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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.

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Niskayuna advances past Bethlehem on penalty kicks in Section 2 Class AA boys soccer semifinals; CBA prevails

COLONIE – No. 7 Niskayuna outshot No. 2 Bethlehem 5-3 in penalty kicks to advance through the Section 2 Class AA boys soccer semifinals Friday, Oct. 26, at Colonie Central High School.

The Suburban Council rivals played to a scoreless draw through regulation and overtime, setting up the penalty kick round. Saidali Mesbahi scored first for Niskayuna, and then goalkeeper Jimmy Joyce stopped Derin Gumustop’s shot to give the Silver Warriors the advantage throughout the rest of PKs. Continue reading “Niskayuna advances past Bethlehem on penalty kicks in Section 2 Class AA boys soccer semifinals; CBA prevails”

Section 2 Class AA boys soccer: Bethlehem wins wild quarterfinal game against Saratoga Springs

DELMAR – The semifinal match-ups for the Section 2 Class AA boys soccer tournament are complete following No. 3 Bethlehem’s 4-3 victory over No. 6 Saratoga Springs Monday, Oct. 22.

Derin Gumustop scored the game winning goal midway through the second half off a pass from Aiden McCaffrey, and Bethlehem’s defense kept Saratoga Springs off the scoreboard from there. Gumustop tallied twice for the Eagles (13-3-1), with Matt Stento and Lleyton Emery adding goals.

Evan Farr and Aiden Rice notched goals for Saratoga Springs (11-5-0), which had a 2-1 lead on Bethlehem 10 minutes into the game.

Bethlehem advances to face No. 7 Niskayuna in Friday’s semifinal game at 5 p.m. at Colonie Central High School. The other semifinal pits No. 1 Christian Brothers Academy against No. 5 Shaker at 7 p.m.

Scenes from Suburban Council boys soccer: CBA doubles up Bethlehem

DELMAR – Christian Brothers Academy wrapped up the best record in the Suburban Council by defeating Bethlehem 4-2 Saturday, Oct. 13, in a boys soccer game.

John Mendrysa scored all of his team’s goals to lead the Brothers (12-1-1 league, 25 points) to victory and likely the No. 1 seed for the Section 2 Class AA playoffs. Gabe Kaprielian tallied twice for the Eagles (10-3-1, 21 points). Continue reading “Scenes from Suburban Council boys soccer: CBA doubles up Bethlehem”

Suburban Council boys soccer: Bethlehem fends off Averill Park

Derin Gumustop’s third goal of the afternoon proved to be the game winner as Bethlehem fended off Averill Park 4-3 Monday, Oct. 8, in a Suburban Council boys soccer game.

Gumustop scored unassisted at the 66:01 mark to break a 2-2 tie, and he added a goal off a pass from Aidan McCaffrey five-and-a-half minutes later to put the Eagles up 4-2. Logan Bielawski tallied with 3:36 left in regulation to pull Averill Park within a goal, but that was as close as the Warriors got.

Gabe Kaprielian contributed a goal, and McCaffrey added a pair of assists for Bethlehem. Bielawski led Averill Park with two goals and assisted on Tristan Shelhamer’s goal.

Bethlehem goalkeeper Sam Lane made three saves, and Averill Park netminder Eric Schuman stopped four shots.

Suburban Council boys soccer: Shaker and Bethlehem play to a tie; CBA extends unbeaten streak to eight games

Two of the top Suburban Council Blue Division boys soccer teams met in Latham Thursday, Oct. 4, with Bethlehem and Shaker playing to a 1-1 tie.

Will Augstell scored on a direct kick in the first half to give the Blue Bison (7-2-3 league, 8-3-3 overall) a 1-0 lead, but Gabe Kaprielian tallied with five minutes left in the second half to pull the Eagles (7-2-1, 9-2-1) even. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys soccer: Shaker and Bethlehem play to a tie; CBA extends unbeaten streak to eight games”

Suburban Council boys soccer: Shaker earns tie against Averill Park; Bethlehem shuts out Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

Shaker and Averill Park played to a 1-1 tie Tuesday, Sept. 4, in a Suburban Council boys soccer game.

Logan Bielawski scored on a free kick from just outside the penalty box 15 minutes into the contest to put Averill Park ahead 1-0. Shaker countered five minutes later when Ian Wu tucked in a pass from Stephen Guidi to knot the score at 1-1. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys soccer: Shaker earns tie against Averill Park; Bethlehem shuts out Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake”