Mello helps Galway edge Mekeel; Schenectady wins (photo gallery)
Casey Mello had a hand in all three goals, getting the winner on a penalty kick midway through the second half as Galway edged Mekeel Christian Academy, 3-2, Wednesday in a Western Athletic Conference Northern Division boys’ soccer game.
A pair of Mello corner kicks led to a pair of goals by Andrew Izzo that offset Lions’ scores by Tai Aderounmu and Kenny Aderounmu. Mello’s PK came after Josh Bailey was fouled in the penalty area.
The win allowed the Eagles to open a four-point lead over both the 9-2-0 Lions and 9-4-0 Mayfield. Galway hosts Northville on Friday and welcomes the Lions in a return match on Monday. Mekeel plays Schoharie today and visits Mayfield on Friday before going to Galway.
Mayfied beat Northville, 2-1, on a Brandon Smith second-half goal. Dylan Toscano gave Mayfield a lead before Jimmy Grega pulled 6-5-2 Northville even.
Fort Plain got a goal and two assists from Marcus Failing to beat Sharon Springs, 5-,1 and wrap up the WAC Central divisional title.
Jacob Sardinia added a goal and assist, and Will Logan, Aiden Van Loan and Joe Ray all had a goal for the 8-3-2 Hilltoppers. Nick Roach scored for the Spartans.
St, Johnsville beat Canajoharie, 3-2, to get to 7-6-0 in the WAC. Brandon Campione scored all three goals for the Saints. Mike Mazzarella and Karl Gustafson had the Cougars’ goals.
Chris O’Neil scored as Schoharie edged Berne-Knox-Westerlo, 1-0, to move to the top of the WAC Southern foursome, The Indians are 6-5-1, with a forfeit in hand over Duanesburg (which has scheduled one game over the state-mandated limit of 16 regular-season games).
Austin Roney scored two goals and assisted on two more as Middleburgh shut out Duanesburg, 5-0.
Seth Scarano scored three goals, giving him 31 for the season, as Ichabod Crane downed Lansingburgh, 6-0, in the Colonial Council.
The Riders, who wrapped up a divisional title earlier in the week by beating Albany Academy, moved to 10-0-1, 12-1-1 overall. They have outscored their opponents, 86-4, this season.
Connor Laughlin, Jason Charette and Thilo Bell had the goals as Cohoes shut out Mechanicville, 3-0.
Academy beat Voorheesville, 5-1, on three John Moutopoulos goals to hold off Schalmont for the title in the other division of the Colonial. The Cadets are 11-1-0 (22 points) with one game to play.
Schalmont beat Cobleskill-Richmondville, 6-0, to finish league play at 10-2-1. Cameron LaVallee had two goals and an assist for the Sabres, who also got single goals from Joe Caldera, Dalton Lewandowski. Chris Bubb and Gino Rossi.
Bebeto Roberts scored a goal and set up the other three as Schenectady beat Amsterdam, 4-0, in the Big 10.
Jhon Rojas had two of the other goals for the 4-4-3 Patriots.
Forest Scaringe scored the goal, and Sean Connelly made seven saves as CBA beat Albany, 1-0, handing the Falcons their first league loss.
Loudonville Christian School (9-1-5 overall) got goals from Thomas Seeberger and Antonio Meehan in defeating Saratoga Central Catholic, 2-0, in a non-league game.
Schalmont now 15-0-0
Allie Gallo scored a pair of goals, and Diana DiCocco added a goal, as Schalmont beat Cobleskill-Richmondville, 3-0, in the Colonial Council.
The Lady Sabres are now 15-0-0 and one game away from back-to-back perfect league seasons.
The Lady Bulldogs fell to 9-6-0.
Caroline Weiss and Emily Cole scored the goals, and Jordan Pettograsso made 12 saves as Voorheesville (8-6-0) beat Albany Academy, 2-0. The Bears fell to 10-5-0.
Cassandra Egelston scored both goals as Fonda-Fultonville played Watervliet to a 2-2 draw. Shelby Dugan and Mikalya Deguire had the goals for the Cannoneers.
Samie Hayner scored a pair of goals, Ingrid Stafseng added one and Mikayla Gowett had a pair of assists as Mechanicville beat Cohoes, 3-0, for its 10th Colonial victory of the season.
Kasey Biernacki scored as Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk beat Holy Names, 1-0.
Samantha Surino scored the goal, and Fatima Shamsuddin made a dozen saves, as Schenectady beat Amsterdam, 1-0, to close the Big 10 season with its first league win.
Jenelle Dillenbeck’s three goals carried unbeaten Canajoharie past St. Johnsville, 4-1, in the WAC.
Melissa Bowley added a goal and set up one of Dillenbeck’s scores as Canajoharie moved to 13-0-0, 14-1-0 with one game to play. Gabrielle DiPiazzo scored for the Saints.
Makaila Belden scored two goals and assisted on another as Fort Plain defeated Sharon Springs, 5-0. Haley Kilmartin,. Kendra Trembley and Allelah Van Loan also had goals for the Lady ‘Toppers.
WAC Northern Division champ Galway beat Mekeel Christian Academy, 7-0, behind a four-goal effort by Kelly Phillips. Erica Chase added two goals and one assist for the 10-3-0, 11-4-0, Lady Eagles.
Lindsey Wadsworth scored in the first overtime as Northville slipped past Mayfield, 1-0. The Lady Falcons are 6-5-2.
Middleburgh got a pair of goals from Taylor Cater and one from Amanda Roney to beat Duanesburg, 3-1, and stay atop the WAC Southern Division.
Berne-Knox-Westerlo got past Schoharie, 2-0, improving to 9-2-2 and setting up a showdown for the division title Friday.
Wasaren League champion Hoosick Falls rebounded from a 1-0 loss to Schuylerville by beating Stillwater, 8-1. Rachel Pine had three goals, and both Allie Martin and Grace Delurey added two for the Panthers, who went 13-1-0 in league play.
Alexis Lockrow had the Stillwater goal.
Mackenzie Flaherty had two goals as Tamarac topped Schuylerville, 3-1, with Jordyn Rouselle getting the Schuylerville goal.
Lauren Madigan’s two goals helped Hoosic Valley beat Cambridge, 4-0.
Talia Segal scored two goals as Emma Willard (12-0-1) beat Doane Stuart, 6-0, to lock up the CHVL title.
Maria Gordon had three goals as second-place Berlin blanked Heatly, 6-0; and Elisabeth Mistur scored in OT to give Loudonville Christian School a 5-4 victory over Waterford-Halfmoon, which got three goals from Ashley Lefebvre.
Sabrina Sepowskl’s goal in overtime gave Maple Hill a 3-2 win over Catskill in the Patroon Conference.
LCS earns title
Loudonville Christian School bounced back after a first-set loss and beat Waterford-Halfmoon to wrap up the Central Hudson Valley League championship.
Kasey Hannay had 14 kills and served for 12 points as the Eagles went to 12-0 in the league and 13-3 overall with their 24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 25-12 triumph.
Katie Darino had nine kills and 11 points for Loudonville Christian, and Kim Genes had 26 assists and 18 points. Alex Lefebvre paced the Fordians (9-2, 12-2) with 19 kills, four aces and 29 digs, Carly Howe had nine kills and nine blocks, and Michaela Miller had 10 kills and 11 digs.
Allison VanDoren put down 13 kills, and Guilderland extended its Suburban Council record to 13-1 with a 25-14, 25-27, 25-21, 25-22 win over Bethlehem.
Quincy Kinzel had 16 assists, 13 points and four blocks for the Lady Dutch, and Hayley Mattice had 11 digs. JoJo Steiner sparked the Eagles with 14 kills.
Lindsey Burns picked up 22 assists, Rachel Pineda had 10 kills and 10 digs, and Emily Hilton anchored Schalmont’s defense with 17 digs in a 25-11, 27-25, 25-14 Colonial Council win over Cobleskill-Richmondville.
Lauren Mahar had six kills and five digs for Schalmont (12-3, 16-4). Alaina Thaxter and Taylor Brooker had three kills apiece for the Bulldogs.
Mariel McGinnis had six kills, eight digs and nine points, and Voorheesville boosted its Colonial mark to 15-0 with a 25-6, 25-16, 25-18 triumph over Albany Academy.
Paige Hansen came through with 17 kills, six blocks and three aces to lift Mechanicville past Cohoes, 15-25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-21.
Alydia Zecca had 20 points, three aces, 11 assists and five kills in the Red Raiders’ second league win, and Taylor Hines had 10 assists and six kills.
Watervliet beat Fonda-Fultonville, 25-17, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23. Cory Lais had four kills for the Braves, and served nine aces among her 15 points.
Zara Hyde worked for 10 kills, 17 assists and seven digs in Johnstown’s 26-24, 25-23, 26-24 Foothills Council win over Gloversville.
Annie Stock had 13 kills and 19 digs for the Lady Bills, and Elizabeth Hayward had 15 digs. Katlyn Pierce had six kills and four blocks for Gloversville.
Erin Thornton served three aces in a 20-point effort, and split 10 kills with Natalie Pikus as Saratoga Catholic defeated Canajoharie, 25-17, 14-25, 25-21, 17-25, 25-19, in the Western Athletic Conference.
Meghan McDonough had five aces and 13 assists for the Saints (10-2, 11-4), while Pikus and Thornton led them with 18 and 15 digs, respectively. Abbey Dearwester had 11 kills and 11 points for the Cougars, while Shyanna Logan had eight kills and 10 digs, and Emma Stortecky had 17 points and 29 assists.
Kim Fox had 11 points and five aces, and Ejada Montgomery had 10 points, six aces and six digs to help Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons (12-4) beat Mekeel Christian Academy, 25-20, 25-8, 25-8, in a non-league match.
Janie Frank had six kills, Anne Nelson had six assists, and Jacqueline Cummings has four aces for the Lions.
Bethlehem moved a step closer to its second straight unbeaten Suburban Council season with a 25-15, 25-13, 25-10 victory over Colonie.
The Eagles served 29 aces in running their league mark to 16-0 with two matches left, while Nate Kane had 11 kills and Dan Ball assisted on 24 points.
Geoff Putman totaled four kills, four blocks and three aces, and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (13-3, 18-4) defeated Columbia, 25-13, 25-15, 25-14. Jon Weaver had five kills for the Spartans, and Devin Sandmann had 15 assists.
Casey Ogden slugged down 13 kills, Colin McLean had six kills and 18 assists, and Jarrod Parrower had five kills, nine assists and three aces as Shaker topped Saratoga Springs, 25-13, 25-18, 25-23.
Andrew Coleman had eight kills for the Blue Streaks, Liam Stewart had five kills and 10 blocks, Jake Sewell had five kills and five blocks, and Luc Cianfarani contributed 12 assists.
Jake Dube amassed 20 kills, Matt Yankowski delivered 16 kills, and Nick Schwartz piled up 39 assists to lift Guilderland over Niskayuna, 23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-10. Jordan Whittemore had 18 blocks for the Silver Warriors.
Nicole DaCunha and Casey Stata scored goals, McKenna Robinson and Caroline Cady set them up, and Melissa Nealon made five saves as Shenendehowa beat Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 2-1.
Lexi Ball scored for Burnt Hills, assisted by Nicole Beardsley, and Brittany Ryan made 10 saves.
Helena Masiello scored the deciding goal in overtime strokes as Columbia edged Shaker, 1-0, for its fourth league win.