ROTTERDAM – Isabell Adams and MK Lescault led Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to a 13-5 victory over Averill Park in the Section 2 Class C girls lacrosse final Wednesday, May 22, at Mohonasen High School.
Adams and Lescault each tallied once to give the Lady Spartans a quick 2-0 lead. The Warriors got one goal back on a breakaway by Anita Reitano, but Adams struck again to make it a 3-1 game for BH-BL.
Adams finished with five goals and two assists, while Lescault contributed a hat trick and three assists for BH-BL, which won its third consecutive Sectional title and its first under head coach John Battaglino. Carly Szczepaniak and Ella Blesi each added a pair of goals. Reitano tallied twice for Averill Park. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 girls lacrosse finals: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake claims Class C title”
Caroline Wise’s fifth goal of the game lifted No. 2 Bethlehem to a 12-11 overtime victory over No. 3 Saratoga Springs in the Section 2 Class A semifinals Monday, May 20.
The Lady Eagles led 6-4 at halftime and built a four-goal lead in the second half before the Blue Streaks rallied to tie the score at 11-11. Wise then tallied the game winner late in the first overtime period to propel Bethlehem into Wednesday’s Class A final.
Lindsey Ayres contributed three goals and two assists for Bethlehem, which defeated Saratoga Springs for the third time this season. Ella Payer had a five-goal afternoon for the Blue Streaks, and Lindsey Frank added four goals. Continue reading “Section 2 girls lacrosse playoffs: Bethlehem, Shenendehowa advance to Class A finals with one-goal victories”
Saratoga Springs held on for a 12-11 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in a Suburban Council girls lacrosse game Tuesday, April 2, in Saratoga Springs.
Lindsay Frank scored five goals and added an assist to lead the Blue Streaks. Ella Payer had a hat trick and contributed four assists, while goaltender Abigail Searles stopped 11 shots.
MK Lescault tallied five times to lead Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s offense.
Elsewhere in the Suburban Council, Guilderland fended off Columbia 14-12. The Lady Dutch took an 8-4 lead into halftime and then stalled a Blue Devil rally in the second half to pull out the two-goal win. Continue reading “Girls lacrosse: Saratoga Springs edges Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake”
By ROB JONAS
When Kim Wise last coached the Bethlehem varsity girls basketball team, the Lady Eagles were playing for the 2003 state Class A championship.
Wise stepped away after Bethlehem’s loss to Copiague (Section 11) to focus on her family, but she is back to coach the Lady Eagles for the first time in 16 seasons.
“I was not actively searching for a coaching position, but the opportunity at Bethlehem opened up and the timing was right,” said Wise in an e-mail. “I am very excited that I was given the opportunity to get back on the court. I forgot how much I love coaching this level.” Continue reading “Kim Wise steps back into her role as the Bethlehem girls basketball team’s head coach”