Schalmont (Class B) and Queensbury (Class A) will represent Section 2 at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Soccer Tournament this weekend in Middletown after they won regional titles Saturday, Nov. 3.
Schalmont tied Section 7’s Peru 2-2 in their regional, but punched its ticket to the state semifinals by edging Peru 4-3 in penalty kicks. Jared Smith hit the go-ahead penalty kick for the Sabres, and goalkeeper Ryan Taylor made a diving block with his feet on Tanner Spear’s attempt to end the session.
Peru scored twice in the first 14 minutes to take an early lead on Schalmont, but Ryan Edwards tallied with less than 17 minutes left in the first half to trim the deficit to 2-1. Edwards then scored on a direct kick midway through the second half to tie the score at 2-2. Continue reading “Boys soccer regionals: Schalmont advances on penalty kicks; Queensbury defeats Fulton”
TROY – Schalmont overcame a 3-0 deficit with 24:20 left in regulation to edge Colonial Council rival Ichabod Crane 4-3 in overtime to win the Section 2 Class B boys soccer title Monday, Oct. 29, at LaSalle Institute.
Hamza Noor’s shot deflected off the crossbar and just over the goal line in the first 15-minute overtime period to propel the top-seeded Sabres to the Sectional title and a berth in Thursday’s regional against Section 10 champion Canton at Potsdam High School.
Gio Gomez recorded a hat trick for Ichabod Crane. Gomez scored his first goal 14 minutes into the first half and then struck twice in the second half to give the Riders a 3-0 advantage over a Schalmont team that defeated them twice during the regular season.
Devin Renard headed Zach Metzold’s shot into the goal to get Schalmont on the scoreboard. Ryan Edwards tallied less than 90 seconds later when he knocked in Gabe Comenzo’s pass to trim the deficit to 3-2. Then, Renard scored again with 1:19 left in regulation to tie the game at 3-3. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Schalmont rallies past Ichabod Crane for Class B title”
ROTTERDAM – Anthony Carlucci’s second goal of the evening helped No. 2 Ichabod Crane rally for a 3-2 overtime victory over No. 3 Schuylerville in the Section 2 Class B boys soccer semifinals at Mohonasen High School.
Carlucci tied the score at 2-2 late in the second half when his direct kick sailed into the upper corner of the Schuylerville goal. Then with three minutes left in the first overtime period, Carlucci eluded the Schuylerville defense and fired a shot into the net for the game winner.
Joe Dolan headed in Edgar Gomez’s corner kick with less than 16 minutes left in the first half to give the Riders a 1-0 lead. Mike Lanfear tallied early in the second half and assisted on Christian Petralia’s goal that put the Black Horses ahead 2-1. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Ichabod Crane edges Schuylerville in overtime to win semifinal”
VALATIE – Schalmont swept its two-game season series with Ichabod Crane by edging the Riders 3-2 Saturday, Oct. 13, in its Colonial Council boys soccer season finale.
Ryan Edwards had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Dylan Martin and Gabe Comenzo also tallied for Schalmont, and goalkeeper Ryan Taylor had six saves.
Anthony Carlucci scored two goals in the second half to lead Ichabod Crane’s rally. Goalie Spencer Bates made three saves.
After playing four consecutive overtime contests, Schalmont cruised to a 5-0 Senior Night victory over Lansingburgh Tuesday, Oct. 9, in a Colonial Council boys soccer game.
Underclassment led the way for the Sabres (12-1-2). Hamza Noor scored seven minutes into the contest off a rebound, and freshman Drew Kuzek tallied off a feed from Matt Horwedel to give Schalmont a 2-0 lead at the half.
Sophomore Ryan Edwards buried a tough-angle shot into the upper corner of the net 13 minutes into the second half to put Schalmont ahead 3-0. Noor tallied 30 seconds later off a pass from Edwards, and Kusek added his second goal of the evening later in the half to finish the scoring.
Goalkeeper Grant Laustrup had 11 saves for Lansingburgh.
TROY – Schalmont won its second consecutive overtime game by edging LaSalle 2-1 Wednesday, Oct. 3, in a Colonial Council boys soccer game.
Andrew Kessler finished a one-on-one breakaway against LaSalle goalkeeper Anthony Rotello with slightly more than two minutes remaining in the second 10-minute overtime period to give the Sabres the victory. The winning goal was set up by a long punt from Schalmont goalie Ryan Taylor to Ryan Edwards down the left sideline. Edwards then sent a through ball to Kessler, who beat Rotello to the ball.
Edwards scored less than two minutes into the game off a feed from Matt Horwedel to give Schalmont an early 1-0 advantage. However, LaSalle’s Colin Giombetti tallied a short time later to knot the score at 1-1. Neither side managed a goal over the next 90 minutes of game time.
Taylor made six saves for the Sabres, including one on a hard shot by a LaSalle player midway through the second overtime period. Rotello stopped five shots for the Cadets.
ROTTERDAM – After playing more than 180 minutes of scoreless soccer, Schalmont found the back of the net to edge Albany Academy 1-0 in overtime Monday, Oct. 1, in a Colonial Council boys soccer game.
Ryan Edwards gathered in Jordan Bush’s long lead pass, created some space between himself and the Albany Academy defender and launched a low shot into the far corner eight minutes into the first overtime period for his league-leading 14th goal of the season.
Both teams had scoring chances throughout regulation. Albany Academy had the best opportunity of the afternoon when Connor Smith was clipped in the penalty box in the second half and was awarded a penalty kick. Schalmont goalkeeper Ryan Taylor made a diving save on the ensuing shot to keep the game scoreless.
Taylor finished with five saves to earn the shutout, while Albany Academy goalie Ethan Duda stopped three shots.
Schalmont scored all of its goals in the second half to pull away for a 4-0 victory over Cobleskill-Richmondville Wednesday, Sept. 26, in a Colonial Council boys soccer game.
The Sabres had several scoring opportunities in the first half, but Bulldog goalkeeper Nick Beevers stopped them all. Cobleskill-Richmondville came close to getting on the scoreboard late in the first half with a pair of quality shots that Schalmont netminder Ryan Taylor tipped over the crossbar.
Ryan Edwards broke the scoreless tie by curling a long-distance shot past Beevers early in the second half. That opened the floodgates for the Sabres, as Jared Smith tallied two minutes later and added another goal later in the half to put the game out of Cobleskill-Richmondville’s reach. Dom Scalice ended the scoring with less than two minutes remaining.
ROTTERDAM – Schalmont scored three goals in the second half to pull away for a 4-0 victory over Catholic Central Monday, Sept. 24, in a Colonial Council boys soccer game.
Ryan Edwards scored twice in the first 20 minutes of the second half to lead the Sabres (7-1-0 league, 8-1-0 overall). Edwards’ first goal was shot near the back line and curled off the back post into the Catholic Central goal. The sophomore then tallied off a through ball from Matt Horwedel for his 12th goal of the season.
Edwards also assisted on Dom Scalice’s first-half goal for Schalmont. A corner kick that deflected off a Catholic Central defender for an own goal finished the scoring.
Catholic Central goalkeeper Noah Miller made nine saves.
VOORHEESVILLE – Under “Friday Night Lights” at Voorheesville’s Homecoming, Schalmont fended off the Blackbirds 2-1 in a Colonial Council boys soccer game Sept. 21.
Ryan Edwards scored less than three minutes into the game to give the Sabres a quick 1-0 lead. Edwards struck again near the midway point of the second half off a feed from Matt Horwedel to put Schalmont ahead 2-0.
Jacob Dykstra sent Derek Moore ahead on a breakaway, and Moore finished with a goal to close the gap to 2-1, but Schalmont’s defense fended off several Voorheesville challenges in the final 20 minutes to secure the victory.
Schalmont goalkeeper Ryan Taylor made one save to earn the victory, while Voorheesville netminder Ryan Beardsley stopped six shots.