A ‘number’ of noteworthy performances

Top stats from the past week in high school sports
Schalmont rallied for the Section II Class B soccer title Monday.
Schalmont rallied for the Section II Class B soccer title Monday.

Here are 10 noteworthy numbers from the past week in Section II sports.


Career kill and defensive dig totals achieved by Galway girls’ volleyball senior Lindsey Zawisa when the Eagles posted a Section II Class D quarterfinal sweep of Cambridge. Zawisa had a triple-double in the top-seeded Eagles’ 25-12, 25-12, 25-20 victory with 11 digs, 10 kills and 10 service points. Emma Smith added six kills for the Western Athletic Conference champs, and Kylee Decker served five aces among her 11 points.


Points scored by Cobleskill-Richmondville football senior Donovan Pacatte in his team’s 36-30 Section II Class B semifinal win over Schuylerville. Pacatte threw three touchdown passes, ran for a TD, returned a fumble for another score, and kicked a field goal and three PATs in the Bulldogs’ seventh straight win since a loss to Glens Falls. Cobleskill-Richmondville and Glens Falls will meet again in Saturday’s Section II title game at Shenendehowa.


Section II boys’ soccer championships won by coach Dan Gillespie’s Maple Hill Wildcats after they stunned state Class C No. 1 Lake George 1-0 on a first-half goal by Christian Beber. Earlier this season Gillespie, the Maple Hill coach since 1974, became New York’s all-time wins leader.


Points scored by Mohonasen in winning the girls’ team title at the Colonial Council cross country championship meet at Saratoga State Park. Scoring the Mohonasen points were Kate Sherman (first), Emma Sinisgalli (second), Natalie Sawyer (fourth), Christa Bailey (fifth) and Anna Sherman (seventh). Mohonasen, in its first year in the league, also went unbeaten in Colonial Council dual meets.


Section II Class A championship-game berths for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football team since 2006. Burnt Hills earned its 12th trip to a final in 13 years when it beat Troy 35-12 in a semifinal game that included three touchdown runs by DJ Lashley. Burnt Hills — the two-time defending champ — and Queensbury will play for the Class A flag Saturday night at Shenendehowa.


Consecutive Section II Class A field hockey championship games decided by one goal after Saratoga Springs edged Shenendehowa 2-1 on an overtime tally by Lindsey Frank. Saratoga and Shenendehowa have split in the six title games they’ve met during the 11-year span. Hunter Yourch also scored to help Saratoga win consecutive titles for the first time under veteran coach Jo-Anne Hostig.


Stevo Poulin’s seed position in the 128-wrestler, 106-pound bracket at the Super 32 Challenge in North Carolina. The Shenendehowa sophomore went 7-0 in winning the title at the big showcase event, with a pin, major decision and technical fall among his victories. Poulin, a 2017 state high school champ, decisioned Drake Ayala of Iowa in his final match 11-8.


Consecutive Section II Class B championships won by the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake field hockey team — a Section II record — after its 3-0 victory over South Glens Falls. Sophomore Hanna Pochobradsky knocked in two goals and the Spartans’ defense recorded the fifth title-game shutout during the seven-year run. Past teams from Germantown and Hoosick Falls had won six straight Section II championships.


Unanswered goals scored by the Schalmont boys’ soccer team in a 4-3 overtime win against Ichabod Crane in the Section II Class B final. Schalmont scored three goals inside the final 30 minutes of regulation, two by Devin Renaud, and Hamza Noor kicked home the game-winner. Ichabod Crane had ended four of Schalmont’s previous five seasons with playoff wins.


Defensive touchdowns scored by the Saratoga Springs football team in a 34-26 Section II Class AA semifinal win at Shenendehowa. Will Bonacio’s interception and 24-yard touchdown return early in the fourth quarter helped the Blue Streaks open up a 34-12 lead. Earlier, Chris Klimek returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown. Carter Steingraber’s two touchdowns included a 83-yard kickoff return.

Reach Gazette Sportswriter Jim Schiltz at 518-395-3143, [email protected] or @jim_schiltz on Twitter.

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