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.
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.
ROTTERDAM – Two of the top four-ranked Class B girls soccer teams in New York State met for the second time this season.
When all was said and done, Academy of the Holy Names (No. 4) rallied for a 2-1 victory over top-ranked Schalmont Wednesday, Oct. 3, in a Colonial Council contest.
Unlike the first meeting between the two teams – won by Schalmont 4-1 on Sept. 2 (click here for the story and a photo gallery) – Holy Names did not back down after Schalmont took the lead on Ashley Cirilla’s unassisted goal early in the second half. Megan Marini scored the equalizer less than 11 minutes later off a pass from Ava Panto, and Panto notched the game winner off Marini’s assist with 16:46 remaining in regulation.
Holy Names goalkeeper Kathleen Harris stopped 10 shots, while Schalmont netminder Eden Messemer had 10 saves.
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.
Two of the top Class B girls soccer teams in New York State continued their dominance over Colonial Council competition Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Top-ranked Schalmont defeated Cobleskill-Richmondville 10-0, while fifth-ranked Academy of the Holy Names downed Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 7-0.
Sofia Cassano and Ashley Cirilla each recorded hat tricks to lead Schalmont past Cobleskill-Richmondville. Jules Monlea, Gianna Viscusi and Simone Cassano also tallied for the Sabres.
Goalkeeper Sydney Dymes made 15 saves for Cobleskill-Richmondville.
Holy Names used a balanced attack to defeat RCS. Ava Panto tallied three times, while Suzi Smith, Libby Harris and Megan Marini all contributed a goal and an assist for Holy Names. Sam Germano also scored a goal, while goalies Kathleen Harris and Megan Bell stopped a combined total of four shots for the shutout.
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”
Academy of the Holy Names turned aside Colonial Council newcomer Mohonasen 2-0 in a girls soccer game Thursday, Sept. 6.
Libby Harris headed in Ava Panto’s cross in the first half to give Holy Names a 1-0 lead. Grace Field then scored off a pass from Bella Tronco in the second half to provide the insurance goal. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls soccer: Holy Names shuts out Mohonasen; Schalmont defeats Lansingburgh”
Academy of the Holy Names built a 2-0 halftime lead and defeated Catholic Central 4-0 Tuesday, Sept. 4, in a battle of Colonial Council girls soccer powers.
Ava Panto recorded a hat trick, and goalkeeper Kathleen Harris made six saves to earn the shutout for Holy Names. Megan Marini contributed a goal and an assist.
Catholic Central netminder Maddie Finn had 10 saves.