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”
The quarterfinal field is set in the Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs following Thursday’s opening round.
No. 6 Greenwich (9-6-2) dispatched No. 22 Canajoharie 8-2 in Greenwich. The Cougars (2-14-2) got on the scoreboard first on Walfre Vasquez’s goal three minutes into the first half, but the Witches scored eight unanswered goals to end Canajoharie’s upset bid.
Charlie Gartner recorded a hat trick, and Liam Kelleher contributed a goal and an assist for Greenwich. AJ Rymph, Bill Bink, Hunter Dixson and Connor Smith also tallied for the Witches. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C boys soccer round-up: Greenwich downs Canajoharie; Waterford-Halfmoon advances on penalty kicks”
No. 17 Catholic Central and No. 13 Schoharie were among six teams advancing through the preliminary round of the Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Lucas Kania had a hat trick to lead Catholic Central (5-12-0) to a 7-1 victory over No. 16 Saratoga Central Catholic. Liam McDonald contributed a pair of goals, and Joe Piperata added a goal and two assists for the Crusaders, who will meet top-seeded Lake George Thursday, Oct. 18.
Luke Apy tallied for Spa Catholic (5-11-1), and goalkeeper Preston Famiglietti made six saves. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs: Catholic Central, Schoharie among teams advancing past preliminary round”
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”
Tyler Nemjo’s performance in goal helped Tamarac fend off Stillwater 2-1 Saturday, Sept. 29, in a Wasaren League boys soccer game.
Nemjo stopped 15 of the 16 shots he faced to pick up the victory for the Bengals. Alex Bassey and Xander Gliosco tallied for Tamarac, with Dylan Briccetti picking up an assist.
Jack Rubenstein scored Stillwater’s lone goal, and goalkeeper Tim Buchal had six saves. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys soccer: Tyler Nemjo helps Tamarac defeat Stillwater; Waterford-Halfmoon shuts down Berlin”
Tamarac defeated Berlin 25-5, 25-11 and 25-12 in a Wasaren League girls volleyball match Friday, Sept. 28.
Jordyn Sorel recorded 21 service points, including five aces, to pace the Bengals (5-4 league, 6-4 overall). Catrina Murphy had five aces among her 10 service points, while Gabriella Cellucci contributed eight kills. Gianna Bucciero added seven assists, one kill and one block.
Tamarac made two first-half goals stand in a 2-1 victory over Berlin Saturday, Sept. 22, in a Wasaren League boys soccer game.
Goalkeepers Andrew Minbiole and Tyler Nemjo stopped a combined 21 shots on goal by Berlin to help the Bengals pull out the victory. Dylan Briccetti and Ethan Brown scored Tamarac’s goals in the first 40 minutes.
Kasey Billert converted a penalty kick for the Mountaineers.
BERLIN – Hunter Guertin notched seven goals and added an assist in Waterford-Halfmoon’s 11-0 victory over Berlin in a Wasaren League boys soccer game Friday, Sept. 14.
Nate Powell contributed two goals and two assists for the Fordians, who led 6-0 at halftime. Jaycen Janusz and Zach Soden also tallied, and goalkeeper Bobby Valigorski stopped two shots.
Berlin goalies combined to make 19 saves against Waterford-Halfmoon.
Greenwich improved its Wasaren League record to 3-1 with a 6-0 victory over Berlin Tuesday, Sept. 11, in a boys soccer game.
The Witches (3-2 overall) outshot Berlin 18-1 and held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks, on their way to the convincing victory.
Charlie Gartner tallied twice, while AJ Rymph, Tyler Murray, Christian O’Brien and Tommy Abate added individual goals for Greenwich. Berlin goalkeepers Malek Plouffe and Gabe Colin made a combined total of 11 saves.
The Lake George girls team settled for a 1-1 tie against Section 3’s Sauquoit Valley at the Hall of Fame Tournament Sunday, Sept. 9, at Herkimer County Community College.
Sarah Kohls scored off a Gabby Marchello assist in the 12th minute to give Lake George a 1-0 lead. However, Alyssa Shepherd tallied three minutes into the second half for Sauquoit Valley, and neither team could pull ahead. Continue reading “Non-league girls soccer: Lake George ties Sauquoit Valley; Taconic Hills edges Berlin”