Bethlehem took a 4-2 halftime lead and held on for an 8-7 victory over Shenendehowa Tuesday, May 7, in a battle of two of the top Suburban Council girls lacrosse teams.
Lauren Riker struck for four goals to lead the Lady Eagles, who moved into sole possession of second place in the league standings. Lindsey Ayres and Paige Halliday each contributed a pair of goals, and goaltender Amanda Koch stopped seven shots.
McKenzie Ballard, Grace Palowodzinski and Kira Tucker all tallied twice for Shen, which dropped to third place in the standings. Goalie Aislinn Sweeney made 12 saves. Continue reading “Girls lacrosse: Bethlehem hangs on to defeat Shenendehowa”
After winning its first NYSPHSAA girls soccer title, Stillwater cleaned up when the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports (NYSSCOGS) announced its year-end All-State teams this week.
Brooke Pickett was named Class C Player of the Year, and Christina Ihnatolya was chosen as the Class C Coach of the Year by a panel of sportswriters and coaches from across New York. Pickett was instrumental in leading the Lady Warriors to an undefeated season, as she led all of Section 2 with 52 goals.
Three more Stillwater players were selected to the Class C All-State Team – Keelyn Peacock (first team), Teya Staie (first team) and Devon Wagner (fifth team). Continue reading “Brooke Pickett, Stillwater lead the way in state girls soccer postseason honors”
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”
STILLWATER – Megan Marini bent a corner kick into the far left side of the Schalmont goal with less than one minute left in the second overtime period to give Academy of the Holy Names a 4-3 victory in the Section 2 Class B girls soccer final Friday, Oct. 26.
Marissa DeMartino headed in a Marini corner kick midway through the first overtime period to put top-seeded Holy Names ahead 3-2, but Teagan Olden tallied three minutes later to knot the score at 3-3 for No. 2 Schalmont.
The Sabres built a 2-0 halftime lead on goals by Vanessa Wainwright and Ashley Cirilla. However, Ava Panto struck twice in the second half – both times assisted by Bella Tronco – to pull Holy Names even and force overtime.
Goalkeeper Kathleen Harris made eight saves for Holy Names, which defeated Schalmont for the second time in three meetings this season. Schalmont netminder Eden Messemer had three saves.
Schalmont and Academy of Holy Names will meet for a third time on the soccer pitch this season – this time, for the Section 2 Class B title.
No. 2 Schalmont pulled out a 6-4 victory over No. 3 Voorheesville in one semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Lansingburgh High School, while top-seeded Holy Names pulled away for a 5-0 victory over No. 4 Mechanicville in the other semifinal.
Sofia Cassano scored two goals and added an assist, and Davia Rossi contributed three assists for Schalmont in its victory over Voorheesville. Vanessa Wainwright also tallied twice, while Ashley Cirilla and Jules Monlea each had a goal and an assist. Goalkeeper Eden Messemer made 12 saves. Continue reading “Schalmont, Holy Names advance to Section 2 Class B girls soccer final”
ALBANY – Academy of the Holy Names turned on the afterburners in the second half to pull away for a 9-0 victory over Lansingburgh Friday, Oct. 12, in a Colonial Council girls soccer game.
Bella Tronco tallied twice in the second half on her way to recording a hat trick for Holy Names. Ava Panto tallied a goal in each half and contributed two assists, while Megan Marini registered a goal and three assists.
Marissa DeMartino, Riley Taylor and Grace Field also scored goals for Holy Names, which tallied six times in the second half. Goalkeepers Kathleen Harris and Megan Bell stopped a combined total of three shots.
Goalie Jillian Currier had 11 saves for Lansingburgh.
Two late goals helped Academy of the Holy Names escape Mohonasen with a 2-0 victory Tuesday, Oct. 9, in a Colonial Council girls soccer game.
The two teams were locked in a scoreless duel until Megan Marini curled a corner kick into the goal with 6:58 left in the second half. Bella Tronco then added an insurance goal with 1:02 remaining in regulation to seal Holy Names’ victory.
Mohonasen goalkeeper Megan Hart did her best to keep Holy Names off the scoreboard. Hart stopped 15 of the 17 shots on goal she faced. Holy Names netminder Kathleen Harris recorded five saves for the shutout.
Holy Names moved ahead of Schalmont in the New York State Sportswriters Association’s girls soccer poll this week, following its 2-1 victory over the previously top-ranked Sabres last week. Holy Names is ranked No. 3 in Class B, while Schalmont slips to No. 4.
Ava Panto scored four goals and added an assist to lead Academy of the Holy Names to an 8-0 victory over Cohoes Saturday, Sept. 29, in a Colonial Council girls soccer game.
All four of Panto’s goals came in the second half as Holy Names pulled away from Cohoes. Megan Marini contributed two goals and an assist, while Grace Field and Bella Tronco added goals.
Kathleen Harris made four saves in goal to pick up the shutout for Holy Names.
ALBANY – Megan Marini’s goal proved to be the game winner for Academy of the Holy Names in a 2-1 victory over Catholic Central Saturday, Sept. 22, in a Colonial Council girls soccer game.
Marini broke a 1-1 tie with a goal off a direct kick for Holy Names. Bella Tronco tallied in the first half on an individual effort.
Emily Drake had an unassisted goal in the first half, and goalkeeper Maddie Finn made 10 saves for Catholic Central.
Ava Panto’s two second-half goals helped Academy of the Holy Names defeat Voorheesville 3-1 Friday, Sept. 14, in a Colonial Council girls soccer game.
Panto headed in a cross from Julia Tronco, and she knocked in an insurance goal off a feed from Bella Tronco for Holy Names. Bella Tronco scored in the first half off an assist by Grace Field that gave Holy Names a 1-0 lead. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls soccer: Holy Names defeats Voorheesville; Mohonasen cruises past Cohoes”