greeted and escorted through town by a large caravan lead by our Owego Fire Department with the truck lights flashing and sirens blaring. 

CONGRATULATIONS OFA GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER!

NYS Ranked #8 Owego advances to the Regionals on Tuesday, November 9th @ 4:30pm @ Union- Endicott Stadium vs. Undefeated, NYS ranked #2 Rye.



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Sunday, November 7
Owego Advances Over M-E on Penalty Kicks-Press and Sun Bulletin

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Section IV Champs!

By Mike Manganmmangan@gannett.com • November 6, 2010, 12:20 am

BINGHAMTON -- Its first division title in program history came last season, then last month the Owego girls soccer team captured its first Southern Tier Athletic Conference title. Friday night brought about another first for the Indians, and its most significant to date.Owego is heading to the state playoffs for the first time after ousting Maine-Endwell on penalty kicks, 4-3, in the Section 4 Class A title game at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.
The teams played 110 minutes of scoreless ball -- 80 minutes of regulation time, two 10-minute overtime periods and two five-minute sudden-death overtime periods -- before Owego (14-1-3) finally ensured itself at least one more game this season when Olivia Bishop easily scored on the final kick of the penalty shootout to snap a 3-all tie."It was just crazy," Bishop said of the moments leading up her kick and the immediate aftermath. "I had my teammates to back me up. They all supported me and helped me through it all."
Next up for Owego is a Class A first-round contest 4:30 p.m. Tuesday against Section 1 champion Rye at Union-Endicott's Ty Cobb Stadium."I wouldn't say it surprised me, I would say we've put in the hard work and it's good for them to finally believe that the hard work would pay off," Owego coach Jessica Billard said. "For us, the main thing was the fact that if we didn't win, we put our cleats away. They weren't willing to do that."Officially, the two teams are Section 4 Class A co-champions since the game ended in a tie. But Owego sure played like a winner, controlling play throughout as indicated in large part by its 18-4 shot advantage.But yet, as the final overtime period came to a close, there was the possibility that Owego's quality play would go unrewarded.
That's when Owego goalie Brittany Rando, who missed the last 20 minutes, 9 seconds of the first half when she suffered a gash above her left eye following a collision with M-E's Erin Savoldy, delivered big time for the Indians in the penalty shootout.Facing her second kick in the five-kick shootout, Rando made a diving stop to her left to block a shot attempt by Kaelyn Michitti.Owego's second shooter, Lexi Hilliker, followed with a goal, giving Owego a 2-1 lead.The two teams then traded goals before Owego's Mandy Spadine missed wide right on her shot, leaving the teams knotted at 3 heading into the final kick of the shootout for both team.That's when Rando made her best stop, diving to her right with her body fully extended as she deflected away Caroline Grosso's shot near the left post to give Bishop the opportunity to ensure Owego's advancement into the state playoffs.Moments later, Bishop converted."Brittany is so important to this team," Bishop said. "She's crazy, she'll go through anything. She doesn't give up, she fights for us, we love her."Rando, a third-year starter, had waited too long for this opportunity to let it pass her by."It was scary when it happened," Rando said of the eye injury, which required stitches that were to be administered shortly after the game. "But I had my whole team and coaches supporting me. There's no doubt in my mind that I was coming back out there."
The first half saw much of the play occur near the midfield, with Owego enjoying more scoring opportunities than M-E (9-4-2), though neither team seriously threatened to score.Owego, however, enjoyed several significant scoring chances in the second half, most notably midway through the frame.With about 23 minutes left in regulation, Hilliker sent a pass ahead to Kelsie Gooding deep into the box ahead of an M-E defender, but Gooding could not get off a shot.Just three minutes later, Courtney Malia's shot from about 15 yards out inside the right side of the box bounced just wide of the far post by a few feet.Owego continued to have the better of play during overtime, save for one moment in the waning moments of the second 10-minute overtime period during which Savoldy nearly had a breakaway after receiving a long pass deep into Indians territory. She was unable to get off a decent shot.
"(Owego) played well," said M-E coach Chris Holleran, whose team won at least a share of the Section 4 title for the sixth straight year. "They're a very disciplined team, their touches were very good. I take my hat off to them, I was impressed, and, actually, I was surprised. I didn't expect them to move the ball as well as they did."They defended us well. We didn't have any real strong sniffs at the goal." 


Friday, November 5
CONGRATULATIONS EXCEPTIONAL SENIORS!

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Britt, Lex and Mandy

Congratulations to seniors:

Forward, Lexi Hilliker,

Keeper, Brittany Rando and

Defender, Mandy Spadine

for being selected for the

Exceptional Senior Showcase Game on

Sunday November 7th in Corning!



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Friday, November 5
Class A Section Final- Press and Sun Bulletin

CLASS A: Top seed Maine-Endwell (9-3) is looking to win its sixth straight Class A Championship when they face second seed Owego 5 p.m. Friday at Alumni Stadium. M-E finished third in the state tournament in 2008 and lost in a regional playoff last year. The focus on offense will be sophomore leading scorer Erin Salvody, who scored two goals in M-E's 7-1 win over Johnson City in Wednesday's semifinal. M-E plays well together on offense and it will be tough for Owego to defend the Spartans. "Our goal is to stop them as a team because they're dangerous when they play together," said Owego coach Jessica Billard. "Hopefully, if we stop the ball we can control them."   Owego (14-1-2) is a relative newcomer to the Class A playoff scene, having lost to Lansing last year in Class B. The Indians, ranked eighth in the state, will look to get leading scorer Lexi Hilliker and her 23 goals into the action, as well as Kelsie Gooding, who finished second on the team with 12 goals. "We have to keep an eye on everyone; they are all good players on Owego," said M-E coach Chris Holleran. "We just have to play our game, stay under control and don't lose focus and we should be alright."

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Sunday, October 31
Owego Earns a Trip to the Section 4 Final Defeating Elmira South Side

Owego continues to pursue the Section 4 Crown as they won in the Semi Final against Elmira South Side 2-0.  Owego's team work and possession was demonstrated beautifully as they out shot ESS 11 to 1 in the first half.  Jaclyn Forbes was taken down earning a free kick outside the box within the first 10 minutes.  Courtney Malia took the kick and placed it high out of the keepers reach to score our first goal of the game.

The second half started again with Jaclyn getting tripped up just outside the box earning another free kick.  This time Jaclyn took the kick placing it in front of Lexi Hilliker who settled it and took a great shot to make it 2-0.

Jaclyn Forbes, Courtney Malia and Katelyn Simpson had a strong possession game, controlling the midfield and making some great offensive runs.  Olivia Bishop and Shannon Hilliker played up the sides with aggression pressuring ESS.  Lexi Hilliker and Kelsie Gooding continuously made runs to challenge the Elmira defense and keeper.

Mandy Spadine, Laurel Neira and Morgan Phelps defended our goal with precision along with our Goalie, Brittany Rando to earn the 11th shut out of the season.



Thursday, October 28
Owego Defeats Elmira South Side to Advance to Section 4 Finals-Press and Sun Bulletin

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Alanna Jenkins Singing the National Anthem

Class A:

Owego defeated visiting Elmira Southside 2-0 in the Class A semifinals. Courtney Malia scored just under 10 minutes into the first half on a direct kick. Early in the second half, Jaclyn Forbes crossed the ball from the left side to Lexi Hilliker in the penalty box, where she found the back of the net."Everyone put in a 100 percent effort. We were here to win and play tough, and that is what we did," said Owego coach Jessica Billard, who was very pleased with the teamwork of her players.Elmira Southside's Sarah Metcalfe had nine saves.Second seed Owego (14-1-2) plays top seed Maine-Endwell in the finals.

 



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Saturday, October 30
OFA Girls Varsity Soccer Ranked 8th in New York State!

NYSSWA State Rankings: As of October 26th 

Class A 

  1. 12-1-1 Rockville Centre South Side-8
  2. 15-0-0 Rye-1
  3. 12-4-0 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake-2
  4. 15-0-1 Grand Island-6
  5. 16-0-0 Schalmont-2
  6. 14-1-0 Sayville-11
  7. 14-0-1 Somers-1
  8. 13-1-2 Owego-4
  9. 11-2-2 Levittown Division-8
  10.  6-7-1  Islip-11
  11. 12-1-2 Williamsville South-6
  12. 12-4-0 Pittsford Mendon-5
  13. 10-5-1 Mercy-5
  14. 11-2-2 Wallkill-9
  15. 15-2-0 Jamesville-DeWitt-3
  16. 15-1-0 South Glens Falls-2
  17. 11-2-2 Garden City-8
  18. 14-1-1 Scotia-Glenville-2
  19. 11-4-0 Cornwall-9
  20. 12-2-1 Plainedge-8 


STAC Team
STAC Championship Team

STAC CHAMPIONS: (PHOTO by Scott Hilliker)

 Standing L-R: Kim Rogers-Sr, Morgan Phelps-Jr, Brook Helmich-Jr, Chrissy Carlson-Jr, Lexi Hilliker-Sr, Shannon Hilliker-Soph, Laurel Neira-Soph, Katelyn Simpson-Jr, Kelsie Gooding-Jr, Jaclyn Forbes-Jr, Brittany Rando-Sr.  Kneeling L-R:  Courtney Pauly-Jr, Courtney Malia-Jr, Alanna Jenkins-Sr, Casey Morey-Jr, Maria Alvarez-Jr, Olivia Bishop-Soph, Mandy Spadine-Sr

OWEGO: THE BEST 

of the Southern Tier Athletic Conference! 

 OFA Girls Varsity Soccer under the direction of Coach Jessica Billard made history as they beat Class AA Vestal 4-0 to capture the STAC title for the first time in a rain soaked game!

The match was evenly paced for most of the first half until Owego started a nice passing sequence exhibiting patience until Senior Mandy Spadine passed a ball to Jaclyn Forbes who touched it up and over to Lexi Hilliker who placed a low shot into the corner past the keeper with 6 minutes left in the first half. 

Vestal came out strong in the 2nd half.  Sophomore Laurel Neira had a great defensive tackle to prevent a goal at the start of the half.  Morgan Phelps, Mandy Spadine and Katelyn Simpson dominated on defense. Then Junior, Courtney Malia had a perfectly placed cross to Kelsie Gooding for a great volley shot with 23 minutes left in the game to make it 2-0. Vestal received a free kick outside the box with the potential to start up Vestal's scoring momentum but Sophomore Shannon Hilliker prevented a score crossing in front of the net with 14 minutes left.  Senior, Lexi Hilliker dribbled the ball up the sideline and took a long, hard shot with 25 yards out to score again, giving OFA a secure lead and giving Lexi her 22nd goal of the season.  Vestal did not give up, continuing the pressure on our midfield and defense but it was not enough to penetrate past our goalie, Brittany Rando.  Brittany had another perfect game making this her 10th shut out of the season.  To end the game, Sophomore, Olivia Bishop crossed the ball to Maria Alvarez who tipped it in over the keepers head with less than 50 seconds left on the clock.  This marks the first STAC Title for Girls Soccer in OFA's history. 

 Congratulations OFA Girls Varsity Soccer!

 



Tuesday, October 26
Owego Wins First STAC Crown- Press and Sun Bulletin

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Owego girls soccer team wins first STAC crown
By Joy Lindsay •jlindsay@gannett.com • October 25, 2010, 11:31 pm
OWEGO -- Already muddy and soaked to their cores, members of the Owego girls soccer team ran across the width of their home field and slid through what was left of the grass, shrieking in excitement. With their 4-0 victory over Vestal Monday night, the Indians had just captured the Southern Tier Athletic Conference championship for the first time in their program's history."Words can't describe how I feel right now," said defender Mandy Spadine, one of Owego's tri-captains. "I've played with this team for so long and so much of my life. ... Words can't describe how it feels to win something so big with your family."Added midfielder Courtney Malia, another tri-captain, "It's an amazing feeling because it's never been done before. We left it all on the field, and there was nothing we could have done better."Forward tri-captain Lexi Hilliker scored twice for the Indians, netting the game-winner with 6:15 to play in the first half to set the stage for Owego's historic victory."We've worked so hard for this," Hilliker said. "This has been our goal since I started as a seventh grader. We have been a team since Day 1."The Indians (13-1-2) were aggressive from the start, but Golden Bears goalkeeper Kelly Danaher kept things scoreless for nearly 29 minutes with her equally aggressive style of play.Hilliker's first goal, assisted by Spadine, was the lone tally of the first half, and after Kelsie Gooding added to the Owego lead on a setup by Malia in the 16th minute of the second, the Indians shifted their focus to defense.But with 6:47 left on the clock, Hilliker let a kick go from way out, and Danaher misplayed the ball, allowing it to trickle into the net and make the score 3-0.Maria Alvarez capped the scoring in the final minute when she sent a pass from Olivia Bishop into the net from close range."This is amazing for us," Owego coach Jessica Billard said. "We worked hard; we certainly deserve it. I wouldn't have wanted to play another team other than Vestal. Great competition, great night. I'm just excited.
 


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Tuesday, October 26

Kelsie and Kate
Stopper, Katelyn and Forward, Kelsie
Monday, October 25
Owego to vie for first STAC title- Press and Sun Bulletin

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By Mike Manganmmangan@gannett.com • October 24, 2010, 10:10 pm

Last season, the Owego girls soccer team captured the Southern Tier Athletic Conference's Central Division title, the first division title in the program's history. 

Now, the Indians seek another milestone when they host Vestal in the STAC title game at 7 p.m. Monday.Owego (12-1-2) advanced to the title game with a 2-1 semifinal victory over Horseheads on Friday. Lexi Hilliker scored both goals for the Indians.

A victory Monday would give Owego its first STAC league girls soccer title."Getting close last year but not playing in the title game was tough," Owego coach Jessica Billard said. "Now, we have that opportunity, and it's a chance to show people what we're all about.

"Vestal (12-1-1) won its last STAC title in 1997.The Golden Bears -- who got a pair of goals from Liz Howell in Friday's 3-1 semifinal victory over Oneonta -- will be without starting goalie Alicia Hanes against Owego.Hanes was ejected from the semifinal game against Oneonta after receiving a red card for tackling a Yellowjackets player who was on a breakaway. For receiving a red card, she must sit out Monday's game.Starting in her place will be Kelly Danaher, who has played in several matches this season and posted an 8-0 victory over Binghamton on Oct. 12."Kelly is very comparable to Alicia, one's a little better at things than the other, and vice versa," Vestal coach Matt Wood said. "I feel like we have the two best goalies in STAC." 



Saturday, October 23
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OWEGO WINS STAC SEMI TO ADVANCE TO COMPETE FOR THE STAC TITLE CROWN

Owego Girls Varsity Soccer made history as they advanced to the STAC final for the first time with their win over Horseheads.  Owego scored first with 22 minutes left in the first half as stopper, Katelyn Simpson controlled the ball bringing it up through midfield to Olivia Bishop.  Olivia crossed the ball in the box and senior, Lexi Hilliker placed a low shot into the net for the score.

Horseheads scored next on a header to tie it up early in the 2nd half.  Then with 9:26 remaining, Katelyn Simpson started another scoring chance placing a great ball into the box.  Lexi Hilliker battled with the goalie to score and secure the win.  This score marks Lexi's 20th goal of the season.  Morgan Phelps had a strong defensive game on the outside matching speed with Horseheads quickest player.  Brittany Rando had another stellar game tallying 13 saves.

Central Division Champion, Owego advances to the STAC title match vs. Metro Division Champion, Vestal on the island on Monday - October 25th @ 7pm.



Saturday, October 30
OFA's Mandy Spadine Named Academic All Star

CONGRATULATIONS

MANDY SPADINE

OFA's ACADEMIC ALL-STAR!

http://www.wbng.com/sports/Academic-All-Star---Mandy-Spadine-106347073.html

 



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Senior, Mandy Spadine

Sunday, October 24
Binghamton Press and Sun Article STAC Semi Final

* Owego 2, Horseheads 1:

Senior Lexi Hilliker scored the winning goal with 9:26 remaining as Owego (12-1-2) advanced to the STAC finals for the first time.Stopper Katelyn Simpson dribbled down the field and crossed the ball into the middle of the penalty box where it was settled by Hilliker and she converted a low shot.Hilliker scored Owego's first goal with 22 minutes remaining in the first half on another cross into the penalty box with the assist coming from Olivia Bishop.Horseheads' Erin Strollo, a freshman, tied the match 23 minutes into the second half on a header with the feed from Emily Capek.Hilliker scored her 19th and 20th goals of the season, and Owego goalie Brittany Rando totaled 13 saves.

"It was disappointing to lose but great to look at the effort we put in," Horseheads coach Erin Shane said. "It was one of the best games I've seen our team play, on a skill level."

 

Southern Tier Athletic Conference
Owego 2, Horseheads 1 STAC Semifinals
Owego 1 1 -- 2  Horseheads 0 1 -- 1
Owego goals-assists: Lexi Hilliker 2-0, Katelyn Simpson 0-1, Olivia Bishop 0-1.
Horseheads g-a: Erin Strollo 1-0, Emily Capek 0-1.
Goalie saves: Brittany Rando (O) 13; Erica Thomson (H) 6.
Shots-corners: Owego 12-5; Horseheads 17-3.


Sunday, October 24
Elmira Star Gazette Article and Link

Late Goal Beats Horseheads in Girls Soccer 
By Ron Levanduski •rlevandu@gannett.com • October 22, 2010, 10:00 pm

HORSEHEADS -- Lexi Hilliker's goal with just under 10 minutes remaining gave Owego a 2-1 victory over Horseheads in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference semifinal playoff game on Friday.

Hilliker's tiebreaking goal -- the second of the game for the senior forward -- came after Horseheads (8-4) had controlled most of the play in the second half.  "We definitely had a lot of opportunities but we didn't fight enough in the box," Horseheads coach Erin Shane said. "We've got to improve in the box."  Owego (12-1-2) scored the winner after some gritty play in front of the Horseheads goal in the waning minutes.  "This team works very hard. They fight to the finish," Owego coach Jessica Billard said. 

Owego will make its first trip to the STAC championship game Monday, when it will host Vestal, which defeated Oneonta on Friday, 3-1.  "It was disappointing to lose but great to look at the effort we put in," Shane said. "It was one of the best games I've seen our team play, on a skill level." 

Owego controlled the first half, aided by a strong tailwind. Olivia Bishop fed Hilliker in the box, who scored the game's first goal at the 22-minute, 8-second mark.  The Owego players celebrated when they thought they'd scored earlier in the half. Horseheads keeper Erica Thomson made a nice save on a high, wind-aided, Owego shot that was curving away from her. Thomson was carried into the goal when she caught the ball but was able to keep the ball from crossing the line. She finished with six saves. The wind advantage and momentum, however, shifted to Horseheads in the second half. The Blue Raiders missed on several scoring chances early on before Freshman Erin Strollo tied the game with 18:40 remaining. "We definitely stepped up our game in the second half," Strollo said. Strollo headed a shot high into the net off of a long kick from the corner by Emily Capek. It was only the second goal for the midfielder and her first header. "I just stepped in front and hoped it would go in," Strollo said. "I've been practicing my headers, so it felt good to score that way."  Four minutes earlier, Capek had her own scoring chance. She riffled a shot that ricocheted off the crossbar after being tipped by Owego keeper Brittany Rando, who finished with 13 saves.

Hilliker's winner, her team leading 20th goal of the season, was the first real penetration for Owego since early-on in the second half.  "Once they tied it up, I thought we've got to do it. We've got to score," Hilliker said.  Her goal, off of a feed from Katelyn Simpson in a crowded box, rolled into the left side of the net.  "There were a lot of people around but I managed to get a touch on it and kicked it hard," Hilliker said. 

Shane was impressed with Owego's late scoring effort, saying, "They worked really well under pressure after we tied it."Horseheads, which held a 17-12 edge in shots, wasn't able to mount a good scoring chance in the remaining minutes. "We played really well as a team," Capek said. "We just got unlucky a couple of times."



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First Pasta Party 2010

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Friday, October 22
POST SEASON NEWS/GAMES

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Southern Tier Athletic Conference:

Owego Won the Central Division STAC

Horseheads Won the West Division STAC

Oneonta Won the East Division STAC

Vestal Won the Metro Division STAC

STAC Semi Finals :

Owego Won vs. Horseheads 2-1 and Vestal won vs. Oneonta 3-1

STAC FINAL:

OWEGO (13-1-2) Defeated VESTAL (12-2-1) to win the STAC Crown 4-0.  Congratulation!!!!  

SECTIONALS:

Owego earned a BYE in the Quarterfinals

Section 4 Semifinal:

# 2 seed Owego (13-1-2) Defeated # 3 seed Elmira South Side (6-8-1) 2-0 to win the Sectional 4 Semi Final.  Congratulations!!!!

Section 4 Final:  

#2 Seed -# 8 NY State ranked Owego defeated #1 Seed ME for the Section 4 -Class A Final.  Congratulations!!!! 

REGIONALS:

Section IV Champion - Owego will play Section IX Champion- Rye on Tuesday, November 9th @ 4:30pm @ Union-Endicott Stadium.



Sunday, October 24

CONGRATULATIONS TO OFA JV GIRLS SOCCER!

JV Girls Soccer secured the Central Division STAC Championship for 2010 season.  They finished their season with a strong record of 6-3-0 in STAC competition and 7-4-0 overall.  OFA girls soccer continues a strong representation at both the JV and Varsity level!   

CONGRATULATIONS JV!

 



Thursday, October 21
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Current State Rankings as of October 19th:

Class A
1: 9-1-1  Rockville Centre South Side-8
2: 11-0-0 Rye-1
3: 11-3-0 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake-2
4: 14-0-1 Grand Island-6
5: 13-0-0 Schalmont-2
6: 9-1-0  Sayville-11
7: 9-0-1  Somers-1
8: 12-0-1 Scotia-Glenville-2
9: 10-1-1 Williamsville South-6
10: 12-3-0 Pittsford Mendon-5
11: 9-2-0  Levittown Division-8
12: 5-6-0  Islip-11
13: 9-5-0  Mercy-5
14: 11-1-1 Owego-4
15: 8-1-2  Wallkill-9
16: 15-1-0 Whitesboro-3
17: 12-2-0 Jamesville-DeWitt-3
18: 12-1-0 South Glens Falls-2
19: 9-3-1  Eastchester-1
20: 8-2-2  Garden City-8



Monday, September 6
Girls Varsity Soccer Schedule

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9/03: vs. Johnson City @ OFA @ 6pm  W 4-0

9/09: vs. Susguehanna Valley @ Donnelly School @ 4:30pm W 3-1

9/14: vs. Norwich @ Norwich HS @ 4:30pm W 8-0

9/17: vs. Oneonta @ Hall of Fame @ 4:15pm W 3-0

9/18: vs. Binghamton- Non League game @ Bing Alumni Stadium @ 7pm W 2-0

9/21: vs. Seton Catholic @ BCUnited @ 4:30pm W 2-1

9/23: vs. Windsor @ OFA @ 4:30pm  W 11-0

9/28: vs. Chenango Forks @ OFA @ 7pm  L 1-2

10/02: vs. Homer- Non League game @ OFA @ 11am T 2-2

10/07: vs. Johnson City @ Green Field @ 4:30pm  W 2-0

10/08 vs. Chenango Valley @ OFA @ 7:00pm  W 7-0 

10/12: vs. Susquehanna Valley @ OFA @ 4:30pm W 3-0

10/14: vs. Norwich- SENIOR REC-@ OFA @ 7pm W 3-0

10/19: vs. Oneonta- Non League @ OFA @ 6pm T 1-1

CENTRAL DIVISION STAC CHAMPIONS!

Post Season:

10/22: STAC Semifinal @ Horseheads @ 3:30pm W 2-1

10/25: STAC Final @ Owego vs. Vestal @ 7pm W 4-0

STAC TITLE CHAMPIONS!

10/30: Sectional Semifinal vs. Elmira Southside @ OFA @ 6pm W 2-0

11/5: Sectional Final vs. M.E. @ Binghamton Alumni Stadium W (in pk's) 4-3

11/07: STAC Senior Showcase @ Corning Stadium @ noon

11/09: Regional Game vs. Section I- Rye @ UE @ 4:30pm

11/13: Regional Game vs. Section IX in Section 9- TBA

11/19 & 11/20: New York State Championship @ SUNY Cortland

 



Wednesday, October 20
Owego Ties in a Non League Game to End Their Regular Season

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Brittany Rando - Senior

Owego and Oneonta played head to head for the first half with Owego edging with 2 shots on goal compared to Oneonta's 0.  Possession was controlled in the middle by Jaclyn Forbes, Katelyn Simpson and Courtney Malia with Shannon Hilliker and Kelsie Gooding on the outside.  The 2nd half started with a great save by our goalie, Brittany Rando to keep it 0-0.  Then Brittany came up big as she had a diving save to deny Oneonta a certain goal with only 9 minutes left in regulation play.  Olivia Bishop was pulled to outside defense and played strong along with Morgan Phelps and Laurel Neira.  We ended regulation with a slight upper hand on the shots 4-3. Lexi Hilliker played tough up top to put offensive pressure on their flat back defense.  We remained tied in the first OT, however, Oneonta scored 8 minutes in to the 2nd OT as we had a miscue on our defense.  With the clock ticking down, Katelyn Simpson released a shot that bounced off the goalie to forward, Maria Alvarez who placed the ball out of reach of Oneonta's goalie to tie it 1-1 with only 45 seconds left on the clock.

Overall Owego ends their season 11-1-2 overall, 10-1 STAC, winning the Central Divison STAC Championship. Overall, Owego has scored 52 points and allowed our opponents only 7 for the season.  Unofficial Stats: Brittany Rando earned 8 shut outs, Lexi Hilliker leads the scoring with 18 and Jaclyn Forbes leads the assists with 11.

Owego will play STAC semi final game @ West Division winner and #18 State Ranked Class AA- Horseheads- on Friday October 22nd @ 3:30pm. 

 Owego 1 Oneonta 1 (OT)

Oneonta Goals -Assists: Cami Cleveland 1-0, Karen Schultz 0-1.

Owego Goals-Assists: Maria Alvarez 1-0; Katelyn Simpson 0-1.

Shots- Corners: Owego 6-4; Oneonta 4-5



Friday, October 15
Senior Recognition Game- Hat Trick for Hilliker

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Seniors 2010

#12 State Ranked Owego continue their pursuit of a sectional title as they beat visiting Norwich 3-0 on Senior Reognition Night.

Senior, Lexi Hilliker scored her fourth hat trick of the season.  The first score entered the stat book as Olivia Bishop drove a long pass that Lexi ran onto and knocked it past the goalie to score with 14 minutes left in the first half.  Lexi's second goal was started by our defense as Laurel Neira passed a long ball up and Lexi dribbled through a few Norwich defenders to calmly beat the keeper for the score. Lexi's final score of the game came with 20 minutes left in the game when Courtney Malia placed a great ball from a corner kick into the box for Lexi to head it in for the win.

Seniors, defender, Mandy Spadine and Keeper, Brittany Rando played strong on defense to keep Norwich off the board and earn another shut out.  Senior, Midfielder, Alanna Jenkins and Forward, Kimberly Rogers added critical offensive power to our win. 

The Seniors were recognized at half time as well as during a tail gate following the game.  Our five seniors will be missed next year.  Congratulations and Best Wishes, Ladies!



Friday, October 15
Owego Rolls Past Norwich -Press and Sun Bulletin

Owego 3, Norwich 0: Central Division champion Owego got all three goals from Lexi Hilliker, two in the closing 15 minutes of the first half against visiting Norwich.

 

OWEGO 3, NORWICH 0

Norwich 0 0 -- 0 Owego 2 1 -- 3

Goals-assists: Lexi Hilliker 3-0; Olivia Bishop 0-1; Courtney Malia 0-1.

Goalie saves: Hayley Detrich (N) 17; Brittany Rando (O) 1.

Shots-corners: Norwich 1-0; Owego 28-11.

 



Tuesday, October 12
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SENIOR RECOGNITION GAME 

The Owego Girls Varsity Soccer team will honor their seniors in the

Senior Recognition Game on Thursday on the Island

under the lights @ 7pm

vs. Norwich.  The recognition will occur during half time of the game. 

Our seniors to be honored include:

Captain Forward - Lexi Hilliker

Captain Defender- Mandy Spadine

Goalie- Brittany Rando

Midfielder- Alanna Jenkins

Forward- Kimberly Rogers

WE LOVE OUR SENIORS!!



Thursday, October 14
Owego Moves Up to 12th in State Rankings!

Girls soccer 2010 NYSSWA rankings (Through Oct. 12)

Class A

 

1: 7-1-1   Rockville Centre South Side-8

2: 10-0-0  Rye-1

3: 10-2-0  Burnt Hills-2

4: 11-0-1  Grand Island-6

5: 12-0-0  Scotia-Glenville-2

6: 11-0-0  Schalmont-2

7: 9-0-1   Williamsville South-6

8: 10-2-0  Pittsford Mendon-5

9: 8-2-0   Levittown Division-8

10: 9-1-0  Sayville-11

11: 9-0-1  Somers-1

12: 9-1-1  Owego-4

13: 8-3-1  Rochester Mercy-5

14: 8-1-2  Wallkill-9

15: 9-2-0  Jamesville-DeWitt-3

16: 12-1-0 Whitesboro-3

17: 8-2-0  Red Hook-9

18: 11-1-0 South Glens Falls-2

19: 6-4-1  Kings Park-11

20: 6-2-1  Garden City-8

 


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Tuesday, October 12
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Defender, Mandy Spadine

CENTRAL DIVISION STAC CHAMPIONS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR!! 

Owego clinched the Central Division Southern Tier Athletic Conference Championship with their win against Susquehanna Valley 3-0.  Forward, Kelsie Gooding sparked the offense as she scored 2 goals in the first 10 minutes of the game. The first goal came off a great assist from Courtney Malia.  Then Jaclyn Forbes found Kelsie making a forward run and she dribbled to take on the goalie 1v1 to send the second goal home.

Our outside midfielders connected for the next goal as Shannon Hilliker secured the win scoring the 3rd goal of the game off a well executed cross from Olivia Bishop. Outside back, Mandy Spadine made several key tackles in our defensive third. Mandy also had a strong clear to facilitate Brittany Rando's shut out in goal.   This win marks Brittany Rando's 8th shut out this season.  Laurel Neira played a strong game in the back with Morgan Phelps and Katelyn Simpson.  Maria Alvarez contributed critical minutes in this win.

Varsity Girls Soccer Standings  
STAC Central
School Wins Losses Ties Points
Owego Free Academy 9 1 0 18
Susquehanna Valley 6 4 0 12
Johnson City 2 7 0 4
Norwich 1 6 0 2


 

 



Wednesday, October 13
Owego Captures The Central Division STAC Title- Press and Sun Bulletin

Kelsie Gooding scored two goals in the first half to keep Owego on top in the Central division.Gooding's goals were scored about three minutes apart early in the half, with the second blasted from the left side of the 18-yard box and past SV goalie Allie Haskell.

In the second half, Olivia Bishop crossed a pass that Shannon Hilliker volleyed in from just inside the box with 15 minutes remaining.Owego improved its season record to 10-1-1.

 

Owego 3, Susquehanna Valley 0

Susquehanna Valley 0 0 -- 0 Owego 2 1 -- 3

 

Owego goals-assists: Kelsie Gooding 2-0, Shannon Hilliker 1-0, Courtney Malia 0-1, Jaclyn Forbes 0-1, Olivia Bishop 0-1.

 

Goalie saves: Allie Haskell (SV) 7; Brittany Rando (O) 2.

Shots-corners: Susquehanna Valley 4-2; Owego 11-4.



Friday, October 8
Owego Cruises Past Chenango Valley 7-0

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Shannon Hilliker, Midfielder

Shannon Hilliker started the scoring off for the Indians placing a great ball in the upper corner off a pass from her sister, Lexi Hilliker.  Courtney Malia recieved a pass on a set play from Jaclyn Forbes to connect with the back of the net next. Alanna Jenkins entered the stat board with a nice pass to Kelsie Gooding for our third goal of the game. Courtney scored her second goal and the teams 4th right before half.

To start off the second half, Courtney placed a through ball up to Lex who took it 1v1 with the keeper to score.  Lex scored her second goal immediately after with a cross from Olivia Bishop.  Kelsie finished the scoring with 7 minutes left to play from a well executed pass from Katelyn Simpson.  

Katelyn Simpson, lead our defense, along with Morgan Phelps, Laurel Neira and Courtney Pauly who denied much action in the defensive third.

Owego Indians are now 9-1-1 overall and 8-1 in STAC play.  They will play a STAC game on Tuesday on the Island against a strong Susquehanna Valley team @ 4:30pm. 

STAC Central Standings:
School Wins Losses Ties Points
Owego Free Academy 7 1 0 14
Susquehanna Valley 6 3 0 12
Johnson City 2 7 0 4
Norwich 1 6 0 2

 



Saturday, October 9

 Owego 7, CV 0

Chenango Valley 00--0, Owego 4 3--7

Owego Goals-Assists:  Shannon Hilliker 1-0, Courtney Malia 2-0, Lexi Hilliker 2-1,  Kelsie Gooding 2-0, Jaclyn Forbes 0-1, Alanna Jenkins 0-1, Olivia Bishop 0-1 , Katelyn Simpson 0-1 (correction)

Goalie Saves: Rebecca Cooney (CV) 11; Brittany Rando (O) 2

Shots- Corners: Chenango Valley 3-1;  Owego 16-4.



Friday, October 8
STAC Win @ Johnson City

Owego secured another STAC win on a windy day against Johnson City 2-0.  

Courtney Malia took an indirect kick following a foul, deep in our offensive third, connecting with Shannon Hilliker who headed it for her sister, Lexi Hilliker, to score for the first half goal.

With 18 minutes left in the second half, Jaclyn Forbes passed to Courtney on a set play to score a great shot in the upper corner to secure the win.  Brittany Rando earned another shut out in goal.

Owego continues on their pursuit for STAC title playing Chenango Valley next.

 

Owego 2   Johnson City 0

Owego Goals-Assists: Lexi Hilliker 1-0, Courtney Malia 1-0, Shannon Hilliker 0-1, Jaclyn Forbes 0-1.

Goalie Saves:  Brittany Rando (O) 2; Sarah Nezelek (JC) 10.

Shots- Corners:  Owego 15-2; JC 5-0



Friday, October 8
Owego 2- Johnson City 0- Press and Sun Bulletin

Lexi Hilliker and Courtney Malia scored off corner kicks in the Indians' win at Johnson City. The damage was limited to two goals in part due to quality goalkeeping by the hosts' Sarah Nezelek.



Sunday, October 3
Owego Girls Contiue to Rank Top in the State

Owego Girls continue to rank top in the state and are the only SECTION 4, CLASS A team with this honor!

NYSSWA Ranking through 9/28/10

Class A
1: 6-1-0  Rockville Centre South Side-8
2: 6-1-0  Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake-2
3: 3-0-0  Rye-1
4: 7-1-0  Mercy-5
5: 2-3-0  Islip-11
6: 8-0-0  Grand Island-6
7: 7-0-0  Schalmont-2
8: 5-0-0  Levittown Division-8
9: 8-1-0  Jamesville-DeWitt-3
10: 3-1-0  Cornwall-9
11: 5-0-1  Williamsville South-6
12: 5-1-0  Pearl River-1
13: 5-1-0  Sayville-11
14: 5-2-0  Pittsford Mendon-5
15: 7-1-0  Owego-4
16: 3-0-1  Somers-1
17: 7-1-0  Williamsville East-6
18: 8-0-0  Whitesboro-3
19: 8-0-0  Scotia-Glenville-2
20: 4-0-2  Wallkill-9



Sunday, October 3
OFA Soccer Supports the American Cancer Society

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The OFA Girls and Boys Soccer teams participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity walk, Sunday, October 3, 2010.  The Boys soccer team continues the tradition of selling Tshirts to raise funds for this cause.  Congratulations to the OFA soccer players for their continued support for this worthy cause! 

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Sunday, October 3
Owego Ties Homer in a Non League Match Up

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Midfielder, Courtney Malia

Owego worked hard but could not come up with one more ball to find the back of the net.  We scored first in the 23rd minute as Jaclyn Forbes, playing stopper today, passed to Kelsie Gooding who found a hole created by the Homer keeper.  Homer scored their two goals within 2 minutes of eachother leaving it 2-1 at half.

Outside Midfielder, Shannon Hilliker then found Courtney Malia making a center run to place a great shot past the keeper to tie it up with 8 minutes left in regulation. Both teams were denied any goals in double OT resulting in a 2-2 tie.  Katelyn Simpson played a strong game in sweeper position.  Mandy Spadine, pulled into goalie position today, had some great saves to deny Homer the win.

Owego continues to lead in the Central Division in STAC. Our next game @ JC @ 4:30pm on Thursday will be our next STAC match up.



Sunday, October 3
Malia's Goal Helps Owego Tie- Press and Sun Bulletin

Staff Report  :Courtney Malia's second half goal helped Owego forge a 2-2 tie with visiting Homer in a non-league girls soccerr match Saturday.

Homer held a 2-1 halftime lead on Kourtnee Kahne's first-half goals, each assisted by Rayne Perry.  Kelsie Gooding also scored for the Indians (7-1-1).

 Homer 2, Owego 2

Homer 0--2 2  Owego 1--1 2

Homer Goals-Assists: Kourtnee Kahne 2-0, Rachel Perry 0-2

Owego Goals- Assists: Kelsie Gooding 1-0, Courtney Malia 1-0, Jaclyn Forbes 0-1, Shannon Hilliker 0-1 (correction).

Shots-Corners: Homer 5-2, Owego 5-5

 



Sunday, October 3
Soccer: Hilliker Scoring Spree Helps Owego Girls Stay Unbeaten- Tioga County Courier (Sept 29th)

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Forward, Lexi Hilliker

by Ron Grotke

Owego Free Academy's unbeaten and state ranked girls soccer team reached 6-0 with two Southern Tier Athletic Conference wins last week as Senior standout, Lexi Hilliker scored 5 goals, increasing her total to 11.

The Indians edged host Seton Catholic on Tuesday, 2-1.  Hilliker had both OFA goals, her second breaking a 1-1 tie with six minutes and 36 seconds to play. The shot deflected off a post before bouncing in.

Hilliker's hat trick led seven Indians into the scoring column of Thursday's 11-0 rout of invading Windsor.  Jaclyn Forbes had two goals and one assist and Chrissy Carlson had two goals.

It was more than just a high scoring week for Hilliker, who also garnered Press and Sun Bulletin Athlete of the Week honors.  "I worked a lot on my skills over the summer, just improving my game so I hopefully get some good looks from colleges" she told P&SB sports writer Mike Mangan.



Wednesday, September 29
Owego Suffers First Loss of the Season

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Owego suffered their first loss of the season in front of a record breaking attendance.  It was a hard fought battle with Owego on the score board first. Lexi Hilliker had a great cross from the left side to Midfielder, Courtney Malia who found our other inside midfielder, Jaclyn Forbes making the run.  Jaclyn placed a great ball over the Forks goalie to hit the upper corner of the net.  Making it 1-0, us, at half time. 

In the 32nd minute of the second half, Forks countered with a score against our Goalie, Brittany Rando. Britt had some great saves to keep Forks at bay, including a jumping save in the corner of the net on a free kick. Forks didn't allow our team to play our passing game as they doubled up defensively on our strikers, Lexi Hilliker and Kelsie Gooding. We had some chances though, including a diving header attempt by Lexi, but we came up short.  Our outside mids, Shannon Hilliker and Olivia Bishop were called on more to draw the defense out of the middle and both played tough. Jaclyn and Courtney also played an aggressive game, reading eachother well and keeping the possession down the middle. Our defense, led by Mandy Spadine, Katelyn Simpson and Laurel Neira with help from Casey Morey and Morgan Phelps made some great tackles throughout the game. Then Forks had a break away in the last 5 minutes of the game to break the tie and earn the win.

Owego is now 6-1-0 in STAC and 7-1-0 overall.  We are currently leading the Central Division in STAC.  Next up: Game on the Island vs. Chenango Valley Thursday @ 4:30pm.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FANS WHO CAME OUT TO THE GAME!!!



Wednesday, September 29
Forks Girls Drop Owego from Unbeatens- Press and Sun Bulletin

Staff report • September 28, 2010, 11:40 pm

Brittany Mazursky and Mallory Illsley tallied second-half goals Tuesday as Chenango Forks rallied to hand host Owego its first loss of the season, 2-1, in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls soccer match.

Jaclyn Forbes' first-half goal gave Owego (7-1, 6-1 STAC) the lead before Forks (7-1, 5-1) surged in the second half. Ariel Roys made six saves for Forks.

"I think we both played well," Owego coach Jessica Billard said. "We'll learn from it, there's a lot of season to go, one loss doesn't mean anything."

CF 2, Owego 1

CF 0 2 -- 2 Owego 1 0 -- 1

CF goals-assists: Brittany Mazursky 1-1, Mallory Ilsley 1-0, Yelena Pecheny 0-1.

Owego g-a: Jaclyn Forbes 1-0, Courtney Malia 0-1.

Goalie saves: Ariel Roys (CF) 6, Brittany Rando (O) 2.

Shots-corners: CF 5-2; Owego 8-4.



Thursday, September 23
Owego is Ranked 7th in the State!!

NYSSWA Rankings Through 9/21/10

http://www.newyorksportswriters.org/reference/girls_soccer_rankings_2010.shtml

Class A
1: 0-0-0  Rockville Center South Side-8
2: 5-0-0  Burnt Hills-2
3: 6-0-0  Mercy-5
4: 2-0-0  Rye-1
5: 0-1-0  Islip-11
6: 6-0-0  Grand Island-6
7: 5-0-0  Owego-4
8: 1-0-0  Garden City-11
9: 1-0-0  Shoreham-Wading River-11
10: 6-1-0  Williamsville East-6
11: 4-0-0  Schalmont-2
12: 6-1-0  Jamesville-DeWitt-3
13: 2-1-0  Cornwall-9
14: 1-0-1  Byram Hills-1
15: 1-0-0  New Hyde Park-8
16: 4-0-0  Pearl River-1
17: 5-0-0  Whitesboro-3
18: 5-0-0  Scotia-Glenville-2
19: 4-0-0  Homer-3
20: 5-0-0  South Glens Falls-2



Thursday, September 23
A Team Effort for Owego's Win Against Windsor

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Owego sailed to a 11-0 win over Windsor.  This was a great team effort as every member of the team contributed to this shut out.

Jaclyn Forbes had a strong possession game as she netted 2 goals and 4 assists and Lexi Hilliker scored her third "hat trick" of the season.   Chrissy Carlson hit her first goal of the season scoring both our 9th and 11th goals of the game.  Shannon Hilliker, Courtney Malia and Katelyn Simpson all put in one goal each. Casey Morey also scored her first goal of the season with a shot in the corner of the net. Others adding assists for the game: Kelsie Gooding with 2, and Olivia Bishop and Maria Alvarez with one each. Emilie Edwards and Brittany Rando earned the shut out in the goal, once again! Courtney Pauly, Kim Rogers, Brook Helmich, Laurel Neira, and Morgan Phelps also contributed to this win!

This moves the Indians to 7-0-0 for the season overall, and 6-0-0 in STAC.  Owego has demonstrated that they are a well rounded team letting in only 2 goals so far this season and outscoring their opponents 33 to 2. 

Up next is a night game on the Island on Tuesday-September 28th @ 7pm! 



Friday, September 24
OFA 11- Windsor 0 - Press and Sun Bulletin

Owego 11, Windsor 0

Windsor 0 0---Owego 6 5---11

Goals- Assists: Lexi Hilliker 3-0, Courtney Malia 1-0, Jaclyn Forbes 2-1 (correction 2-4), Katelyn Simpson 1-0, Shannon Hilliker 1-0, Casey Morey 1-0, Chrissy Carlson 2-0, Olivia Bishop 0-1, Kelsie Gooding 0-2, Maria Alvarez 0-1.

Goalie Saves: Heather Launt (W) 9; Emilie Edwards (O) 1.  Shots-Corners: Windsor 2-1, Owego 29-14.



Thursday, September 23
OFA's Lexi Hilliker Named Athlete of the Week

CONGRATULATIONS

OFA's LEXI HILLIKER

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

To view the article click on the Headline above or go to: http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20100922/SPORTS05/9220384/Owego+s+Lexi+Hilliker+is+High+School+Athlete+of+Week



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Senior, Lexi Hilliker

Wednesday, September 22
Owego Wins @ Seton to Stay on Top of STAC

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Midfielder, Olivia Bishop

Owego wins another to keep them at the top of the pack in STAC.  The first half went scoreless as Owego once again had some great scoring chances and team possession of the ball. The second half started with Shannon Hilliker taking the ball down the sideline, getting tripped, drawing a free kick on our offensive third.   Katleyn Simpson took the free kick letting it soar in the box, Olivia Bishop flicked it with her head in Lexi Hilliker's direction who pounded it into the back of the net.  However, Seton did not lay back.  They countered within 5 minutes with a score.  But Owego continued in pursuit of the win as Olivia Bishop fought deep in the left corner to center the ball and Lexi was there to find a small opening in the corner to one time it in to pull Owego ahead with 6 minutes remaining in the game.

Owego remains undefeated 6-0-0 overall, 5-0-0 STAC.  They start a run of home games on Thursday where they will take on Windsor on the Island @ 4:30pm.



Wednesday, September 22
Owego's Hilliker Outkicks Seton CC- Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin

Staff report • September 21, 2010, 11:06 pm
Owego's Lexi Hilliker scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner with 6:36 remaining in the second half, as the Indians remained perfect with a 2-1 victory at Seton Catholic Central in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls soccer match on Tuesday. Hilliker scored on a shot that deflected off the post before bouncing into the goal, breaking a 1-all tie for Owego (6-0 overall, 5-0 STAC).About four minutes before Hilliker's goal, the Saints' Alex Leuci beat Owego goalie Brittany Rando one-on-one to tie the score at 1.Seton CC (2-3, 2-3) was outshot, 15-4.
Owego 0 2 -- 2 Seton CC 0 1 -- 1 

Owego goals-assists: Lexi Hilliker 2-0, Shannon Hilliker 0-1, Olivia Bishop 0-1. (correction: Olivia Bishop 0-2)

Seton Catholic Central g-a: Alex Leuci 1-0, Amanda Fierle 0-1.Goalie saves: Brittany Rando (Owe), 3; Mary Continetti (SCC), 11.Shots-corners: Owego 15-2; Seton CC 4-1.


Sunday, September 19
Unbeaten Owego Continues On Their Title Quest

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Brittany Rando- Keeper

Owego once again showcased their strength as they won another shut out to Class AA Binghamton 2-0.  Owego possessed the ball with some dangerous shots including Courtney Malia's shot off the cross bar and Katelyn Simpson's well placed corners but none found the back of the net during the first half.  Within the first 5 minutes of the second half, Forward,  Lexi Hilliker went after the ball for a score, the keeper challenged, tangling the two up but  Lexi managed to touch the ball back to Midfielder, Olivia Bishop for a great shot placing it in the opposite corner. Stopper, Katelyn Simpson then took one of her many nicely placed kicks and Lexi Hilliker knocked it in for the second goal of the game. Our defensive team- lead by Katelyn Simpson with Casey Morey, Laurel Neira and Morgan Phelps along with midfielders Courtney Malia, Jaclyn Forbes, Olivia Bishop, Shannon Hilliker and Keeper Brittany Rando earned another shut out today allowing only one goal all season.

Owego moves to 5-0-0 overall.

 



Sunday, September 19
Owego Beats Binghamton 2-0- Press and Sun Bulletin

Owego 2, Binghamton 0

Olivia Bishop and Lexi Hilliker each scored in the second half at Binghamton.  The Indians held the offensive advantage, outshooting Binghamton, 18-8 and had a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.  Binghamton goalie, Nicole Madden made 16 saves and Brittany Rando had 3.

Owego O 2--2, Binghamton 0 0--0

Owego Goals-Assists: Olivia Bishop 1-0, Lexi Hilliker 1-1

Goalie Saves: Brittany Rando (O) 3,  Nicole Madden (B) 16.

Shots- corners: Owego 18-8, Binghamton 5-1



Saturday, September 18
Owego Remains Undefeated Beating Oneonta

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Forward, Kelsie Gooding

Owego and Oneonta remained scoreless at the end of the first half with both teams denying that first goal. Owego reorganized and came out strong in the second half.  Lexi Hilliker broke up Oneonta's possession at midfield to dribble down for a cross to Kelsie Gooding who shielded her defender to knock it in the goal for the first goal of the season against a previously unscored upon Oneonta team.  Kelsie scored her next goal capitalizing on an Oneonta error taking it one v one and calmly finding the back of the net.  Olivia Bishop took an outside shot from a pass from Courtney Malia and placed it perfectly in the corner to secure our win.  Brittany Rando played strong in the goal making some critical decisions to deny Oneonta earning another shut out in goal.

This was Oneonta's first loss of the season.  Owego (4-0-0) remains undefeated allowing only one goal this season.  The Indians play Binghamton Saturday @ 7pm @ the Binghamton Alumni Stadium.

Press and Sun Bulletin

Southern Tier Athletic Conference

Owego 3  Oneonta 0

Owego 0--3  Oneonta 0--0

Owego Goals- Assists: Kelsie Gooding 2-0, Olivia Bishop 1-0, Lexi Hilliker 0-1, Courtney Malia 0-1

Goalie Saves: Brittany Rando (Owego) 3, Erin Wolstenholme (Oneonta) 9.

Shots-Corners: Owego 12-2;  Oneonta 6-4.



Saturday, September 18
Oneonta High Girls Suffer First Loss- Oneonta Daily Star Article

Kelsie Gooding scored twice in the first 17 minutes of the second half and visiting Owego cruised to a 3-0 victory over Oneonta High in a matchup of Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls soccer unbeatens Friday.
"First off, I want to give them credit," Yellowjackets coach Jerry Mackey said. "They overwhelmed us in the second and took advantage of numerous mistakes. They're unbeaten for a reason and we tip our caps to them. The good news from our end is a lot of the stuff we did wrong or failed to do is stuff we can correct.
"I'll take full responsibility, because the 21 of us didn't seem ready to play," he continued. "That's as mentally unfocused as I had ever seen us, at least this year."
Gooding scored from close ran with 36 minutes, 17 seconds left.
"I'll say with 36:25 left, it was our ball on our side by the bench," Mackey said. "From there, they took it away and made the most of their opportunity."
Gooding scored again with 23:08 to play.
The Indians held a 12-6 advantage in shots.
Erin Wolstenholme made nine saves for the Jackets (5-1), who are 4-1 in STAC.

Owego 3, Oneonta 0
Owego: Kelsie Gooding 2-0, Olivia Bishop 1-0, Lexi Hilliker 0-1, Courtney Malia 0-1.
Oneonta (5-1, 4-1): Shots-corner kicks: Ow 12-2; On 6-4.
Goalies: Brittnay Rando (Ow) 3; Erin Wolstenholme (On) 9.



Wednesday, September 15
Goodings and Hillikers Hat Tricks Lift Owego Over Norwich

OFA pulled away from Norwich in a 2nd half scoring spree.  Our two forwards scored hat tricks as Lexi Hilliker scored her second hat trick and Kelsie Gooding netted her first hat trick of the early season.

Jaclyn Forbes beat a defender to connect with Kelsie for our first goal in the 37th minute.  Owego struggled to finish until Shannon Hilliker found Lexi in the box to score right before half making it 2-0.

Lexi started the scoring off in the second half pounding a ball past the keeper from another perfect pass from Jaclyn.  Kelsie scored on a loose ball in front of the net.  Midfielder, Courtney Malia hit a bending corner for our 5th goal of the game.  And Courtney scored her second goal from a pass from Kimberly Rogers.

Mandy Spadine and Katelyn Simpson led the defense, with Casey Morey and Morgan Phelps successfully keeping the ball out of Norwich possesion.

Kelsie buried her third goal beating her defender, and Lexi finished the scoring with a one v one against the keeper. Brittany Rando and Emilie Edwards earned the shut out in goal.

Owego is now 3-0-0 on the season. Owego travels to play unbeaten Oneonta (4-0) on Thursday @ 4:30pm @ the Hall of Fame. 

 



Friday, September 10
Owego Captures their Second STAC Win

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Katelyn Simpson, stopper

Owego had a slow start at Susquehanna Valley but finally connected to secure their second STAC win of the year.  SV scored first although Owego dominated and outshot their opponent during regulation play.  We had difficulty finding the back of the net but finally, Katelyn Simpson (stopper) finished with a long shot placed in the top corner from a great pass from midfielder, Jaclyn Forbes to tie it 1-1 at the end of regulation play. In the first OT, forward, Kelsie Gooding had a nice shot in the upper corner of the net from a through pass from Courtney Malia to break the tie.  Katelyn put the icing on the cake, collecting her second goal of the day on a redirected ball to make it 3-1.  Our inside middle comprised of Katelyn, Jaclyn and Courtney demonstrated great possession throughout. Keeper, Brittany Rando had some great saves to keep Owego on top.

Next week is a busy week as the Indians travel to Norwich on Tuesday, Oneonta on Thursday and Binghamtom on Saturday.  Good luck, Ladies!



Saturday, September 4
Hilliker's Hat Trick Paces Owego in Girls Soccer- Press and Sun Bulletin

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Lexi Hilliker's Header Goal

Owego's Lexi Hilliker scored three goals Friday as the Indians rolled to a 4-0 victory over visiting Johnson City in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls soccer opener for both teams.

Hilliker gave Owego a 1-0 lead just 1:47 into the game.  She later added two second-half goals, both on headers, including one with about 20 minutes remaining to complete the hat trick. 

Courtney Malia added a goal and an assist for Owego.

Owego 4, JC 0

Johnson City 0 0 -- 0 Owego 2 2 -- 4

Owego goals-assists: Lexi Hilliker 3-1, Courtney Malia 1-1, Olivia Bishop 0-1, Shannon Hilliker 0-1.

Goalie saves: Sarah Nezlek (JC), 8; Brittany Rando (O), 1.

Shots-corners: JC 2-0; Owego 16-1.

 



Saturday, September 4
Owego Rolls Past JC in Season STAC Opener

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Midfielder, Courtney Malia

It was a midfield controlled game as senior forward, Lexi Hilliker was repeatedly called on by our midfielders to finish up top.  Lexi scored within 2 minutes of the game on a pass from, midfielder, Shannon Hilliker to place a 20 yard bullet into the net.  A few minutes later, midfielder, Courtney Malia received a touch back from Lexi to produce the 2nd goal of the day. 

In the second half, it was Malia- Hilliker once again as Malia took a free kick placing it nicely on the head of Lexi for her to redirect it for the teams third goal.  Juniors, Jaclyn Forbes, Katelyn Simpson, and Courtney Malia controlled the inside of our midfield with sophomores, Shannon Hilliker and Olivia Bishop, controlled the runs down the sidelines.  For our final goal of the match, Olivia produced a nice cross connecting Lexi for another great header tallying her third goal of the game. 

Katelyn Simpson, Mandy Spadine, Casey Morey, Laurel Neira and Morgan Phelps provided nice control in the back field.  Brittany Rando/Emilie Edwards earned the shut out in goal.

Next up:  OFA will travel to compete against a developing threat: Susquehanna Valley @ 4:30pm on Thursday, September 9th.



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Midfielder, Jaclyn Forbes

Thursday, September 2
Opening Game Friday vs JC

The OFA Varsity Girls will open their season Friday night @ 6pm on the Island against Johnson City.  They have been busy getting ready for the season with several scrimmages, practices and conditioning.  First look:  We will be the "team to beat" this season.

A triple header is scheduled for Friday.  The Boys Varsity Soccer will host Johnson City on the Island @ 4pm, followed by the OFA Girls Varsity game @ 6pm.  The night will continue over in the Stadium where our OFA Varstiy Football team will play Corning at 7pm. 

 



Thursday, September 2
Press and Sun : STAC Girls Soccer at a Glance

Owego:

Coach: Jessica Billard

Last Year's Record: 12-5, first in Central

Top Returners:

  • Courtney Malia, jr. midfielder
  • Mandy Spadine, sr. defender
  • Lexi Hilliker, sr. forward

Outlook:

Including the above key players: "The Indians return seven starters from last year's Central Division champions, including the starting defense, so if the offense produces, a STAC title is not out of the question.  Spadine leads a defense that returns juniors Casey Morey, and Kaitlyn Simpson and sophomore Laurel Neira.  Starting goalie Brittany Rando is also back.  Jaclyn Forbes, a jr., returns in the midfield after missing most of last season due to injury. Kelsie Gooding, a second year player, is a key player up front."



Owego Names Captains for the 2010 Season

Seniors Lexi Hilliker and Mandy Spadine and Junior Courtney Malia were named captains for the OFA Girls 2010 Soccer season.  Congrats Girls!



Wednesday, August 25
Soccer 2009

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2009 Central Division STAC Champions

2009 Captains: Maddy Tiddick, Julia Pulford, Courtney Malia 

2009 STAC ALL STARS:

All State

  • Maddison Tiddick- Sr, Midfielder

All Conference

  • Maddison Tiddick - Sr, Midfielder
  • Julia Pulford - Sr, Midfielder

All Division

  • Kristina Houle - Sr, Defender
  • Alexis Hilliker - Jr, Forward
  • Mandy Spadine - Jr, Defender
  • Courtney Malia - Sophomore, Midfielder


CHECK OUT OWEGO BOY'S SOCCER 2010


Monday, August 24
2008 Soccer Team

 2008 STAC ALL STARS:

All Conference

  • Maddison Tiddick Jr- Midfielder

All Division

  • Kylie Davis- Sr- Defender
  • Julia Pulford- Jr- Midfielder
  • Alexis Hilliker- Sophomore- Forward
  • Mandy Spadine- Sophomore- Forward
  • Brittany Rando- Sophomore- Goal Keeper
  • Jaclyn Forbes- Freshman- Defender

 

 



Wednesday, July 23
2007 Owego Varsity Soccer Team

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2007 Captains: Kendal Hilliker, Kayla Pauly 

ALL STATE

Midfielder: Maddy Tiddick, Soph

 ALL-CONFERENCE 

Midfielder:  Maddy Tiddick, soph

Defender: Jill Robison, Fresh.

CENTRAL ALL-DIVISION

Midfielder:  Kendal Hilliker, senior.

Defender: Kristina Houle, soph

Forward: Jenelle Robison, jr. 



Wednesday, June 6
2006 OWEGO SOCCER TEAM

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Saturday, September 18
OFA Soccer Alumni College Updates

Julia Teran- Pulford: Julia has joined the Nazareth College Flyers of the Empire 8 Conference as a freshman this year. http://www.nazathletics.com/index.aspx?tab=soccer2&path=wsoc

Lindsey Kunkle: Lindsey is playing for BCC Hornets @ Broome Community College.

Katie Trivisonno:  Katie graduated from SUNY Cortland.  She finished her collegiate career tied for ninth with 29 goals and 18 assists and 11th in career goal scoring.  As a Senior she earned SUNYAC second team recognition. As a jr and Freshman she earned NSCAA Division III Womans soccer All New York region Third team.  Katie is currently assistant coach for OFA. http://www.cortlandreddragons.com/news/2008/1/17/WSOC_0117084156.aspx?path=wsoc