Sectional lacrosse roundup: Nisky wins tune-up

Niskayuna’s Claudia Barbera heads toward the goal during Tuesday’s Section II Class B lacrosse semifinal against Columbia.
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Niskayuna’s Claudia Barbera heads toward the goal during Tuesday’s Section II Class B lacrosse semifinal against Columbia.

Top-seeded Niskayuna advanced to the Section II Class B girls’ lacrosse championship with a 17-1 win Tuesday against No. 4 Columbia.

The Silver Warriors received four goals apiece from Erin Doyle and Sydney McPartlon, while Annabelle Conover had two goals and three assists. 

Niskayuna led 11-1 at halftime.

Niskayuna will play in Thursday’s championship against No. 2 Queensbury, which won its semifinal 22-5 against No. 3 Ballston Spa. Niskayuna defeated Queensbury in both the 2015 and 2016 championship games.

NISKAYUNA 17, COLUMBIA 1
Columbia     1 0 —  1
Niskayuna    11 6 — 17
Columbia scoring: Colleen Kennedy 1-0, Ashley Murtagh 0-1. Niskayuna scoring: Erin Doyle 4-1, Sydney McPartlon 4-0, Annabelle Conover 2-3, Tori Pantalone 2-1, Ava Schroeder 2-0, Peyton Reihs 2-0, Daniella Dodge 1-0, Hannah Aronowitz 0-1.
Goalies: Columbia, Olivia Massey, 6 saves. Niskayuna, Mary Tiscione, 3 saves; Marina Azab, 3 saves.

CLASS A

McKenzie Ballard and Kendra Harbinger each scored three goals in No. 1 Shenendehowa’s 8-7 win against No. 5  Bethlehem. Harbinger also had an assist.

Kate Zito and Callan Powers both scored three goals for Bethlehem, which led 5-4 at halftime.

Shenendehowa will play in Thursday’s championship against No. 2 Guilderland, which won 18-8 against No. 3 Saratoga Springs.

Kerry Gerety scored six goals in the win, while Kadi Futia, Amanda Nieman and Jamie Golderman each added three scores.

Saratoga Springs’ Katie Wendell had three goals, and Sophia Burke had a goal and four assists.

GUILDERLAND 18,
SARATOGA SPRINGS 8
Saratoga    1 7 —  8
Guilderland    9 9 — 18
Saratoga Springs scoring: Cameron Parry 2-0, Katie Wendell 3-0, Sylvie Waters 1-0, Sophia Burke 1-4, Francesca Mangio 1-2. Guilderland scoring: Kerry Gerety 6-0, Kadi Futia 3-1, Alexis Nieman 1-0, Amanda Nieman 3-0, Hayley Kmack 1-3, Shea Thomson 0-1, Jamie Golderman 3-0, Claire Thompson 1-0.
Goalies: Saratoga Springs, Abby Searles, 6 saves. Guilderland, Alexa DiCaprio, 9 saves.
SHENENDEHOWA 8, BETHLEHEM 7
Bethlehem    5 2 — 7
Shenendehowa    4 4 — 8
Bethlehem scoring: Lindsey Ayers 0-2, Natalie Cook 0-1, Callan Powers 3-0, Caroline Wise 1-0, Kate Zito 3-0. Shenendehowa scoring: McKenzie Ballard 3-0, Kara Gray 0-2, Lauren Gray 1-0, Kendra Harbinger 3-1, Carli Pelletier 1-0.
Goalies: Bethlehem, Katherine Chiarella, 8 saves. Shenendehowa, Allie Cerrone, 7 saves.

BOYS

Connor Quimby had four goals and two assists as No. 3 Guilderland won 8-7 in overtime against No. 6 CBA in the quarterfinals Tuesday of the Section II Class A boys’ 
lacrosse tournament.

CBA led 7-3 going into the fourth quarter.

Tucker Peceri added three goals for Guilderland, which next plays No. 2 Shenendehowa in Friday’s semifinals.

For CBA, Nolan Aery had three goals and Damien Poole made 17 saves.

Fifth-seeded Bethlehem topped No. 4 Saratoga Springs 12-9.

Devon Halliday had five goals and an assist in the win, while Zach Nunez added four goals.

Bethlehem plays top-seeded Shaker in the semifinals.

For Saratoga Springs, Dylan Honis and Adam Mesquita each paired four goals with an assist.

GUILDERLAND 8, CBA 7
CBA    3 4 0 0 0 — 7
Guilderland    1 2 0 4 1 — 8
CBA scoring: Nolan Aery 3-0, Luke Anthony 2-1, Anthony Pizzola 0-2, Luke McMahon 1-0, Jake Manion 1-0. Guilderland scoring: Connor Quimby 4-2, Tucker Peceri 3-0, Anthony Sericolo 1-2, Joseph Foley 0-1.
Goalies: CBA, Damien Poole, 17 saves. Guilderland, Sean Heller, 8 saves.
BETHLEHEM 12, 
SARATOGA SPRINGS 9
Bethlehem    4 2 4 2 — 12
Saratoga    2 2 1 4 —  9
Bethlehem scoring: Devon Halliday 5-1, Zach Nunez 4-0, Ethan Sherrow 2-0, Brye Haller 1-1. Saratoga Springs scoring: Dylan Honis 4-1, Adam Mesquita 4-1, Matt Shamberger 1-3, Tucker Pierce 0-2, Ryan Flatley 0-1, Andrew Lipscomb 0-1.
Goalies: Bethlehem, Tyler Hall, 5 saves; Cooper Hewison, 3 saves. Saratoga Springs, Griffin Ketchum, 1 save; Ryan Fleming, 10 saves.

CLASS C

No. 4 Averill Park topped No. 5 Johnstown 16-9.

Liam Gelder had five goals for Averill Park, while Brad Kenneally had three goals and an assist. Will Fleming and Oliver Clayton each had two goals.

Averill Park advanced to Friday’s semifinals against No. 1 Glens Falls.

For Johnstown, Kerry Fleming had four goals.

AVERILL PARK 16, JOHNSTOWN 9
Johnstown scoring: Kerry Fleming 4-0, Garrett Way 2-1, Josh Hoyt 1-0, Ben Poitras 1-0, Alec Yeadon 1-0. Averill Park scoring: Brad Kenneally 3-1, Liam Gelder 5-0, Jeremy Davidson 0-2, Oliver Clayton 2-0, Will Fleming 2-0, Chris Kalinowski 1-0, Eamon Finnerty 1-0, Nick Gelder 1-0, Keegan Vrsalovic 1-0.
Goalies: Johnstown, unavailable. Averill Park, Matt Kenneally, 11 saves.

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