Section 2 boys lacrosse playoffs: Voorheesville edges Cambridge in overtime

No. 4 Voorheesville outlasted No. 5 Cambridge 10-9 in the Section 2 Class D boys lacrosse quarterfinals Saturday, May 18.

Ian Owens had a six-point day for the Blackbirds, recording three goals and adding three assists. Jake Palmer also notched a hat trick, while John Hanlon contributed a pair of goals.

Gabriel Sgambettera tallied four times for Cambridge, and goaltender Daniel Blanchfield made 16 saves. Jamie Olvera chipped in with three goals and three assists.

Voorheesville meet top-seeded Schuylerville Tuesday, May 21, in one of two Class D semifinal games. The other contest pits No. 2 Johnstown against No. 3 Greenwich at Knox Field.

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Elsewhere, No. 5 Scotia-Glenville got past No. 4 Averill Park 12-11 in the Class C quarterfinals Saturday. The Tartans advance to face No. 1 LaSalle Tuesday in Troy.

No. 4 Columbia had little trouble defeating No. 5 Troy 13-1 in the Class B quarterfinal round. Billy DiDonna struck for four goals to lead the Blue Devils, who pulled away by outscoring the Flying Horses 9-0 in the second half. Owen Stefanko had a hat trick and two assists, and Benjamin Cook helped on four goals.

Tyrone Jones scored Troy’s lone goal, and goalie Robert Gapp had 12 saves.

Columbia takes on top-seeded Ballston Spa in one of two Class B semifinals Tuesday. No. 3 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake travels to No. 2 Queensbury in the other semifinal game.

In Class A, No. 5 Shaker edged No. 4 Saratoga Springs 8-6 in the quarterfinals. Jack Leto, Jack Cheney and Zach Mein all had two-goal games for the Blue Bison, and goalie Ryan Mazzariello stopped nine shots. Will Fox led Saratoga with two goals and two assists, and goalie Ryan Flemming made 10 saves.

Shaker takes on top-seeded Niskayuna in Tuesday’s semifinals after the Silver Warriors dispatched No. 8 Colonie 22-1. Finn McCullough led a balanced Niskayuna attack with four goals, while Brock Behrman and Dan Brownell each chipped in with hat tricks. Six players had multi-goal games for Niskayuna.

No. 2 Bethlehem held on for a 10-7 quarterfinal victory over No. 7 Guilderland. Ben Reilly posted a hat trick, and Liam Ferris notched two goals and two assists for the Eagles, who led 8-2 going into the fourth quarter. Nick Cardinal and Daniel Macchiarella each scored three goals, and goalie Patrick Kelty had 17 saves for the Dutchmen.

Bethlehem hosts No. 3 Shenendehowa in Tuesday’s semifinals. The Plainsmen advanced with a 15-5 quarterfinal victory over No. 6 Christian Brothers Academy behind Billy Beach’s four-goal, one-assist afternoon. Ely Bruhns, Kyle Acker, Eric Makhatadze and Tyler Sullivan also had multi-goal games for Shen, and goalie Johnny Scavo made 16 saves.

Ben Curro tallied twice for CBA, and goalie Max Tedesco stopped 14 shots.

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