Category: Boys soccer

Boys soccer: Canajoharie wins wild WAC game against Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons

Canajoharie scored four times in the second half to pull out a 5-3 Western Athletic Conference boys soccer victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Sept. 4.

Canajoharie took a 2-0 lead on a first-half goal by Brian Greenslette and a tally by Cody Haig early in the second half. ND-BG tied the score at 2-2 on goals by Connor Barber and Nick Gosh, but Alex Blanchard put the Cougars back in the lead with a goal. Haig struck for his second goal a short time later to notch the eventual game winner.

Haig finished with a hat trick for Canajoharie, while Barber had a pair of goals for ND-BG. Continue reading “Boys soccer: Canajoharie wins wild WAC game against Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons”


Soccer: Bethlehem boys edge Shaker in Suburban Council showdown

The Bethlehem boys soccer team made an early goal stand up in a 1-0 Suburban Council victory over Shaker Thursday, Sept. 5, in Latham.

Bethlehem received a corner kick one minute into the contest after Shaker’s defense cleared the ball over its own end line. On the corner itself, the ball bounced around the penalty box until Salko Kanic knocked it into the back of the net to give the Eagles the lead.

Both teams had numerous scoring chances throughout the rest of the game, but neither could finish their opportunities. Bethlehem finished the afternoon with 15 shots on goal and six corners, while Shaker registered 17 shots on frame and five corners.

Elsewhere in the Suburban Council, Paul Abatiello scored two minutes into extra time to give Christian Brothers Academy a 3-2 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

Abatiello struck in the seventh minute off an assist from Alejandro Torres to put the Brothers ahead 1-0. Jacob Scott converted a penalty kick five minutes later to tie the score at 1-1, but Wyatt Leto tallied in the 29th minute off a feed from Abatiello to give CBA a 2-1 halftime advantage.

Scott scored again two minutes into the second half to knot the score at 2-2 for BH-BL. The game remained deadlocked through the remained of regulation before Abatiello netted the game winner in overtime.

In the Foothills Council, Queensbury tallied four times in the second half to pull away for a 5-0 victory over Hudson Falls. Teddy Borgos scored two goals and added two assists for the Spartans. Peter Crawford, Asa Edwards and Brendan Duffy also recorded goals for Queensbury. Goaltender Joey Lapan made 15 saves for Hudson Falls.

In the Colonial Council, LaSalle edged Schalmont 1-0 on a first-half goal by Bennett Beaulieu. Anthony Rotello had 10 saves in goal to earn the shutout for the Cadets. Ryan Taylor made six saves for Schalmont.

In the Western Athletic Conference, Schoharie downed an undermanned Duanesburg squad 17-0. Noah Fagnani led the Indians with eight goals and two assists. The Eagles dressed only nine players due to low numbers and minimum practice regulations.

In non-league action, Greenwich edged Doane Stuart 4-3. Charlie Gartner and Tommy Abate each scored a goal in the first 12 minutes of the second half to give the Witches a 3-1 lead. AJ Rymph tallied twice for the Witches, while Nelson and Lwel Htoo scored for the Thunder Chickens.

Waterford-Halfmoon shut out Corinth 6-0 in another non-league contest. Nate Powell and Jason Cordts each netted two goals for the Fordians, and goaltender Jake Houle made five saves for the shutout, including one on a penalty kick.

Boys soccer: Doane Stuart defeats Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in tournament

Joey DiPetra and Myo Pine each had hat tricks to lead Doane Stuart to a 9-0 victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons at the Stillwater Boys Soccer Tournament Aug. 31.

Pine tallied all of his goals in the first half to stake the Thunder Chickens to an early lead. DiPetra contributed a pair of assists to go along with his three goals, while Nelson Htoo added a goal and three assists in the victory. Lwel Say and Gael Pena Reyes also collected goals for Doane Stuart. Continue reading “Boys soccer: Doane Stuart defeats Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in tournament”

Four CBA soccer players sign Division I letters of intent


COLONIE – Four members of the Section 2 Class AA champion Christian Brothers Academy soccer team signed their National Letters of Intent at a ceremony Thursday, March 21.

Striker Brady Van Epps signed with Brown University, while midfielder Keegan Vedder chose Rutgers University. Midfielder Eli D’Onofrio will continue his soccer career close to home at the University at Albany, and defender Quinn Becker will be a couple of hours west playing for nationally-ranked Syracuse University.

“They’re hard working players, but they have a high level of soccer intelligence and that’s what makes the difference,” said CBA soccer coach Phil Farinacci. “They have the foundation they need to get to the next level.”

All four players said they only dreamed about playing at the Division I level when they first joined the varsity program.

“It kind of came out of nowhere. I started slow, but I worked hard to get better and it showed,” said Vedder.

“It was definitely a goal, but it was a dream,” added Van Epps. “I had to keep pushing and working hard.” Continue reading “Four CBA soccer players sign Division I letters of intent”

Boys soccer: Anthony Carlucci receives first team all-state honors for second time

Ichabod Crane senior midfielder Anthony Carlucci received his second consecutive first team recognition when the United Soccer Coaches announced its All-New York boys soccer team Friday, Dec. 14.

Carlucci was named to the small schools division (classes B, C and D) first team after putting together a strong 2018 campaign, in which he scored 16 goals in leading the Riders to the Section 2 Class B final. Teammate Gio Gomez was selected as a fifth team all-star. Continue reading “Boys soccer: Anthony Carlucci receives first team all-state honors for second time”

Scenes from Section 2 soccer: 2018 Exceptional Seniors Showcase

GUILDERLAND – Some of the top seniors from around Section 2 gathered at DiCaprio Park in Guilderland Monday, Nov. 12, for a series of showcase games. Each game pitted players from different leagues against each other (e.g. Colonial Council vs. Patroon Conference, Foothills Council vs. Suburban Council) and was played before family, friends and college coaches. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 soccer: 2018 Exceptional Seniors Showcase”

Six Queensbury players selected as first team all-stars by the Foothills Council boys soccer coaches

Six Queensbury players – including league MVP Ray Jones – were selected as first-team all-stars by the Foothills Council boys soccer coaches.

Jones anchored a Queensbury defense that allowed a total of 10 goals during its run to the Class A state semifinals. Along the way, the Spartans posted a seven-game shutout streak against Foothills Council opponents and allowed league opponents a total of four goals during the regular season.

Four Schuylerville players and three South Glens Falls players made the first team, with the rest coming from Scotia-Glenville and Hudson Falls.

The Foothills Council boys soccer all-stars are as follows: Continue reading “Six Queensbury players selected as first team all-stars by the Foothills Council boys soccer coaches”

Queensbury, Schalmont boys soccer teams fall in state semifinals

MIDDLETOWN – Queensbury and Schalmont fell in the semifinals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys soccer tournament Saturday, Nov. 10.

Queensbury, which entered as the top-ranked Class A team in the state, lost to Somers (Section 1) 2-1 in its semifinal contest. Lucas Fecci and John Riina scored for Somers, while Aidan Jordi-Donnelly had a second-half goal for Queensbury.

Schalmont fell to Section 3 champion Westhil 3-1 in the Class B semifinals. Mark Etoll, Jack Grooms and Braden Krzykowski notched goals for Westhill, while Devin Renaud tallied for Schalmont.

Boys soccer: NYSPHSAA switches site for Class A semifinals

With heavy rain in the forecast for Middletown Friday night, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has moved the site of the Class A boys soccer semifinals.

Section 2 champion Queensbury will meet Section 1 champion Somers Saturday, Nov. 10, at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. The winner of that contest will play either Brighton (Section 5) or Amityville (Section 11) in the finals Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at Middletown High School’s turf field. The semifinals were scheduled to be played at one of the grass fields at the Middletown school district complex.

There is no change to the Class B schedule. Section 2 champion Schalmont meets Section 3 representative Westhill Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Middletown High School turf field. The winner advances to the finals Sunday at 10:30 a.m. against either East Aurora (Section 6) or Briarcliff (Section 1).

Boys soccer regionals: Schalmont advances on penalty kicks; Queensbury defeats Fulton

Schalmont (Class B) and Queensbury (Class A) will represent Section 2 at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Soccer Tournament this weekend in Middletown after they won regional titles Saturday, Nov. 3.

Schalmont tied Section 7’s Peru 2-2 in their regional, but punched its ticket to the state semifinals by edging Peru 4-3 in penalty kicks. Jared Smith hit the go-ahead penalty kick for the Sabres, and goalkeeper Ryan Taylor made a diving block with his feet on Tanner Spear’s attempt to end the session.

Peru scored twice in the first 14 minutes to take an early lead on Schalmont, but Ryan Edwards tallied with less than 17 minutes left in the first half to trim the deficit to 2-1. Edwards then scored on a direct kick midway through the second half to tie the score at 2-2. Continue reading “Boys soccer regionals: Schalmont advances on penalty kicks; Queensbury defeats Fulton”