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”
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ROTTERDAM – In a battle of Colonial Council boys soccer superpowers, it was Schalmont that prevailed.
Dom Scalice scored a pair of goals to lift the Sabres to a 4-1 victory over Ichabod Crane Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Schalmont High School. It was Ichabod Crane’s first league loss since Oct. 17, 2016. Continue reading “Colonial Council boys soccer: Schalmont stakes its claim by defeating Ichabod Crane”