Four third-period goals propelled the No. 8 GMSVS Storm to a 6-2 victory over No. 9 Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany in the opening round of the Section 2 Division 1 hockey playoffs Monday, Feb. 18, at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility in Glenville.
Storm goalie Allie Kelley stopped 33 of the 35 shots she faced to give her team their second Sectional victory in the last three years. Evan Carey notched a pair of goals, while Brendan Dunleavy and Mike Farina Jr. each contributed two assists. Alex Bzdell, Jayden Kelley, Cole Pasquini and TJ Pierce also tallied for the Storm.
Yoni Eligberg scored both of the Mohawks’ goals, and goalie Tony Cotugno had 10 saves. Continue reading “Section 2 hockey playoffs: GMSVS Storm pull away from NSA to advance”
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”
Head coach: Tim Kelley
Last year’s record: 12-4-2
Playoff result: lost to Mechanicville in Class B Sectional semifinals on penalty kicks
Returning starters: Kaelyn Lawson (forward), Jayden Kelley (midfielder), Rebecca Gregg (midfielder), Amanda Gillenwalters (forward), Renee Bogdany (midfielder), Leah Weber (goalkeeper), Julia Gleasman (sweeper), Megan Romansky (defense)
Graduated: Rebecca Clair (forward), Izzy Jobin-Davis (defense), Elliana Windsor (defense), Abby Parker (defense)
Outlook for season: The Blackbirds lost a first team (Clair) and a second team all-league player (Jobin-Davis) to graduation, but they have a player selected to the all-state team (Lawson), a Section 2 all-star (Jayden Kelley) and a first team Colonial Council player (Gregg) back to lead the offense.
“With eight returning starters, we should be good,” said Tim Kelley. “Schalmont and Holy Names will be favorites in the Colonial Council, and maybe newbie Mohonasen.”