Foothills Council boys soccer: Ryan Melucci’s hat trick leads Hudson Falls past Johnstown

Hudson Falls scored three consecutive goals in the second half to pull away for a 4-2 victory over Johnstown Thursday, Sept. 6, in a Foothills Council boys soccer game.

Ryan Melucci broke a 1-1 tie four minutes into the second half, and then he struck in the 53rd minute to give the Tigers (3-0 league, 4-0 overall) some breathing room.

Melucci finished with a hat trick, and Shawness Williams added a goal for Hudson Falls. Joey Matthews and Zach Serpa scored for Johnstown, and goalkeeper Josh Hoyt had eight saves.

In other Foothills Council action, Scotia-Glenville bounced back from its loss to Broadalbin-Perth with a 4-1 victory at Glens Falls, while Queensbury and South Glens Falls rolled to victories over Gloversville and Amsterdam, respectively.

Ringo Hartenberg gave Glens Falls the lead with a goal 5:30 into the game, but Scotia-Glenville rattled off the next four goals to pull out the victory. Julian Aldi tied the score at the 15:30 mark, and Jared O’Connor put the Tartans ahead to stay less than 10 minutes later.

O’Connor finished with a pair of goals, and Nick Neilson added another for Scotia-Glenville. Aldi contributed two assists to go along with his goal.

Glens Falls goalkeeper Ben Difiore stopped seven shots.

Five different players scored goals for Queensbury (3-0, 5-1) in its 5-0 victory over Gloversville (0-3). Teddy Borgos, Aidan Jordi-Donnelly, Ray Jones and Alex Roca tallied in the first half for the Spartans, and Sam Rowley concluded the scoring in the second half.

Jacob Kataneksza and Kayden King each made five saves in goal for Gloversville.

South Glens Falls sped past Amsterdam 8-1. The Bulldogs (3-3) scored three goals within a 12-minute span late in the first half to break open a close game.

Bobby Bruschini, Andrew King and Colin Parker all scored a pair of goals for South Glens Falls. Lanning Torebka and Logan Carruthers also tallied.

Randy Spraker scored off an assist by Luke Patrei midway through the first half for Amsterdam (1-3).


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