SARATOGA SPRINGS – Olivia Piraino tallied twice in the second half to lead Niskayuna to a 3-0 victory over Saratoga Springs Thursday, Oct. 11, in a Suburban Council girls soccer game.
Following a scoreless first half, Piraino struck with an unassisted goal 25 seconds into the second half to give the Silver Warriors the lead. Eight minutes later, Piraino assisted on Mikayla Bechtel’s goal, which made the score 2-0. Piraino capped the evening with a penalty kick goal with 6:01 remaining in regulation.
Shots on goal were nearly identical, as Niskayuna finished with 14 and Saratoga registered 13. Goalkeepers Emma Anderson (Niskayuna) and Natalie Jillson (Saratoga) each had eight saves.