Suburban Council boys soccer: Shaker, CBA win in the rain

Tuesday’s rain wreaked havoc on the Suburban Council boys soccer schedule, as only two of the five scheduled games were reported as having been completed, while two others were officially postponed.

In Latham, Shaker (7-2-2 league, 8-3-2 overall) edged Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 1-0, while Christian Brothers Academy (9-1-1, 10-1-1) defeated Troy 2-0 in Colonie.

The lone goal of the Shaker-Burnt Hills game was scored in the first half, as Evan Austin took Jack Acquario’s header, raced down the field and got the ball past Spartans goalkeeper Sean Speck.

Both teams had chances to get on the scoreboard after Austin’s goal, thanks to a fast field from the afternoon rainstorm. However, the goalkeepers and the defenses from both sides stood strong, and the game ended 1-0.

Speck stopped several shots for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (3-7-0, 4-8-0), while Keegan Flaherty and Justin Osborn made a combined total of five saves for Shaker. Osborn replaced Flaherty after Flaherty was injured.

It took a long time for CBA to get on the scoreboard against Troy (0-8-2, 0-10-2), but when the Brothers broke through, they capitalized quickly. Sumahri Stewart tallied off an assist by Jordan Proulx in the 65th minute, and Stewart struck again in the 67th minute off a pass from Dylan Bogdon.

Neither side managed many shots on goal in the rain. CBA took four shots on goal, while Troy sent six shots on net.

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