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Soccer: Bethlehem boys edge Shaker in Suburban Council showdown

The Bethlehem boys soccer team made an early goal stand up in a 1-0 Suburban Council victory over Shaker Thursday, Sept. 5, in Latham.

Bethlehem received a corner kick one minute into the contest after Shaker’s defense cleared the ball over its own end line. On the corner itself, the ball bounced around the penalty box until Salko Kanic knocked it into the back of the net to give the Eagles the lead.

Both teams had numerous scoring chances throughout the rest of the game, but neither could finish their opportunities. Bethlehem finished the afternoon with 15 shots on goal and six corners, while Shaker registered 17 shots on frame and five corners.

Elsewhere in the Suburban Council, Paul Abatiello scored two minutes into extra time to give Christian Brothers Academy a 3-2 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

Abatiello struck in the seventh minute off an assist from Alejandro Torres to put the Brothers ahead 1-0. Jacob Scott converted a penalty kick five minutes later to tie the score at 1-1, but Wyatt Leto tallied in the 29th minute off a feed from Abatiello to give CBA a 2-1 halftime advantage.

Scott scored again two minutes into the second half to knot the score at 2-2 for BH-BL. The game remained deadlocked through the remained of regulation before Abatiello netted the game winner in overtime.

In the Foothills Council, Queensbury tallied four times in the second half to pull away for a 5-0 victory over Hudson Falls. Teddy Borgos scored two goals and added two assists for the Spartans. Peter Crawford, Asa Edwards and Brendan Duffy also recorded goals for Queensbury. Goaltender Joey Lapan made 15 saves for Hudson Falls.

In the Colonial Council, LaSalle edged Schalmont 1-0 on a first-half goal by Bennett Beaulieu. Anthony Rotello had 10 saves in goal to earn the shutout for the Cadets. Ryan Taylor made six saves for Schalmont.

In the Western Athletic Conference, Schoharie downed an undermanned Duanesburg squad 17-0. Noah Fagnani led the Indians with eight goals and two assists. The Eagles dressed only nine players due to low numbers and minimum practice regulations.

In non-league action, Greenwich edged Doane Stuart 4-3. Charlie Gartner and Tommy Abate each scored a goal in the first 12 minutes of the second half to give the Witches a 3-1 lead. AJ Rymph tallied twice for the Witches, while Nelson and Lwel Htoo scored for the Thunder Chickens.

Waterford-Halfmoon shut out Corinth 6-0 in another non-league contest. Nate Powell and Jason Cordts each netted two goals for the Fordians, and goaltender Jake Houle made five saves for the shutout, including one on a penalty kick.


Boys soccer regionals: Schalmont advances on penalty kicks; Queensbury defeats Fulton

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”

Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Schalmont gets past Cobleskill-Richmondville in Class B

ROTTERDAM – Top-seeded Schalmont edged Colonial Council rival Cobleskill-Richmondville 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the Section 2 Class B boys soccer playoffs Friday, Oct. 19.

Dylan Martin scored the game’s lone goal in the first half, and goalkeeper Ryan Taylor stopped five shots for the Sabres, who advance to face No. 4 Mechanicville in the semifinals Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Mohonasen High School.

Goalie Nick Beevers had 12 saves for Cobleskill-Richmondville. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys soccer playoffs: Schalmont gets past Cobleskill-Richmondville in Class B”

Colonial Council boys soccer: Schalmont holds on for victory over Ichabod Crane

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.

Colonial Council boys soccer: Catholic Central squeaks past Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk; Mohonasen and Schalmont play to a scoreless tie

Catholic Central hung on for a 3-2 victory over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk in a Colonial Council boys soccer game Friday, Oct. 5, in Troy.

Lucas Kania and Liam McDonald each had a goal and an assist to lead the Crusaders’ balanced attack. Joe Piperata also scored for Catholic Central, and goalkeeper Noah Miller made two saves.

Bryan Schwabrow tallied for RCS, and goalie Shane Racey stopped seven shots.

Elsewhere in the Colonial Council, Mohonasen and Schalmont played to another scoreless tie. Mohonasen goalie Tyson Hallberg stopped four shots, while Schalmont netminder Ryan Taylor made five saves.

It was Schalmont’s fourth consecutive overtime game and its second tie during the stretch.

Colonial Council boys soccer: Andrew Kessler’s OT goal propels Schalmont past LaSalle

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.

Colonial Council boys soccer: Schalmont needs overtime to edge Albany Academy

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.

Colonial Council boys soccer: Rotterdam rivals play to scoreless tie; Catholic Central edges Cohoes

The first Colonial Council boys soccer battle between Rotterdam rivals Mohonasen and Schalmont ended in a scoreless draw Saturday, Sept. 29.

Most of the action was in the midfield, as neither side generated many quality shots on goal. Schalmont goalkeeper Ryan Taylor had four saves, while his Mohonasen counterpart, Tyson Hallberg, stopped three shots to keep a clean ledger.

Elsewhere, Catholic Central pulled out a 3-2 victory over Cohoes. Lucas Kania tallied twice, Joe Piperata contributed a goal and Noah Miller had six saves between the posts for the Crusaders.

Jarron Frangie and Adrian Sherman scored Cohoes’ goals, and goalies Paul Jewett and Jordan Prouty had a combined total of seven saves.

Colonial Council boys soccer: Schalmont finds its offense in the second half to beat Cobleskill-Richmondville

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.

Colonial Council boys soccer: Schalmont escapes Voorheesville with a victory

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.