Tag: Waterford-Halfmoon boys soccer

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.


Section 2 Class C boys soccer: Top four seeds advance to semifinals

The top four seeds in the Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs advanced to the semifinal round with quarterfinal victories Monday, Oct. 22.

No. 1 Lake George (18-0-0) got past No. 8 Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 3-1, as Alex Leonelli, Ethan Knauf and Justin Blanco tallied for the Warriors. Lake George goalkeeper Mason Flatley had several saves, including a key stop late in the second half. Wil Lawson notched Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons’ goal. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C boys soccer: Top four seeds advance to semifinals”

Section 2 Class C boys soccer round-up: Greenwich downs Canajoharie; Waterford-Halfmoon advances on penalty kicks

The quarterfinal field is set in the Section 2 Class C boys soccer playoffs following Thursday’s opening round.

No. 6 Greenwich (9-6-2) dispatched No. 22 Canajoharie 8-2 in Greenwich. The Cougars (2-14-2) got on the scoreboard first on Walfre Vasquez’s goal three minutes into the first half, but the Witches scored eight unanswered goals to end Canajoharie’s upset bid.

Charlie Gartner recorded a hat trick, and Liam Kelleher contributed a goal and an assist for Greenwich. AJ Rymph, Bill Bink, Hunter Dixson and Connor Smith also tallied for the Witches. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C boys soccer round-up: Greenwich downs Canajoharie; Waterford-Halfmoon advances on penalty kicks”

Wasaren League boys soccer: Mechanicville edges Waterford-Halfmoon for title

STILLWATER – Mechanciville rallied for a 2-1 victory over Waterford-Halfmoon in the Wasaren League Championship Saturday, Oct. 13, at Stillwater High School.

Tyler Galarneau scored on a rebound off Hunter Guertin’s direct kick to give the Fordians a 1-0 lead in the first half. Mechanicville’s Kevin Charette tallied midway through the second half to tie the score at 1-1, and Jeff Luce scored on a breakaway with two minutes left in regulation to put the Red Raiders ahead for good.

Mechanicville goalkeeper Zach White had four saves, while Waterford-Halfmoon netminder Bobby Valigorsky stopped 12 shots.

Wasaren League boys soccer: Waterford-Halfmoon defeats Saratoga Central Catholic on Senior Night

Hunter Guertin and Tyler Galarneau each scored a pair of goals to lead the Waterford-Halfmoon boys soccer team to a 5-1 victory over Saratoga Central Catholic on the Fordians’ Senior Night Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Guertin got Waterford-Halfmoon on the scoreboard quickly with a penalty kick six minutes into the contest. Galarneau unleashed a hard shot that eluded Spa Catholic goalkeeper Preston Famigletti in the 29th minute to put the Fordians ahead 2-0.

Galarneau struck early in the second half off a cross from Guertin to increase Waterford-Halfmoon’s advantage to three goals. Jack Munn tallied on a penalty kick to get Spa Catholic on the scoreboard, but Guertin responded with his second of the night from the penalty spot to make the score 4-1. Jaycen Janusz capped the scoring with a midair one touch off an arcing through ball from Guertin.

Famigletti made 10 saves for the Saints, while Fordians’ netminder Bobby Valigorsky stopped six shots.

Wasaren League boys soccer: Another big day for Hunter Guertin leads Waterford-Halfmoon past Tamarac

WATERFORD – Hunter Guertin increased his team-leading goal total to 27 for the season as he led Waterford-Halfmoon to a 6-1 victory over Tamarac Saturday, Oct. 6, in a Wasaren League boys soccer game.

Guertin recorded a natural hat trick to lead off the game, scoring the Fordians’ first three goals in the opening 27 minutes. The senior striker added his fourth goal midway through the second half.

Jason Cordts tallied in the final minute of the first half off a pass from Nate Powell, and Jack O’Brien launched a 25-yard shot that bounced off the goal post and into the net for the Fordians’ final goal.

Xander Gliosco notched Tamarac’s lone goal with nine minutes left in the second half.

Wasaren League boys soccer: Hunter Guertin’s hat trick leads Waterford-Halfmoon to victory; Greenwich shuts out Saratoga Central Catholic

Hunter Guertin recorded a hat trick to lead Waterford-Halfmoon to a 4-2 victory over Hoosic Valley Friday, Oct. 5, in a Wasaren League boys soccer game.

Jaycen Janusz contributed a goal, and goalkeeper Bobby Valigorsky made 14 saves for the Fordians. Isaac Carlo tallied for Hoosic Valley off a free kick. An own goal against Waterford-Halfmoon with 30 seconds left gave the Indians their other goal. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys soccer: Hunter Guertin’s hat trick leads Waterford-Halfmoon to victory; Greenwich shuts out Saratoga Central Catholic”

Scenes from Wasaren League boys soccer: Waterford-Halfmoon shuts out Cambridge

WATERFORD – The Waterford-Halfmoon boys soccer team took over sole possession of first place in Division 2 of the Wasaren League with a 2-0 victory over Cambridge Wednesday, Oct. 3.

After 15 minutes of back-and-forth play, the Fordians (6-2-2 league, 14 points) grabbed the lead in the 16th minute when Tyler Galarneau scored amidst several Cambridge defenders. Hunter Guertin nearly made the score 2-0 a short time later when his free kick deflected straight down off the crossbar and landed on the goal line, but the ball stayed out of the net. Continue reading “Scenes from Wasaren League boys soccer: Waterford-Halfmoon shuts out Cambridge”

Waterford-Halfmoon shuts out Catholic Central in non-league boys soccer game

Hunter Guertin had a hat trick before halftime to lead Waterford-Halfmoon to a 4-0 victory over Catholic Central in a non-league boys soccer game Monday, Oct. 1, in Troy.

Guertin’s first goal came on a penalty kick midway through the first half. On his second goal, Guertin received a 30-yard pass from Tyler Galarneau and dribbled it around the Catholic Central goalkeeper before putting it into the open net. The Fordians received another penalty kick in the final minute of the half, and Guertin capitalized on it for a 3-0 lead.

Catholic Central started strong in the second half, but Waterford-Halfmoon weathered the pressure. Galarneau then tallied on a rebound in the 51st minute to extend the Fordians’ lead to 4-0.

Bobby Valigorsky made six saves in goal for Waterford-Halfmoon, while Noah Miller had nine saves for Catholic Central.

Wasaren League boys soccer: Tyler Nemjo helps Tamarac defeat Stillwater; Waterford-Halfmoon shuts down Berlin

Tyler Nemjo’s performance in goal helped Tamarac fend off Stillwater 2-1 Saturday, Sept. 29, in a Wasaren League boys soccer game.

Nemjo stopped 15 of the 16 shots he faced to pick up the victory for the Bengals. Alex Bassey and Xander Gliosco tallied for Tamarac, with Dylan Briccetti picking up an assist.

Jack Rubenstein scored Stillwater’s lone goal, and goalkeeper Tim Buchal had six saves. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys soccer: Tyler Nemjo helps Tamarac defeat Stillwater; Waterford-Halfmoon shuts down Berlin”