Boys lacrosse: Ballston Spa’s defense shuts down Shaker in Suburban Council contest

Ballston Spa played well at both ends of the field to defeat Shaker 10-1 Tuesday, April 9, in a Suburban Council boys lacrosse game at Schuylerville High School.

Seven players recorded goals for the Scotties, and goaltender Gregg Dort nearly posted a shutout, stopping seven of the eight shots he faced. Lucas Bennice, Ethan Thomas and Demetri Yerou all scored a pair of goals to lead Ballston Spa’s balanced attack.

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Shaker goalie Ryan Mazzariello did what he could to keep his team in the game, as he made 17 saves. However, the Blue Bison never got their offense going against a tough Ballston Spa defense. Zach Mein tallied Shaker’s lone goal.

Shaker returns home Thursday, April 11, to face Columbia, while Ballston Spa travels to Guilderland.

In other Suburban Council action, Shenendehowa rallied from a 6-3 halftime deficit to defeat Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 12-9. The Plainsmen scored five goals in the third quarter to tie the score at 8-8 before closing the game on a 4-1 run.

Billy Beach and Matt Newhall had hat tricks for Shen, and goalie Jacob Aragones stopped nine shots. Newhall also added three assists, while Tommy Landers and Eric Makhatadze contributed two goals apiece. Jackson Bach and J.D. Townsend each notched a pair of goals, and goalie Chris Serafini registered 12 saves for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake travels to Colonie Thursday, while Shen receives a bye.

Bethlehem jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 16-4 victory over Columbia in East Greenbush. Liam Ferris had a seven-goal, two-assist performance for the Eagles, while P.J. Namkoong notched four goals. Ben Reilly contributed three goals and two assists in the victory.

Owen Stefanko tallied twice, and goalie Collin Dougherty had 12 saves for Columbia.

Bethlehem is off until Saturday, April 13, when it travels to Guilderland.

In non-league action, LaSalle Institute rallied from a 7-5 deficit to edge Guilderland 9-8. The Cadets face Hoosac School Thursday.

In the Foothills Council, Schuylerville defeated Glens Falls 13-7. Justin Carte led the Black Horses with four goals and two assists, and Andrew Philips contributed a hat trick and two assists. Hogan Fox had two goals and three assists for the Indians, which gave him the school record for most points in a lacrosse career. Noah Girard added a hat trick for Glens Falls.

Schuylerville visits South Glens Falls Thursday, while Glens Falls travels to Amsterdam.

Queensbury handled South Glens Falls 12-4 Tuesday behind Alex Chirgwin’s hat trick. Sam Benedetto and Sean Collins each tallied twice for the Spartans, and goalie Kellen Gannon made 11 saves. Jake Ring notched a pair of goals for South Glens Falls.

Queensbury visits Scotia-Glenville Thursday.

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