Oneonta earned a 1-0 win against Bronxville in the Class B girls soccer regional semifinals Tuesday at Vestal, ending the Broncos’ streak of winning at least a share of the regional title the past three seasons.
“They had a good season,” Bronxville coach Don Cupertino said. “It’s tough losing, especially when you get this far.”
It was the third meeting between the two squads in the state tournament in as many seasons. Bronxville beat the Yellowjackets 1-0 in 2011. Oneonta advanced to the state semifinals in 2012 on penalty kicks after playing to a 1-1 draw.
“It’s always a tough game,” Cupertino said.
The Broncos had two chances in the first five minutes but couldn’t capitalize. The missed opportunities proved costly as the Yellowjackets were able to score on a ball in the box off a free kick in the 19th minute.
Bronxville dominated the second half, according to Cupertino, but the Broncos couldn’t net an equalizer.
While Cupertino was disappointed with the loss, he said it’s something his team can use as a learning experience.
“I think you always have to take something positive out of a loss,” Cupertino said. “It’s hard now, but in the long run, you take something positive from it. Use that to build on future appearances.”
North Rockland 4, Elmira 1: In a Class AA regional semifinal at Vestal, Amber Alfonzo, Michaela Morales, Julianna Cabrera and Nicole Aylmer all scored for the Red Raiders. They will play Section 9’s Monroe-Woodbury in the regional final Saturday at Middletown at a time to be determined.
Byram Hills 2, Vestal 1: In a Class A regional semifinal at Binghamton University, Rachel Pollack scored the winning goal. Carly Barnett had a goal and an assist. Remi Godner added an assist. The Bobcats will play Section 9’s Goshen in the regional final Saturday at Middletown at a time to be determined.
Class AA: North Rockland 4, Elmira 1
Class A: Byram Hills 2, Vestal 1
Class B: Oneonta 1, Bronxville 0
Class C: Haldane 5, S.S. Seward 0
Class AA: North Rockland vs. Monroe Woodbury at Middletown, TBA
Class A: Byram Hills vs. Goshen at Middletown, TBA
Class B: Oneonta vs. Spackenkill at Middletown, TBA
Class C: Haldane vs. Friends Academy/Stony Brook, TBA