Non-league boys soccer: Delaware Academy and Amsterdam pick up victories at Schoharie tournament

Delaware Academy and Amsterdam picked up victories in the first round of Schoharie’s Kyle Sharpe boys soccer tournament Saturday, Sept. 29.

Amsterdam defeated Fonda-Fultonville 4-1, while Delaware Academy shut out Schoharie 3-0 to advance to the finals Saturday, Oct. 6.

Dwight Rose scored twice in the first half and added a goal in the second half to lead Amsterdam (5-6-0). Kevin Vargas also tallied for the Rugged Rams, and goalkeeper Ian Healy made four saves.

Tyler Sweet scored off a pass from Cody Hanson, and Mitch Araya stopped four shots in goal for Fonda-Fultonville (2-7-1).

Battling on muddy field conditions at Schoharie High School, Delaware Academy took a 1-0 lead on Paul Avila’s first-half goal. Both teams had scoring chances in the first 20 minutes of the second half before Michael Paoli tallied for Delaware Academy to put the visitors ahead 2-0.

Noah Fagnani had Schoharie’s best scoring chance when he ripped a shot that Delaware Academy goalie Logan Bryan caught. Christian Imperi then scored an insurance goal for Delaware Academy.

Schoharie netminder Bailey Smart had 13 saves.

In other non-league action, Glens Falls edged Galway 1-0 on Seth Davis’ goal with 10:30 left in the first half. Goalie Ben Difiore made four saves to pick up the shutout for the Indians (3-8-0).

Henry Flint stopped six shots for Galway (2-7-2).

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