Lake George’s Sarah Kohls was named the Player of the Year when the Adirondack League girls soccer coaches unveiled their all-star teams for the 2018 season Monday, Nov. 12.
Kohls scored 24 goals and added eight assists to lead Lake George to the league title and a Section 2 Class C semifinal appearance.
The rest of the Adirondack League all-stars are as follows: Continue reading “Adirondack League reveals girls soccer Player of the Year and all-star teams”
CORTLAND – Bethlehem and Fort Ann each fell short in their bids for a state title in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Soccer Championships Nov. 10 and 11 in Cortland.
Bethlehem reached the Class AA finals before losing to Section 9 champion Monroe-Woodbury 1-0 Sunday at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. Kaelyn Salatto scored on a corner kick late in the second half to give Monroe-Woodbury the lead.
Bethlehem advanced to the championship contest with a 2-1 semifinal victory over Section 6 representative Clarence Saturday. Brianna Price tallied twice for the Lady Eagles, and goalkeeper Shannon Donnelly made six saves.
Fort Ann’s bid for a Class D championship ended with a 1-0 loss to Section 5’s Kendall Sunday. Hailee Mitchell notched the lone goal of the game in the second half for Kendall.
The Cardinals reached the state finals with a 2-1 semifinal victory over Section 10’s Parishville-Hopkinton Saturday. Amanda Godfrey and Sarah Paige scored Fort Ann’s goals.
Three Section 2 girls teams are heading to Cortland for this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.
Bethlehem (Class AA), Stillwater (Class C) and Fort Ann (Class D) advanced through regionals to reach Saturday’s state semifinal rounds in their respective classes. The winners of Saturday’s semifinals play again Sunday for the championship. Continue reading “Bethlehem, Stillwater and Fort Ann travel to Cortland for state girls soccer semis”
By ROB JONAS
COLONIE – The Fort Ann boys soccer team won its ninth consecutive Section 2 title by rallying past Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville 2-1 in overtime Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Class D final at Colonie Central High School.
No. 2 OESJ led 1-0 with 30 seconds left in regulation when Fort Ann’s Brendan Wright was taken down inside the box to set up a penalty kick. Sawyer Lunt stepped up to take the shot and slotted it into the lower right corner of the goal to tie the score at 1-1.
The top-seeded Cardinals, who had carried the play for much of the second half, kept the momentum going into the first 15-minute overtime period. Wright led a breakaway into OESJ’s territory and sent a crossing pass to Lunt, who directed a shot towards the lower right corner again. Wolves’ goalkeeper Adan Vasquez dove to stop the shot at the goal line, but it bounced off of him and directly to a charging Aidan Barnes, who knocked it into the goal for the game winner.
“This was a tough one, but we didn’t quit,” said Fort Ann head coach Rich McCabe. “I feel terrible for OESJ. They played a heck of a game.” Continue reading “Fort Ann rallies past OESJ for ninth straight Section 2 Class D title”
COLONIE – Aidan Barnes’ overtime goal lifted top-seeded Fort Ann to a 2-1 victory over Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville in Tuesday’s Section 2 Class D boys soccer final at Colonie Central High School.
OESJ took a 1-0 lead late in the second half when Mason Snell scored off a feed from Zach Mosher, but a foul call inside the Wolves’ penalty box led to Sawyer Lunt’s tying goal on a penalty kick with 30.1 seconds remaining in regulation.
Barnes scored the game winner for Fort Ann with less than four minutes left in the first overtime off a rebound. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Fort Ann wins a thriller over OESJ”
Top-seeded Fort Ann faces No. 3 seed New Lebanon in tonight’s Section 2 Class D girls soccer final at Mechanicville High School.
Fort Ann needed penalty kicks to advance past No. 4 Northville in Monday’s semifinal game at Fonda-Fultonville High School. The Cardinals scored three goals in the second half to take a 4-3 lead, only to see Northville tie the game at 4-4 and force overtime.
After four scoreless overtime periods, the two sides went to penalty kicks, where Fort Ann edged Northville 2-1 to move on.
Sarah Paige scored all of Fort Ann’s goals, while Jaycee Frasier, Kerrigan Groff, Brianna Strouse and Kaytelenn VanHeusen tallied for Northville.
New Lebanon advanced with a slightly more conventional 2-1 overtime victory over No. 2 Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville. Emily Schafer’s second goal of the evening won it for the Lady Tigers.
No. 1 Fort Ann and No. 2 Oppenheim-Ephretah-St. Johnsville each moved into the Section 2 Class D boys soccer semifinals following quarterfinal victories Thursday, Oct. 18.
Fort Ann (14-3-0) defeated No. 8 Argyle 4-0 at Queensbury High School. The game was scoreless until the second half, when Brendan Wright struck for three goals and assisted on Aidan Barnes’ tally for the Cardinals.
Goalkeeper Jared Montello had five saves for Argyle (6-10-0).
OESJ defeated No. 7 Loudonville Christian 2-0 to reach the semifinals. Jack Brundage had both goals for the Wolves (15-2-0). Josiah Westfall stopped 12 shots on goal for the Eagles (5-7-2).
The other two quarterfinals games take place Friday, Oct. 19, with No. 5 New Lebanon at No. 4 Hartford and No. 6 North Warren at No. 3 Bishop Maginn.
Brackets for the Section 2 girls soccer playoffs were announced Monday, Oct. 15, and two Suburban Council teams were among the five No. 1 seeds.
Bethlehem received the No. 1 seed in Class AA after winning the Blue Division title, while Averill Park claimed the No. 1 seed in Class A after finishing first in the Gray Division. Colonial Council champion Academy of the Holy Names (Class B), Wasaren League champion Stillwater (Class C) and Adirondack League runner-up Fort Ann (Class D) were the other three No. 1 seeds.
Here are the match-ups for the first two rounds: Continue reading “Section 2 girls soccer playoffs: Bethlehem, Averill Park, Holy Names, Stillwater and Fort Ann are top seeds”
By ROB JONAS
Christian Brothers Academy (Class AA), Queensbury (A), Schalmont (B), Lake George (C) and Fort Ann (D) are the No. 1 seeds in this year’s Section 2 boys soccer playoffs.
CBA earned the No. 1 seed after posting the best record in the Suburban Council (12-1-1 league, 13-1-1 overall). The Brothers – along with No. 2 Albany (11-2-1, 12-2-1), No. 3 Bethlehem (10-3-1, 12-3-1) and No. 4 Shenendehowa (10-3-1, 10-3-1) – received byes through the first round.
Queensbury (15-1-0), No. 2 Albany Academy (11-5-0), No. 3 Averill Park (6-8-2), No. 4 South Glens Falls (10-6-0) and No. 5 Mohonasen (9-5-2) all received byes in Class A.
Here are all of the match-ups for the first two rounds of Sectionals: Continue reading “Section 2 boys soccer playoff seedings are set”
Lake George claimed the Adirondack League girls soccer title with a 2-0 victory over Fort Ann Saturday, Oct. 13.
Sarah Kohls scored unassisted eight minutes into the game and struck again at the 30-minute mark off a pass from Gabby Weidner to give the Warriors their two-goal advantage. Fort Ann made several attempts to get on the scoreboard, but Samantha Jeckel stopped all 11 shots she faced to earn the shutout in goal.
Fort Ann goalie Faith Lehoisky kept the Cardinals in the game with 18 saves.
Lake George entered the game ranked No. 3 among Class C teams in the New York State Sportswriters Association poll, while Fort Ann was ranked seventh in Class D.