Academy of the Holy Names junior Ava Panto was named the Player of the Year when the Colonial Council announced its girls soccer all-stars Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Panto scored a team-high 38 goals and added eight assists to help Holy Names win the Colonial Council Liberty Division and the Section 2 Class B titles.
Four more Holy Names players – Megan Marini, Bella Tronco, Marissa DeMartino and Grace Field – were named first team all-stars. Schalmont, Voorheesville and Mohonasen also had four players selected to the first team. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls soccer coaches name Ava Panto Player of the Year”
By ROB JONAS
SARATOGA SPRINGS – One race lived up to its pre-event billing, while another showdown never materialized at Friday’s Section 2 Cross Country Championships at a soggy Saratoga Spa State Park.
The Class A boys race turned into a battle royale between Shenendehowa and Saratoga Springs, with the Plainsmen pulling out a three-point victory over the Blue Streaks, 60-63. Saratoga had two of the top four runners in the race, but Shen’s pack mentality proved to be the deciding factor.
“Our sixth and seventh runners beat Saratoga’s fifth runner. That was the game right there,” said Shen boys head coach Lance Jordan. Continue reading “A look back at the Section 2 Cross Country Championships”
Mohonasen setter Bryannah Green received the Most Valuable Player award when the Colonial Council girls volleyball coaches revealed their all-star selections Monday, Oct. 29.
Green led the Mighty Warriors with 105 service aces, 225 assists and 42 kills. She helped Mohonasen win its first Section 2 playoff match when the fifth-seeded Mighty Warriors defeated No. 4 Averill Park in the quarterfinals.
Mohonasen Libero Hailey DeGuire was chosen by the league’s coaches as the Defensive Player of the Year. DeGuire notched 185 digs for an average of 3.5 digs per match in 2018.
Outside hitter Sydney Neff from Academy of the Holy Names was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Neff had a hitting average of .562 to lead Holy Names’ offense, and she also led her team in defensive digs. Continue reading “Mohonasen’s Bryannah Green leads list of Colonial Council girls volleyball all-star honorees”
TROY – Schalmont overcame a 3-0 deficit with 24:20 left in regulation to edge Colonial Council rival Ichabod Crane 4-3 in overtime to win the Section 2 Class B boys soccer title Monday, Oct. 29, at LaSalle Institute.
Hamza Noor’s shot deflected off the crossbar and just over the goal line in the first 15-minute overtime period to propel the top-seeded Sabres to the Sectional title and a berth in Thursday’s regional against Section 10 champion Canton at Potsdam High School.
Gio Gomez recorded a hat trick for Ichabod Crane. Gomez scored his first goal 14 minutes into the first half and then struck twice in the second half to give the Riders a 3-0 advantage over a Schalmont team that defeated them twice during the regular season.
Devin Renard headed Zach Metzold’s shot into the goal to get Schalmont on the scoreboard. Ryan Edwards tallied less than 90 seconds later when he knocked in Gabe Comenzo’s pass to trim the deficit to 3-2. Then, Renard scored again with 1:19 left in regulation to tie the game at 3-3. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Schalmont rallies past Ichabod Crane for Class B title”
ROTTERDAM – Anthony Carlucci’s second goal of the evening helped No. 2 Ichabod Crane rally for a 3-2 overtime victory over No. 3 Schuylerville in the Section 2 Class B boys soccer semifinals at Mohonasen High School.
Carlucci tied the score at 2-2 late in the second half when his direct kick sailed into the upper corner of the Schuylerville goal. Then with three minutes left in the first overtime period, Carlucci eluded the Schuylerville defense and fired a shot into the net for the game winner.
Joe Dolan headed in Edgar Gomez’s corner kick with less than 16 minutes left in the first half to give the Riders a 1-0 lead. Mike Lanfear tallied early in the second half and assisted on Christian Petralia’s goal that put the Black Horses ahead 2-1. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Ichabod Crane edges Schuylerville in overtime to win semifinal”
Quarterfinal match-ups are now set in Class B, as eight boys soccer teams advanced to the next round of the Section 2 playoffs Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Top-seeded Schalmont (14-1-2) shut out Colonial Council rival Cohoes 4-0 in Rotterdam. Dom Scalice tallied twice for the Sabres, who shook off a slow start to pull away with three second-half goals. Zach Metzold and Dylan Martin also scored goals.
Goalkeeper Jordan Prouty made 12 saves for No. 16 Cohoes (3-15-0). Continue reading “Section 2 Class B boys soccer playoffs: Schalmont, Ichabod Crane among first round winners”
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”
VALATIE – Schalmont swept its two-game season series with Ichabod Crane by edging the Riders 3-2 Saturday, Oct. 13, in its Colonial Council boys soccer season finale.
Ryan Edwards had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Dylan Martin and Gabe Comenzo also tallied for Schalmont, and goalkeeper Ryan Taylor had six saves.
Anthony Carlucci scored two goals in the second half to lead Ichabod Crane’s rally. Goalie Spencer Bates made three saves.
ROTTERDAM – Eight different players scored goals for Schalmont in a 9-0 victory over Ichabod Crane Thursday, Oct. 11, in a Colonial Council girls soccer game.
Sofia Cassano had two goals and an assist to lead a balanced Sabre attack. Davia Rossi and Jules Monlea each contributed a goal and an assist, while Eden Messemer, Isabella Amoroso, Kasey Dillenbeck, Isabella Almodovar and Teghan Older all added goals. Kelly Sanders, Ashley Cirilla, Sophia Pasquarella and Simone Cassano chipped in with assists.
Cali Ringwood stopped 12 shots on goal for Ichabod Crane.
Schalmont used a balanced attack to defeat Catholic Central 3-1 Monday, Oct. 1, in a Colonial Council girls soccer game.
Isabella Almodovar, Jules Monlea and Ashley Cirilla scored Schalmont’s goals, and goalkeeper Eden Messemer needed only to make two saves as the Sabres controlled the flow of play. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls soccer: Schalmont defeats Catholic Central; Mohonasen escapes Lansingburgh”