Tag: McKenzie Ballard

Scenes from Section 2 girls lacrosse finals: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake claims Class C title

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”

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Girls lacrosse: Bethlehem hangs on to defeat Shenendehowa

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”

Suburban Council girls lacrosse: Shenendehowa edges Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in high-scoring contest

Six Shenendehowa players recorded multi-goal games in an 18-17 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Tuesday, April 9, in a Suburban Council girls lacrosse game in Clifton Park.

Grace Palowodzinski notched five goals and three assists to lead the Plainsmen’s attack. McKenzie Ballard had a three-goal, five-assist afternoon, while Olivia Howard and Payton Kisling each added hat tricks. Abby Danson and Kira Tucker each scored a pair of goals.

Sydney Fitzgerald led Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake with six goals. MK Lescault had a four-goal performance, and Ella Blesi contributed a hat trick and three assists.

Shen hosts Niskayuna Thursday, while Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake faces Colonie at home. Continue reading “Suburban Council girls lacrosse: Shenendehowa edges Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in high-scoring contest”

Suburban Council girls lacrosse: Columbia edges Ballston Spa

Ciara Mazzone scored five goals to lead Columbia to a 7-6 victory over Ballston Spa in a Suburban Council girls lacrosse game Thursday, April 4.

Ashley Murtagh and Elle Stringer also tallied for the Blue Devils, and goaltender Julia Hawkins made 12 saves to help Columbia hang on for the victory.

Maddy Barnum struck for four goals, and goalie Gia Burdick stopped six shots for the Scotties. Sam DeVito and Sarah Rule also scored goals. Continue reading “Suburban Council girls lacrosse: Columbia edges Ballston Spa”